[ethic-like rant] I feel like such a loser

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    Originally posted by Terrance


    If you can put an extra 200-300 hours worth of programming time into your schedule a year
    well, not even that much. Even if you can put an extra 100-150 hours a year.

    Remember, 2 out of every 5 programmers in the U.S. don't even have a degree.

    Not to rant myself, but learning how to program is going to come down to how much time you invest into programming yourself, not necessarily where you go to college.

    just my 2 cents.

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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    Please kill me or make me feel better or something.
    /me shoots Silvercord in the face.

    Ethic, you are a really funny guy. Your posts make me laugh. Just thought I'd throw that in.

    IT sucks right now, but it seems like a lot of people still think that they'll be able to get a job by the time they graduate, etc, etc, etc. It might be true - or there might be so many people believing that that there will still be a strong chance that finding a job will be difficult. I'm thinking about something kinda similar to what you are right now - Senior year is next year, I'm taking a load of AP classes and such, and I need to figure out exactly what the hell to do with my life after high school. It's a bit too soon. Anyway, I see IT kinda sucking, and I've realized that unless you get a job programming stuff that you like to program, it's going to just be another desk job, sitting there pounding a keyboard and scratching your head, probably not enjoying it a lot. Don't get me wrong - programming is cool, but you have to like what you're programming - and it's probably going to be a somewhat boring desk job even if you do like it. (Salem/Adrianxw/any other pros, if you read this, what's your opinion on that?) So I realized I like chemistry too, and I'll make more money with that - so right now, I'm thinking maybe a major in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Comp. Sci. Maybe you should do something similar with Electromechanical Engineering.

    Also, maybe you could go "prove" yourself at whatever college you can get into, and apply to someplace better after a few years, or for graduate school.
    Away.

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    I find chemistry my hardest subject...

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    I loved chemistry, that class is so cool because it completely changes the way you look at your world.

    I found actually doing chemistry problems difficult

    I'm thinking maybe a major in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Comp. Sci. Maybe you should do something similar with Electromechanical Engineering.
    as i said earlier, Major in math, minor in comp sci.

    Im not going to stop 3d programming, because

    1) it's specialized
    2) involves a lot of math skills (part of the reason why it is so specialized)
    3) I'm good at it
    4) it's cool
    5) many people want to do it, few actually do get *good* at it (and I mean really good, like ninja good)

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