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Are You Interested in a Career That Is Similar to One of Your Parent's?

GMR 2012/05/09 17:27:19
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It's about that time of year, when high school graduates prepare for the next phase in their lives: College. For many students, it's an uncertain and unpredictable stage. They're starting over in a big way, but know it will be more uplifting and exciting than the transition into high school. College is that ephemeral life-limbo where Facebook started, where "Animal House" took place, and where you (supposedly) decide what to do for the rest of your life.

Whether you're going into college, went to college "back in the day," or are hoping to go at some point in the future, take our 6-question Quick Poll when you get the chance and let us know what your experience was like, or how you expect it to play out.
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  • Silent Bob 2012/05/11 21:00:13
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    Silent Bob
    +2
    Acting is my passion and my parents could care less about it.
    silent bob gif
  • Bob DiN Silent Bob 2012/05/11 22:25:09
    Bob DiN
    I thought it was Father Guido Sarduce.
  • Silent Bob Bob DiN 2012/05/12 00:02:07
    Silent Bob
    ??
  • Bob DiN Silent Bob 2012/05/12 01:31:07
    Bob DiN
    +1
    From SNL in the 80's
  • Silent Bob Bob DiN 2012/05/12 01:42:02
    Silent Bob
    It appears that I am too young :) sorry sir.
  • Bob DiN Silent Bob 2012/05/12 03:44:35
    Bob DiN
    +1
    You can see him on you tube, he's hilarious.
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/11 20:33:43
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Dad was an old school{Before PC's} accountant,Mom was fashion sales person and I am into Computers & Photography.
  • seahawk665 2012/05/11 19:50:55
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    seahawk665
    +1
    At least, it started out that I was doing my own thing. My parents are both computer programmers. I am majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Computer Science. I wanted to be a living history interpreter with my degree. Completely different career path than my parents. Except, now I'm considering either becoming a software engineer or a tech writer.
  • GLaDOS 2012/05/11 19:39:24
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    GLaDOS
    +1
    Though, it's along the same lines as my mother's talent, if it's Art. If I go for Editing/Proofreading, then it's totally my own thing.
  • Caedus01 Sith Lord of the P... 2012/05/11 19:37:10
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    Caedus01 Sith Lord of the PHAET
    +1
    Mom was a teacher don't have the patience for that. Dad ..... well I need my liver so I'm not following in his footsteps
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2012/05/11 19:32:22
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    +2
    Parents were both in the Navy. Mom got out and became a housewife/mother and dad got a job doing computer stuff a few years ago. None of that interests me. I want to open my own wildlife sanctuary. All about the animals for me and it always has been :)
  • AM 2012/05/11 19:27:08
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/11 19:12:57
  • Urhsten 2012/05/11 19:06:59
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    Urhsten
    +2
    Im gonna be a counsler.
  • Atrum Angelus 2012/05/11 16:42:46
    Yes, similar to my dad's career
    Atrum Angelus
    +1
    In high school, I thought about doing what my Dad does. I thought it was cool and I enjoyed keeping current with what he was doing and read the books he brought home. However, I decided to go a different path when I went off to university. Became a geologist, worked for a while, got married, made VERY good money, But when we started planning for a family we realized how difficult it would be, with me working long hours and my wife's health being far from perfect. So, I went back to school and ended up doing the exact same thing as him, as I originally planned; Information System Security.
  • ID51 2012/05/11 15:18:30
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    ID51
    +1
    My career was completely different from that of either parent. I only wish my mother had lived long enough to see me graduate.
  • alex 2012/05/11 13:42:00
  • MiinaNiemi03 2012/05/11 03:18:38
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    MiinaNiemi03
    +2
    Mom's an accountant, dad's an engineer and I'll be a doctor in a little under a year.
  • ~boo~ MiinaNi... 2012/05/11 19:12:25
    ~boo~
    thats wonderful i wish the best of luck for you :)
  • MiinaNi... ~boo~ 2012/05/11 20:00:43
    MiinaNiemi03
    +1
    That's so sweet of you to say! Thank you so much :)
  • ~boo~ MiinaNi... 2012/05/11 23:49:50
    ~boo~
    +1
    no prblemo :dear <3 :)
  • MiinaNi... ~boo~ 2012/05/13 03:04:11
  • Margaret Jacobson 2012/05/10 19:41:18
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    Margaret Jacobson
    +2
    My mother thought I was a "DUMBASS", my stepfather thought I was just little more than a nuisance or "nothing" most of the time!! My father(before he died) thought I had "UNLIMITED possibilities........He had a medical career in mind for me.... as far back as second grade !!
  • awillis 2012/05/10 15:11:38
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    awillis
    +1
    Some people's biggest fears is to become their parents.
  • joshua ben-ami 2012/05/10 14:34:49
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    joshua ben-ami
    +1
    many things actually
  • Mr.Steve 2012/05/10 13:04:40
  • ConfidentialDede 2012/05/10 01:33:50
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    ConfidentialDede
    +1
    Id rather learn , and function ' with out having to see my mother every day in the same working building .
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/05/10 01:29:20
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +2
    NO, I HATE TO DO THE SAME OR EVEN SIMILAR TO THEIRS.
  • SamTheSlayer [Codename: Duc... 2012/05/09 18:04:16 (edited)
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    SamTheSlayer [Codename: Duchess]
    +1
    Well my parents were both in the navy, and I have no interest in that.
    Now my dad tests software and my mom doesn't have a job but she I think she still sells make-up and used to be a substitute teacher.
    I would ideally like to dabble in the arts, but my main interest is videography, which isn't really anything like their jobs.
  • Sister Jean 2012/05/09 17:30:32
    No, I'm doing my own thing
    Sister Jean

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