Fuck it all, Animation and Kendama is the way to go
Im having a motivational problem and thought id ask you this.
I know when we are young we have all these grand dreams "i wanna be a doctor!" "i wanna be rich!" "Im gonna cure cancer!"
but not alot of them are attainable.
so im kinda lost what i want to do.
Im currently in a 4 years liberal arts program in a prestigious university in japan. It ranks as the 2nd best school in japan and pretty high globally. the problem is that my program doesnt give me a degree in anything when i grad because its a liberal arts. class selection are really random from business, internation relations to introduction to dinosaurs and stuff. I dont wanna go to grad school because i feel its a waste of time atm. I know students from my program get hired in big name companies like this one kid got hired into Capcom and this is all without a degree. But in the end i have no idea how far the brand name of my college takes me. so i really dont know what i wanna do in my life.
What do you wanna do for a living? and what are you doing to achieve that goal? When did you make this goal
and if you already achieved your goal
what did you do to achieve it?what motivated you?
Fuck it all, Animation and Kendama is the way to go
I think it would benefit you to at least have a 'degree' to your resume. A degree is essentially the word itself, a lot of employers require it for jobs, moreso than the degree program itself. You're still young and don't know exactly what you want or where the future lies, good to bottom yourself with underlying credentials.
You may even choose to return to the US or work elsewhere as your life progresses; while the name of your university may be well known in Japan, I can tell you many employers overseas are lazy when conducting credential checks and probably won't account for it unless it's a big name like a US Ivy or somewhere like Cambridge, Oxford, etc. What they WILL check for is completion of a 'degree'. It's true what they say, that after your first 1-2 career-oriented jobs, it's experience that matters - but you'll never make it without basic education credentials in your field of work.
Consider looking at options at your uni to take a few more courses on top of what you're doing to qualify for the nearest degree at least. If not, look at other local unis that may offer transfer credit, if you're certain you don't want to do a Masters.
2. I double-majored in a program that allowed me the flexibility of more employment options.
3. I didn't decide on it until like you said, the typical 'dream jobs' started falling on me and I made do with what I had, assessing what I could shine my education up into.
5. Working in a related job market for some time opened my eyes and gave me motivation to go HAM at the remainder of my time in school, while I still could to boost my chances of a stable future. The job market today isn't as easy as it comes off. You only hear of success stories of people getting 'in' like your kid in Capcom, but no one really tells of the majority of people getting rejected from jobs. There are more people on Earth than ever, and more young, qualified, degree holders than there were 30 years ago.
at 36 half my life has already slipped past, but i have 3 wonderful children, a roof over my head, clothes on my back and food in my cupboards. ive got my animals and my family, oh and bexxy. lol. fifteen years in june!!
Aforementioned weird place is because illness (particularly migraines) has made writing code physically difficult, and I also feel really constrained because I can't express visual creativity very well (I'm a design minor and plan on getting a second undergrad degree from an arts school). It's caused me to feel kind of lost and whatnot, and it sucks, but I just have to remind myself that the four year plan is bullshit and it's okay to not know or to try different thing.
Being able to take care of my dogs and provide my family with kickbacks motivates me. I'm one of those "MY DOGS ARE MY CHILDREN" psychopaths.
My goal is to be a Special Agent for the Internal Revenue Service here in the states. My resume is beefed, so that would be the main recommendation I'd like to make here: gain experience, even if you have to volunteer, in whatever career path you decide on! Without my degree I've been ranked as "highly qualified" by the Feds... the only rank better is "Superior," which I'll acquire once I graduate. Specified experience is what got me that far.
Volunteering or working internships gets your foot/feet in the door and can often result in job offers. Just make sure that the facilities you dedicate some of your time to are worth your while and will be boosts to your resume whenever you decide what ya want to do.
I'm two years out of my first college degree (bachelor's in accounting), and I really enjoyed all the accounting & business theory while I was in school. However, getting out and working in it made me realize that it is absolutely the wrong job for me. I'm planning to head back to school in the fall, possibly for a journalism degree, and possibly with the intent of going to law school at some point down the road. Having plans and goals is good, but it's also important not to get too hung up on them or freak out when they don't work for you. As long as you're moving forward (and keeping a roof over your head and food on your table), don't stress too much if your life doesn't go according to plan. Sometimes you'll have to try some things out to know what you do and don't want to do. Careers and life goals are a work in progress, not a hard limit.
Also, if you're willing to work hard, there's nothing wrong with "unattainable" goals - you might just surprise yourself and discover that some of them are very attainable.