Degree or no degree? Certificate? What?
by, 6th July 2010 at 06:20 PM (175 Views)
Saint Cloud High School
Well, at this point in time, I was just a teenager, really only interested in gaming. Music as well. I didn't do well with classes, nor was I really interested in them. Through here I had made habits, such as procrastinating. Of course I know more than I did then, but not much to say here.
Valencia Community College
Yes. I am confused still. I have been down in Florida, studied there for at least a year. I majored in Graphics design, and minored in Computer Programming. I chose Graphics design because I always like to make signatures like this:
Although I lucked out because I didn't know what I got into. I wasn't prepared, I didn't know how college would have been like. I was the same way as I was in Highschool.
I failed, and this was also due to me skipping class sometimes for playing smash bros in the lounge. Yes, silly me >_>
I went on for at least almost a year without doing anything or hanging out with much people, just staying true to myself. I went and studied again for a semester (I studied for a year before I failed, and then just for one semester after) thanks to my mother paying what she could. I thanked her dearly for that.
We then moved. More about what happened next after the next section.
Sure it would be awesome if I COULD produce awesome things that companies would use for their businesses, but I was lazy... and always procrastinating. Gah.
I also didn't do as well as the other students in the class, except one. He was in the same boat as me. But still, most of the people there had graphics design experience already. I could tell, I felt it in my bones. I also wasn't used to a Mac, but I guess I really don't mind if I only need to get accustomed to it. Some Graphic design programs I also didn't know how to use...
I could say that I think I learn slowly, so that I might need more time just to learn and put in effort. For some reason I have realized that I do math better by myself if I put the maximum effort. But motivation is also a problem...
I can do greatly with something if I have the motivation to do it. I'm sure of it. I can get better at DDR if I so wanted to. (I did get a little better, from being on easy to getting around in medium, very very tough for me)
I got better at Smash brothers melee for reading and watching things about it, learning, practicing, repeating, repeating, etc. I got better at it, but it's just a game.
I'm sure I could do very well with all my classes, but the motivation is just NOT there. I try to motivate myself by telling myself that all this will help me with things that are not related to it, but would somehow require or be benefited by the bonus knowledge of the course and therefore I would do the work so I can hopefully learn something that I can Apply to videogames or DDR or other things that I actually have interest in
Even so. (I might edit this later, this is me evaluating my own mind here)
1-2 years later - Philadelphia, PA
Harcum College of Congreso
Ok so now here I am in Philadelphia. I am currently enrolled in Harcum College, but at a off-site campus, for my convenience.Thankfully that campus only gave three major selections, so it was easy to pick. I chose Human services as a Major. I have already taken a loan out and had financial aid given to me. I already cancelled that loan, and tried re-instating it... That loan I will keep. I know I have to make sacrifices....
BUT!Harcum college at Congreso is an off-site campus which doesn't have as much facilities as I would need as a student. There are 3 computers at the student lounge which is where we walk in. There are computers in the classes and we can't really go in during the day, so we are limited to the 3. Sometimes the internet doesn't work in some or all of them which can be annoying. Although, Congreso can be convenient since it has full-time classes, but only for two days a week. The draw back to this is that instead of being 16 weeks, classes are 8 weeks and assignments (meaning big assignments) are due quickly. Many things to complain about... But so you know a little about it, since it isn't your regular Community College.
I was told I would need to take out another loan, and that is the last straw.
Community College of Philadelphia
Whoops, now I'm going to transfer. Uh uh, I'm not taking another loan. CCP is cheaper, and that is what I need to do for now. I'm not going to have two loans topple onto me. :/
CCP is also closer to me, and I might be able to meet more people there as well. Of course I'll be going for four days instead of two, but I'd be having an easier time money wise.
So I am in the process of applying, and I put the application in "Finish later" mode even though I'm pretty much finished.
I still don't know what I SHOULD do. What I should study. Currently I am studying under Human Services. They have that over there, and it is under a certificate. I would rather have a degree, that way job interviewers can see I have 'stick-it-ness' if you know what I mean. Meaning stick to the program.
I know what I'm good at, I know what I know, but I don't know what job type I should really pick.
Things I am good at:
+Tutoring (recalling from helping spanish 1 students in highschool [I was called the young professor or something...])
+Playing smash bros melee
+cleaning? (exp from actual work)
+problem solving? (I'm pretty sure I can take stress well so I would be able to still think while in a pinch, meaning being held under fire of AHHHHHHHHH)
+Making sigs. But that isn't a skill right? : [
that is all I can think about for now.
Of course I can also put in time to playing videogames and such and I am wondering if any of you guys have suggestions for your fellow videogamer. I am stuck. WITH LIFE. (board game coming to stores near you)
I don't know WHAT to do. I have spent too much time (or have I).
What do you think? Anything you say will be of help. : ] Thank you.
I like Music. In the past I loved listening to things like Eminem and even Tech N9ne. Recently I noticed that I didn't like Tech N9ne as much anymore.
Want to know why? I realized that I have heard much better bands/musicians in action.
Mf Doom (and his other relevant personas);
Videogame music (Tim Follin and Geoff Follin, Sonic The Hedgehog 2 music, PSO music [also made by SEGA so this music would be just as good YES just as good as Sonic music] etc)
such things as those. They are pretty epic, or just pretty **** good.
Why did I decide to post this here? I'm pretty sure that to know what I want in life, as a career, I would not only need to post my skills, but also my interests.
Of course Videogames are of much interest to me as well, but I will explain that in a bit.
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