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Laney218 views

why do we need to prepare to work at a young age?

Why do i need to prepare at a younge age

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statton422 views

What is the biggest part of picking a collage?

How do i pick a collage what goes into the decision to go to one over the other

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I wonder how I can combine my passion for writing and technology into a career that I will absolutely love.

I know it is important for me to live my best life. This starts by finding my 'dream' career. I want to be successful in a career that I am passionate about. #career-counseling #career-choice #career #career-path #plan #future #question #creative-writing #women-in-tech #internships #college-major #life #work-life-balance #success-driven #life-transitions #general-career-questions #help

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What can I do to feel more excited about, and less scared for, my college transition in a few months?

I'm very close with my family, but my top school is over five hours away from home. Everyone tells me that college will be one of the best times of my life, but I can't help but feel more terrified than excited. Is there anything I can start doing now to start easing myself into the idea? What should do when I get to school to make the transition easier? #college #undergraduate #life-transitions

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Samantha780 views

How different is real life from college?

Does college prepare you tot take care of yourself in the 'real world'? Are the skills I learn here pertinent to life after and if not what resources can I pursue to help me in life? #college-advice #college #graduation #young-adults #life-skills #life-transitions

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Zainab630 views

What are ways that I could adapt to the college lifestyle?

I am afraid of moving out on my own without any family or friend, and really just want to fit in. #college #life-transitions #adaptability ##adapting-to-college

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Kristina608 views

Transition from college to life?

Now that I've been accepted into college, I've started thinking a lot more about what's going to happen after I graduate college in four years. How do college seniors transition from dorm/campus life to moving off campus and starting a job? #life-transitions #college

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Kristina562 views

How long does it take you to cope with a new area?

I've been watching a lot of YouTube videos about first day experiences and living in the new dorm in a new environment and most of the people who are taking videos seem pretty confident in themselves. I've never moved before in my ENTIRE LIFE and now all of a sudden I'm getting kicked out and moving to a room for the next four years?! And what about classes? Is it true you don't have classes every day? I changed schools from freshman to sophomore year and I felt like I was going to throw up! At least, I could've gone home... Now home is me...by myself...paying for my own stuff... How long will you be homesick? #college #life-transitions #academic-advising

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Staci502 views

Being home-schooled, will I have a hard time transitioning to college?

I've been home-school since the 7th grade because my family travels a lot. I'm worried that I will have problems transitioning because I haven't been in a classroom setting since the 6th grade. #college #future #life-transitions

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Samantha892 views

What is the hardest part about being away from home while in college?

I am considering going out of state for college. #college #college-life #life-transitions

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Hannah775 views

How do I adjust when going to college out of state?

I am moving from Texas to California for college and I was wondering what are some good ways to adjust to my new setting and still be successful in school? How do I beat home sickness? How should I make new friends? And how do all these factors help me keep up with my college goals? #college-bound #moving #school #college #life-transitions #adjusting

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Haddy810 views

How do you take a GAP year?

#gap-year #college #graduation #college-prep #life-transitions

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Andrew579 views

What club or activity would help me to meet people at my new college? I am the only student who speak french and I would like to get to know more people

#french this is my first year in college and the fact that I am the only person speaking french as a first language makes me feel apart of the rest a little. #friends #meeting-new-people #college #life-transitions

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Julia666 views

Is taking a Gap Year a good idea?

I hear pros and cons to taking a Gap Year. I'm not 100% sure on which major I want to take in college and thought it best to give myself time to find out what I like. #gap-year #college #college-prep #college-major #life-transitions

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Rebekah801 views

What is something you wish someone would have told you before heading off to college?

I'm asking because going to college can be a big change and I want to prepare in any way I can. #college #life-transitions #college-advice

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what is life like in college?

I know that moving away from home is scary, but I don't know what to expect. #college #life-transitions #college-life

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Bethany694 views

When I am old enough, should I focus more on serving a mission for my church or getting married?

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and serving a mission to teach the gospel is very important to me. However, I also know that getting married is an essential part of God's plan. As I approach the age at which I will be able to serve a mission, should I be focusing more on serving the Lord or on maintaining the close friendships I may develop at college, that could eventually lead to something more? #missionary-work #marriage #college #life-transitions

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Alexandria615 views

Should I go to a big college?

I’m stuck between two colleges. I don’t know if I want to go to a cheaper college which is big or a smaller college which is expensive. #college #college-admissions #life-transitions #financial-planning #college-selection

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Nina805 views

Is making friends hard when you first get to college?

It seems alittle scary to be in a totally new place and not know anyone. #friends #college #social #work-life-balance #life-transitions

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Was it hard adjusting to living out of state during college?

I am asking this question because I am probably going #outofstate for college and this kind of freaks me out as I have never lived by myself let alone in a new year. I just want to know a little of what to expect and any pointers on adjusting. #college #out-of-state-student #life-transitions #adjusting

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How do I know if going to college immediately after high school is the right choice for me?

I attend Lexington High School which is very academically stressful and competitive. I was one of the many students that pushed myself throughout my four years there and now it seems as though it is expected of me to continue doing so in college right away but I am afraid of becoming burnt out and needing a gap year in order to make money and mature before committing to a college. #college #gap-year #life-transitions

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Montrell797 views

How can an incoming college student best prepare for transitioning from high school to college?

With college less than a year and a half away, I'm beginning to realize that I need to do everything I can to make the transition smooth, but the problem is I don't know where to start. #college #life-transitions #college-prep

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Sabrina 641 views

How do you find out the requirement for transferring out of state?

For example California has assist.org which tells you the specific classes admissions and records like to see in transcripts when transferring from let's say a community college to a UC or private school. However assist.org only works for colleges within California. I am from California and would like to transfer to Western Washington University. I have called and spoke to councilors at WWU however, they only have given me a generic broad overview of what they like to see. So my question is what is a useful tool that can help transferring out of state easier and can help direct the student in letting them know they are taking the right classes. #Transfering #OutOfState #Washington #psychology #HelpPlease #LifeChanges #life-transitions

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What steps do I need to take to get my life together? (Please see the context)

I am turning 30 this year and life has not been exactly how I want it to be. I have a bachelors degree of applied science in Electronics Engineering from DeVry University but I graduated in 2009 I haven't had any type of tech Jobs. except one. and i feel that that job wasn't very technical sense quality control was more about visual inspection and everyday user computer functions. I have some skills with photoshop, drawing, and I am trying to relearn computer programming on my own. I have html and css basics down. took a bootcamp prep course that had ruby in it. working on javascript. i also play the saxophone. but its been awhile for that has well. here are websites that show skills not listed on resume http://black-chouji.deviantart.com/gallery/ ... https://vbates2.github.io/portfolio/ my resume is copy and pasted below. Victor LaRue Bates II Education DeVry University, Irving, Texas Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology June 2009 Skills Language/Software Skills • C++ Programming • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET • Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0 • Verilog/VHDL Hardware • MASM51 • Proview 32 • Orcad • Adobe Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Reader • LabView • Matlab • Microsoft Office Suite: Project, Outlook, Visio, Excel, Groove, Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Publisher Instruments/Hardware Skills • Xilinx Spartan 3 Hardware • 8051 Microcontroller Hardware • Oscilloscope • Digital Multi-Meter • Function Generator • Power Supply • Logic Probe • 8086 Microprocessor Hardware • Programming Cisco Routers • Soldering • Digital and Analog Electronic Circuits Design and Analysis Experience Command Security Corporation Irving, TX June 2015-March 2017 DFW Airport CAS Security Screening Officer • Conducted several security protocols of cargo before they entered the planes of various Airlines that partnered with CAS (a North American cargo handler) that include but are not limited to… o Inspecting various packages for proper labeling making sure the company, destination, size, and weight matched Airway Bills and Manifests paperwork o Instructing forklift drivers on where to sort and separate cargo that contain dangerous goods and notifying airline managers o Swiping cargo with an ETD (Error Trace Detection) trap or swap and placing it inside an ETD machine to ensure no highly flammable or explosive residue was present on the outside of the cargo o Placing cargo inside industrial XRAY machines and examining XRAY images to ensure cargo does not contain IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices) o Logging all cargo items and how they were inspected OnTrack Staffing Irving, TX January 2014-April 2015 SMS Infocomm Quality Control Technician • Inspect various models of HP laptops for project Rushmore to ensure that all laptops performed at HP industrial standards for commercial clients functionally and visually • Review laptop BIOS information with client paperwork to ensure BIOS version, Serial Numbers, Product Model, and SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) numbers are correct and that TPM(Total Protective Maintenance) is on • Test laptop components(Hard Disk Drive, Memory, System Board, Optical Disk Drive, Video, Touch Screens, Speakers, Audio Jacks, Universal Serial Bus Ports, Serial Ports, Ethernet Ports, Touch Pads, Keyboard, Mouse, HDMI Ports, Webcams, and Microphones) using UEFI Or Unified Extensible Firmware Interface and Windows Operating Systems • Made sure all drivers were installed and Windows OS was registered and activated. • Remove computer viruses with Anti-Virus Software or sent laptop to re-imaging techs to re-image Windows • Utilize gap tools to check for any aesthetic discrepancies such as gaps between laptop chassis, LCD and ODD bezels, keyboards, and access doors. • Report to site supervisors of any laptop damage that appeared Customer Induced and laptops that were bio-hazardous to the facility • Uploaded data to company server containing information on laptops status; Pass or Fail; laptop bin # and location, and common software, hardware, and testing issues. • Assist Laptop Repair Technicians by reporting customer issues with laptops and which components where functional and which were not • Assist Laptop Repair Technicians whenever WIP (work in progress) numbers became exceedingly high by swapping out small components as needed (RAM, HDD, ODD) ABM INC. Plano, Texas September 2011 – December 2013 Security Officer • Protect life and property of clients by preventing and reducing losses and crimes against the employer’s business or other organizations by observations, patrols, and reports • Report to supervisors any violation of the law or of the company’s or client’s regulations • Cooperate with all recognized and responsible law enforcement and government agencies in matters within their jurisdiction • Maintain constant surveillance of assigned areas providing maximum visibility • Provide appropriate assistance as needed to clients, their employees, guests and visitors in an expedient and professional manner • Reported any property damage and/or malfunctions with client's alarms to facility managers The Noerr Programs Corporation Team Member Irving, Texas December 2010 and April 2011 : April 2011: Assistant Site Manager • Manage and train teams • Maintain budgets • Achieve goals, • Control expenses, make nightly drop deposits, and protect assets • Promote and merchandise and technology • Maintain site cleanliness, safety and team dress code • Utilize our web based management, productivity and reporting tool • Perform cashier/greeter/photographer duties when appropriate : December 2010: Cashier, Greeter, and Photographer • Maintain an awareness of all promotions and advertisements. • Accurately and efficiently ring on registers and accurately maintain all cash and media at the registers. • Maintain orderly appearance of register area and supplies stocked • Greet guest and present photo packages and merchandise • Take high quality digital photographs and print them in various sizes based on customer specifications as well as create copyrighted CDs with images per customer request Irving Public Central Library Irving, Texas April 2010 -May 2010 Library Clerk • Checked in/Checked out Library Books and DVDs • Organized Library Books and DVDs • Marketed, Organized, and Participated in Library Events DeVry University Irving, Texas August 2005 -October 2006 & May 2007 -June 2009 Career Services Receptionist • Answer incoming calls for Career Services Department • Complete certified mail for Advisors • Create advertisements for local job openings • Help coordinate Job and Career Fairs • Create and maintain spreadsheets and databases for the Federal Work Study Program • Assist Student Employment Coordinator with managing timecards and payroll • Provide Helpdesk Assistance for Students Utilizing Hire DeVry • Data Entry DeVry University Irving, Texas August 2006 – December 2007 Residential Assistant • Assisted Housing Coordinators with conducting inspections to ensure safety of students by ensuring that no alcohol or weapons are present • Assisted students by providing information about getting a job • Helped students with accessing student resources and tutors • Helped coordinate student events and extra-curricular activities • Peer-Mediated with Housing • Students to help solve household conflicts Paychex Irving, Texas May 2005 -August 2005 Mailroom Clerk • Assisted with printing clients’ payroll and paychecks. • Assisted with placing clients’ payroll and paychecks into packages. • Assisted with distributing and mailing packages to company clients. #computer-science #engineering #art #information-technology #life-coach #evaluating-resumes #life-transitions #job-application #personal-development #depression

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Liana1516 views

This may sound silly, but WHY doesn't instant success happen to most people?

I'm a freshman in college and I tend to be an idealist... I don't expect to be "instantly successful" out of college because according to my dad, that's unheard of/rare. But WHY are most people NOT instantly successful. Why is it such a long process? What keeps people from being instantly successful. Though I agree with Jon Stewart, creativity comes from LIMITS not freedom. Thanks! #college #job-search #success #life-skills #life-transitions #personal-development

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Julie798 views

Is going to college more of a pressure form society than an actual want to further ones education?

Do you feel that you are going to college simply because it was what you were told to do after high school? Do you feel like you truly want to get a good equation to pursue a certain career or are you just doing what your parents told you to do? Would a small break between high school and college be beneficial for you? #college #high-school #life-transitions #niche

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Lauren999 views

How to stand out in teacher's minds and think outside the box?

Hello again. This question seems absurd in itself as the answers are very gray not black and white. However, I am going to be a college freshman next year and am trying to get outside my comfort zone. I am just realizing that there truly is no normal and I should stop asking people what they think and ask myself first. So this is why the question seems pointless. But still, how should I go in writing papers or projects that approach a different way? To end with a quote from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education." #professor #college-bound #college-essay #life-transitions

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Juan1671 views

What's the most efficient way to ensure a successful transition from high school to college, and from college into the workforce?

I'm slightly anxious about the transitions between each big step, and it'd be nice to receive some support on what to expect/what steps I should take to ensure that I make the most out of my time in college. #management #career-path #life-transitions

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Jeff1496 views

How difficult or easy is the transition from High School to College, especially if you're going out of state?

I live in California, but I am planning to go out of state. I would like to know some of the hardships I need to prepare for. #college #life-transitions #first-year #out-of-state

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