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and not having a fucking clue what you want to do with your life.
most of my friends do vocation-oriented jobs though and are all set up. Masters is probably the way to go.
although for now I've decided to take a year out and work shit jobs before applying for another course next year. either medicine or a phd because I just LOVE UNIVERSITY
i'm fairly sure you are normal. most of my mates dont have a fucking clue what they want to do
and sponge off them for a bit. Then get the shock of their life when mother starts charging rent, quickly move into a bedsit in Oldham and start a menial office job because it's the only thing available that gets them quick money. Then they stay there forever.
Uni: it's brilliant.
Bamos is on the money.
prolong being a student for as long as you can, because the alternatives are pretty shit.
which is scary when there are STILL no jobs you want/want you afterwards
Or if you choose a course that provides more specialised skills that will increase your employability. This could lead directly into a job related to research or lecturing/university staff.
Just don't do what I did - a masters with no funding, as a self-indulgence, just because you thought you might enjoy it, then apply for jobs that you could have got purely on the strength of your undergrad. Plus 10k in debt.
would be scarier. But possibly something to aim for.
and no idea. So shut the fuck up.
OH BOO HOO HOO I'M TWENTY ONE AND I DON'T HAVE A LIFE PLAN.
The only people I knew at uni with 'life plans' are all accountants now. Exciting stuff.
am currently having a bit of a 'oh god I need a new job and it needs to be in a specific location and I don't know what to do' crisis :D
including some pretty scathing ones from "university of life" types. ignore them. it took me four years after graduating to decide on something i wanted to do. it's pretty standard, really
they're always so damn sour, too, like they spent the entire time you were doing a pointless degree sucking the entire lemon crop of spain
but they didnt have three years OF THE BEST THING EVER
but in my first job the ex-student employees were generally quite friendly and easy to get on with and the "university of life" employees were generally cliquey, WKD-drinking "soon-be-christmas" types. most of the toggle-font WaCkY students I knew just went travelling (again) after uni or moved back home.
- people who didn't go to uni
- university of life types
the latter are irritating because they wear not having been to uni as a badge of honour, with the "all students are idiots and out of touch with the real world" attitude
THAT'S what's so annoying
Now have a hell of a lot of cash, some own their own flats, and they haven't exactly been hermits while all the students were having the time of their lives being all wacky and studenty and random.
I think any biterness is fair game because almost all student are cunts. I know - I used to be one.
sucking lemons and forming sometimes-extreme right wing views.
You know exactly what you want to do- bang hot chicks, drive fast cars, makes bollock-loads of money and set various world records for fantubulous things.
The issue is HOW you manage that.
having graduated in 2007 with a gd degree from a top uni and not having any clue what you want to do
and not having a clue what to do with your life: Pretty scary.
Pretty much nobody ever knows what they want to do with their life.
Also, if they did, unless it was actually "fannying around on internet message boards all day", they're probably not on here just now...
i think the best plan is to do nothing and not think about it. that way everything works out for the best.
I think a Masters or travelling is a good option. I've been sending my wee brother links to TEFL as I think it'd be a good thing to go and live in another country but also still work and meet new people and have something good for your CV. However, I'm pretty sure he thinks that I am too old and too much of a dick to be worth listening to.
seems like a good way of avoiding making any proper decision without having to move back home, work in tesco, and get lost in a sea of self-pity and bitterness.
Plus, as you're actually 'working', then you avoid any kind of "you're not swanning off when there's a bladdy recession on" crap from relatives. And you can always make a detour on your return home :)
I can't remember what those charity groups are that send you to random places to work in the local communities? I know some people who did that and seemed to really enjoy it (although I think you need to raise a lot of funding).
I've concluded that what I want to do with my life is be seduced by a hot older woman and then move to Berkeley and stalk her daughter.
Im going to try and get on a phd studenship course for no other reason than the fact that I have no idea what else to do.
That is unless people finally realise what a genius I am and pay me money to sit on my arse.
i want to go travelling. i want to shag some hot women. i want to get money for doing nothing. i want to do my own musical project. but mostly i want to not have to meet deadlines writing essays. maybe i shouldn't have done uni at all...