Go Back   MustangForums.com > Other > Off Topic
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Off Topic A place for you car junkies to boldly post off topic.
Sponsored by American Muscle


Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


College, who started late?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-07-2014, 11:02 PM   #21
Mr Graystang
4th Gear Member
 
Mr Graystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: a car
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0Taurass View Post
Dude if you can't pay off loans in like 5 years you're doing it wrong. I graduated with 50k and while huge, it isn't a dramatic eternal lifetime debt like you're making it out to be.
Most people who graduate with 4 year degree's and 50k debt like yourself are not so lucky to find jobs to do so. I know a few people in that situation, with decent degrees (not some phooey liberal arts) who are working crappy jobs just to pay off the school debt. If you look on the net there are several thousands more in that situation. All I am saying is having professional work profile along with college degree is a plus,and getting out as much debt free as possible is great.
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
Mr Graystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 11:34 PM   #22
3.0Taurass
3rd Gear Member
 
3.0Taurass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2009 Focus Coupe
Location: MN
Posts: 853
Default

It wasn't so much luck as going for a decent paying degree, doing a ton of internships / on campus research positions and a ton of networking and extra curriculars. That **** does add up to help
__________________
3.0Taurass is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 09:35 AM   #23
Mishri
Mish-ogynist
 
Mishri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Vehicle: 2012 5.0 premuim
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 3,703
Default

Pro Tip: Go to a community college till you get most of your credits, then go to some fancy expensive school for your senior year so you have the big name on your diploma.

Also, there is a pic of my sister in med school in the pics of people on this forum thread.. go dig for it if you want it.
__________________

Automatic, Steeda CAI, 4.10 gears, Boss Intake, BBR O/R X, Steeda Tune, M&H Drag Radials.
12.6@112mph (DA corrected 11.7@119mph)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImpOnFire View Post
mishri created the universe

Last edited by Mishri; 08-08-2014 at 09:37 AM.
Mishri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 01:37 PM   #24
redass02gt
EXTREME Moderation
 
redass02gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Vehicle: A Bicycle Built For Two
Location: BLAM-O
Posts: 7,668
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Graystang View Post
this means... Live a dull life, Never do anything fun and save all your money. Then when you are free to spend it all you DIE! Leaving all the chips you earned to someone who does not deserve it. Also, go to school early so you rack up thousands upon thousands in debt, so you spend a majority of that dull life paying off an education that you earned to earn you money that you will not get to play with before you die.

f**K that, buy a stripper or two and get some real life experience. Then save up some money and pay for majority of college out of pocket so the debt you accrue is no gonna kill you in the long run.
I have no idea what you're assuming or why you think having an education and a better paying job leads to a crappy life with less money. Yes, if you go to an expensive school for a philosophy degree, things might not work out. Don't be stupid and you'll be better off in the long run.
__________________

GO BEARS! I'm just here so I don't get fined...
redass02gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 02:10 PM   #25
Mr Graystang
4th Gear Member
 
Mr Graystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: a car
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redass02gt View Post
I have no idea what you're assuming or why you think having an education and a better paying job leads to a crappy life with less money. Yes, if you go to an expensive school for a philosophy degree, things might not work out. Don't be stupid and you'll be better off in the long run.
I have no idea why'd you assume to assume that assuming that having a education and better paying job will be had from gaining an College education right out of the wonder years. Some times not being stupid is not trying to be smart when you are at a stupid age in life.
Mr Graystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 04:09 PM   #26
redass02gt
EXTREME Moderation
 
redass02gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Vehicle: A Bicycle Built For Two
Location: BLAM-O
Posts: 7,668
Default

Because the vast majority of "better paying jobs" require a college education. That's hardly an assumption.

It's not exactly a requirement that you act smart and "adult" to attend a university. Millions of people go to college as teenagers.
__________________

GO BEARS! I'm just here so I don't get fined...
redass02gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #27
Mr Graystang
4th Gear Member
 
Mr Graystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: a car
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redass02gt View Post
Because the vast majority of "better paying jobs" require a college education. That's hardly an assumption.

It's not exactly a requirement that you act smart and "adult" to attend a university. Millions of people go to college as teenagers.
Out of the millions of college teens who attend, how many of them actually earn a degree or a job that pays them well off out the gate to make sure they live comfortable, And pay off the debt they accrue during that time at the University ? The old motto of finish high school, go to college, buy a house and you will live happily ever after is now bull schit.
Mr Graystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #28
3.0Taurass
3rd Gear Member
 
3.0Taurass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2009 Focus Coupe
Location: MN
Posts: 853
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Graystang View Post
Out of the millions of college teens who attend, how many of them actually earn a degree or a job that pays them well off out the gate to make sure they live comfortable, And pay off the debt they accrue during that time at the University ? The old motto of finish high school, go to college, buy a house and you will live happily ever after is now bull schit.
Out of my group of friends from highschool it went as follows-

Me- Materials Science and Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 1- Materials Science and Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 2- Mechanical Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 3- Mechanical Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 4- Computer Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 5- Pharmacy degree- $110k+ job
Friend 6- English degree- No job, fired from unpaid internship

So based on my sample size of 7 people, over 85% of teenagers who start college end up in well paying jobs!
__________________
3.0Taurass is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 05:38 PM   #29
Mr Graystang
4th Gear Member
 
Mr Graystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: a car
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3.0Taurass View Post
Out of my group of friends from highschool it went as follows-

Me- Materials Science and Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 1- Materials Science and Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 2- Mechanical Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 3- Mechanical Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 4- Computer Engineering degree- $50k+ job
Friend 5- Pharmacy degree- $110k+ job
Friend 6- English degree- No job, fired from unpaid internship

So based on my sample size of 7 people, over 85% of teenagers who start college end up in well paying jobs!
You mean 85% of your bro'skies who started college as a teen ended up with a well paying job and comparing that to the national average is well... dumb.
Mr Graystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #30
redass02gt
EXTREME Moderation
 
redass02gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Vehicle: A Bicycle Built For Two
Location: BLAM-O
Posts: 7,668
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Graystang View Post
Out of the millions of college teens who attend, how many of them actually earn a degree or a job that pays them well off out the gate to make sure they live comfortable, And pay off the debt they accrue during that time at the University ? The old motto of finish high school, go to college, buy a house and you will live happily ever after is now bull schit.
Amongst people I know with college degrees vs. without and how they are doing in life, I'd say there is a very visible difference. There are always exceptions, but the trend is pretty obvious that having a decent college degree is the way to better pay.
__________________

GO BEARS! I'm just here so I don't get fined...
redass02gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 07:19 PM   #31
redass02gt
EXTREME Moderation
 
redass02gt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Vehicle: A Bicycle Built For Two
Location: BLAM-O
Posts: 7,668
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Graystang View Post
You mean 85% of your bro'skies who started college as a teen ended up with a well paying job and comparing that to the national average is well... dumb.
Using the national average is dumb. It includes people who major in butterfly artwork and pay $50k a year for it. You don't seem to understand that aspect.
__________________

GO BEARS! I'm just here so I don't get fined...
redass02gt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 07:49 PM   #32
Mr Graystang
4th Gear Member
 
Mr Graystang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Vehicle: a car
Location: somewhere
Posts: 1,944
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by redass02gt View Post
Amongst people I know with college degrees vs. without and how they are doing in life, I'd say there is a very visible difference. There are always exceptions, but the trend is pretty obvious that having a decent college degree is the way to better pay.
I never said it is not worth having a college degree, I simply implied that having a degree with little to no debt afterwards is a great idurr. You are fabricating an argument to make your opinion seem more relevant than mine.

Quote:
Originally Posted by redass02gt View Post
Using the national average is dumb. It includes people who major in butterfly artwork and pay $50k a year for it. You don't seem to understand that aspect.
Which the same can be said about your prior quote above, all of it. You don't seem to get it, but you trying make yourself believe you do buy implying I don't.

IMO, College degrees will almost benefit everyone in some type of away. But sometimes going back to school or attending college later in life is better for some. If going to college right out of high school works for people then good, I sure as hell support them... but implying College is the first thing one should do after high school right away, is stupid.

Also implying that you are guaranteed decent paying jobs as you graduate from college is stupid as well.

Last edited by Mr Graystang; 08-08-2014 at 07:57 PM.
Mr Graystang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2014, 09:07 PM   #33
3.0Taurass
3rd Gear Member
 
3.0Taurass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2009 Focus Coupe
Location: MN
Posts: 853
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Graystang View Post
Also implying that you are guaranteed decent paying jobs as you graduate from college is stupid as well.
If you get a degree in something marketable, get relevant experience before you graduate and network well it does.
__________________
3.0Taurass is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 09:26 AM   #34
Mishri
Mish-ogynist
 
Mishri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Vehicle: 2012 5.0 premuim
Location: Great Falls, MT
Posts: 3,703
Default

There used to be people (might still be) who protested the university's graduations where I went. Because they got degrees in what should have been marketable degrees (Computer Science was one of the guys) and then couldn't find any work...

Just because 3.0Taurass was willing to give out BJs to everyone who interviewed him doesn't mean everyone should.

Also, all of your friends are nerds taurass. And not the cool kind... the really boring kind.
__________________

Automatic, Steeda CAI, 4.10 gears, Boss Intake, BBR O/R X, Steeda Tune, M&H Drag Radials.
12.6@112mph (DA corrected 11.7@119mph)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ImpOnFire View Post
mishri created the universe

Last edited by Mishri; 08-09-2014 at 09:33 AM.
Mishri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 01:02 PM   #35
3.0Taurass
3rd Gear Member
 
3.0Taurass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Vehicle: 2009 Focus Coupe
Location: MN
Posts: 853
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mishri View Post
There used to be people (might still be) who protested the university's graduations where I went. Because they got degrees in what should have been marketable degrees (Computer Science was one of the guys) and then couldn't find any work...

Just because 3.0Taurass was willing to give out BJs to everyone who interviewed him doesn't mean everyone should.

Also, all of your friends are nerds taurass. And not the cool kind... the really boring kind.
Just getting the degree doesn't mean you'll get a job. I've known a few people like that. One guy I know got a materials engineering degree. He had a crap GPA, no on campus related work, no industry work in the field, didn't do any networking or extracurriculars and he didn't want to take a job more than 20 miles from his apartment.

He still hasn't found a job, MUST BE THE DEGREE'S FAULT!!

They are kinda nerds. Me and one other guy are the least nerdy. What with our alcoholism.
__________________
3.0Taurass is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 03:04 PM   #36
simpsonfan13
ELEKTRO-FIDE Moderator
 
simpsonfan13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Vehicle: .
Location: In Geo-synchronous orbit over redass' bathroom,
Posts: 2,331
Default

lol. gotta love the anti-college movement these days.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanner05 View Post
The only car in the driveway right now is a Civic. I refuse to demean myself that way. That bitch can't handle me.
simpsonfan13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 10:18 PM   #37
HRnB
Administrator
 
HRnB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Vehicle: spaceship
Location: Southern California
Posts: 24,776
Default

Yes, if you are not entrepreneurial, have zero mechanical and/or carpentry skills or lack the basic ability of physical work, then yes, you NEED college. Without bean counters, how would we ever know how many beans there are?

Pot stirred......and continue.
__________________


HRnB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 10:29 PM   #38
simpsonfan13
ELEKTRO-FIDE Moderator
 
simpsonfan13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Vehicle: .
Location: In Geo-synchronous orbit over redass' bathroom,
Posts: 2,331
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HRnB View Post
Yes, if you are not entrepreneurial, have zero mechanical and/or carpentry skills or lack the basic ability of physical work, then yes, you NEED college. Without bean counters, how would we ever know how many beans there are?

Pot stirred......and continue.
You know I have nothing against trade schools and such, and yes earning a freaking Philosophy wont exactly earn you a lot, but that's not why many are anti-college.
From what I've seen this came about in recent times from the right because barring Christian schools all colleges are "liberal indoctrination centers." They then wrap the "don't be ashamed of going and learning a trade" message around it to make it seem benign.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tanner05 View Post
The only car in the driveway right now is a Civic. I refuse to demean myself that way. That bitch can't handle me.
simpsonfan13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 11:03 PM   #39
99GTvert
is my username.
 
99GTvert's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Vehicle: 1
Location: Earth
Posts: 12,444
well, its getting cold outside again...****in reached down to the 40s the other day.  almost can't wait for the snowy stuff............................almost i don't have a twitter account nor have i ever been to a twitter web page (update: i have), but if i ever did decide to take the plunge i will let you know by posting it in this awesome little box of text (update: not really)! i like tacos lol...though between crunchy tacos and soft tacos i cannot really say which one is better.  sometimes, the mess a crunchy taco leaves behind is a little annoying while the soft taco just doesn't have the same taste... cake is so much better than pie no, srsly.  **** pie. ****ing
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by simpsonfan13 View Post
You know I have nothing against trade schools and such, and yes earning a freaking Philosophy wont exactly earn you a lot, but that's not why many are anti-college.
From what I've seen this came about in recent times from the right because barring Christian schools all colleges are "liberal indoctrination centers." They then wrap the "don't be ashamed of going and learning a trade" message around it to make it seem benign.
I do t get what you are saying...some people are anti college because of religion?
__________________
99GTvert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 11:04 PM   #40
BlueBells96
 
Join Date: May 2014
Vehicle: 2000
Location: DeezeNuts
Posts: 25
Default

One of you rich ****** who drives a v8 can surely afford to hire me
__________________
smokin'
2000 3.8L - 100 Shot, SCT-Livewire TS, MM C/C, Steeda SFC, GT sway bars, bullett spring/shocks.
BlueBells96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 11:04 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:36 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup