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Yes. Skip it and go to electrical or plumbing school and come out making 150.-200 hour…at least in my area. I3 years ago it was 70.000
The best advice for success I can give you is to start working at the start, at least make some notes or go through materials once after the lecture. It will be easier like that than learning everything at once when exams come (trust me 😂). So yeah, working from the beginning semester and staying organized is very important.
Also, don't be afraid to ask professors for help. They are much better than the ones in high school (at least in my case). They are very welcoming and open to all questions. You can ask them during the lecture, by sending e-mail but also go to their office (at my uni they have individual weekly ''meetings'' for students).18
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My advice is don't, unless your going for an engineering or medical degree it's a waste of money. Got to a trade school and learn a trade it's less debt and better career prospects.3
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it's not completely different from high school0
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First off, never plan your schedule based on convenient time... base it on reviews of the professors. You'll get more out of the experience if you choose the best professors.
Next, get organized. Use a day planner and have start and stop times. Open-ended plans never end, and you'll accomplish more if you limit the time you commit to the task.
Never procrastinate. It's easy for people to procrastinate when they get assigned a huge project but have 10 weeks to do it. To avoid procrastination, break things down into smaller pieces. If you feel overwhelmed or procrastinate, you probably haven't broken things down small enough.
Open your mind and get experiences beyond your field of study. A broad foundation will make you more functional in a variety of situations.
Do your best, but don't beat yourself up if you don't get an A. Showing your capability will take you further than getting perfect grades. Memory challenges run in my family, so both my son and I struggled in non-major classes. When he applied to grad school with his B+ average, every university rejected him. I always get a laugh when I read his rejection letter from Texas A&M, as they said he didn't measure up to the quality of students at the college. I wonder how many of their students held a significant patent in their name as undergrads. The dean of his college came up to him and said "I know you want a different experience elsewhere, but if you're willing to get your MS here, we'll give you a full-ride scholarship, a paid research position and a paid teaching position." Not that he had anything else to choose from, but he appreciated that his abilities were acknowledged.
Thanks! I’ll try to incorporate all of those tips into my experience and get myself organized too. That was a really heartwarming story about your son too, I’m glad he was appreciated in the end 😊
You're welcome. By letting people see him in action, he was hired at a major corporation as a freshman. Continuing this pattern has helped him rise significantly faster than others within the company. Other companies (even out of his primary field) have attempted to get him to jump ship and join them. My son takes the offer back to his boss, and the offer has always been significantly increased by his company. They have no desire to let him go.
Get an internship or do volunteer work as soon as you can, as you want to make contacts and let people see you in action. Be realistic, though. Don't spread yourself too thin.
Be prepared for the added workload. My entire year of high school chemistry was covered the first week of Chem 1A at UCLA, and the pace never slowed down. Get help if you need it, because if you fall behind you may find it very challenging or impossible to catch up again.
Wow that’s awesome for your son to be so successful! I’ll definitely try and make sure not to do too much or wear myself out, but I plan to at least do some volunteer work at least and maybe let some people see me around too
Sounds great. You'll like the results.
Based on your conversation with your Most Helpful Girl, something else came to mind. My son hated group projects when he was in high school, as he ended up doing al the work, while others took the credit. He expected college to be different but found it to be the same. He looked forward to the real world, where people would be accountable for their own actions. Unfortunately, he discovered group projects in the real world to be no different from high school. There will always be people who just want to ride on your coattails. Don't expect people to change, just because they are older.