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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    What areas are these people working in?

    See your avatar.


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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    My advice:
    Do everything you can to limit the number of things you will regret later in life.

    That goes for everything. I regret a few things. It took me a few years to find myself, make friends, and become who I am now. I slacked off more than I should have and partied less than I should have. I wasted a lot of time that would have been better spent either studying or having fun. Instead I was just sitting there.

    Second piece of advice. Take your time and make sure you like your major. You will be investing a lot of time and money into getting a degree and if you don't end up liking the job you will do in the future, you would have been better off studying something else. I spent almost 3 years in Computer Engineering trying to deny that I hated it. I finally gave up and went to MIS which was a much better fit. I am actually using skills I learned in MIS in my job today and I like my job. I would have had a lot more fun if I had waited a while before jumping head first into engineering. I could have spent more time studying something I'd actually enjoy and maybe get a minor in something usefull as well.



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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Transfer to iowa state and go for 5 years & don't move home



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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Mainly sales. One guy started his own landscape company.
    Ok, I kind of get where you are coming from.

    However, that might not be a great plan for everyone. A lot of small businesses fail and financially ruin people. And Sales isn't for everyone. There are a lot of people that fail in the Sales industry despite hard work. Sometimes it's just luck and personally I wouldn't bet on it for most.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Ok, I kind of get where you are coming from.

    However, that might not be a great plan for everyone. A lot of small businesses fail and financially ruin people. And Sales isn't for everyone. There are a lot of people that fail in the Sales industry despite hard work. Sometimes it's just luck and personally I wouldn't bet on it for most.


    Agree....and many sales positions (including my company) require a degree.


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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Oh yeah, another small piece of advice.


    Don't go home on the weekends. This will probably be easier for you because you will be out of state, but it still holds true. Your parents spent your previous 18 years with you in most cases. They can wait until Thanksgiving. Those weekends at school will be when you really make good friends.

    I spent my first year at ISU goign home very weekend and at the beginning of my second year, I didn't have any real friends. The next year I stayed on campus and made friends that would last me a long time.



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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Ok, I kind of get where you are coming from.

    However, that might not be a great plan for everyone. A lot of small businesses fail and financially ruin people. And Sales isn't for everyone. There are a lot of people that fail in the Sales industry despite hard work. Sometimes it's just luck and personally I wouldn't bet on it for most.
    Yeah that's why I said it's not a great plan for everyone. It depends what you are going for. I was being somewhat sarcastic in my initial post.

    College teaches you little about sales, let's be honest. Everything you learn in college you can learn in a week from a good sales manager. It's more about personality.



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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyhiphopp View Post
    Oh yeah, another small piece of advice.


    Don't go home on the weekends. This will probably be easier for you because you will be out of state, but it still holds true. Your parents spent your previous 18 years with you in most cases. They can wait until Thanksgiving. Those weekends at school will be when you really make good friends.

    I spent my first year at ISU goign home very weekend and at the beginning of my second year, I didn't have any real friends. The next year I stayed on campus and made friends that would last me a long time.

    This....all that is at home (aside from family) are the townies that will never leave......swimming in their fading high school glory.


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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Yeah that's why I said it's not a great plan for everyone. It depends what you are going for. I was being somewhat sarcastic in my initial post.

    College teaches you little about sales, let's be honest. Everything you learn in college you can learn in a week from a good sales manager. It's more about personality.
    The only thing in college that teaches sales is trying to sell yourself to the hot chick at the bar @ 10PM. That's a tough sell. It teaches you to go back @ 2. Sales require timing.


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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneFan319 View Post
    High School is a joke compared to College.
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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUChippewa View Post
    That's interesting; I would think that the smaller the class size the closer the emotional ties with your classmates. I graduated from a class of 40 (maybe even 38 or 39), and we were fairly close, even with the junior class behind us.
    Ya my class was 130 and we were all friendly towards each other. All the small towns with class sizes of 20-40, they were all and still are best friends. Nobody bullied and everyone helped everyone out.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneFan319 View Post
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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    Ditto the "don't go home on weekends" crowd. I went home for holidays and that was it.
    Granted I played football and called bball games on the radio so my weekends were pretty busy. There is a segment of college students that take every opportunity to go home way too much. My frosh roommate went home every Friday at noon and came back Monday morning. Then left Wednesday at noon and came back Thursday at noon (had a g/f still in HS). He spent 3 college years doing this, then when she graduated HS they broke up. He never experienced the college life. BIG mistake.


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    Re: So, Officially done with HS, Now What?

    As soon as you graduate high school, grow a crappy beard and learn to play the guitar. Acoustic only. By the time you get to college, you'll have a full 3 months of practice/scruff growth. The goal is to be able to fudge your way through "You've got to hide your love away" by the time classes begin. Find yourself a nice grassy spot near the campanile and start playing.

    You'll be pulling more tail than a slow kid at the petting zoo.



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