I still haven't came to any for sure conclusions on what type of field I want to go into, but I have narrowed it down to business or IT (with a specialization in either web design, or cyber security). Next semester I will be a junior, and I will actually have to start paying for school (I had Fin aid + scholarships, it was free other than books) and since I can't come to a conclusion, should I take some time off and work full time and think about it and my life in general? I have to go now, I will post more details later. Just wanted to get the discussion up and running.
You can get Financial aid and scholarships every year, you just need to reapply. IT is a solid course these years, and companies want people with experience in it, so it's not a bad choice.
If you want the degree, you're better off sticking with it. If you quit school and work full-time, you'll get accustomed to living on a full-time income ... and you'll probably never go back.
Especially if you eventually move in with a GF or wife, etc.
Stick to it and get the degree. Information Systems is a IT degree inside the school of business so it is a combination of the two.
The degree is not all that important. I know lots of people who have a degree in something they are not currently doing. The degree shows potential employers that you have the ability to learn not that you actually know everything about what you majored in; you will actually know very little about what you majored in. The real learning will come in your first two year of actual working experience and then it should continue as long as you meek working.
I wouldn't get an MIS degree. The reason is that most companies will train workers already onboard to get certified rather than hire workers with no experience even though they have a ton of the certs. If you want to get into IT go into computer science or a management degree with a minor in the MIS field. Get hired and THEN get training.
Agreed with the others, stay or you won't go back. Fin aid is always available.
I like what Paul said in going for MIS/IT within the school of Business. The exact specializations will come later. Get your solid foundation now.
Get it finished if you can. If somehow $$ are a problem, there are many options including finding employers that reimburse (it still happens), reducing the number of hours you take, or begging or borrowing with the various scholarships that are out there.
If you drop out, sometimes life gets in the way. And while you can certainly have a career without college, many jobs will rule you out if you dont have a degree...
Get some resume material and tuition. Some states offer really good tuition/promotion deals if you join the NG too.
http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-catego... But you might prefer jumping out of planes and eating snakes for a couple short years before parking yourself behind a terminal forever.
Definitely talk to people in Financial Aid.
Since so many say, Go now or you'll never go back... I must credit this. Wasn't the way it was for me, though. I took 4 years out between master's and PhD. I'll admit, though, I'm likely an outlier (or else it doesn't apply to someone who already has a graduate degree).
Little more info guys sorry I had to bail quick: I still have financial aid, it just won't be covering ALL of my tuition + fees anymore so I will have to take out a decent loan more than likely, and like I said before I am not ONE HUNDRED PERCENT sure on my path. I really have to be honest, in a conversation with my boss the other day I told him that I just want to be to leave a lasting impression on people and I already do that, I want to inspire people to be better and to always live a happier life. I'm not sure what I could do that allows me to do that that wouldn't make me absolutely broke (I know money isn't everything but it is important to me, I want to have freedom when I get older).
Very few people are 100% sure on their path at your age. Of those who were absolutely certain a lot of them change anyway. Don't stress that part.
Makes a big difference when you have to start paying for things yourself doesn't it?
Continue or not? Well, tough call. All other things being equal, if you can manage to do it I'd say stick it out and get the degree.
If you're really on the fence go see a recruiter, take the ASVAB and see what options you might have for military service. The university will still be there in 4 years and you will absolutely be more mature and have more experience (and if you manage it well more $ for tuition).