I'm a college junior who has had trouble making many friends, help? [more inside]
What are some options for a bright young man who wants to delay college? It can be volunteer-based, overseas, career ideas, special programs, alternate ideas of how to approach higher learning...anything. The main thing he wants is real-world experience outside of a classroom, something that will help him grow as a person and help him learn what he wants out of life. [more inside]
This one might be a doozy. So, I'm a 23 year old recent college grad ( this May) with a B.A. in psychology and no idea what to do with my life. ( Original, I know, but bear with me, it gets better.) Everyone around me seems to have what are at least well-outlined 5 year plans, oriented around either grad school or a great entry level job. Certain circumstances in my life though seem to leave me with a vision of the future that doesn't extend far beyond the living room couch and daytime TV for the next 10 years and that frightens me to no end. [more inside]
Is there some sort of 'career/life counselor' out there that can help me navigate college/university programs and requirements after dropping out last year? [more inside]
I'm a 21 years old girly-girl going into my junior year of college. I had a 'simple' surgery in November go horribly awry, leaving me on bed-rest for weeks, and initially fully fecally incontinent. I had to leave the semester early to recuperate, and took the spring semester off, and haven't interacted with my peers since I left. I am supposed to start school again on Tuesday. I'm largely better, and certainly out of diapers. Unfortunately though, gas still passes through me totally freely, and I'm absolutely petrified at the thought of being flatulent in quiet classrooms and lectures, etc. The noise is my only concern. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways I can silence my gas? [more inside]
I just graduated college and have been working full-time for one month. I really don't like my job because I think I ended up in the wrong industry/type of business. I'm hoping for any suggestions, advice, or thoughts about how I can go about figuring out what industry/type of business/job would be a better fit for me. I am talented, smart, and hard working, but I feel like I am wasting my life because I'm not interested in my company or the work we do. [more inside]
What advice do you wish you had been given before leaving home and going off to college for the first time? [more inside]
Several years ago, my husband's close friend died suddenly. Now the friend's oldest son is graduating from high school, and his wife asked my husband (and others) to pass on some personal accumulated wisdom and memories. What kinds of things should we address? [more inside]
Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice [more inside]
I finished my associates two years ago and I believe it is time to begin taking classes again in order to improve myself. As an IT professional, should I aim for useful certificates or a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
Ok, so I've been having this problem lately (and I think it's related to my recent depression) where I meet new people and kind of expect that I'll never develop any friendship with them, but then it actually does happen, and I realize in horror that when they bring up previous conversations we've had, I act completely clueless because I didn't bother to remember it in the first place, and they say something like, "Remember we were talking about how my mom lives literally right next door to you?" (seriously, that happened today) and I remember suddenly, but clearly have already made it obvious that I didn't remember it in the first place... That's been happening a lot lately, and I want to know how to recall what I talked about with people more. [more inside]
How did I go about making an awesome life and avoiding the rat race? [more inside]
How do I learn to take better care of myself and my surroundings? I feel like a total unorganized mess and need some advice. [more inside]
Carleton v. Wesleyan. I'll be seeing my nephew next week, and he has his future whittled down to these two colleges. Not that it will really have an effect, but I'd like to appear to know more than that it is colder in Minnesota, and asking MeFites seemed easier (and maybe more astute) than reading a lot of PR things.
Neither he nor I know what he will major in, but probably nothing practical (ie. if he doesn't wind up an academic, he'll be applying to law schools sooner or later.).
Any opinions or insights?
What can I do to make life easier on my family and i? (were broke) [more inside]
How can I explain, to a younger person seeking my opinion, that I don't feel that long distance relationships work? I want to speak honestly but without hurting their feelings. [more inside]
I'm going to be a 30 year-old college freshman at a community college. I'm 12 years out of high school and have no previous college experience. So... what should I need to know? [more inside]
So I'm about to start my 7th year of community college... [more inside]
Considering a career path. Nursing school or surgical tech school? All your answers would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
If songs were lines in a conversation, the situation would be fine. That's the theory, anyway. [more inside]
Any advice on moving to a new, far away city, renting an apartment, getting a job, and perhaps attending a college? [more inside]
About a week ago I graduated from high school—finally. I graduated with honors and have a very large scholarship to a state university here. It's all planned for me to go to university. But I am not sure if I want this. [more inside]
I need advice for my community college job interviews this week. [more inside]
I'm a college sophomore on my way to a CS Major / Religion Minor. Apparently my initial
career options (just from that major) are a little bit better than my English-major friends. But I'd much rather make interesting things than work in a cubicle. How do I do this? [more inside]
Help me prepare a presentation on the use of social media, especially networks like facebook and myspace, to help grow and enhance progressive youth groups, particularly College Democrats. [more inside]
I'm going to be a freshman going to college in the fall.
Any advice, helpful anecdotes, experiences, tips or suggestions? [more inside]
My friend needs help deciding on either a BA or BSBA degree in economics. He would like to work in international trade or something related. What are some pros/cons of each degree (and possible minors for the BA)? He would probably be working for a few years before pursuing a master's degree.