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Socoder -> Question of the Day -> QOTD : Future Plans?

Thu, 14 May 2009, 10:50
Since it seems we have an awful lot of School Leavers in the forum lately, I thought I'd aim today's question at those.

QOTD : What's next? What have you planned? And where do you go from here?

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Thu, 14 May 2009, 11:04
I'll go first I guess.
My plan is to go another year at the school I go to now, then put my ass in debt for the rest of my life to be able to go to CalArts and then from there I'll hopefully get a job at Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, ILM or... something.
And yes, it's worth it.
John Musker, Ron Clements, Glean Keane, Brad Bird, John Lasetter are amongst the people having graduated from CalArts.

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Thu, 14 May 2009, 14:49
Hey, I'll go second.

I will be attending Carnegie Mellon University to study Mechanical Engineering with the end goal of getting involved in robotics.

I'd like to teach at the university level someday, but obviously that's speculation and will probably never happen.

Thu, 14 May 2009, 14:49
Well, I've still got a year to go before I graduate. This summer I'm taking Field Ornithology (I have to be up at 5AM for this one!), Yellowstone Wildlife Ecology, and Biochemistry. After I graduate I have to get some work experience and go to grad school.
Thu, 14 May 2009, 17:13
I've signed up to do Forensic Research the next 4 years. It's a completely different thing than programming and the past few days I've started to hesitate about it again. I mean I like programming, it's just that I could cry about the level of education here. The past 4 years I've been following a study about programming and I didn't learn anything. I could signup for a new programming study on a higher level, which would take another 3 to 4 years. I've been checking them out already and they told me it's the best to know nothing about programming yet when you enter the school, that kinda.. made me lost my interest. They also told me they would be starting a new game programming study in the same building. It's just that I don't like the idea of following a study which is also new to the teachers.
Thu, 14 May 2009, 18:19
Spare, if you're interested in Forensic Research, then it can't hurt to give it a try. The reason I'm not going into programming professionally is because I was worried about how working all week long on other people's ideas would ruin it for me, and that by the end of the day I would be so sick of it that I wouldn't want to work on my own projects. I've come across many people who no longer program in their free time because they do it all day long. So I've gone into another field that I find interesting and I feel will be worthwhile for me. At the same time I can use my free time to do some casual programming on the projects I want to do. Basically, it allows me to do something that I enjoy and can better the world, while at the same time I get to program on my own terms.
Thu, 14 May 2009, 20:35
Currently majoring in computer science, but I'll probably be throwing on a second major in computer engineering (which gives me some electrical/circuitry/possibly radio if i have anything to say about it experience). I've also been participating at the robotics club at my school (robotics.ucf.edu) @Nolan maybe we'll have the pleasure of competing against one another in one of the national competitions!

The more I've thought about it the more I kind of want to work for NASA or SpaceX, or another similar space start-up. I want to continue living and working in the south east/south west (which does not include California for anyone not from the states), which means its all war technology or space technology for me. Preferably I'd like to make things productive to society rather than destructive to civilizations.

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Thu, 14 May 2009, 21:41
Just finished (today, in fact) my second semester of community college, going for my AA degree in music. From there, it's off to a university for a BA, then a career doing...something musical.

Schools over for now, expect me around much more.

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Fri, 15 May 2009, 05:06
Hoping to go back and get some more A-Levels next year...

It's a bit like ground-hog day, repeating everything each year but I hope to do a decent job this time.

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Fri, 15 May 2009, 12:43
Next year is A2s, then straight into uni to read economics and then into a a nice 6 figure salary.

Well. Maybe give it a couple of years before that last bit.