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I know I fucked up

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by danizdeman, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. danizdeman

    danizdeman Regular Member

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    So I had a great chance to get an internship at Johnson & Johnson just recently. My dad's accountant works there and they're pretty good friends.
    So there were 2 positions available for an internship and she was literally about to just hook me up. I wrote up my resume and sent it, everything looked fine and all.. then came the dreaded question I'm always afraid of.

    "What's your GPA?"
    I'm a sophomore in college and I fucked up last year and this year I'm not doing that well... and I said 2.7
    My dad later told me that day that she called saying I can't get it because my GPA is too low.

    It sort of got me thinking... and usually people would think "oh let me get my GPA up"... but maybe I should just dropout and pursue IM.

    I feel like I don't learn shit in college and it's a waste of fucking time.
    What do you guys think?

    I felt like shit after not getting it cause of my bad grades and maybe it's a sign I should just do IM.

    Also, it's important to note my gpa is actually even lower than what I said. yeah. I fucked up.
     
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  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you have an opportunity to finish college then I would take it. You never know if you will need that education later on in life. The only way I would not complete college is if I was doing really really well at Internet marketing and making good money.

    Start putting more effort into studying and I'm sure your grades will improve. But I'm sure you already know that.
     
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  3. Autumn

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    Get your degree, study hard, get your grades up, expand your mind, graduate.

    IM is a short term thing and it could all go to shit tomorrow; the industry is rapidly maturing and eventually it will be ruled by corporates who will be demanding degrees anyway.

    A good degree is an asset that you have for life.
     
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  4. LongBanana

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    It's better to get a college degree. You may not learn much, but it really does help to have one especially if you need to go out and get a job.
    I'm personally learning a lot about what I am interested in (web dev / linux systems) and having people to help you out learn that and implement it is awesome.
     
  5. souldemon

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    I definitely would agree to finish up on your degree. I know that internet marketing/blackhat stuff opportunities distract you from other things but it doesn't matter what you hear otherwise, education will alway prevail.

    Internet marketing is a trade skill you learn and will help you with your own personal endeavors but if you finish your education, you will have more real world opportunities. I'm sure that if I knew about blackhat techniques and internet marketing while going to school, I don't know if I would of had the concentration/focus to finish school.

    Now looking back, I was glad I did graduate and now everything I bring in from IM, is now secondary money to use as I please. In fact, I use it to pay the bills that I have and then get to keep most of my regular salary :)
     
  6. marusia

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    The next time someone asks you what your GPA is, just remember they don't know unless you have to show them an official transcript.
     
  7. bulletservice

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    Change your avatar :joke:
    Anyways just finish your college degree, you may regret later if you don't study.
     
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  8. reinie

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    That sucks man...but since you lied about your GPA anyway, why didn't you do a better job at it? lol
     
  9. jstover77

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    Do you want to be someones bitch, or be your own boss? To me it is an easy question to answer, but 99% of all people that try IM fail. The question is do you think you have what it takes?

    I would at least get your degree. Stay in College. Not only for the girls and the boose, but for the education and to have the degree to fall back on if you don't make it:)
     
  10. SeattleBites

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    I have my degree, don't utilize it except for the crucial things. I feel it's nice to have an ace in my back pocket. However college taught me a lot. More than I'm sometimes willing to admit.
     
  11. QuietZorg

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    Now this song is stuck in my head (skip to 30 seconds)

    Anyway, get a qualification, just don't let it dull your mind. I found in college the huge focus was on getting a job, not making a job or creating a business of your own. You will learn important things during college, and you can always part time your IM.
     
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    "I'm a sophomore in college and I fucked up last year and this year I'm not doing that well... and I said 2.7"

    I really hope you didn't use that type of language when you made your response.

    Either way, just finish college. It's not that hard. I hold three advanced degrees, and it was the best investment of my life. I don't even do what it is my degrees are for, but that doesn't matter. You learn a lot of valuable things whether you think they are related or not.
     
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    I would do anything to go to school. Its not that I cant. Its the fast It too much money for me. Even Thou I make good money online. School education would def'tly improve my business.

    I would also have low GPA, not because I'm stupid. Maybe cause i dont do homework but I take advantage of the knowledge which is most important.
     
  14. moeatwa

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    My god you folks never cease to amaze me... IM? You got that shit covered! Life advice? You got that sonnuva *itch covered too! Remind me to get your collective opinion before I propose or do any other stupid thing a'ight? =D
     
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    Me second to that.. I'm pretty fucked up..
     
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    You know what is worse than a low GPA? Someone without a degree. I didn't graduate with spanking high GPA - 2.99 but I majored in electrical engineering at a very respected engineering college. After my first gig, no one ever asked about my GPA ever again. Now I make just shy of 6 figs managing over 50 people and I just turned 32.

    Most self made people start off by being employed and absorbing as much as possible the business they are interested. Don't burn your money on stupid things like fixing up cars or getting expensive equipment. I regret not investing in real estate when I first graduated college.

    Take it as a lesson and finish school. Don't let a dumb internship steer you towards quitting school.
     
  17. flyingbear

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    a college degree does not guarantee u having a good job. but, statistically, people who got a college degree earned much more than people who without one.

    so, if you had a dream and you did not have a family to support yet, and you still young, then go for the dream. otherwise, get a degree in a field you like, is not a bad investment at all.

    good luck
     
  18. deesee

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    don't go to college just to go to college, you'll end up with a worthless degree and thousands of dollars in debt. if your college is being paid for, though, then definitely keep going - getting a college education for free is a no-brainer investment
     
  19. Shadexpwn

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    When I turn 18 I will go to a college that pays me to do the work. My cousin actually is going to one of those, I still have 3 years.

    I don't know if they have any of those near you, if you don't hang in there for another 3 years and if you hit IM riches before you graduate then you can say your farewells. If you don't then at least you can maintain a "job" *slave work* ,,, until you get there.
     
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    Get the degree... but then make your riches online... no reason not to do both.