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Chris - Introduction

  1. May 18, 2015 #1
    Hi Guys,

    My name is Chris. I am 27 years old and work full time as a night attendant at a backpackers. Although, I really enjoy this job, I feel I can do more with my life. When I was 18, I majored in sports science and graduated at 22. When I graduated, I was totally disillusioned by the "real world" of work and my unrealistic expectations of what to expect as a career.

    This is why, I love this forum because it gives honest advice compared to the propaganda imposed by colleges who just want your money.

    I have been using Khan Academy to improve my math, chemistry, and physics skills. I am looking at going back to college to get a physics/engineering degree.

    I would like to know, for those who have a physics/engineering degree, how long did it take you to get a job in your field after you graduated? Did you work retail jobs before getting your dream job? I watched many people in my generation move back home with their parents. Many of them were unemployed or are still underemployed (working at job that does not require a degree).

    So please do not give me any BS propaganda advice, as I am too old for that ****.

    I just want the straight truth.

  2. jcsd
  3. May 18, 2015 #2
    Welcome Chris! You'll get more replies if you take your question to the academic/career forums :)
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