The College Thread

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  1. Skooby

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    How was it? My niece is a freshman so she cant do it this year but she wants to try next year.

    Any tips for her?
     
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    Thanks, Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
     
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    It was easy...I did it my sophomore, junior, and senior year. I had a room to myself, free housing which saved me thousands. It's a huge reason why I graduated without taking out loans. I also got a monthly paycheck. I was a cool RA so I never had issues with my residents. All of my supervisors except for one sucked.
     
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    I Feel the same way :mjcry:
     
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    Either direction can pay tremendous dividends, provided you are willing to work hard and tough it out. If you decide to go into (public) Accounting, the salaries starting out are not as high as a CompSci or Engineering major. You also have to sit for and pass the CPA exam, a four part exam that less than half the eligible test takers fail to pass. The work isn't "as" interesting (subjective) as the work you'll do with jobs a CompSci major pursues. But if you work hard, tough it out, pass your CPA and gain some experience, you can make pretty good money and you won't have a shortage of jobs to choose from. There aren't many professions where you progress faster than in public accounting.

    You need to really look at what you want to do for the next 15-20 years and think about how you are going to get there. I would scour the internet for the job prospects for both majors.
     
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    Also it gives you the opportunity to work while saving money
     
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    The biggest question is what do you want to do? Like you stated and I agree. Computer science or stem in general is the way to go. But I'm biased as a stem credentialed individual. but if I did business I would have done accounting and finance. Now if you combine it with programming more statistical then general programming I think you will be a great asset to companies. But none of this matters compared to what you naturally want to do and are good at. So I would figure that out first.

    I haven't but know many that have. There are benefits like free Room and Board and if you have high room and board that might be advantageous. However, time is money and when you're(or your niece) are spending hours on end at desk duty and inspections the competition is in the library studying and doing extra work and Applying to internships and networking. how much networking can you do from a desk in a dorm? How much productive studying can you do while running inspections and doing desk duty?

    If you or she can afford it I wouldn't work and go to school. Taking away time from studying and getting to master the craft.
     
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    What were you doing k-12 to have a 2250 SAT breh? Trying to get the kids right when I do have em one day. Bless up breh
     
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    When I was an RA I only had office hours 2 hrs a week, which was the only time I was at a desk. Guess what I did during that time, studied and wrote papers. I was on duty about 4-5 days a month which only meant I was on call, but I was able to go where ever I wanted I just couldn't drink during that time. I walked the floors and buildings once during my shift and that was easy. Like I stated me not having to pay from room and board allowed me to graduate with no loans
     
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    I'm not doubting your time bro. But my point still remains the same. Your competition had more time than you to get to where they needed to be. They were in a better position. You saved 100k in room and board max. But I might have went in debt that 100k but had more time to earn a better salary than you or get more scholarship money than you. Without having to invest 2-20 hours of my time at work.

    My only point is if you can afford not to work , even if it's a on campus job then don't. Because while your on call and doing your 2 hours at the desk. The competition is moving. Not that you can't get to where they are. You just have to work harder and not that you can't but it comes a time when you get close to that 168.
     
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    I don't mean to discount you, but I think you're vastly overestimating the drive of most other individuals. You may have 5-10% of your peers looking to better themselves outside of class work. If the RA program at @Skooby 's niece's college was anything like the one at mine, she'll have time to get things done while on duty, provided the residents there aren't a bunch of screw ups. She may not have to hold office hours or be on call that much. Plus, in some ways being an RA is can be extremely beneficial. You'll make connections with other RAs and housing staff, plus other residents if you're social enough. And as we know, sometimes connections can get you a job quicker than experience can.
     
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    Thank you, my RA job was easy. I would be on duty, at the library getting work done. Same way if I needed to run to the store I could do that. I might have had a residents knock on my door 2-3 times a week max and it was usually to report lights out
     
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    Working on my statement of purpose right now
     
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    I'm not doubting that. But at the end of the day you have a time commitment that's greater than 0 hours a week. That your top competition didn't have. Could you have made up for it yes. But who would I bet my money on and who has the advantage all things else being equal , your competition that didn't work.

    Not an argument.its just you haven't disproven my point that all else being equal to work or not to work the person that doesn't work has the clear advantage in time to get things done and not worry about a job even if the job involved you "not working". That's all I'm saying.

    To all your young brehs going into the college if you had the chance not to work and can afford the loan or scholarship do it that way and maximize your time. You will have the advantage over your peers.

    I've watched too many people work just to live off campus and afford a lifestyle during those four years that it seemed sweet then but they were living in the moment and not thinking about the investment.
     
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    For any Houston brehs i'm thinking about applying to Texas Southern University.

    They aren't very expensive and with my academics i'm basically guranteed admission. The only thing is their retention rate is 46% and the graduation rate 19%.

    It's in Houston so i'm sure i'd have good internship and career oppurtunities and I also really want to go to an HBCU but that retention and graduation rate ain't pretty at all :patrice:

    Any advice?
     

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