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19th-Oct-2009 06:48 pm
Hikaru

Is anyone majoring in fashion marketing/management here? Anyone?!  
Ugh... I needz help :[ 

It's my senior in high school and I still haven't decided what I want to do with my life.
I looked online, took stupid tests that told me to be in circus (WTF?)
Everyone else around me has been either accepted or applied already 
I tried... doing college apps and I' m just failing badly...
 ↑↑ totally the reason why I haven't done much translations

I have a question or more of an advice.
There's a guy from Japanese car company (a friend of ours) who told me he can get me a job as a office girl there
I don't mind that... :/
But my teachers are nagging and lecturing me about how 
I have this opportunity and should use it, be grateful for obama, why can't you do anything, why are you asian etc. etc.
Well, unlike other students at school... I have to pay for my own tuition, my gpa isn't exactly great... :[[[[[

I just don't know what to do anymore...

Fandom isn't all that great either. :[
Comments 
19th-Oct-2009 11:46 pm (UTC)
my advice? don't worry, and just explore until you find what you like
people still make taking time off after hs a big deal, but really, if you need the extra time to decide what you wanna do, take that temp job, take a few classes or volunteer for fun things on the side, and go from there :)

...i went into a program that i left after a year, took a few more off, and now that i'm back in school, i'm really glad i did all that, because i was able to gain experience and knowledge that's helped me improve my studies + now i know i'm truly passionate about what i'm taking :)

(plus gpa usually isn't as important when you're considered an 'adult applicant' or whatever ;) )
19th-Oct-2009 11:51 pm (UTC)
Girl, there are people in college with no idea what they're going to be. I'd say be an undecided major and test the waters to see what truly interests you- lots of people go into college with their mind set on one thing, just to find out they hate it in college.

I also had to find a way to pay for college without any help at all from my parents, so I decided to go to community college. Granted, I go to school out of county, so my tutiton is higher, but its WAYYY cheaper than the state university. ($3k vs $12k). Also, don't forget to factor in books. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID TOO, I'm going to college completely on government money and loans. Another thing about community college, it allows you to look around for what you're interested in for a much cheaper price. I know community college seems sort of a let down, because many people who didn't work hard go there, but I'm going there and I was a 4.25 GPA student my senior year. :)

I'd say go for the OL job, only that there isn't much room for advancement :(. Maybe you could work there and go to a Japanese Uni? Also, you have to take into consideration that the living prices in Japan are high...and an OL job might not allow you to live comfortably if you don't live with family there.

Sorry long comment is so long but yeah *huggles* it'll be okay, I promise. It's nice to hear from you~
20th-Oct-2009 12:02 am (UTC)
I would say... go back to high school for another year (if school is free) and get a part-time job. collect some more money and decide later.

or get a full-time job next year and apply later...

or just get into school and explore the possibilities. not everyone knows what they want to get into...heck! a lot of people switch programs once they're in college!
20th-Oct-2009 12:34 am (UTC)
I'd say don't worry because tons of people don't know what they are doing in college, but I know for a fact that you're not gonna stop worring over these things. =(
I'm a first year in Uni myself, and I don't know what the heck I'm doing, really.

The thing is, even if you get that job and then find something you'd like to study later on (or maybe you'll just be happy with that job, who knows) you will still be able to go on to college, nobody can stop you from doing that. And you might as well start college and see where it takes you; you might want to stop for a while, get a job or whatever for some time and then just go back to study (which is what I'm personally planning to do; money is the actual problem D:), or maybe you'll find something you really wanna study at your first try. You never know, there are tons of possibilities. =)

Just do what it feels right; and if you find out that's not it, I think you'll be able to at least pursue something else. =D

Sorry for butting in, you'll probably thing 'Who's this idiot who says things that do not make sense' ;_; But I figured just saying a little something would be nice. And I can only say things like these, as I don't know how it works there in the US in details. ;_;
20th-Oct-2009 05:49 am (UTC)
well~ im younger than you but because of our different educational system im already on first year college....i don't know if i could help you with this...but don't be stressed over these things, don't you have anything that you want to do or something like your hobby? you should base it there>.<.....but even though i chose the course i like, (travel and tours management) im still pretty much unaware of what im doing....but what i want to tell you is....DEFINITELY don't TAKE a COURSE that has a PART that YOU don't LIKE!!!as for my point of view...that's how it is~ if you force your self to take soemthing that doesn't even have your interest you will only fail in the end....so even though you still don't know what to take up or what you like, at least find a course that has even just a bit of your interest and who knows? you might grow liking it~~:P...


did i say soemthing that has an essence...

but don't worry about it..maybe working while studying can be fine? or so i thought? oops sorry for being random!!
20th-Oct-2009 11:05 am (UTC)
OH I UNDERSTAND HOW YOU FEEL has just graduated
I didn't know where to go when I graduated once too :/
I ended up taking that some like psychology test or errrr whatever, it's about talent and stuff..
And I also consult about these things with my parents, close friends and teachers, so yea, I think you need to talk about your future with older people, they got more experience than us, and more mature too :/
it'll take a lot of time to decide, since it's about your future, but just think about it slowly :)
20th-Oct-2009 11:10 am (UTC)
Don`t worry, there are a lot of people just like you that still couldn`t decide what they want to do in life. It`s very confusing, seriously, and hard to do, so don`t worry, you`re not alone.

Well, for me, I think you should take and choose something that best interests you and suits you, as in, you have the skills needed for that job, and that job or course or whatever it is, interests you. That`s all. Don`t choose a course which you don`t even have an eye for, and don`t choose it just because of money, because it`ll be hard for you in the future.

That`s all I have to say. :) Goodluck.
20th-Oct-2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
If someone offers a job for you, then go ahead and take it! >.< I'm sorry but I'm just a bit frustrated because I can't get a job even if I desperately try getting one and it seems like others get jobs so easily. T__T

A major in fashion marketing sounds interesting. :3 And don't worry, I still don't know what to do with my life either...
1st-Nov-2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
I say do both. Go to college and part time at as an office girl. Plus it can help you pay for your tuition. Not only that, but there are a lot of scholarships out there to help you.

Don't worry if you don't know what you want to do. That's what college is for. Since you kind of know what kind of field you want to be in, start there. Don't just settle for something you are okay with doing, but try to aim for what you want even if you think it might not be possible. You won't know if you don't try.

Plus, depending on the college, they can help you a lot through their alumni connections and getting better paying jobs.

Go to college, it'll be worth your investment.
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