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What are some alternatives to going to college?

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]
posted by piratesriding on Aug 10, 2013 - 38 answers

Between the devil and the deep blue sea

Questioning life decisions about college and the future. [more inside]
posted by chrono_rabbit on Nov 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Moving away to university in September. What can I do to meet people, and improve my abysmal social life, confidence, and interpersonal skills?

Moving away to university in September. What can I do to meet people, and improve my abysmal social life, confidence, and interpersonal skills? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Aug 15, 2012 - 20 answers

Can or should I go back to college?

I'm in my 30s. Can/should I go back to college? What about student loan debt? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 17, 2012 - 25 answers

Is she calling off the wedding?

The other night, I met my Fiancee and we went out on a date. She is a wonderful person and I am madly in love with her. We've been together for less then a year but we're already planning a wedding next year. She wants to study abroad in out of the country the last semester of school (Spring). When I expressed concern that we wouldn't be as close when she got back as we are now, she said that If I'm concerned about that, we should NOT be getting married. What do you think? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2012 - 38 answers

How do I get through the day with two autoimmune diseases?

Within the last month, I've been diagnosed with two autoimmune disorders. I'm tired, everything hurts, and my life is pure insanity right now. What are your hacks for getting what you need when life simply isn't giving them to you? What about from the ones you love? [more inside]
posted by your mom's a sock puppet on Jun 1, 2012 - 27 answers

Moving forward after making a mistake?

It would seem that I've f'd up, big time. Now what? How do you move forward when you're fairly sure you've made a bad decision and can't turn back. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on May 7, 2012 - 31 answers

Life/School/Work advice, please!

Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice [more inside]
posted by foreversport on Mar 16, 2012 - 26 answers

Why can't I be Sherlock, Indiana and Marie Curie all at once?

Dear Mefites: help me decide what to do with my life. I know I want adventure, travel, intellectual stimulation and to be of service to others... but what does that mean for my career? [more inside]
posted by WidgetAlley on Feb 6, 2012 - 18 answers

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life?

How can I not drink heavily and keep a social life? [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Jan 20, 2012 - 66 answers

Should I complete this masters program?

LifePlansFilter: I’m currently enrolled in graduate school in a masters of secondary education in art program. I enrolled as a way to explore my creativity in studio classes, and also as something to do during unusual life circumstances. Being in this program will continue to be an option for me for a limited time. Should I take the requisite courses I need to complete the program or should I keep taking whatever classes I want and drop out of the program when I leave? Many details within. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I get the good old days back?

I’m looking for some advice or different points of view to help me decide what direction to move in. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I tell my professor I have essentially "wasted" my extension due to psychological blocks?

"Now semester 3 for me starts next Monday and my paper is just as unfinished as it was three weeks ago. I spent over a good half of my break sitting in front of the computer screen crying, unable to write anything legitimate. I have no idea why, perhaps I just lack the confidence, but I kept feeling overwhelmed and would just sit there and cry.... Looking back I probably could have written it three or four times over, and I deeply, deeply, regret not just withdrawing... I did make progress, but it is nowhere near to being a finished paper. There is no way it can be finished by Monday, and at this point I just want it to go away and disappear." [more inside]
posted by lovecricket on Jan 7, 2011 - 37 answers

Avoiding undergraduate regret

Looking for advice on avoiding undergraduate regret... [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 15, 2010 - 36 answers

YANMT, but I can't afford a therapist so you'll have to do.

QuarterLifeCrisisFilter: I've been thinking about my future career and considering going to grad school. I only have a vague idea of what I might like to study, but I know I want an advanced degree (preferably sooner rather than later). Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by funfetti on Jul 13, 2010 - 25 answers

How do I stay motivated and dedicated?

How do I break a cyclical lack of motivation and determination and actually move forward in my life? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 9 answers

My life feels repetitive

How can i bring excitement back into my life after a tragedy? [more inside]
posted by xopaigexo on Apr 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me to stop my future career from taking over my life!

I need advice or a good book to read on how to (i)not let my career and continuing education take over my life and (ii) keep myself from being negatively transformed through stressful experiences. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Apr 19, 2009 - 7 answers

What do with my education?

I am a student doing my bachelors degree and I feel utterly confuzed about what I want to do with my education. I am currently doing an economics major, but have no real passion for economics. [more inside]
posted by happydude123 on Mar 29, 2009 - 8 answers

A new direction? Or stay the course?

Deciding on a life direction(and paging allkindsoftime, in particular!) [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Sep 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Career Help

Help finding the right career. This is not looking for a job I have one of those but I want to know what careers I should be looking at. [more inside]
posted by CollegeNelson on Sep 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Being the bright kid at 30

I would like to be the bright kid again, but I've just turned 30. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 17, 2008 - 33 answers

What should I do after college?

What do I do with my life after college? I want to do something I don't hate, and might even like. I want YOUR suggestions and ideas. [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Feb 7, 2008 - 8 answers

Failed School, Succeeded Life

Who in history (or in your life) has flunked/failed in school or university, but has gone on to great success? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 15, 2007 - 46 answers

Can't find any time

Is my employer being unreasonable by taking too much of my personal time? What can I do about it? It is impacting my health and personal life. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Oct 11, 2007 - 22 answers

What should I do from now until August?

What should I do from now until August? [more inside]
posted by yoel88 on Dec 30, 2006 - 8 answers

What should I be when I "grow up"?

Based on my job skills, what should I go back to school and study, in order to have one of those "career" thingys? [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Oct 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Animal doctor school

I am 32 and I recently decided that I would like to become a veterinarian. As I am getting on in the "picking a career" years I have a few questions. I only have a B.A. in Psych to start with. Would it make sense to go to school to become a vet technician or vet technologist first? I'm a little lost on how to get started with the whole thing.
posted by josher71 on Aug 9, 2006 - 16 answers

What should I do with the next few years of my life?

I'm a high school senior trying to plan the next few years of my life. I'll definitely take a year off before college, but everything else is still up in the air. [more inside]
posted by jbb7 on Jan 14, 2006 - 30 answers

go back to school?

I am in the middle of a year off from college and im still not sure if I want to go back. I know that "college is important" but I don't see myself working 9-5 in an office for the rest of my life. I often day dream about going to the carribean or costa rica and living there for a couple of years. (+) [more inside]
posted by pwally on Feb 23, 2005 - 46 answers

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