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hey everyone, i hope we can restart i would love a lotus but i guess no matter how bad i want one i couldn't afford it right now. The best thing would be to go to college now thanks to you guys i know that. the next question is what should i go for? I'm sure all of you make great money and more then the average that's why you can and do have nice cars and can maintain them. so can i get some ideas on how you guys started and what you did and what you think i should do? thanks alot
 

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Go to college to grow up and get smarter.

The college experience is amazing.

You learn alot, meet alot of people, and grow.

You want to be as smart or smarter than everyone else when you hit the job market, and that's what college is all about.

Take business courses. Get good grades. Try hard.

Come out of college, get a good job...

and buy a Lotus. :D
 

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You will find a lot of engineers on here.

You should really do what you like though, not for money. Like business stuff? math? physics? medicine? teaching?
 

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...if your primary goal is to make money, seriously studying business is the best way to do it...
 

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go to business school,Be like that commercial you know the one... i can tell you about business from when i was in business school,learning about business from a book.in business school..haha. its not about how much you mbke,but how well you save
 

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Join the Marine Corps.....you will travel, grow physically-mentally-spiritually..learn to use guns.....with current global scenario might get a chance to meet exciting peopel and kill them....during deployment nothing to spend your money on so you can save up for your elise........and during your 6 year enlistment you can finish college and make more money when you get out.........so see a recruiter now!
 

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Forget the money for now.

Find something you love to do and stick with it. Eventually your focus and talents will make you the best. Once you're there, the money will find you.
 

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go to business school,Be like that commercial you know the one... i can tell you about business from when i was in business school,learning about business from a book.in business school..haha. its not about how much you mbke,but how well you save
Remember...you can do ANYTHING with a business degree...


Except feed a family of course.


I'll be here all night, folks. :D


I got my degree in exercise physiology. I'm doing IT work now. Would rather be doing the exercise phys stuff.
 

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Go to collidge an get smart or sumthing. Try to get chicks an stuff becuse ther will be a hole buncha them. Beer is cool too. Dont ferget to get stoned alot too. You should always follow your heart; Ask yourself what you really enjoy. Beforehand, you should look into universities that focus or have excellent programs in which you might be interested in. Open up that university catalog and do some homework!
 

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Goto college for something you enjoy, then dont get married. You'll have more money than you know what to do with
haha- that was my formula, religous studies, then went to work in engineering, now i do sales... go figure? - as was said "if you got to school to get smart" you can do whatever you want for the most part. take some logic, critical thinking, philosophy classes. but i am biased on classical education. main thing is to learn how to think, not remember facts.

something personaly interesting to you will (IMO) make a huge difference. so study something you WANT to know about. no one knows that answer except you.
 

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C's get degrees which opens up 4 days a week to party your ass off.

Study something you are interested in but add business classes as doing your own thing generally leads to both monetary and spiritual riches. Good luck! You choice in cars bodes well for your intellect!
 

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Okay, if you have NO IDEA what to go to college for, DON'T GO TO COLLEGE! I didn't go to college because I saw it as a life sentence in a cubicle. Wish now I had taken business and engineering. I'd be 100% self-sufficient by now. I also wish I had done military service. I wanted to, but my bandmates, mom and girlfriend (now wife) were dead set against it.

Honestly, I had a million things that I aspired to, but very little means to see my way through. I can't imagine not knowing what I want to do with my life. I wanted to be a syndicated cartoonist, a rock star, a race car driver, an architect, a mechanical or electronic engineer, and had the aptitude to do it all. I ultimately pursued rock stardom, had a development deal on Arista records in '87 with a band that I walked away from (for a number of good reasons), found my way to musical instrument retail, was snatched up by Gibson and Kaman as a product specialist, hung out in the engineering depts and learned a lot. Kept playing music and started building a home recording studio. I became quite adept at my craft and now design sound reinforcement systems for live music venues, sports arenas, houses of worship, etc..

If you honestly have NO specific aspirations, join the service. You will be exposed to a vast array of disciplines, cultures, etc... You'll become a far more well-rounded person, you may discover something you're really good at. Take advantage of the GI Bill to pay for college.

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Hey we are suposed to be giving valuable advice to a young impressionable mind here. We need more info though, surely you have some interests. You said you like to work on cars. Consider MET (mechanical engineering technology). You study similar subjects as an ME but in a more hands on manor and less math. Starting salary is 50-60k for this degree and the classes seem like fun. Hell if you really like cars become a certified ase mechanic. The truth of the matter is you really need some form of formal education to be successfull these days. There are exceptions but they are rare with no sign of trend reversal.

Aschen MSME and currently enrolled in buisness school at 32.
 

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Also you can make 6 fig as a pharmacist counting pills these days.

Aschen knows pharmacists do more than count pills......
 

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Forget the money for now.

Find something you love to do and stick with it. Eventually your focus and talents will make you the best. Once you're there, the money will find you.
Good advice :)


hey everyone, i hope we can restart i would love a lotus but i guess no matter how bad i want one i couldn't afford it right now. The best thing would be to go to college now thanks to you guys i know that. the next question is what should i go for? I'm sure all of you make great money and more then the average that's why you can and do have nice cars and can maintain them. so can i get some ideas on how you guys started and what you did and what you think i should do? thanks alot
So what do you like and what are you good at??
We know you like cars (which is good :)) but are you technically minded (do you like fixing broken things or making things) and are you good at Maths? If so engineering is a good choice (speaking from experience :))
If you aren't technically inclined are you good with people - perhaps a marketing qualification??

You get the idea :) - over to you!
 

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Forget the money for now.

Find something you love to do and stick with it. Eventually your focus and talents will make you the best. Once you're there, the money will find you.
Gotta agree with this. 'Stuff' and the money to buy it will never bring hapiness. Sure, things are nice but they work on the law of diminishing returns - the more you have, the more you need. If you hate going to work, but work to have fun on the weekend, soon you'll be working overtime on the weekends to pay for the weekend toys (and that math is all wrong).

As far as military, I won't talk you out of it. I'm a US Army officer. I will say (recruiters close your ears) that it is a calling. If you just want to do it for the college money, don't. It is a different kind of lifestyle that requires a certain kind of person.
 

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If you like helping people...plastic and reconstructive surgery is a phenomenal field!!!

Of course, I didn't finish until age 33....but well worth it!
 
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