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>where are you going?
WA, bout as specific as I want to get.
>what year and major are you?
Mechanical Engineering, junior.
>what is the biggest goal you have for the school year?
Build contacts, find a decent internship.
>have you enjoyed the summer?
Not really. I don't function well when I have nothing to do.
are we the same person, anon? basically all the same here, except i'm a senior in cs and tragically work retail. also i go to a pretty big uni.
my goal is to (obviously) get hooked up with a job this fall for when i graduate in the spring. i dun goofed with (summer) internships by not applying during the fall last year, wasted days just applying to dozens in the spring only to get rejected, and don't want to make the same mistake again. most of my friends are working in the field already in some way or another and i don't want to falter behind, but feels bad tho.
tip for anyone looking for an internship: apply early and rigorously or you will be fucked without solid connections.
i've enjoyed my summer and am just hoping things work out so i don't have to feel that dread/anxiety of being a jobless failure after i graduate, lol
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Gonna go back to my ugly community college that I ditched 2 years ago, it makes me regret being a lazy shit straight out of highschool.
Going into nursing but that may change(I low-key wanted to go into animation/or illustration) I have honestly also thought about living the weeb dream and teach english in Japan but I'm not sure I could handle it kek(social anxiety/probably be homesick as fuck)
It's really brutal seeing friends graduate and I'm still in school because I screwed up and had 0 motivation;makes me wish I could go back in time and kick my ass into gear. Oh well, I'm still young and I can't dwell about the past.I kind of fucked up my grades and got kicked out previously so I'm not sure what to expect going back, hoping I can undo the damage and possibly get accepted into a program.
I've stocked up on a shitton of kawaii stationary and I recently got a pretty new desk so it motivates me a ton to do good this time around. I have way too much school supplies, I honestly don't know how I'm still thirsty for more.
I hope everyone has a good semester!
Is there anyone here into those what's in my school bag videos? I love them and there's always new ones out every year.
Same with those study inspo videos, those motivate me a ton
>>201440>It's really brutal seeing friends graduate and I'm still in school because I screwed up and had 0 motivation
I can empathize but you can't let that shit get to you. I'm going to graduate at 27 myself.
>I've stocked up on a shitton of kawaii stationary
Maybe you're different but between this and your picture I'm getting vietnam tier flashbacks of those girls who were always late to class but always had a drink from starbucks and way too much hello kitty shit.
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Starting my MA in september. Kind of nervous that I'm not smart enough to get a masters degree.
I've been getting good grades throughout my BA, but I just got the curriculum for the classes I'm taking this comming semester and I'm getting nervous.
What's your major/what are you studying, anon? Pls do spill the goss on the FinanceBrahs, I'm pretty much surrounded by them 24/7 (Finance&Banking major here) and I've nobody to talk shit about them to irl since most of my lady friends are in marketing and HR.
I'm dreading my first job, if it ends up being full of these types I know I'll slowly lose it.
Accountancy, and I actually work in tax (for now). I've never seen that type in my line of work- the mild-mannered stereotype exists for a reason- but then I'm in something of a niche field.>>201609
People very infrequently use 90% of the stuff that is taught. The journal entries I've made are very basic; I don't think I've ever amortized a pension plan or reversed a related-party entry or whatever else they taught me to do. Most universities, particularly in your senior year, just try to prepare you for the CPA exam instead of teaching you anything useful.
>It's also very likely to get automated in the future so I opted for finance.
It already is.
Finance is going to be automated too you know. At least tax is pervasive enough that turbotax/ADP doesn't fit all. Sales tax, payroll tax (and worker's comp/DB), withholding tax (and deductions), cigarette and liquor tax, property tax, income tax at every level, foreign corporate tax…the details could fill a million pages, and you can always make money off knowing them.
>>201644>Trading already is, more and more Wall Streeters are likely to find themselves out of work in the future.
Indeed. Not only that but IIRC personal banking isn't profitable anymore.
Do you have a RobinHood account? It's free and pretty fun to gamble with.Disclosure: I do have an account and lost almost five-hundred dollars yesterday.
>However, customer and client relations are a huge part of the financial industry and machines won't ever replace that in full, I think.
Accounting is the same (a lot of clients just don't trust a computer with their secrets and/or money), but except for public accounting I find it getting more diluted with real estate and finance stuff, at least where I work. It's difficult to get money solely out of tax unless you go to law school.
>>201646>Do you have a RobinHood account?
Unfortunately I don't, since I'm a Europoor
so I just assume most things popular in the US isn't available to me, and looking at it now it only seems to be available in the US and Australia. Bummer!
The financial industry in general is a lot different here compared to the US, it seems much easier for you guys to get your foot in the door and get experience whilst studying. Here every internship comes with a laundry list of prerequisites and they often need you to speak more than one language, usually French or German but they sometimes get creative. Each country has its own service providers, with the exception of Degiro, so we usually have very little information to go off of if we opt for studying abroad, for example. We also tend to start working at a later age.
>but except for public accounting I find it getting more diluted with real estate and finance stuff
That's interesting, I wonder what's happening. I haven't a clue, despite studying from American books for 2 years.
>where are you going?
Going to a college here in Canada.
>what year and major are you?
1st year in forensics. A Bachelors of Arts is the only thing they're offering for forensics
>what is the biggest goals you have this year?
Find a better school for forensics because no one who is going into forensics even gives a shit. Has trashtalked about it. Even the school is cancelling the program next year. I love forensics a whole lot but with an environment like that, it makes me want to just drop out.
>have you enjoyed the summer?
Not really, only thing I enjoyed was going to Texas for a week and seeing my cousin and her kids, along with seeing my boyfriend.
I'm very terrified though lol. Since they will be removing this course and I gotta find another place to study but where I live, they don't have forensics, you have to take Criminology. However, during this time, my landlord is kicking me out also because he wants to tear down the place I'm currently living in, just to make a new place and charge more to people who may rent it in the future. So I've got like 2 more months to find a place but where I live, everything is just so expensive and fucking foreign buyers rent their places on ads which are only written in Chinese (not sure if Mandarin or Cantonese) or in Hindu (not to be rude or anything, but there are actually affordable places but they aren't in English). Almost all the time I call up a place, it's already been taken or the person says they don't speak English and it really does upset you. Not to mention, my manager at work hates my guts for some reason and changed my work schedule without telling me first and now I'm being given no work so I'm looking for a new job as well. I'm just extremely stressed so I'm sorry for the ranting.
But I've been looking at schools in the US and i was wondering if there's any thing I must do /if/ i actually decide to go to school over there, such as any test or anything or if there's any website that can help guide me with things like that..?
Samefag but I'm
Sorry for being such a lazy fuck and if I sound rude in any way
to older anons: i'm a 20 year old and none of my friends and i judge older students at all. we understand there are various reasons why someone wouldn't finish at the "typical" age. shit happens, money issues, change of heart, etc. if someone thinks less of you, it's either immaturity or retardation - but it's really great you're pursuing your degree and i wish the best for you guys.
and honestly i never thought i could connect to older people but i'll hang out with my 25yo and 31yo friends and it feels completely natural.
went shopping today during tax-free weekend! going to do some more tomorrow, i need some shoes and sandals.
also i found out on friday they sent my research check to the other branch of our school, this is the second time this has happened and i won't get my check until tuesday. ffs. >>201437
oh my uni is pretty big too but it's just not very well-known :(
i know there are winter internships but they might cut into school time. any career fairs happen at your school? that's another way in.
yeah also for anyone wanting to intern at big tech companies: most of them start selecting interns in the fall. everything's done and set by spring. >>201560
what job were you doing? only thing i'm missing on my resume is an internship/industry job experience so i hope i get that next.
btw what classes are y'all taking? i'm gonna do webdev, machine learning, software engineering, systems, and i'm debating on automata/comp theory but i feel like that would just kill me lol >>201610
it sounds like you mean major it could be a different school system than mine…or masters? here the only reason you don't get into a class is if it's full. what class didn't you get accepted in?
Don't quit just because you're thr only female, that's stupid. I was also one of the few female students in my introductory cs courses, now in my senior year there's maybe 5 girls max in each class ranging from 20 to 50 people. I guarantee you not all of them are 4chan edgelord guys and you probably noticed an obnoxious one to make that assumption. A lot of annoying people drop out because they suck.
Most of my friends with the exception of one are males on campus, and they really do not give a fuck that you're female. I haven't faced any bullying or shit like that. You'll be fine, don't throw away your education just because it's a male dominated field, just find out who would be a good friend to have, and don't bring focus on your gender.
Don't let stupid motherfuckers interfere with your education. If they start to give you problems, double down and focus on your work. Excel at what you do, and enjoy doing it! I know it is infuriating to have to deal with shit like that, but it is what it is.
Then after school go grab drinks with your friends and laugh at how pathetic they are that they feel the need to give you shit instead of focusing on their own work and worrying about themselves.
Do NOT let them ruin your reason for being there. You can here because you wanted to. Ignore the losers and just focus on your studies. Prove yourself by doing your best. You can do it.
Most of them will probably drop out after first quarter/semester when they realize how challenging it can actually be.
Some of the others might actually surprise you and be nice people.
Either way, just do your thing girl, don't let it get to you.
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Thanks guys, that really helped! It's a great motivation to try harder even just for myself.