Alyssa X
Alyssa X@alyssaxuu Β· Entrepreneur, designer & Noon founder πŸ’ƒπŸ»

Figure out my future & available options to study/work after having quit university 😟

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@tcodinat What happened?
@syswarren It's complicated, but I realized it was not the right environment for me (the university I was going to was very innovative and with an alternative approach to learning) right after I started, due to the new information they gave me and experiencing the whole thing first-hand. It's just unfortunate I didn't realize this earlier, it would have saved me a lot of trouble...
@syswarren @tcodinat It must seam like a daunting time right now, but there are a lot options out there still. What type of thing are you looking to get into?
@syswarren @ems_hodge That's an issue I had really for the past year when it came to choosing university - I feel I am very interdisciplinary and there's not a single career that pleases me. I am into development, design, entrepreneurship and more, but I don't really think I should get too much in depth in any in particular. Computer science only does around 20% of what interests me, doing design in college kind of feels like a risk as I am not a good artist (and most of them require you to be good at that, including things like drawing, painting, photography, arts and crafts...), even though I absolutely love UI/UX, brand and graphic design in general. As per entrepreneurship, I suppose the closest to that would be business administration but I am certainly not interested in building businesses for the sake of it, it's just an objective of mine to turn my own creations into enterprises or startups. So overall in regards to studies I am just very lost, & some people suggested I take up some job / internship (had several offers already) but I do think I really need a degree for security, and to have some fundamentals in an area or another.
@syswarren @tcodinat Congrats on getting offers already! That's a great achievement in itself. I hear you on wanting the security of higher of education, although it doesn't have to be the path for everyone. I can't speak to your exact field of design and UI/UX specifically as that's not my area, but while you take a little time to figure out the best path for you, it could be a good idea to take up one of those internships. Learning on the job from mentors / managers in your field could be just the thing you need to help boost your confidence, gain additional skills and help you make a longer term decision. Uni will still be an option in a years time.
@syswarren @ems_hodge Appreciate the insight really, you are right that I should try out an internship to see what would be best for me in university, it would help a lot. Honestly most offers I had have "expired", and many are not doable since they'd require me travelling to other continents even - so if you have any advice as to how to find that or get one, please do let me know ^^ I was rushing to enrol now at a computer engineering university even though I hate most of it, but I thought at least I'd get a degree.