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    Can you be a police officer and do college?

    I was thinking of getting a full time job while in college. I have always loved the idea of being a police officer. I have many friends who are doing full time jobs and college. Do you think I could do both or is it unwise?

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    Should I get a Master's Degree?

    I work at Walmart and I am graduating this year with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. I like working at Walmart and feel like I want to work there for the rest of my life. Should I study to get a Master's Degree if I don't really want to work in that field, since I still want to work at Walmart? Would it be worth all the time and investment?

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    I want to become a pilot.?

    I'm currently a first-year student at UCLA, and I attend virtual classes because of the pandemic. I have always been a good student (4.7 high school GPA, 99th percentile SAT, etc), but I don't have a passion for any academic career that matches my curiosity for aviation. I plan to finish my bachelors at UCLA, but I would like to get started in aviation. I've done some research about this career path, but my situation as a full-time student makes it a bit more complicated.  Should I start my PPL at my local flight school during college or should I wait to join an academy after college? Also, any other comments or questions are welcome and encouraged! Thank you!

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    Which college should I go to?? ?

    I'm not going to blindly go based on these responses, but it will be a factor.

    Now, I've been accepted/waitlisted to UMASS Amherst, Central Michigan University, Indiana University Bloomington, and Wellesley College

    Here are the pros and cons for me:

    UMASS AMHERST:

    - pros: My mom works there so I get a discount off of tuition

    full ride scholarship opportunity (but not sure if I have it yet) 

    food is fantastic

    has a microbiology major

    close to family

    -cons:

    Didn't get accepted into the music minor program

    The majority of people in my school go to UMASS- although it's a big school I'll likely not see them

    close to family

    CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY:

    -pros:

    20$ scholarship

    the cheapest college I can go to (if I don't get the full ride scholarship at UMASS)

    Close to family

    -cons:

    not as great a college as the others

    doesn't have my major (but has biology and pre-med)

    my mom doesn't want me to go

    INDIANA UNIVERSITY BLOOMINGTON-

    pros: 

    has my major

    great education

    close to family 

    has been one of my top choices since seventh grade

    cons:

    not safe- like AT all 

    lots of pollution

    my mom doesn't want me to go there

    cost 50K a year to attend

    WELLESLEY COLLEGE: 

    pros:

    fantastic college

    a good challenge 

    is DIII school meaning I'd have a change on the basketball team

    opportunity to take classes at Harvard and MIT

    cons: 

    doesn't have my major (but has biology and pre-med)

    I'm waitlisted so it's a risk if I commit to Wellesley and withdraw all my other applications.

    LMK what you think!

    9 Answers3 days ago
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    Is 5-6 years in community college ideal?

    So I’ve been attending community college for almost 4 years now trying to study nursing. But I got mostly Cs for my grades. It doesn’t really look good on my application but now I want to change career path and study dental hygiene. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always wanted to study nursing. Although it wasn’t something I was passionate about, it was just the first thing that came to mind when I was asked what I wanted to do in life. But now that I’m 22, I’ve realized that nursing isn’t something I enjoy. I took a cna course and it made me realize that I can’t stomach all of that. So that’s why I changed paths. Although dentistry can also be nasty, at least I’m not seeing/cleaning up defecations all day.  It also seems interesting and the amount of time spent in school isn’t as much. 

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    I can’t get a job in my field I’ve been trying since 2012?

    I’ve wanted to work in academia since I graduated college in 2012. Unfortunately, I was location bound and only had 2 schools in my area to work with. I took tons of temp and part time work for YEARS never able to get anything. I’ve lost all confidence in myself. I was encouraged to go for my Masters then PhD which I did. Got myself into a tremendous amount of debt and still can’t get full time work in the field. I’m constantly told I don’t have enough experience mind you, I’ve been trying to break in since 2012!! I just completed my PhD in May 2020. I can’t get anything! All part time, lecture, no medical benefits NOTHING. Since I saved for so many years I was able to finally move I moved without employment to an area with tons of colleges/universities around. Still no luck!! At what point do I say F*ck this I’m done!!! I’ve been trying for almost 10 years to break into this field!! I’m so frustrated I’m at a loss. I’m not alone though. I have another friend in a similar situation as me. Academia is ALL who you know. I’m told volunteer for free until you can get it but I cannot afford at 31 years old to work for FREE. I have enough in savings to last me a good bit and be comfortable for at least 1-2 years. Should I just give up and take any job at this point? 

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    Can college professor give you a negative grade?

    Does anyone know if a professor can give negative grades on assignments? He assigned a presentation for everyone to do on scheduled days. So of course being a student I didn’t look at the assignment until the week it was due. Therefore, I did not see that in the requirements that you had to be present on zoom/ in person on presentation days (for lecture we had been allowed to view lectures via recordings or attend live so I had assumed that the presentation days would be the same since they were during lecture). Turns out that it’s -5pts for every presentation missed so about -80pts from a 40 pt worth presentation. Which sucks already since I still have to do the presentation but will get a zero anyway. But will he take another 40 pts off. I doubt he would believe the excuse that I didn’t know...

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    I’m failing my college classes because I spend too much time with my boyfriend?

    Should I just drop out and start over at a community college? By the end of this semester, I will be on academic probation

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    Is it likely that I'll have courses with my high school mates when we go to the same college?

    A lot of my peers will be going to the same college as me, starting in September. We're currently high school seniors. Do you think it's likely that we'll have the same courses together?

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    If I refuse to take classes in person in Fall because of covid risk can university take action against me?

    My university is very large. Over 45k students and I've seen it the classes were crammed with no distance. 

    I've seen as much as 70 students in a class. Buildings are overcrowded too.

    You can't tell me no one there will be corona positive. 

    Also university said it will not make vaccines mandatory until some outbreak happens. I can't take that risk.

    I've got underlying conditions.

    University officials have delivered very strong pitch for in person.

    It's not just me but 100s of students and even profs are planning to take the semester in Fall off and wait and see.

    I also want to wait and see if Fall in person semester results in outbreak or not.

    If not, then from next spring I'll be more than happy to join in person. 

    But I just can't walk in like that with such large crowds without vaccine mandatory. 

    However my major department chairperson says if leave of absence is taken, I can lose the seat in my major because I already took 3 semesters off in 2018 and 2019 and only 3 semesters leave of absence is allowed in the major.

    What to do in stock situation

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    What were your favorite and least favorite subject(s) in high school, respectively?  ?

    Just curious.....

    My favorite subjects were History and Geography. My least favorite subjects were Math and Botany! I hated these two! 

    7 Answers6 days ago
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    If you meet the minimum requirements for a college, does that mean you’ll get in?

    My dream college requires a GPA of 2.0 and a C or higher in Math and English. I have a 2.6 GPA, and a B in both math and English so is that good?

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    Is Vanguard University (Southern California) a good university?

    I’m looking to major in environmental science and take a pre-law minor. I’m having a hard time coming to a conclusion about VUSC because the reviews are so mixed. 

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    Do you believe a degree is a sign of good character ?

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    No, it means that they can apply their intelligence to tasks.  It says nothing of character.  Think of all the lawyers and Wall Street people.

    4 Answers4 days ago
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