punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,
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Punkie wants to know more about college

CR is turing 15 this year, and we're starting to make college plans. So I'd like your input on these. In the comments section, tell me about your college life, or why you dropped out, or why you never took it. Was it good for you?

Poll #467206 Your college experience

Your college plans

I have completed college, have a degree
23(60.5%)
I am currently in college
6(15.8%)
I have some college, with a real plan to get a degree soon
1(2.6%)
I have some college, want to finish, but haven't actually laid out a plan yet
2(5.3%)
I have some college, no real plans to finish
5(13.2%)
I have no college, but have a real plan to get a degree
0(0.0%)
I have no college, I have no plans to get a degree
1(2.6%)
I get my plans from the mothership (aka, option not listed)
0(0.0%)

How you paid or are paying for it (check all that apply)

My parents, relatives, and/or family members
6(15.8%)
A scholarship or grant
0(0.0%)
I worked as a teen towards a college fund
0(0.0%)
A job or work study during college
3(7.9%)
College loan (in your name)
0(0.0%)
Found money or lottery
0(0.0%)
Theft
0(0.0%)
My mothership kidnapped the professors and ate the dean
2(5.3%)

Where did you live during college (check all that apply):

In the home where I grew up and/or with relatives
5(13.2%)
Dorm
6(15.8%)
Apartment (paid rent)
3(7.9%)
On the street
0(0.0%)
My mothership provides me shelter if it rains
2(5.3%)

Did you ever join a fraternity or sorority?

Yes, it was great!
7(18.4%)
Yes, but it sucked!
0(0.0%)
No, but I wanted to...
2(5.3%)
No, forget it!
25(65.8%)
My mothership warned me about keggers
4(10.5%)

Where you work now (or if unemployed, your last job), does you college education (completed or not) have anything to do with your job?

Yes, very much so
10(26.3%)
Sort of
8(21.1%)
Marginally
5(13.2%)
No, not really
9(23.7%)
Not done with college
4(10.5%)
N/A - Never took college
1(2.6%)
My mothership told me to pick this option to promote well-being
1(2.6%)

If you never took or completed college, did this hamper your life?

Yes, and I am reminded of this constantly
3(9.4%)
Yes, but only some of the time
4(12.5%)
Not sure
0(0.0%)
Not really, maybe a few times
1(3.1%)
No, never that I am aware of
2(6.2%)
N/A - I took college and got a degree
20(62.5%)
My mothership has some pamphlets, would you like to see them?
2(6.2%)

Misc: Check any that apply

I wish I had studied more in college, took it more seriously, knowing what I know now
0(0.0%)
I partied a lot
0(0.0%)
I lost my virginity in college
0(0.0%)
I think being in college is harder now than when I went
0(0.0%)
College teaches you stuff, yes, but half of the unofficial experience is learning to be social as an adult
0(0.0%)
I still have lifelong friends I made in college
0(0.0%)
Some of my professors were blatantly unfair
0(0.0%)
I went into college to get a degree in X, and ended up changing to get a degree in Y
0(0.0%)
I was/got married in college
0(0.0%)
I picked the college I went to foolishly (my SO was going, I heard it was a party school, I went because my dad went there, randomly on a dartboard, etc) as opposed to really studying all options
0(0.0%)
I went very far away from home to go to college
1(2.8%)
My mothership also provides financing
2(5.6%)
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