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post #73231 of 99822
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

UK uni's are actually cheaper than US ones, although I doubt I'd receive as much (if any) sort of aid.

This, plus travel costs and the awful GBP / USD rate.
post #73232 of 99822
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

UK uni's are actually cheaper than US ones, although I doubt I'd receive as much (if any) sort of aid. I'm not exactly sure what type of grad degree I'd be pursuing, which is one of my considerations over this year. Want to talk to some professors/professionals and hear what they have to say

I'm a UK-based academic (art historian). I can maybe point you in the right direction if you let me know what you're looking for?
post #73233 of 99822
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

UK uni's are actually cheaper than US ones, although I doubt I'd receive as much (if any) sort of aid. I'm not exactly sure what type of grad degree I'd be pursuing, which is one of my considerations over this year. Want to talk to some professors/professionals and hear what they have to say

if you are applying for humanities programs, if you do not get funding you should not go. period.

also don't feel bad about taking a year off. not a big deal at all. i took two years off between high school and college (although not on purpose) -- probably made me a much better student in the long run.
post #73234 of 99822
The only people I know who went over there for grad school are in engineering/science.
post #73235 of 99822
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Originally Posted by A Fellow Linguist View Post

This, plus travel costs and the awful GBP / USD rate.

Yea, these things make the grad schools costs about on par, except i'd be in the motherfucking UK!
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Originally Posted by volatile View Post

I'm a UK-based academic (art historian). I can maybe point you in the right direction if you let me know what you're looking for?

I mean I majored in Poli Sci in UG (lol), so it'd likely be a related major, such as admin, public policy, international relations, BA etc...




Liek I said, just kicking ideas around, and I really want to go back to Europe and actually stay for a while
post #73236 of 99822
it sounds like you want to apply to grad school to have something to do, and that's a terrible reason to apply to grad school. just work for a year. will be cool.
post #73237 of 99822
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Behind what? Life isn't a race....
Word. I'm 38 now, and some of my contemporaries are light years ahead of me professionally, and some have stalled.
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

No no I'm set to graduate this May, but I'll be taking a year off between UG and Grad/law school to figure out what I want to do.

I'm also strongly considering applying to grad programs in the UK, at places like St. Andrews, Edinburgh, Durham, UCL, Imperial etc...Anyone have any experience with this? How hard is it to do/relevant to a career path?
It's easy to get in, but if you have to pay the non-residency rate, account for the exchange rate, factor in the seriously higher cost of living, etc..., it's about the same price. For the sciences, it's considerably harder to get funding than it is for top flight schools in the US.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

Seriously, this kind of talk makes me feel like I'm hanging out in other areas of the forum, where the average poster seems to be a pretty well-off, middle-aged, white guy with a great home, lots of expensive clothes, "toys," and all sorts of angst stewing within them nevertheless.

I'm going to give my usual bit of advice that I give all my students, and those friends who ask, too. The money isn't worth it. If you have to to feed yourself and your family, then a well paying crappy job is much better than a crappy paying crapping job, and you have something that makes the crap you endure worth it. But if the money is to maintain your lifestyle, and you hate what you have to do to get that money, you'll find yourself hating your life.

Nice cars and nice audio systems and fancy clothes, as much as I like the last, do not a good life make. Good people that you can depend on and making something awesome (at very least, you have to think that it's awesome) do. Money can be a trap. I know people making a lot of money who are miserable, because they don't have very much else, and they feel like they can lose that at any point.

That said, I also know hedge fund managers that love life. It's like every day they get up with a very complex problem to solve, and they get to "win", and they love the game. To the man, they are adrenaline junkies. It's not settling for a big paycheck for them. It's a game with a lot of money on the table. That's not me, but I can respect that.
post #73238 of 99822
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

I don't know if I could handle the personality types in straight up finance, but I've been looking really hard at consulting. I had a phone interview with one firm, but have yet to hear back and applied to a couple others but haven't had a response. idk, i just want to find something i don't hate doing.

i also like don't want to grow up, i'm like peter pan yo

Finance is a big broad world. There are all kinds of jobs that require people who can think critically about diverse quantitative problems. Most of the people I work with are very laid back and mild mannered and rarely work more than 40 hours a week.
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Originally Posted by reedobandito View Post

Since we're on a career/postgrad tangent right now, I'd like to take this time to say I've decided to take a year off and figure out what I actually want to do with my life and career, as well as build up my resume. Can't believe I'll have to move back to my shithole hometown that I vowed to leave forever, but that's life I guess.

If you really do come from a small shithole town (guilty as charged) don't spend your year at home. Stay in Portland and see if you can't get a job as an intern at law office, or even just temp in an office.
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Originally Posted by artishard116 View Post

don't do it reedo, travel south america on a motorcycle instead.

Yes!
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

Behind what? Life isn't a race....

So true. You won't regret having spent a year of your life in your early 20's doing something you want at the expense of spending a year in your slightly later 20's doing something you don't.
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Originally Posted by APK View Post

Seriously, this kind of talk makes me feel like I'm hanging out in other areas of the forum, where the average poster seems to be a pretty well-off, middle-aged, white guy with a great home, lots of expensive clothes, "toys," and all sorts of angst stewing within them nevertheless.

Eh, it's not a bad way to live.
Edited by Biggskip - 2/7/13 at 6:00pm
post #73239 of 99822
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post

That said, I also know hedge fund managers that love life. It's like every day they get up with a very complex problem to solve, and they get to "win", and they love the game. To the man, they are adrenaline junkies. It's not settling for a big paycheck for them. It's a game with a lot of money on the table. That's not me, but I can respect that.

This.  You really have to be wired for it and if you are, it's awesome.  I know people like that and they love it.  

post #73240 of 99822
Been wanting to get a pair Buttero which one you think I should get



Camel suede

Or



Brown suede
post #73241 of 99822
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post

it sounds like you want to apply to grad school to have something to do, and that's a terrible reason to apply to grad school. just work for a year. will be cool.

If I were to go right now, this would likely be the case. But that's why I really need to find a direction in this next year.

Thanks for the advice guys, will do some deep mental contemplation on the matter
post #73242 of 99822
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Originally Posted by BreezyBirch View Post

art is trying to get you kidnapped!

maybe you have to get kidnapped to... find yourself
post #73243 of 99822

I contacted customer service for both thecorner and yoox (I am assuming they are the same but just in case they aren't I tried both) and have even contacted Walter Van Beirendonck himself to try and find out what the sizing is like on the WVB shirt that I want (total grail item for me) but everyone other than Walter is completely inept, and Walter just didn't reply.

Does anybody on here know about the sizing? The medium is sold out but I am hoping he cuts his large size smaller because I saw a long-sleeve t-shirt on farfetch by him that looked medium on the model but is a large.

 

If anybody knows please let me know, I don't want this to sell out before I find out the sizing info. frown.gif

post #73244 of 99822
why don't you check suspension points site for an idea on his sizing

nm no shirting on there
post #73245 of 99822
I thought it would be fun to post my 3 most recent WAYWT pics alongside 3 of my oldest, so here's that. AFL 2013 vs. AFL 2008



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