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Which degree at UNI?

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  1. datderblackhat

    datderblackhat Newbie

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    Interested to hear your thoughts.

    I am interested in startups+IM. Don't ever plan on working for someone else.
     
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    Think in your head what you could bring to the "plate" for a potential partner as a startup

    all the above are and will stay valuable if you are going the 4 year route.

    JQ
     
  3. tonegawa

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    I think that for an Internet Marketing career, a degree in economics/business would be more appopriate
     
  4. gsy159

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    at the moment going to uni, study computer science and maths
     
  5. sttiger

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    I'm studying Media Sciences/Mass Communication, it's actually quiet fun.
     
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    Why do you need a degree to go into IM? A degree is for someone who intends to work for someone else.
     
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    I agree. I posted a quote a while back:

    "Formal education will make you a living , Self education will make you a fortune".

    I wasn't exactly cut out for school. Instead of attending school everyday , I would skip a few and sell wholesale items on Ebay.

    I have learnt so much more myself as opposed to being taught by a teacher/Tutor.

    :)
     
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    I want to make these 2 degrees because of I want a backup, you never know what will happenes
     
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    Why would you want a degree in IM if you don't plan on working for someone? LOL!
     
  10. sttiger

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    It is not always necessary that you study for a degree. I can easily relate what I'm currently studying with IM in such a way that it generates me a secondary source of income.
     
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    I did 2 degrees while a full time IMer and they were miles behind on internet management and web design I did. Business is fucking useless too. I did advanced business studies and economics for 3 years. They prepare you for a managerial/small business type of job but who needs stock control, organizational structure/ISO 9000 type of shit when you are dealing with virtual products. Do you know what I wish I could do? Program and code my own shit. It's such a pain in the ass when you know you have a proven killer method on your hands and you can't code a bot for it because it's so obvious anyone with a bit of brain will just steal your idea. The same thing goes for scripts. So yea, I would do programming of some sort for sure.
     
  12. mootonandy

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    If you are going to have to go thousands of $ in debt to get a degree then simply don't bother getting one (in my opinion). If you do get your degree at the end of it then the only thing you are guaranteed to get is a piece of paper with something printed on it.
    It would be much more sensible to go thousands in debt to get a skill you can market - because at least then you can make money from it.
    Uni is a place for kids who are already wealthy IMO.
     
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    Haven't you asked the exact same question on Warrior Forum??

    Code:
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-internet-marketing-discussion-forum/425414-if-you-were-about-start-uni-degree.html
     
  14. mightybh

    mightybh Senior Member

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    If you live in UK you can get a student loan that you don't even have to pay back until you start earning decent money so I would not be bothered about the cost. It's about your experience, learning how to think and how to apply your knowledge. It's well worth it in my opinion. Most people who bash higher education never experienced it themselves.

     
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    Learn how to learn, and you can teach yourself forever. :)

    Seriously, after 4 years of reading Aristotle, Kant, Heidegger, etc, you will be able to quickly consume any tutorials/educational materials you need to teach yourself for the rest of your life.
     
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    Have you factored in the interest when you are not paying it back? The average debt is going to be about 25k - do you know how much you will pay on interest on that every month?
     
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    Yep, 1.5% which is peanuts really. Well worth it at the end of the day, at least for me it was.
     
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    i would not do philosophy unless you actually like it haha. true, you could probably read any tutorial or educational material and quickly understand it and perhaps question "the box" all the time but it is a real pain to read something 4-5 times and still say "WTF is this guy saying?"

    IMHO. it made me an even more confused fool haha.

    as for the OP, i would do either marketing, or as previously stated, programming since it would be awesome to write my own programs.
     
  19. seeplusplus

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    Software Engineering. Assuming it's a decent university, which will teach you C++ and Java then you'll be set to rip apart code and make your own scripts.

    Some though teach Python for example, which is nice, but personally I like to have a good in-depth knowledge.

    Plus by going to uni you learn a wide range of subjects which maybe at first not in-line with your goals, but speaking from experience, they are often found to me useful.
     
  20. J1218

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    What he said. ^^

    You still have to pay the loan back though regardless. It's not free money they are giving you. If you want to go 30k+ in debt, at least do it on IM related stuff since that's what he wants to do with his life.

    I'd rather sink 30k into a bunch of projects that didn't even work than spend it on a degree that I never intend on using. The learning experience you would get from spending that money on IM related projects would be worth WAY more than the learning experience you get at college where they just teach you how to be an employee.

    That's just my opinion though. School was never for me so I didn't bother going to college at all and I definitely don't regret it.