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    Which way to go in life?

    I've just been accepted to two collages! whoo I'm 24 and decided to go.

    I have a choice of two which is going to send me in different directions in life. Which course do you think I should take?

    1. Chinese and International Business 4yr
    2. Server management. 2yr I had a friend doing this he was on 50k+ a year

    Scratching my head at the moment

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    I'd do the server management first then the Chinese and International Business. Because if it was me I wouldn't be able to decide and end up doing both

    If for other reasons you really can only do one then do the Chinese and International Business. That area is growing super quick worth at least having a go at it.
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    I'm just thinking how hard it will be to learn Chinese 4 years I might get to the end and fail my exams.

    On the other hand some time of that is working in China would be amazing

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    left.... always go left.....

    Option 2 has the eye popping promised rewards in the short term but for me, the International business has much more appeal for a broader more flexible career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiomad View Post
    I'm just thinking how hard it will be to learn Chinese 4 years I might get to the end and fail my exams.

    On the other hand some time of that is working in China would be amazing
    Nah don't think like that, you've got to give it a go, you'll pick it up. What's the point of life without risks and learning a new language is something that will reward you for a long time even if you do fail the last exam
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    I would prefer doing the server managment since there is somebody who has done it and is successful, also since it is 2 yrs duration.

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    And you go in both
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    Last edited by spikeZ; Apr 7, 2010 at 04:05. Reason: fake sig removed - wait and be patient!

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    It'll take more than 4 years for you to be fluent in chinese if it is not your first language...Anyways I suggest you go for the more lucrative option 2.

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    Money isn't everything. Don't let that dictate your direction.

    If you are passionate and love what you do, you will likely be very good at it, therefore excelling in your career and making a lot of money anyway. This holds true for business people, bakers, plumbers, engineers, etc...

    Besides that, it's a lot easier living with a job you love to do because it's not "work" but rather a chance to socialize with your co-workers and get paid for performing tasks you enjoy.

    The choice should be made from your gut feeling, what do you want to do in life, not just "work"?

    That's my 2c anyway, hope it helps.

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    Errr.. which field do you think you'll enjoy more? business or tech???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audiomad View Post
    I'm just thinking how hard it will be to learn Chinese 4 years I might get to the end and fail my exams.

    On the other hand some time of that is working in China would be amazing
    well I would like to learn Chinese is not difficult because I am a chinese
    but I think English is very difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sagewing View Post
    Errr.. which field do you think you'll enjoy more? business or tech???
    Don't know that is a difficult question, Working in business has its advantages but Tech is what I've been working for over the years

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    I have picked Server Management I start in September part of the course is Business management so even tho I did not pick the Chinese course I will still get business experience

    here is a full listing of whats involved in the server management "network technologies" http://www.electronics.dit.ie/progra...odoutcomes.pdf

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    Best of luck with your studies...

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    I would choose option 2. as well, but well, imho you should choose the one that you like more, as the old saying goes, choose as a job the thing that you love do and you will never work a day in your life. Or something like that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    Best of luck with your studies...
    Thanks, I cant wait to start

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    You know the answer. It's just on your mind.
    Choose the course that you think you will enjoy most.

    Goodluck and hope you'll make the right choice.

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    study and after invest a lot of money!..lol

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    I faced this problem a few years ago. (Whether to do a business degree or an IT degree, both were the same length). I ended up choosing business because I thought I'd get more out of it at university - I believed I could learn a lot of the technical stuff myself as there are lots of high quality resources out there. I think this has worked well for me.

    Ultimately, one thing to keep in mind is the idea of closing doors. We all want to do everything, and our thoughts can picture us doing many things, and enjoying them. But unless you act and jump into something, as opposed to keeping your options open by dong this and that, you won't come particularly great.

    Hope that helps and good luck!

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    Up is the only way~!

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    Chinese is more perspective... the server management I think is too competetive in job market..

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    i will suggest Chinese and International Business.

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    Good luck with your choice. One thing I'd comment on is that when you're younger it's easier to commit to a longer course when you are possibly without any major financial or family commitments. Later on you'd likely find it a lot harder to take 4 years out of earning/career etc., but at the same time best to commit time to a course you'll genuinely be enthused about rather than suffer years of boredom on another.

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    most of you think Chinese is perspective,I am a Chinese freelance developer,if I build one Chinese learning website, maybe I can get some traffic to earn money

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    Not sure what a chinese or international business degree would do for you. Better to acquire a specific skill. Server management may be something that could work out. But both of these majors may not be the best options. Doctors and lawyers always seem to do well.


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