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Should I go to Univeristy or pursue IM full time?

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  1. Volatile

    Volatile Newbie

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    I applied to my local university for their BCOM (Bachelor of Commerce) program, and was accepted. Between scholarships and support from my parents, I would be paying barely anything to go. My biggest expense would probably be travel costs.

    In a perfect world, deferring my admission for a year, and taking the year to go hard in IM would definitely be the most beneficial, but from what I've read and heard, they rarely let you defer admission unless you have health issues or something like that. That being said, I will be applying for the deferral. I plan on saying I work online and I want to take advantage of "the current trends in the market", need to work to pay my way through university, and whatever else comes to mind haha.

    The dilemma I have is, I'm working with a method that's earning me a "living" and I can scale up relatively easily, but I don't think it will last much longer than a year or so. Although at the same time, it's not a method I need to focus 8 hours a day into to scale up. I have plenty of other ways to make money online, that I know I wouldn't have time to work on with university in the picture, but I would definitely be earning a decent amount while going to school.

    The big question I have is, does anyone know if will the workload from university tire me out enough to not want to do IM on the side?
     
  2. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    Uni. Cause you can do IM anytime at any age. Enjoy school life while you can
     
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    Hey OP,

    You can easily do both because the beauty of IM is that you can do it from virtually anywhere, even your dorm room ;)

    You can easily knock out two birds with one stone and not only make some solid side cash to pay for your living expenses while also working towards a degree that will pay for itself 10 fold down the line and is a great backup.

    Cheers!
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  4. macdonjo3

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    Fuck not one of these threads again... Such a controversial topic.




    BTW, OP, what university in Canada? Queen's and Western are the top schools for Commerce...
     
  5. Izzma

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    Depends on what your going to school for. If your going to school for IT, Graphic Design etc... might want to try freelancing for a year and see how you do without debts incurred.

    If your going to school for another profession, pursue it. Then include IM to market your product/service, then expand your professional niche.
     
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    University forsure, just like Vince said... enjoy the college life while you can.
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    Did you not bother to read the thread? He stated it pretty clearly in the first line. BCOM!
     
  8. Volatile

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    I don't think I'd go to Queens or Western, at least not for the first two years. Right now the plan I have in mind is UVic for two years then UBC or Carleton for the last two, just because UVic doesn't have a marketing specialization.
     
  9. macdonjo3

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    Why Carleton?

    BCOM work load is going to be heavy though. Probably won't have time for much else other than homework and weekly parties.
     
  10. Volatile

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    I have family out in Ottawa, and they're a decent university from what I've seen. They're also way cheaper than UBC, which is the main reason I'm considering them over UBC.

    And yeah, that's why I'm wondering if I'll have the time and motivation to keep working on IM when I'm going to school.
     
  11. refjaf55

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    I'm in school now and at least for me, it's hard to have the motivation to get into IM. I usually just do it when I'm on breaks.
     
  12. erickishere

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    Just stay in uni OP. I'm actually doing both right now and its "ok" Might as well just get uni over with and after you're finish go I.m full time
     
  13. macdonjo3

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    Carleton is average in Canada I'd say.

    I've never really lacked motivation so I can't really relate. I'm not in the commerce program but a lot my friends are and they're usually swamped with meetings, projects etc.

    You go into commerce, it will be tough.
     
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    College for the parties ;)
     
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    Go to college. Enjoy life. Then go IM full-time. If you fail you still have your college degree as a backup plan :p
     
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    You'll be able to do both at the same time.

    If you see that you absolutely can't, which shouldn't be the case, finish school.
     
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    three words... girls... gone... wild...

    no but seriously, go to college. you'll be better off with a degree than without. especially since you aren't sure whether your current method will last into the next year.
     
  18. pxoxrxn

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    Go to university! Even if you don't learn anything, you'll meet people that have a diverse range of skills.
     
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    Both! Forget about the weekend parties concentrate on studying and IM. Then later you will have the time and money to party.
     
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    Focus on the university. No one can away your education but IM can be taken away at anytime.