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What are you studying ? / studied

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by viinufry, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. viinufry

    viinufry Newbie

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    Hey , I'm interested what everyone does / did . Have you done college , will you do college ?

    I'm currently studying pharmacy 1st year , thinking of dropping out to study business .

    Let me know your thoughts :)
     
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  2. 710fla

    710fla Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm going to state college for my Computer Programming Associates degree. Have like 3 semesters left but probably not going back thanks to BHW
     
  3. Eryzian

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    Studying Computer Science
     
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    I studied German language but never graduated because I got a time consuming job in financial services. But I did (and still do) translations as a freelancer...
     
  5. viinufry

    viinufry Newbie

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    Also - What do you think , is college education worth it ?
     
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    My sincere advise is. Go even one step further! Finish the school and work online(bhw or whatever-wherever u make money online)!
     
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  7. raylewis98

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    I am a Pharmacy Graduate :)

    If you are really in the medical field or not, just continue. We may really never know what we want to do even after we graduate. So better have something of a degree, even better pursue being a doctor after finishing that undergrad.

    I can say, I am successful now but sometimes I wished I had continued taking up medicine. I just envy some of my classmates back in college coz they are just there sitting down at their clinic and patients just pile up and they be getting up to 100 or 200 bucks per patient within 5 to 15 minutes of interaction. lol :)
     
  8. 710fla

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    Thanks yeah thinking of going back next year. Im almost done like I said and wanna make my parents proud. They came to the US from Mexico with nothing
     
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    awww man I hated school, couldn't wait for that shit to be over. Literally just went from class 1 to 10, then did mechanics at a trade school - but quit after 1 year coz of XYZ reason, so I joined a business school, went there for about a year then got kicked out for threatening some knob-head. In the end, I just became a autodidact and taught myself digital marketing - work for myself and couldn't be happier :)

    I'd say, learn a trade like HVAC or plumbing or something like that - it will always be in demand and if yourself employed you can easily make 6 figures in a metropolitan area.

    If you've got the heart for it, then just get a damn certificate in IT and get a job within 12 months - VS spending 4+ years and tens of thousands of dollars (depending on where you are) on a damn degree.

    Google: cloud architect azure salary, cloud architect aws salary... you can easily make 6 figures with those skills as well.

    https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/10748-top-5-cloud-certifications.html
     
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    i am pass 12th and do 1 year in computer science then drop out from college and do full time business , if you have skill then you not need any college degree
     
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    studied psychology for three years
     
  12. viinufry

    viinufry Newbie

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    Yeah honestly , I don't feel college is worth for me personally . I've come to the point where I'm doubting myself will I succeed after dropping out haha
     
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    I study by doing something new everyday and challenging myself. Make sure you're happy doing it!
     
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    I studied business and have a dual MBA in entrepreneurial management and marketing. I finished grad school when I was 24. I think it's important to study something you are interested in, even if you choose a different route after you graduate.

    You do not HAVE to go to college to succeed. However the stats show that it helps. "In a study of 11,745 US leaders, including CEOs, federal judges, politicians, multi-millionaires and billionaires, business leaders and the most globally powerful men and women, it showed that 94% of them went to college." (Source: QZ)

    I feel that your skills are more important than college, but college may help open the doors for you to display your skills more prominently.

    One thing I will say is that I saw a lot of people in college who were lazy and didn't take it serious. They would get outworked by many people who do not have a degree. It's all about work ethic and what value you can provide. I was lazy for my first two semesters. I moved to south Florida with many distractions. Then I made up my mind that if I was already there, I might as well do my best. Ended up finishing undergrad with a 3.2 GPA (after starting with a 2.1) and then completed my MBA with a 3.8 GPA. (In the USA a 4.0 is the highest you can achieve, and 2.0 is barely passing)

    If you decide to go to college, I would advise that you give it your all from the start. If you're in the classroom anyways, you might as well learn something. Give it your all in anything you pursue, be persistent, and don't give up at the first sign of adversity. Every business leader, artist, and successful person has overcome obstacles to get where they are today.

    I like having a formal education, and also learning every single day online, through podcasts, forums, as well as conversations with others. I refer to this as a continuous education. Good luck in all that you pursue!
     
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    I can't give you this advice on this one , this is a personal choice that you have to think really really really hard .
    For some people college helped and for others it was a waist of time unless your doing something with lets say medicine , biology or engineering (I am not an expert , it is just my state of mind)

    All i know is , when you choose something , you should TRY to be the best at it , and should not even consider others as competitors .(That is all i know)
     
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    Excellent advice for the others .
     
  17. viinufry

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    Wow this turned out to be a great thread , nice BW community ! :)
     
  18. cremaster

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    I studied philosophy.

    But, that was back in the day when the purpose of higher education was to train young people to think and analyze.
    Would I recommend it to someone today? No.

    You, I would recommend to continue in Pharmacy, just to have the safety-net, and to also continue your IM endeavors on you own time.

    As for the idea that "you do not HAVE to go to college to succeed", this is true. Left unsaid, or perhaps not understood, is the fact that the single best predictor of success is intelligence. So, if you are smart enough to do well at university, you'll probably be smart enough to succeed in life.
     
  19. BluCaelum

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    Yeah, intelligence definitely helps. But there's also a lot of intelligent people who are not successful. They could have book smarts, but they might not have any street smarts, or the ability to communicate. I've seen a countless number of these people. They're smart enough to do well on a standardized test, but they have no discipline, drive or creativity. A less intelligent person could have a stronger work ethic, thus achieving more success. My opinion is that it's not about what you know, it's how you apply what you know to create value.
     
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    My education didn't cost much (there were no fees at the time). My parents only paid my rent and I worked all 4 years, so I lived comfortably. Looking back, I wish I partied more during uni, it's one of the few things that I regret in my life, being "too nice and correct".
    So I say to my nephews and other young kids: Don't neglect your studies BUT make sure you party A LOT you might never get another time to do so.

    In terms of my education, it was definitely valuable but I felt it was too focused on the corporate world, there is so much more to business than big corps.
     
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