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Old January 1st, 2018, 07:17 PM   #11
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Default Re: University trouble

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Originally Posted by Sevun View Post
Hey,
What universities do you want to go to? I do want to go overseas away from my parents and go to this awesome university (IMAGINE HARVARD?!) but it's bloody expensive. I want to get a job so that I can save up for a good uni (Australia has heaps but I do want to go overseas... I'll probably learn to appreciate my parents and stay within Australia but who knows if my opinion will change), but getting a job is very effort and time costly.
1. What places traditionally have decent pay and look good on a resume?
2. Does anyone share the same struggle as I do?

Do you know anyone who went to an Ivy League college? Did they pay or get a scholarship?
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NEW QUESTION: IN YOUR EXPERIENCE, WOULD YOU GO TO A DOMESTIC OR INTERNATIONAL UNI, IN THE CASE THAT THE INTERNATIONAL UNI IS SUPER DUPER GOOD AND THE DOMESTIC UNI IS PRETTY GOOD, JUST NOT AS GOOD AS THE INTERNATIONAL ONE (BUT IT'S CLOSER TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS)?
So, as I'm in uni and prepared to graduate with my bachelor's in may (*screaming*) my first question to you would be: what do you want to pursue studies in? That should be your first thought - once you have decided on a major(s) then you should look at schools that have good programs in what you want to study. Depending on the program, the local school might be better than an Ivy overseas.

Secondly: Make sure your finances are in order. If you know you'll have to take on loans and debt, just be prepared. If you can go for free at other schools and money is an issue, it might be a wise choice to end up taking the cheaper alternative instead of a more expensive one that might leave you struggling financially.

Thirdly: My personal experience: I took on the debt to go to a school that ended up getting me (arguably) the best financial aid package, between the government loans and the school scholarships. I couldn't be happier with my education, and it has led me to be fairly confident that I could pursue a PhD in my field, so thats what I;m planning on doing next year. PhD programs, in case you were unaware, typically pay you a stipend as well as waiving most or all of tuition. However, that involves at least the 4-year Bachelor's (and sometimes Masters as well) beforehand.

In regards to your second question - I refer you to above. Sometimes the super duper good school might be too expensive, or maybe its not the right school for your program. If you anticipate being homesick often, maybe dont push overseas too much and stick around for undergraduate. Ultimately, follow your heart, as you will know what you want the most when the opportunity is put in front of you.

Good luck with the college searching!

I just had a nice bowl of mac n cheese.
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