There isn't much time left before i graduate with my BA in Political Science, yet I still have no idea what's in store for me, where I'm headed, or what plans God has for me.
I'm curious to hear some of your stories. What did you do when you graduated? Is your career today what you thought it would be when you completed your degree? What advice would you give a young man fresh out of college?
Also, did anyone here go the route of applying for officers candidate school with either the Navy or Air Force? I'd be particularly interested in hearing your story, as it is something I'm seriously considering.
I made some stupid choices about not having a GPA when getting my computer engineering degree. I went back to school for an MBA in another state and got a GA position doing web development. I got picked up by the school and have a career doing web development. The interesting thing is how a lot of the courses apply when dealing with mobile application development and such.
I'm now working full time and going to school part time to get a MS Information Systems degree.
I have found a good work life balance, careers for my wife and I along with a decent place to raise a son.
It is not where we expected to be, but it is what worked out.
Your life sounds like an ITT Tech commercial.
Oh, what is your story of life after graduation? I did not mean to make it sound like a commercial, merely to relate that the path one sees is often not the path one travels though life.
Sorry, didn't mean to sound insulting. I just thought it was funny the way your post reminded me of the format used in those commercials.
My own post-graduation story is rather short. I graduated in May with the intent of taking a year off of school before moving on to graduate studies. Since then I've been working full time in food service, though I can't say I'm enjoying it. I'm in the process of completing applications to MFA Creative Writing programs for the fall. After that I hope to teach at the university level and possibly continue into doctorate studies.
I was not sure which way to take the statement honestly. Somedays I wonder what if and remind myself that there where a lot of worse outcomes that could have been had.
I am currently in between jobs but my career path has absolutely nothing to do with my degree.
I got a sought after,challenging, and potentially high paying degree. But I had no passion or goals for the major. so, it never got me anywhere.
Now I will be working 100hrs a week, 7 days a week, 7-8 months out of the year for the rest of my life. But I love the job :) Not many people can saying they do what I do.
Professional sports team. Might drop down to the D-1 collegiate level in a couple years though.
I finally graduated last year at 50 years of age with my B.S., and currently work in the same job I did then, which does not require a degree. I am having a difficult time transitioning from what I currently do (Security Management) into a different, business related field. So far, it has not helped me one bit, but I hope that will change. We shall see.