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DESPERATE STUDENT

Souderton, PA

#41 Mar 20, 2013
resident wrote:
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Do you attend a Public, Catholic or Christian High School? I'm having a difficult time why your guidance counselors are not steering you toward a college that accepts federal aid, which would make your plight for needed financial aid much easier.
If you had read my original post carefully you would have seen that I am homeschooled and therefore do not have a councilor. And believe it or not I am so glad that the college I am attending doesn't accept financial aid from uncle sam because that means that they have complete freedom as an institution. They don't have to worry about keeping the government happy and can focus more on the care of the students...pretty refreshing idea!
DESPERATE STUDENT

Souderton, PA

#42 Mar 20, 2013
Haha wrote:
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How'd that work for you, Brian?
Not so well, huh?
Preaching to people about what to take in college when you are 40-something living in your dad's basement.
This guy should be the poster boy on why liberal arts majors are worthless....he can't get a job!
Science, tech, and medical are the way to go. Even your president says this!
Joke's on you, Kline.
I have to agree with you! I'm a biology major and the list of opportunities that this major allows is incredible. I could do anything from pharmaceutical work to lab testing to forensic analysis...In my case I'm hoping to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine...and yes I realize that eight years of college is going to leave me with quite a bit of debt which I am prepared for. But I also agree that if your going to choose a liberal arts major like "theatre" then your going to have to be prepared to deal with unemployment and be willing to work low level jobs (food service, retail, ect.) to get by and it also would be better choice to minor in a liberal arts subject and major in a broader degree i.e. Business ect.
Friday

Perkasie, PA

#43 Mar 21, 2013
DESPERATE STUDENT wrote:
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I have to agree with you! I'm a biology major and the list of opportunities that this major allows is incredible. I could do anything from pharmaceutical work to lab testing to forensic analysis...In my case I'm hoping to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine...and yes I realize that eight years of college is going to leave me with quite a bit of debt which I am prepared for. But I also agree that if your going to choose a liberal arts major like "theatre" then your going to have to be prepared to deal with unemployment and be willing to work low level jobs (food service, retail, ect.) to get by and it also would be better choice to minor in a liberal arts subject and major in a broader degree i.e. Business ect.
I go into homes all the time, and have seen a number of home-schooled students. The one thing they all have in common (compared to non-home-schooled students), is a marked decrease in their ability to interact, converse, and get along with others. Make sure you can do those things well, and you'll get along good in the working world. Just being great in your chosen field is rarely good enough.
resident

Broomall, PA

#44 Mar 21, 2013
DESPERATE STUDENT wrote:
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If you had read my original post carefully you would have seen that I am homeschooled and therefore do not have a councilor. And believe it or not I am so glad that the college I am attending doesn't accept financial aid from uncle sam because that means that they have complete freedom as an institution. They don't have to worry about keeping the government happy and can focus more on the care of the students...pretty refreshing idea!
Discrimination is never "refreshing." It's sad you have picked a school based on that criteria. Speaks volumes about you as a person.

resident

Broomall, PA

#45 Mar 21, 2013
DESPERATE STUDENT wrote:
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I have to agree with you! I'm a biology major and the list of opportunities that this major allows is incredible. I could do anything from pharmaceutical work to lab testing to forensic analysis...In my case I'm hoping to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine...and yes I realize that eight years of college is going to leave me with quite a bit of debt which I am prepared for. But I also agree that if your going to choose a liberal arts major like "theatre" then your going to have to be prepared to deal with unemployment and be willing to work low level jobs (food service, retail, ect.) to get by and it also would be better choice to minor in a liberal arts subject and major in a broader degree i.e. Business ect.
It's apparent our little home-schooled friend doesn't read the news. He/she thinks upon graduation they're going to skate into a six-figure income job in Veterinary Medicine.

While the profession is a noble pursuit in helping animals, Americans are cutting back on veterinary expenses for their animal companions. It's sad, considering there are non-profits who will help financially-strapped pet owners with their bills. But it's a fact. There are an estimated 80 million domesticated cats in the U.S. But the average guardian only spends $20 a year on veterinary services. It's known as the "cat problem" in the veterinary profession.

So what does this mean? More students then ever are graduating from veterinary school but they have no patients. Many are unemployed, or if lucky accepting jobs that pay $30K-$40K a year.

Now this poster has declared a need for financial aid but refuses to attend a college that accepts federal aid. Aside from the possible scholarship here and there, this poster will try to secure private bank loans with interest rates around 25%. Good luck paying that off upon graduation.

For the sake of animals needing medical care, I hope the situation improves, but I'm not betting my morning coffee on it.
Info

Broomall, PA

#46 Mar 21, 2013
resident wrote:
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Discrimination is never "refreshing." It's sad you have picked a school based on that criteria. Speaks volumes about you as a person.
What discrimination are you referring to?
Friday

Perkasie, PA

#47 Mar 21, 2013
resident wrote:
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It's apparent our little home-schooled friend doesn't read the news. He/she thinks upon graduation they're going to skate into a six-figure income job in Veterinary Medicine.
While the profession is a noble pursuit in helping animals, Americans are cutting back on veterinary expenses for their animal companions. It's sad, considering there are non-profits who will help financially-strapped pet owners with their bills. But it's a fact. There are an estimated 80 million domesticated cats in the U.S. But the average guardian only spends $20 a year on veterinary services. It's known as the "cat problem" in the veterinary profession.
So what does this mean? More students then ever are graduating from veterinary school but they have no patients. Many are unemployed, or if lucky accepting jobs that pay $30K-$40K a year.
Now this poster has declared a need for financial aid but refuses to attend a college that accepts federal aid. Aside from the possible scholarship here and there, this poster will try to secure private bank loans with interest rates around 25%. Good luck paying that off upon graduation.
For the sake of animals needing medical care, I hope the situation improves, but I'm not betting my morning coffee on it.
They asked for scholarships or grants, and said nothing about a loan. It doesn't hurt to ask if anyone has any info.

It's a shame you feel the need to beat down on someone trying to get ahead, especially a young person.
DESPERATE STUDENT

Souderton, PA

#48 Mar 25, 2013
resident wrote:
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Discrimination is never "refreshing." It's sad you have picked a school based on that criteria. Speaks volumes about you as a person.
Thanks for the concern/advice but I am not socially awkward and in fact am interacting with costumers all day as part of my job. Homeschoolers really aren't socially impaired (for the most part)...its just a cruel stereotype.

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