Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

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  1. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    Yeah I heard it's even more in America. I was considering applying to NYU or Columbia, but it was like $50k a year and I'd have to do bullshit liberal arts stuff for 2 years to become well rounded so I can find out what I want to do even though I think you should have a pretty clear direction of what you want to do when you're like 16. Am considering doing my masters in the states, but then thats 2 years and higher fees or I can do it in 1 year here.
     


  2. LawrenceMD

    LawrenceMD Senior member

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    you're obviously a candidate for a Problem Based Learning system. They tried to implement it in medical schools during the 90's onward, but it didn't really stick. Some people are lazy and love to be spoon fed information and concepts. I loved sitting in lectures because it made reviewing source materials so much easier after.

    But the times where they tried some modules in a problem based learning system I realized how awesome it could be, but some aren't just engineered to learn like that.
     
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  3. edinatlanta

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    lol.

    No, more than likely you should and will not.
     


  4. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    moar moniez?
     


  5. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    LOL yeah I had no idea what I wanted to do at 16. I knew what I thought I wanted at 20, and by 22 I'd completely reversed course. By 30 I'd settled into a kind of niche, and at 40 I've more or less decided on what I'll be doing (and not what I was doing at 30). Unless something better comes along.
     
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  6. why

    why Senior member

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    Some employers pay for a Master's, though, which makes avoiding study in America a moot point if you're studying a highly-sought-after degree in undergrad.


    What's a Problem-Based Learning System?
     
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  7. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    :laugh: :crackup: :laugh:
     


  8. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Kwilk move to the East Coast so we can be roomiez!!!!
     


  9. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Exactly. I know a guy who was an M&A specialist lawyer, lots of big time clients, tons of money, then about 10 years ago switched to marketing kind of by chance, now making tons more money doing that, for just one example.

    Hell, read the NYTimes Sunday Business section for their profiles on executives and their career paths, holy hell most of them have WILDLY different swings in them.

    Also, if I had followed my wish at 16, I'd be an even bigger failure than I am now.
     


  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My employer is paying for my MBA. But it still sucks because if you take a class that costs say $10,000 and the company reimburses you that $10,000 they have to take out the taxes as if it is normal income so at the end of an MBA degree at say NYU you still are stuck paying around $50,000 in taxes. What a lot of people do is get a student loan for that amount and write-off the interest.
     


  11. why

    why Senior member

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    Uhhh...how much does an MBA at NYU cost?
     


  12. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    An MBA program basically teaches you the ways of business and how things go down (happen). It would be a value at twice the price.
     


  13. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    if you have to ask, you can't afford it.

    FWIW, I was checking costs not long ago and even the nearby state schools are ridiculously expensive, compared to what I paid 10 years ago.

    ETA: Holy shit it's been 10 years. :eek:
     
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    the adchoices ads on my computer make my sad about what my interent activity apparently suggests to marketers.
     


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