OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Sunday, August 10

#6187

QUESTION: I'm sure at one point in first year (or before/after) we've all questioned the program we're in and whether its right for us. How did it end up for those of you who have graduated/ are in the later years of the program?

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  1. In second year I wanted to switch to engineering, I easily had the marks for it, but I looked at how much money I would make, and the cars I want, and decided to stay.

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    1. Most people choose engineering because they wanna make the society a better place. Good thing that some money driven douche stayed away from such a respectable profession.

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    2. @1a: Are you even in engineering? If you asked my class, I'm pretty sure at least half of them are in it for the money.

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    3. 1a here. I'm in environmental engineering. People in my program care about the environment and wanna make a difference in the world.

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  2. I did. I questioned whether math was right for me. The content was difficult, I had a demanding schedule, barely got to go out with my other friends, and disliked many of my peers. But I stuck through it, because I knew I shouldn't switch long term success for short term happiness. Sure, I would have had a more "fun" time in University if I had switched to arts, and may have studied things I actually have an interest in. But I can also do that independently as a hobby.
    Overall I'm glad I stayed. I'm graduating with a great full time job while all my friends who switched programs multiple times are still in school collecting debt, or graduating with no prospects for full time employment.

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  3. started & graduated biology, thank god i didn't switch into arts

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  4. I questioned my program in 3rd year (psychology) but I stuck with it because I couldn't decide on an alternative. I have now graduated and am going into a professional school program that I'm somewhat interested in. I *think* I made the right choice but I guess it depends on how much I like my new program.

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    1. What program are you going into?

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  5. I question it every once in a while and really think about whether this is the path that will take me where I want to be or will want to be. So far, I haven't switched, so nothing has significantly changed my view of the direction I'm going in. Good luck though. Don't make any rash decisions unless you're sure that's what you want to do.

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  6. never did. love my program

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  7. I knew I wanted to go into a professional health care program so I enrolled into a science program here. Now I'm in professional school so it all worked out. My undergrad program was fine, I had no troubles with it. Though I did know that if I only graduated with a bachelors it was going to be a dead-end degree.

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  8. I've considered switching to an easier, less restrictive version of my program, but only because I didn't like the workload. I still got great marks, I just didn't like the pressure too much. Still in it, and now 1 more term left to complete. The only thing I really regret was not being able to take the typical courses anyone should take in university. And no, I can't do that in my last term because I still have a bunch of reqs to fill.

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  9. 4b

    last exam today

    still questioning it

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  10. After finishing my first year in my program, decided to switch. Don't know if I made the right choice, but so far my gut tells me I did. It's really hard to make decisions like this.

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  11. One of my fav quotes (can't remember exactly how it goes but..):

    "How do you expect high school students to decide on a career when a week ago they had to ask to go to the bathroom"

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