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Old 2006-02-18, 17:19   Link #61
Princess Serena
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wow.. lol

Those are nice careers.

I'm looking at writing, or being a reporter and or a career in music.
But my parents want me to be a doctor or a lawyer.

Which is totally bollocks.
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Old 2006-02-18, 17:45   Link #62
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wow.. lol

Those are nice careers.

I'm looking at writing, or being a reporter and or a career in music.
But my parents want me to be a doctor or a lawyer.

Which is totally bollocks.
cool, i know some of my friends are going for sports journalism and music journalism,

tbh dont do something that other people have told you to do, go for something you want to do,
one of my family members was forced to become an investment banker because her father was one (she wanted to do veterinary science), she maybe making money but is very unhappy,
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Old 2006-02-18, 17:51   Link #63
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I'm a bachelor in computer science, currently working as a data quality specialist as contractor for IBM EMEA...

Honestly, I though IT would be a dream job, but I came to the conclusion it's really boring me My job even got me disgusted of IT... I haven't written a single line of code since August last year, something I used to do on daily basis, just for fun, 'cause I enjoyed it.

I don't believe I'll ever make a nice career in that sector. When I started studying, it was one of the best paid sectors and you got a nice company car (BMW 3 series, VW Passat or similar car for starters) because there were not enough people.
When I graduated, it completely shifted to a any normal white collar job. Medium to bad salary, no more extra's like cars, laptop, phones etc and a very harsh competition against people having many years of experience.

If it was possible, I'd go back to university to study some language as it's something I'm quite talented in. However I can't afford it atm. I can read, write and speak French, Dutch, English and German (gets a little rusted, so I read German magazines and watch German TV) more or less fluently. Actually I should have done that instead of computer science -_-

I sincerely hope no one else regrets what he studied, because it really makes you hate your job or feel not very happy >_<
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Old 2006-02-18, 18:11   Link #64
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Ill start law school soon, Ossu! lol.

Hey another New Zealander ... Princess Serena we should goto law school together, yey ? ^_^ .. ill copy ur ansa's or u can look at mine for sasuke pics >_>
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Old 2006-02-18, 18:13   Link #65
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cool, i know some of my friends are going for sports journalism and music journalism,

tbh dont do something that other people have told you to do, go for something you want to do,
one of my family members was forced to become an investment banker because her father was one (she wanted to do veterinary science), she maybe making money but is very unhappy,
Thanks mate.
Yeah, I'm totally ignoring them. I know they mean well. But I would rather be un-employed than do something which doesn't interest me. Is she doing it just to please her dad?

If so, that is so unfair. If your parents force you to do something you have to reason with them and tell them what you really want to be.

just wondering, what do you want to do?

I'm still quite young, so I should keep my options open. Which is what I'm doing. But I'm rebelling against my parents for wanting me to do something which I'm against.

(sorry for the long/ pointless post)


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f it was possible, I'd go back to university to study some language as it's something I'm quite talented in. However I can't afford it atm. I can read, write and speak French, Dutch, English and German (gets a little rusted, so I read German magazines and watch German TV) more or less fluently. Actually I should have done that instead of computer science -_-


It is never to late to change your future. Even if you can't go back, there is still other ways to do it.
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Old 2006-02-18, 18:24   Link #66
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Thanks mate.
Yeah, I'm totally ignoring them. I know they mean well. But I would rather be un-employed than do something which doesn't interest me. Is she doing it just to please her dad?

If so, that is so unfair. If your parents force you to do something you have to reason with them and tell them what you really want to be.

just wondering, what do you want to do?

well in indian culture in the UK, we where brought up in a slightly poorer enviroment
, with our parents working hard making money and giving us a better life, and well i dunno we just feel more inclined to follow what our elders tell us and they push us to do jobs with high salaries, luckily my parents are slightly more liberal my grandparents wanted me to become the good indian doctor, no thanks, my parents told me to do whatever i want, ive chosen to do Civil Engineering at university, just have to choose one (ive have 4 offers, high grades tho =[ ) my parents said thats fine, but my grandparents keep reminding me that engineers have low pay
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Old 2006-02-18, 18:50   Link #67
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well in indian culture in the UK, we where brought up in a slightly poorer enviroment
, with our parents working hard making money and giving us a better life, and well i dunno we just feel more inclined to follow what our elders tell us and they push us to do jobs with high salaries, luckily my parents are slightly more liberal my grandparents wanted me to become the good indian doctor, no thanks, my parents told me to do whatever i want, ive chosen to do Civil Engineering at university, just have to choose one (ive have 4 offers, high grades tho =[ ) my parents said thats fine, but my grandparents keep reminding me that engineers have low pay
OOOOOOOOO!! Your Indian? Awesome. I'm actually Sri Lankan XD. But I was born here in New Zealand... Well, I won't get into my life story.. so anyway... lol..
The situation your going through is so similiar to what my brother is going through. He is actually studying engineering too. I think it is Eletrical. But anyway, my parents are all cool with him doing that my grandparents aren't.

Culture and Family plays such an important role in choosing your career really. For me, my parents and grandparents are obsessing over the whole doctor or lawyer thing... and If I don't do it.. They will most likely guilt trip me into.

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Old 2006-02-18, 19:28   Link #68
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I've been going for accounting and have done 2 out of the 3,5 years and currently terribly regretting not having gone IT.
I'm concidering going IT now but that would mean I have wasted 2 years. This would also mean a class of kids.

I'm also doing really bad at accounting because I'm not into it at all.
I also make a lot of money doing my own things on the internet, more than accounting will ever pay me.
That put my effort to rest really. Dilemma.

What would you do?
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Old 2006-03-30, 04:54   Link #69
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military!
just got offered a scholarship by the military, gonna do a law degree with a bar, and gonna join the navy afterwards
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Old 2006-03-30, 06:23   Link #70
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working on my business adm. degree right now. Just finished 2-year college and am about to transfer . After I get my degree, I plan on moving back to Japan......since I lived there for about a year and loved it.....(to get a working visa you need a bachelor's degree)......
Heh... similar to my story. I really want to transfer back; I loved Japan. In fact, I really hate Australia now. Not only are we behind in technology and news, but I don't like the climate, the fauna, flora, or even the people (but then, I dislike people in general). I find the administration wanting, the people petty, and feel trapped by the pointless ambitions of others.

That said, I should be heading back for a few weeks this year, and hopefully transferring in the next.

My major? Well, I want to switch out of Art (Japanese)/Ap. Physics and do engineering or science in Neurology, as well as Philosophy and Language.

I have very lofty goals, but then I have the arrogance needed to acheive them.
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Old 2006-03-30, 15:52   Link #71
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military!
just got offered a scholarship by the military, gonna do a law degree with a bar, and gonna join the navy afterwards
result mate, nice1!! lol might sound silly but stay in shape you gotta pass a physical to join the armed forces, a person who left my school after doing GCSE's was planning on joining the Navy but failed the physical.

Anyway, good luck with that!
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Old 2006-03-30, 16:17   Link #72
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I'm so simple , I dreamed only of making games since I was a kid.

The game industry (around here anyways) pays well for programmers - 60k+ at one year professional experience. That's more than enough for me as my living is uber cheap.

The work is enjoyable, and it can entirely consume you (weekends and nights). I had to put personal projects on hold. That's a really bad thing, cause my ambition lies in those projects - I don't want to work for the man forever. There's tons of potential for career growth though, and lots of great connections too.

With all the extra cash in hand I actually quit my job to work on my own stuff. If things don't work out there's no shortage of jobs here. Life is good
I'm CE... and every professor in my CS classes has said that game programming is the worst job in the world :P Unless your definition of fun rhymes with code


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Old 2006-03-30, 22:53   Link #73
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result mate, nice1!! lol might sound silly but stay in shape you gotta pass a physical to join the armed forces, a person who left my school after doing GCSE's was planning on joining the Navy but failed the physical.

Anyway, good luck with that!
haha..it's not silly. at least i know i won't be a pig come university
man..i feel for your friend, but it was probably a good thing. he should do his degree first and apply again.. coz degree officers climb the ladder much faster than those without.
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Old 2006-03-30, 23:37   Link #74
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Ever since 4th grade when I first laid eyes on a picture book of galaxies, I was mesmerized by the stars; the mind boggling numbers of them just in a galaxy, let alone the universe (I distinctly remember that very first image of an astronomical object that I've seen, it was the Andromeda Galaxy.), the immense distances to them, and the beauty of astronomical objects (galaxies, planetary nebulas, open clusters...etc). Right then, after reading that picture book, my dream of becoming an astronaut was born. But I understand that dream is a very high and daunting goal, so I decided to settle to become an astronomer. If I can't be among the stars, I'll do the next best thing: reach for them through the biggest telescopes on Earth. I can't help but wish that I was born in a distant future instead, where traveling to the stars was as easy as driving a car today. *Sigh*, I feel like I don't belong in this era.

Thus I'm currently pursuing a major in astronomy. Nearly two years into UBC, I'm halfway to obtaining my degree. After that, I will then pursue my Ph.D. in an university in the US (which one, I do not know yet. I am still researching my options), as I know I have the potential and capacity to achieve it, and my career generally requires a doctorate. I'm most interested in the quirkiest and most bizzare objects that could possibly exist in the universe, especially black holes; things that stretches the limit and fabric of reality, just one step away from imagination. My focus could be about the astrophysics of black holes. Anyways, in ten years I could say, "I get paid to look at the stars." Sounds fanciful doesn't it? However, it isn't really as cool as it sounds, as through my astronomy courses, I realize that work of an astronomer can be extremely tedious and dull. But as my past astronomy 201 professor, Dr. Jaymie Matthews, succinctly puts it at very first day of that class: "You chose this path in life not for the social life, or the fame, or the money; you chose it because you love it." And his words ring true. The average income of an astronomer is ~$30,000-$40,000 which is on the low side. It is a path less traveled (it is evident as my astronomy classes have only about two dozen students, sparsely populating a lecture room capacity of about 150), and one would think it is an easy road, but actually, difficult work and obstacles arises in the path and life of an astronomer. But I know as long as I have the interest, as long as my passion for the stars still burns, I will be content.
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Old 2006-03-31, 00:19   Link #75
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Ever since 4th grade...
I need to find that kind of passion for my studies...good luck on yours! I'm not in astronomy, but I find it to be a fascinating subject. You could put astronomers as being "guardians of the Earth." Since they are the people who monitor our world on a totally different scale, and see existence on a different scale. Anyways, hope your love for the stars continue to burn longer the sun Muir Woods.

Wonder if I'll "crash" into you whenever I visit the campus. That is if you have Muir Woods written all over you for some reasons.
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Old 2006-03-31, 02:18   Link #76
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Currently I am aiming to be a Video Game Designer; Exactly what role I am not so sure yet. At the moment I am leaning towards being a Modeler/texturer however that could change. I am currently attending the Art Institute of Vancouver and am just starting my 4th of 6 quarters this Monday.

So far I have taken the following courses:

Life Drawing
Life Drawing (stage 2)
Color theory
Fundementals of Game design
Principles of 3d modeling
2d animation
3d animation
introduction to texturing
Flash
digital imaging
game design

as well as some others but I cant really remember right now :P

I originally wanted to be an astronaut, however due to my years of slacking off in front of my computer I have all but given up on that dream :'(

When I finish AI I will most likely be going to either UBC (University of British Columbia) or SFU (Simon Fraser University) to learn Japanese. That is of course unless I am offerred a job in the game industry as soon as I graduate. In which case I will bed my Boss to ship me over to asia for awhile (assuming they have an office there). Probably best to hope EA grabs me if I want that one :P
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Old 2006-03-31, 03:35   Link #77
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Right then, after reading that picture book, my dream of becoming an astronaut was born. But I understand that dream is a very high and daunting goal, so I decided to settle to become an astronomer. If I can't be among the stars, I'll do the next best thing: reach for them through the biggest telescopes on Earth.
I had a friend in middle school who also had the same passion for being an astronomer and we would often lay out on her roof at night and she would tell me various facts about constellations and telescopes while I would slowly fall asleep. I've lost touch with her now, but if I'm ever out at night and happen to notice that the stars are particularly clear I have to find a spot to lay down and slowly become overwhelmed.

I think the transition from passion to career is somewhat of an obstacle, or at least for me it is becoming such. (a little background information!) When I was younger I had always wanted to be a veterinarian but a strange thing happened to me towards the end of high school. My aesthetic awareness (you could call it?) became extremely sensitive and suddenly songs, movies, paintings (and on one occasion a very beautiful tree branch) would cause me to cry. And not just a tear would fall, but I would end up on my knees sobbing. With various other influences, I decided to go into art. Originally I wanted to go to an art institute and study illustration but as a compromise with my parents, I am currently at a university studying graphic design and am happily sobbing at least once a week.

I really enjoy graphic design but I'm really lost on what I should do with it when I'm done with school (which will be in a year!!) Mostly because I'm torn between design as work and design as art. Though there are many options available, advertising in general as a career is to me very grim. Of course my real goal is to become awesome enough to create something so beautiful it will cause people to cry, but that is more passion and less career.. but they hopefully will both become part of the same facet of my life.

..I guess this post is more of a rant than anything but oh man my future is right around the corner and I am really afraid of messing it up by being too hopeful :<

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I originally wanted to be an astronaut, however due to my years of slacking off in front of my computer I have all but given up on that dream :'(
Though the dream of being an astronaut is a hard one to give up (I would guess) the possibilities of what you can create as a game designer is just as infinite as what you could have accomplished as an astronaut. As an example, if this has nothing to do with anything then just forget it, but there's a lot of artists that create cities more beautiful than anything we are living in now and so seemingly human you wonder why we aren't. It frustrates me that these artists aren't actually architects, but maybe the cities they create as art have a reality that can never be accomplished through architecture. What that is Im not sure..maybe it has something to do with imagination or some such. But they can create the same thing as an architect, they just do it in a different reality.. Anyway Im trying to say it's the same dream!! kinda

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Old 2006-03-31, 04:22   Link #78
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When I was still a little chibi, I grow up reading about the death toll which accumulates during the medieval periods due to the Black Death. And that intrique me and had a very strong influence on the direction I wished to take.

I wanted to work with diseases, finding out how a specific pathogen causes illnesses, and how to neutralize them for good.

And what does that mean? I wanted to be a pathologist.

So far, things are going as planned.
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Old 2006-03-31, 15:49   Link #79
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I'm on my last year of high school, and I'd sort of like to be a nurse. I have a bunch of things I'm "sort of" interested in, but no passion for anything.
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Old 2006-03-31, 18:13   Link #80
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I need to find that kind of passion for my studies...good luck on yours! I'm not in astronomy, but I find it to be a fascinating subject. You could put astronomers as being "guardians of the Earth." Since they are the people who monitor our world on a totally different scale, and see existence on a different scale. Anyways, hope your love for the stars continue to burn longer the sun Muir Woods.

Wonder if I'll "crash" into you whenever I visit the campus. That is if you have Muir Woods written all over you for some reasons.
Heh heh, perhaps. You attend UBC as well? The feeling of my name and my online personality does correlate to some accuracy to the real life me. Here's a hint: try to look for the guy who appears to be in a world of his own, walking alone having a conversation with himself (actually, I talk to my imaginary friend Jeremiah Kingsworth ).

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I think the transition from passion to career is somewhat of an obstacle, or at least for me it is becoming such. (a little background information!) When I was younger I had always wanted to be a veterinarian but a strange thing happened to me towards the end of high school. My aesthetic awareness (you could call it?) became extremely sensitive and suddenly songs, movies, paintings (and on one occasion a very beautiful tree branch) would cause me to cry. And not just a tear would fall, but I would end up on my knees sobbing. With various other influences, I decided to go into art. Originally I wanted to go to an art institute and study illustration but as a compromise with my parents, I am currently at a university studying graphic design and am happily sobbing at least once a week.
Yeah, there always could be a(nother) significant event or discovery that occurs in life that profoundly influences/changes one's life. I understand your "perception sensitization" (couldn't find a better wording or phrase to describe that) was one such strong experience that deeply affected you. I think the real challenge is successfully merging your passion/interest and career. It would be a great accomplishment for one to do so. To do the things you love and want to do in life, it would be one of the greatest satisfactions in life. Well, good luck Tzurial, in achieving that goal.
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