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First week of college [Jan. 13th, 2006|01:52 pm]
Monday and Wednesday were my first days of college. :) It felt surreal to be on a school campus again, but in a good way.

My only fear is completing the myriad of writing assignments/essays for all my classes, especially English. I'm not a very good writer, especially when you have to *think* of a topic, rather than letting it come to *you* on its own time. My teachers are decent, though.

Yesterday when talking with a co-worker, I found out she got the full Pell Grant because she has a child. Obviously I have a child too, but when filling out the FAFSA originally, I didn't include her because I don't provide "50% or more of financial support" for her. I couldn't bring myself to lie about it. For spring and summer, my grant will probably only amount to $400-500 (due to less-than full-time enrollment and having missed the fall semester). I did end up getting the full award for subsidized loans... but as we all know, grants are better. :(

It seems the trend for college students is to major in Pharmacy. I feel like such a loser for what i'm majoring in (Political Science/International Relations, and such). :(

[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-01-13 10:58 am (UTC)
I remember when I was in high school, EVERYBODY wanted to be a physical therapist or a pharmacist. I wanted to be a graphic designer. Well, had I known how much money pharmacists make... x.x (Not like I could pass the math or chemistry classes, anyway!)
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-01-13 11:18 am (UTC)
At Publix, a graduate intern alone makes $25 an hour. I'd always known they made good money (see why below).

Aside from not doing well at math or chemistry classes, it's not a career I'd enjoy, because of the bad ethics of the pharmaceutical industry, especially. :( I feel really good about my major(s) of choice, however.
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-01-13 11:30 am (UTC)
Apparently here at SU, international relations is the most popular major. :o
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2006-01-13 11:57 am (UTC)
Ew. I hate doing things that are really popular because of the competitiveness for the limited *available* jobs. ^^; Or very unpopular, in the sense of limited career options/total job positions that exist.

Gah. *explodes*
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-01-13 12:12 pm (UTC)
I was told that graphic design was a popular major, but lord knows there is not a job within 300 miles of me. x_x
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2006-01-13 02:11 pm (UTC)
Well, soon-to-be... I had a huge fiasco trying to get letters of reccommendation, because I asked my professors to send them, then moved up here from Georgia, only to wait and wait and wait for letters that were never submitted. x_x I'm hoping to get in for the fall, since I'm wanting to do the Master of Arts in Advertising Design program, and it's summer and fall admission only.
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