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PostSubject: college , help   Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:42 pm

hi all,
well im going to be off to college (hopefully) in september, and im stuck between two extremes, which college and course to go for.

option 1: salisbury college, 3 year plumbing course, which i have been excepted for.

option 2: sparsholt college, 2 year animal management course, which i will soon be going for my interview.

now all of my family want me to do the plumbing course, and i think its for one reason, the MONEY. part of me wants to do the course but a bigger part of me dosent want to, mainly because i dont think i will last at it after the course and when i need work i beleve i will lose interest and the 3 years of my life will have been wasted.

now the other side, animal management course sparsholt, now if i was to follow my heart this would be where i would be going 100%. but the main issue with this course that my family says, and i do agree with them a little bit, is the fact of finding a job at the end of the course. now i idealy want to open business, in the way of a pet shop, and maybe progress from that onto bigger things.

so as you can all tell im stuck between two extremes, one which seems to be the money side of life and the other my heart and enjoyment.

are or have any of you studied an animal course at college, and what are you doing now?

what do you guys think? can you help me out ?


thanks guys
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:04 pm

Im doing an animal management course at college now, its pretty good though quite a lot of work! i would recommend it, you can always do it, then if u don't think that you'll earn much money, theres nothing to stop you doing the plumbing thing after, earning a bit of money and then going back to the animal stuff!
you should do what you want, life's too short!!

that was a bit of a rant! aha.
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:33 pm

thanks, so what job do you want to get into after you finish the course?

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:38 pm

well i intend to go to uni, study animal welfare and health (possibly), and i would like to work in welfare organizations... maybe one day open a sanctuary?! well thats the 'dream' lol.
its not very good money, but its wt i want to do, possibly work for the RSPCA for a bit if theyll have me!
what sort of animal life are you interested in?
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:40 pm

well i was thinking open a business, in the way of a pet shop then if that goes well , like years later open like a reptile park.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:45 pm

oh right, that sounds good. so do u think u'll do that instead of the plumbing thing?!
im looking for a part time job to do with animals, think i need the experience. plus i wanting to quit my current job, which makes me angry!!! do u know of anything down here...?!
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:50 pm

where are you from?
and im still stuck betwenn plumbing and animal management
it would be better if i could go halfs into a business with someone lol
"hint hint"

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:53 pm

that could work! dno wt kinda business would combine stuff tho!
im from Hertfordshire, theres not much to do!
yeh go 4 the animal stuff! itll b way better than plumbing... i intend to win the lottery, so that i can set up the business.. one day!
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:56 pm

lol the lottery, u cnt depend on that lol.
yea your are a bit farm away for us to set-up a business. lol but never mind

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:01 pm

yeh, not sure if i want to get in too much debt tho... we shall see
iv got plenty of time to think about that! i hope...
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:47 pm

Chris, do what you love, not what makes more money. Just know that a majority of the jobs you will be getting from this career, will be lower paying than in plumbing.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:02 pm

yea i would expect the money to not be as good.
and i do agree with "do what you love".
so what career are you in or wanting to get in?

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:14 pm

I wish to study Marine biology, Oceanography, and Ichthyology. But of course, I will also try my hand in Biology, Botany, and probably some Zoology.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:23 pm

after studing them what career would that take you on to?

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:12 am

Researcher, I could work for some major companies or organizations as a researcher, or I could become a teacher, or I could work for a zoo or public aquarium. I don't really care, as long as I do what I'm happy with. Even though the pay would be less than spectacular, but I anticipate that at least.

But for you Chris, Herpetology may be a good choice for you, although I cannot say what you feel the most passionate about. There are many different careers out there, look at what you want, not what is expected of you. Another good idea is to try to take many different classes, and narrow it down to what you think appeals to you most. Oh, and make sure to take a business class! No matter what career you take up, a business class will help with life in general, and is a must need for any financial issues.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Mon Jul 07, 2008 9:53 am

yea Herpetology, i would love that. but i dont think i can just study that on its own, im not sure, i will look into it.
and in the ND animal management course the business side of things and the industry are included in the course,

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:45 pm

Oh alright, business is, at least in my mind, a necessity no matter what course you take. But if they teach you it in the class, then that's even better. You can try Herpetology and Animal Management? Could that work?

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Mon Jul 07, 2008 5:50 pm

i could always do the Herpetology after the Animal Management course, but at sparsholt college they dont just do a Herpetology course. so it maybe could be somthing to think about in the future.
i have an interview comming up for sparsholt soon so i should be able to find out all my questions there.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:38 pm

i had my interview today at sparsholt, and a tour of the college, very nice college i must say, as they have lots of resources.
i asked my questions lol.
so yea just got to wait and see what they say, if they accept me.

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:19 am

im sure they will accept you! have u decided that thats what you want to do yet?!
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:35 am

lol, well if they accept me cheers , then i think i will say yes!

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Wed Aug 13, 2008 6:12 pm

i have come to my end result, sparsholt it is! lol yaaaaaaaay

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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:39 pm

u got in! thats great!
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PostSubject: Re: college , help   Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:35 pm

yea they must have lowered their standards to let me in rotfl

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