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How do you even find a speciality for some majors, does it just come to mind after a while?

I‘m doing an associates in IT Security because I thought I would like it but I found out I hate it. There’s a transfer agreement with a 4 year for a bachelors degree in IT.

I’ve looked at potential areas that you can do with that degree and, while the possibilities seem unlimited, I feel almost helpless because I‘m not sure how to even decide what I would be good at or how to get an internship in one of them. A lot of jobs I have taken interest in, I’ve later seen people say those aren’t entry level like data analyst etc so not possible.

I’ve thought about just doing logistics because the entry threshold seems to be low even without a related degree, but is this a pretty usual phenomenon?

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2024/06/30
17:35 UTC

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As an international student what are your biggest challenges in college right now?

Y'all may have seen my original post, which was more general lol. I am an international student so was wondering if anyone else shared some of the challenges that I am going through right now!

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2024/06/30
17:19 UTC

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If you're an international student, what are your biggest challenges in college right now?

Y'all may have seen my other post with the more general question, but I'm an international student in the us and was wondering if anyone else shared some of the challenges that I am facing right now lol

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2024/06/30
17:18 UTC

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Feeling very stressed and worried

I recently received an academic probation, because my gpa went from 2.75 to 1.9 due to mental health issues. I got an f in calculus and chemistry, and I’m currently retaking both subjects during the summer. Will a C+ in chemistry and a C in calculus be enough to get up to 2.0? I don’t want to stress my parents, and I don’t want to lose my scholarship.

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2024/06/30
17:18 UTC

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Incoming freshman - what clothes do I bring/buy?

Hi! I'll be a freshman at the university of south carolina in August. I'm having a hard time figuring out what items of clothing I need and how many of each. Specifically hoping to get advice from someone who went to/goes to school in a warmer climate. I'm also gonna be an out of state student so I'd like to try to have everything I may need

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2024/06/30
16:46 UTC

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Is one month review enough for UPCAT test? side note: hard review for a month

This is

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2024/06/30
16:29 UTC

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Suggestions/Questions

So for some context, I (15F) am in high school and starting to consider college options since I am already getting offers. This is kind of a mod-podge of questions so stay with me!

Info: I have a 4.0, I am taking mutiple AP's, and just generally do very well in school! I want to do something in the medical field, but want a school that focuses on more than just medicine because I want to minor in something else that I enjoy like architecture (or whatever else!) I am hoping to attend somewhere that isn't super prestigious but also isn't common, because my girlfriend who is male to female transgender (this is relevant) hopes to come with me or find an apartment somewhere close, she also has a 4.0 but doesn't take as advanced classes or extracurriculars. I know some people will obviously say this is a dumb idea, but there are many other personal reasons why this is a good choice for both of us, our relationship is not a concern!

So here are my questions:

  1. What colleges meet these requirements and have 'gender inclusive' housing so that we could be close (possibly rooming together) if she chooses to follow me?
  2. What colleges meet these requirements and are realistic for both of us to get into?
  3. I would prefer out of state, (not in Missouri) but if there is a good option here than definitely recommend it!

Thank you for any advice!!! :)

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2024/06/30
16:27 UTC

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How to deal with work and college

Hello,

I am a Navy Vet going through college studying Information Technology. I am taking classes full time, and I also work full time. Recently I took Summer classes. I am starting to feel burned out. All I seem to do is work and study. I don’t have time for any of my hobbies. How do you deal with burnout while still have a ways to go! I might add this is for an Associates. I was considering going for my Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity, but I just don’t know if I can keep up.

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2024/06/30
16:24 UTC

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Today I met someone who has 9 degrees

This sounds like a shitpost but I promise it's not and I just want to share this because I thought it was cool

So I'm in a bowling league and there's a lot of older people on this league Theres this husband and wife team

the Husband is a history professor at my school and holds 9 degrees :0 and I'm like omg I've never met someone with that many degrees before that is so interesting

the wife she went to medical school and became a surgeon when girls didn't really go to school which I think is inspiring She's retired and a bowling coach to younger kids now

They say it so causally too they just get degrees in their free time they say they're working on 2 more right now is this some old rich people stuff I dont understand but I think it's cool lol

I strive to have money like this

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2024/06/30
15:47 UTC

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Phycology in Austria

Hello, I'm hoping to apply for a Bachelor's in Phsycology in Austria. Every university have its selection procedure. Can anyone tell me about whether it's hard or not. Where can i get learning materials and practice papers for that. I'm still on the way of learning German Language too. I'm hoping to sit for the exam on August.

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2024/06/30
15:19 UTC

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experience as BA psych student?

id like to know some of peeps experience as a BA psych student im considering to take BA psych as my course. i heard gumagawa daw ng 3 (or less) research paper in one semester ?1? i mean I KNOW research exists in college but still HDBSHDJ also how long is one semester in college? yung sa last school ko kasi it was usually 4-5 months

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2024/06/30
14:50 UTC

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I hate college?

I’m graduating 1.5 years early and tbh I couldn’t be happier.

Friend groups in the past were really superficial. For context, they dropped me because I hung out with someone they didn’t like after almost 2 years of close friendship. I still have separate good friends but I’m kinda jaded now since the other group dipped out so fast.

No one in my university actually is excited to learn or go into their fields. Most people seem to just be here to party. I haven’t met anyone that actually wants to do anything with their lives besides make the most money possible. Maybe I’m the weird one for actually wanting to learn and I go to CSU so it’s not necessarily competitive or great.

I also had 2 stalkers within my first few months being in college so that put me into survival mode for a year. The campus police are also a bit useless so that didn’t make me feel safe.

I’m graduating in December and it’s bitter sweet because maybe undergrad would have been more fun if I stuck around for longer, but at this point I just want out. Idk if that’s crazy but I’m counting down every day until I can finally leave. Is it fair to give up on college bc of all this?

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2024/06/30
14:34 UTC

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Boston College Billing Deadline

Hello,

I'm an upcoming freshman at BC, and I have a question about the billing deadline and payment plan.

I signed up for a fall semester plan, and my fall semester tuition will be paid off in 5 installments from June to October. However, I recently received my billing statement, and under the "Amount Due" section, it shows my fall semester tuition, which I understand. But it also says that fall payments are due on August 9.

What is the point of doing installments if the payment is due on August 9? I'm really confused, so if anyone could explain this to me, I would appreciate it.

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2024/06/30
14:22 UTC

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How does your college handle class assignments when you're going through a hard time? (Online programs)

Trying to see about other colleges...

I'm in an online program for my master's degree. I'm almost done with only two courses left!

I'm going through a hard time and asked for a course extension for one course. Denied by the dean. I had not completed 75% of the course.

I asked for a late penalty waiver for another course. Denied by the teacher. It's not fair to the other students.

I'm just devastated and don't know what to do. My interactions with faculty and staff at the school have been lackluster and down right evil. Especially with the dean throwing what I said back in my face. It's hard for people to even ask for help and tell people what's going on in their lives in general and I've been treated so poorly. And this is supposedly a Christian college...

I don't understand why they'd want their students or maybe it's just ME to fail out of the program...

Anyway...has your school shit on you too or understands life happens?

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2024/06/30
13:27 UTC

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Question About Transfers

Hi everyone!

First of all, I’m not actually in college yet. I’m a rising senior in high school.

Just out of curiosity, though, is there less “prestige” if you say attend a 85% acceptance rate college for a year but kick ass, get a 4.0, and transfer into say UCLA than if you were admitted to UCLA straight from high school?

Let me know if you’re confused by my question. To make it a bit more concise, are transfer students’ degrees worth as much as those admitted in their first year?

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2024/06/30
13:08 UTC

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Need help deciding what course to select

Hi, i just finished my international foundation year. I am now looking to join a uk based university but am not sure what course to join my interests are in computer science but am still confused if i should go for a hnd or a bachelors degree and there are not too many options cause there arent many unis that accept a foundation year

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2024/06/30
12:54 UTC

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Help D:

First week of National Government. Have two discussions due this Thursday and two essays due after that. Am doing well enough w/ the discussion posts but am trying to organize my readings into an outline for one of the essays but am struggling severely to even differentiate the material. Can barely get started. I'm not sure if I can do this course. Need advice.

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2024/06/30
12:16 UTC

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How do you guys manage stress and high workloads?

Greetings!

As a rising freshman, I was wondering how people deal with the stress of high workloads and such. What do you guys do? And how do you minimize it? Off topic, what was do you use to improve your time management?

Thanks alot!

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2024/06/30
12:07 UTC

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Hello, in need of recommendations of a phone

I'm starting my college tomorrow and I'm in need of a phone, I'm doing foundation in Engineering, what would be the preferable phone for it? Android or iPhone?

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2024/06/30
11:59 UTC

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Chinese General Hospital Colleges

Hello po! Kung may nakakaalam po sa inyo, medyo naguguluhan po kasi kung paano mag-commute. Tanong lang po, paano po kaya mag-commute from G. Tuazon Sampaloc Manila to CGHC? Thank you!

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2024/06/30
11:24 UTC

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What can be the most interesting research topics in literature (drama). I'm in my final year and going to make a research paper, but I'm struggling to choose a topic. I ask for your suggestions about good literature topics?

Any ideas?

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2024/06/30
11:21 UTC

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English major…

So I plan on majoring in English in college, start in the fall, and I am well aware of the stereotypes and reality that comes with that. I know I need to make myself marketable, and I plan on searching hard for internships and doing as much networking as possible.

That said, I would like to make myself marketable, and was wondering what programs I could minor in that would give me experience more directly applicable to more secure occupations. Also what professional certifications (tech, etc.) that could help build my resume.

Any advice? So far I’ve thought about a CS minor, but I do know that that job market is very saturated…

Edit: I do have specific career areas of interest: educational/non-profit orgs/labor rights, and my mention of the CS minor is not random. I was in the mindset of a minor/certs I could fall back on, skill and experience wise, that would hopefully serve as a backup if I can’t effectively leverage my degree and interests.

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2024/06/30
11:13 UTC

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Board exam

may board exam ba if u took leapmed/intarmed?

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2024/06/30
11:09 UTC

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How will the college experience be in my 30’s?

I’m 29 about to be 30 looking to get my graduate degree. I have a bachelor’s but got it online and want to go to a brick and mortar school for my graduate. Before I ask my question, money is not a factor, I am a veteran, so the GI bill covers everything plus some. Really I’m asking how the experience will be for a person in their early thirties?

It is questionable if I really need the degree but I come to the realization I want to do things that enrich my life more. I pulled back from the workforce to spend more time with my son, pick back up my artistic hobbies, and am learning a new language. Now I’m looking at school and the experience that may come from it as another avenue, plus learning more advanced skills. My concern is I am to old now, old enough that I won’t get much out of it except the degree, and I may be better off doing something else. I would go for a computer science masters degree.

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2024/06/30
11:03 UTC

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advice for making goals at university, in another country

Why is it so hard to make friends at college? I did my first years of studies abroad and it was never a problem to make friends, to get closer. So I told myself that it would be the same thing in IDF, but no, No matter how much you talk with people from your class, you realize that it's always superficial, that there's no more connection created than that. Is it always so hard? Or is it because of age? I'm 22, maybe all 22 year old students already have defined groups of friends and it's difficult to fit in ? Do you have any advice?

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2024/06/30
10:59 UTC

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Italian student looking to study music in the US

Hi everyone,

I'm a music student from Italy, about to earn my Bachelor's degree in Popular Music - Guitar Performance. After this, I'd like to move to the US to pursue a Master's degree in songwriting/music production, as this is my main area of interest rather than music performance. I've looked into Berklee's program in NYC and LACM's songwriting program, but they are extremely expensive.

Would you suggest looking into public universities and less expensive cities? Do you think it's realistically possible for a "broke" 23 yo foreign student to make it with some kind of loan or scholarship?

I have a lot of friends across the US that I met in college while they were on exchange semesters. They are always supportive when I talk about my goals and plans, but I wonder if it's actually the same for foreign students. Would I receive the same treatment as Americans, or would it be much harder for me in terms of opportunities, scholarships, and eventually finding a job after graduation?

Thanks for any advice!

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2024/06/30
10:39 UTC

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m advertising 2nd edition test bank free sample

does anybody know where i can get this book for free online (m advertising 2nd edition test bank)

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2024/06/30
10:22 UTC

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2 Questions as a soon-to-be college student

  1. Alr so a few days ago I got accepted into a college for their diploma program in social work, which is like a 2 year program, and it sounds odd but I kinda want to find ways to extend my time at that college if I can. Since I would be moving across the country to go there, it feels like a really big thing to move out there only for a 2 year program. Idk if that’s weird or not but if there’s a way I can make my stay at that college a bit longer that would be kinda sick lolll. (This place does have like, ways to transfer over to other schools in the area and finish your education there which I would be cool with, but since the area I would be moving to doesn’t really have a lot of schools, and the schools you could transfer over to are universities which I don’t meet the admission requirements for, idk if it’ll work)

  2. For this program, I had applied for the winter semester and I was trying to see if I could get the fall semester instead so I asked if I could defer it and for whatever reason this college doesn’t really let u do that. However, I got into this college pretty much by just sending in my transcript, no essay or anything and I was accepted, so is it worth it to just wait for the fall semester to roll around and try to get in again? Follow up question, if I don’t get accepted the first time am I able to just keep re-applying during that same semester or would I have to wait it out again until next year

I hope none of these questions were dumb or smth lol thanks!

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2024/06/30
09:56 UTC

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Can anyone suggest me what to eat as a broke college student?

Hello everyone, this is my first time posting here and sorry for the bad english/grammar because english is not my first language!

i originally from Indonesia and now i’m studying at Taiwan. This is my first year, i dont know what to eat here because everything are so expensive compared with indonesia, so i need you guys suggestions for cheap food that do not need to be refrigerated. For breakfast n dinner especially. I can cook here, but i can’t store anything to refrigerator because we dont have one at our dorm. Please help me, Thankyou!

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2024/06/30
09:29 UTC

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