Mark Blevins en College, Students, Writers Writer/Blogger • I'm a Contractor 16/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · +700

Don't Be A CopyCat

Don't Be A CopyCat

I was talking to a lady this morning at the bus stop downtown. She had some college books. She told me she was a medical student. It would take a year and a half to get her degree. She asked me what classes I had. I told her that I got back from my road trip a week after classes started. Since I was taking pre-calculus and a computer class, I just decided to sit the semester out. I didn’t want to play catch-up and try to learn at the same time.

She asked me what my major was. I told her I was going to get a couple programming certifications. I didn’t think getting a degree was the right move for me. She gave me a puzzled look.

Since I didn’t want to get into a debate with her, I said “Don’t try to do what I do. Do what you want” I’ve told a few students they were my sons and daughter’s age and the job market would be different for me. I just didn’t want to give the same speech.

I also don’t want a college student changing their plans because they see me doing something different. Things have changed a lot since I got out of high school. It’s almost a different world now and I don’t think I should give out any advice. They might need a degree to get ahead. I’m starting over, they’re just starting out on their own.


Don't Be A CopyCat

Written by Mark Blevins

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 I was a Construction Worker and Commercial Fisherman. An injury on a fishing boat in Alaska forced me into early retirement. Now I'm a Writer and Blogger. Having to start over forced me to realize people are more than their job title.

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debasish majumder 17/11/2016 · #2

Great insight @Mark Blevins! enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.

Max🐝 J. Carter 17/11/2016 · #1

Never underestimate the power of simply being you and it having an impact. It's not about what you want, it's about the way you are and who are in being you that inspires them.

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