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(no subject) [Nov. 24th, 2004|10:22 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

hello everyone! i just signed in and here's a little intro!

i just turned 22 and i'm currently taking my masters in political economy. i finished my bachelor's degree when i was 20 and spent an entire year in prague learning czech for higher education. all i've had so far are a variety of internships and still no sign of a real job in sight. i'm quite a wanderer and a restless soul with lots of interests i want to pursue. anyway, i'm really glad i'm not alone and there's a community i can share with. good luck to all!
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two times useless [Nov. 3rd, 2004|08:41 am]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

Hey all,
I'm a newbie here. I have a BA in Art History and actually did have a couple of "real" jobs in my field before joining slackerdom. My first job was being a curatorial assistant at an art museum which was cool but paid less than a job at Costco, it paid less actually than what the museum's JANITOR made, this is why I left and got my second job. This was in a city's public art program and it paid great but the job itself was so damn boring except for the times my boss would freak out about some political plot or another to cut our funding.

About a year went by and I was about to be fired because she couldn' stand me as much as I couldn't stand her. So I quit on the spot one day and got the following jobs: doggy daycare worker, car salesperson, cookie gift basket phone order taking person. Then I finally figured out, sort of, what I wanted to do when I grew up which was write and teach. So I went back to school.

Since going back to school to get a second BA in English Lit so I can apply to PhD programs in Eng Lit next year, I've had the following jobs: porn store clerk, gallery attendant, paper grader.

So, this is where I'm at now: freaking out about getting and keeping a 4.0 in my major and dreading the GRE and hoping I get fellowships and TA-ships to pay for grad school (assuming I get in somewhere) so I won't have to borrow any more money than I already've borrowed for two liberal arts degrees that when put together still aren't worth more than the paper they're printed on.

OK, so really all of the above is just a pathetic attempt to get someone to check out my page... I'm also looking forward to getting to know some of y'all too. Slackers unite!
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happy to find an empathic ear for my anxiety [Oct. 29th, 2004|08:18 pm]
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wow. i'm new and this whole blogging thing leaves me alternatively frustrated and satisfied. needless to say i'm proud to have found a way to join the community!

I'm still working on my first degree, having changed majors three times, taken two breaks, and settled on a major in Environmental Science. Last fall I desperately needed to go home and breath into a paper bag after talking to class group members who informed me they were in grade 7 when I started university. Trouble is, I keep forgetting I'm concidered a "mature" student.

Does anyone else feel like everyone around them, even those who get far worse grades than you do, has a dramatically better grasp on the practical application of their studies? I somehow feel, after 5 and a half years at this, that I'm a fraud who gets A's without learning anything at all. I'm terrified to offer myself up to an interviewer if I ever find out where to apply for meaningful jobs.

And I was one of those high shool wonder students who came to a small liberal school celebrated for not letting anyone fall through the cracks. What happened?

Who else owes more than the value of a nice house in student loans?

(it's nice to find you, here.)
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(no subject) [Oct. 28th, 2004|02:22 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

This is the place for me! I'm 25 and still in college trying for my BS in computer engineering. I've been in school for somewhere between 5 and 7 years. taking a year off in the middle of that. to fail to deal with life issues. and I'm still going to be here for at least another year and a half.

Anyway that's me. glad to find this place.
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(no subject) [Oct. 26th, 2004|05:13 am]
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Hi, I'm new. I'm a returning student double majoring in environmental science and engineering. I've been in college for 7 years and have never made more than 12 dollars an hour. Any advice for getting my brain in gear to actually make some money would be appreciated.

BTW, my bro is even more of an educated slacker than me. He has a PhD in Physics and lives in a van.
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Hello! [Sep. 22nd, 2004|09:15 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

I'm very relieved to know that I am not the only one who is degreed and confused (leave it to LJ to find another niche I can curl up into) :-) My name is Stephanie. I've my degree in, yes, fine art. I graduated early, spent the next couple of years making love and art in Italy, and am still completely befuddled as to what I should be doing with myself. Perhaps a more career-oriented focus should have been in order? Hmm. For the time being, my new job entails wearing a fuzzy suit to work and posing for pictures with the kiddies. (I'm actually looking forward to it- hehe) It beats professional dress code... or at least it would, if I weren't also working as an office temp :-/ I'm planning on going back to school next fall for industrial design... I would love to do toy design but I fear the chance of ending up in the same position I am now (except with an additional degree). Anywho, just wanted to introduce myself. Ciao!
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Free 2004 Kaplan's GRE study guide!!!! [Aug. 22nd, 2004|03:40 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

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So, I now realize what I want to study in school for my Master's degree and where I want to go, however I have been studing to take the GRE and I should be studying for the GMAT. So, I now have a partially highlighted and writen in Kaplan's 2004 GRE study guide. Anyone interested? I will give it to you free. I hate throwing stuff away, and I can not return it, so I would see if anyone in LJ-land would like it. Drop me an email or comment here if you interested.
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wow. [Aug. 9th, 2004|01:20 pm]
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hi, everyone

this just the kind of community i was looking for. graduated from college with a marketing degree last may (and a bunch of random philosophy credits - though not enough for a minor) and i'm having angst because it's august and school's starting up again... but, for the first time, i'm not going. and now i've got this marvelous and useful degree (supposedly why i pursued business over philosophy in the first place) and i'm a SECRETARY/WAITRESS....

i want to go to grad school... eventually... and work on my novel... eventually....

i'm smart... probably smarter than the people i'm serving here... i should do something about this... oh well, back to my xbox.
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(no subject) [Jul. 23rd, 2004|02:59 pm]
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i just found this community. i hope it grows larger. there are too many educated slackers out there not to. :D

i'm michelle. i'll have a bachelor's in history by december.

i dunno what i'll do after that. i'm a waitress right now.

i have no direction whatsoever. grad school? maybe. being poor the rest of my life...probably.

hi to all. :)
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By the by ... [Jul. 9th, 2004|09:06 pm]
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Oh, and, um ... j0. Play nice.

It's cool to bitch. It's not cool to bitch at each other. But it's cool to bitch. 'Cause we're in this together.

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