| ms_wonderland wrote:|
| NARSAddict wrote:|
Personally I don't see a problem. At least another student will have a chance of getting that scholarship. College is not for everyone IMO.
IA, college isn't for everyone...if this is the type of sense this boy has OR if this is truly his dream, chances are he would've been on academic probation or wholly uninterested in going to class by his Sophmore year. good riddance and good luck.
But .. if he got a full scholarship... umm that means, he's GOT THE CHOPS
He just doesn't have enough common sense to realize YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GO BACK AND GET YOUR DEGREE!
Cautionary tale to all young people reading this:
I got a job in The Netherlands years ago - I stayed.
Okay, a good friend of mine with more experience in our field than even myself has been trying to get over here .. for years. Finally I kind of pinned him down on this and it comes out that people mainly ignore his resume and IF he comes in and talks .. he gets the bums rush.
At first I thought he was kidding .. as he asked if I went to college. I said OF COURSE, I have FOUR degrees of higher education.
WHY? Because he does not have a college education! I was shooked. Here's this (then) 50 year old man that I have known for 20 some years (and he is a White man btw) with all this intellgnce and experience going for him ... and he never got his degree?
He had some explaination that just sounded like he didn't feel like doing it. I just shock my head. STUPID!
The thing is ... you cannot predict HOW or in WHAT direction you life will go .. but you need the FUNDAMENTALS no matter which way you go.
No, he would have never guessed he would want to work in Europe on all these fun assignments years and years ago .. me either. But if your foundation is sound ... it becomes your entry into ANYTHING.
Eventually he got a lower paying job in Germany but he is pissed and bitter that he is not getting his due- but I told him .. in Europe, you have to have your PAPERS in order ...or they will pass you over. EDUCATION IS SOO HIGHLY VALUED!!!
I have other examples too. I'm just saying. GO TO SCHOOL young people. YOU ONLY WALK THIS WAY .. ONCE!
Edited by Printer_Ink - Jun 03 2013 at 8:22am