Originally Posted by JetBlast
I live at home and commute about 30 min to school in the morning (wake up at 6:30 and drive out there). I like my aviation management major, it's just that I am only taking one aviation class, which is once a week. The rest of my classes are all the core classes crap I have no interest in. Wednesdays and Fridays I wake up at 6:30, first class starts at 8. After work I am back home again at about 10:30 in the evening.
Have you gone to college because that's how you get a piece of paper that lets you get the job you want? Guess what? That's a lie. If you think about it, of course it is. 99% of companies (more now than ever) do not hire degrees,
they hire people.
College is not about what you get; it's about who you become. I find, over and over, the quiet truth that it doesn't matter* to the movers and shakers what your degree is, it matters who you
are. A dear colleague of mine is fretting over wanting to get to management without an MBA. He's going to get the slot sans MBA and they are going to just let him take the courses that have the stuff he needs for the postion and it's done. No fuss. The breadth of a college education can give you that roundedness that everyone is looking for if you actually embrace it. When you've got that the other stuff is not as important. Nine out of ten dumb schmucks are in college just to get a degree and I'd love to knock some sense into their very thick heads -- it's not the product, it's the process story that's important. And those crap core classes might stretch your mind a little and open some new pathways for thought that will always be available to serve you in whatever you do. How can you understand money (economics) without understanding people (humanities) and how they interact (most social sciences), where they came from (history), how the world works (science), and how to convey the stuff you know in written and oral communication (English and Public Speaking). I critique resumes on the side, usually just to help people out. You know how often they write 'excellent written and oral communication skills' on the resume but can't structure a sentence or even maintain consistent tone and voice? No wonder 98% of resumes barely get read. People who were paying attention don't have to say they communicate well, it speaks for them, and guess what? They go places. Come on, what's the dumbest core class you're taking? Pony up.