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  • Jun 16, 2020
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    ghosting

    what you do

    I work for an international organisation

  • CurlyZ

    A journalist which is fine for supporting myself, but if I literally had to start supporting a wife and child rn I feel like there鈥檚 no way I could do it.

    I鈥檓 barely financially literate and definitely not great with money but I don鈥檛 understand how some people I work with afford what they have when we鈥檙e getting paid about the same. What am I doing wrong?

    A lot of journos come from privilege (not that that's particularly different from any other professional career). That's a tough gig but I gotta lot of respect for you man, keep fighting the good fight

  • Jun 16, 2020
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    stingray

    I work for an international organisation

    that could mean literally anything but ok lol

  • Jun 16, 2020
    1 reply
    ghosting

    that could mean literally anything but ok lol

    UN

  • Jun 16, 2020
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    CurlyZ

    A journalist which is fine for supporting myself, but if I literally had to start supporting a wife and child rn I feel like there鈥檚 no way I could do it.

    I鈥檓 barely financially literate and definitely not great with money but I don鈥檛 understand how some people I work with afford what they have when we鈥檙e getting paid about the same. What am I doing wrong?

    A lot of these people with big houses and new cars are balls deep in debt

  • Jun 16, 2020
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    Resurrected Ducks

    A lot of these people with big houses and new cars are balls deep in debt

    Heard this is a financial death sentence. Fresh outta college (debt), new car (debt), new house (debt), big wedding (debt), children (debt).

  • Jun 16, 2020
    Resurrected Ducks

    A lot of these people with big houses and new cars are balls deep in debt

    facts

  • dxz99

    Heard this is a financial death sentence. Fresh outta college (debt), new car (debt), new house (debt), big wedding (debt), children (debt).

    Could never live comfortably with all that debt

  • Jun 16, 2020
    Resurrected Ducks

    A lot of these people with big houses and new cars are balls deep in debt

    That must be the case because I feel like I鈥檓 no where near home ownership or in position to spend tens of thousands on anything within the next 5 years.

  • Jun 16, 2020

    Part of adult life is realizing that there will never be a point where you鈥檒l be satisfied with or not have anxiety about how your resume looks or what鈥檚 in it. I get sick to my stomach looking at mine, like someone鈥檚 gonna look at it and think I鈥檓 a dumbass.

  • Jun 16, 2020

    No better feeling in the world then fumbling two potential life changing bags

    Imma be broke forever

  • Jun 16, 2020

    ive had a business degree for a year and i havent done s*** yet

  • Jun 16, 2020
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    CurlyZ

    A journalist which is fine for supporting myself, but if I literally had to start supporting a wife and child rn I feel like there鈥檚 no way I could do it.

    I鈥檓 barely financially literate and definitely not great with money but I don鈥檛 understand how some people I work with afford what they have when we鈥檙e getting paid about the same. What am I doing wrong?

    How鈥檇 you get into journalism bro?

  • Jun 16, 2020
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    Rx Marcus

    How鈥檇 you get into journalism bro?

    I鈥檝e always been into media, so I knew early on that I wanted to doing something in that field.

    Just worked at it constantly. I鈥檓 was always reading and always writing just building that skill until it became easy. Also learned about cameras and microphones and basically just tried to excel at all sides of the media business, so no one could ever say I had any weaknesses. I did it for free for years and then eventually people took notice and wanted to pay me for it.

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    Just got confirmation I got my degree!!!!!!! Waiting on my results but still!!!!!! I literally hated studying for this the past 3 years and just to have it done and out the way I鈥檓 so grateful

  • Jun 17, 2020
    KWL

    Just got confirmation I got my degree!!!!!!! Waiting on my results but still!!!!!! I literally hated studying for this the past 3 years and just to have it done and out the way I鈥檓 so grateful

    Congrats fam!

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    stingray

    UN

    You went to an Ivy League but didn鈥檛 go into Bulge Bracket Finance or Big 3 Consulting?

    Literally the only reason to go to an Ivy League

  • Jun 17, 2020
    1 reply
    flackojodye

    You went to an Ivy League but didn鈥檛 go into Bulge Bracket Finance or Big 3 Consulting?

    Literally the only reason to go to an Ivy League

    the only reason I went to an Ivy League is because they gave me a full ride scholarship. Otherwise, I wouldn't have gone to an Ivy League cause f*** this culture of elitism and prestige. My top choice was Oberlin

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    stingray

    the only reason I went to an Ivy League is because they gave me a full ride scholarship. Otherwise, I wouldn't have gone to an Ivy League cause f*** this culture of elitism and prestige. My top choice was Oberlin

    You got a full ride to Ivy League

    You could have been working at Goldman making 185K all in first year out of college. You work there for a couple years and then go work in private equity making double that for less hours

    You f***ed up

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    flackojodye

    You got a full ride to Ivy League

    You could have been working at Goldman making 185K all in first year out of college. You work there for a couple years and then go work in private equity making double that for less hours

    You f***ed up

    It ain鈥檛 about the money after all. So long I鈥檓 making 3000 euros a month I鈥檓 fine. My long term plan has always been to go back to uni for my PhD and then work as a professor/researcher.

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    stingray

    It ain鈥檛 about the money after all. So long I鈥檓 making 3000 euros a month I鈥檓 fine. My long term plan has always been to go back to uni for my PhD and then work as a professor/researcher.

    Agree w the guy about going to goldman im transferring into a sort of lower lowerbtier ivy (mcgill) but literally just bcus im not sure about law school yet and might want the option for consulting

    UN seems really cool, been a dream field of mine. How did you leverage that? What languages do you speak?

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    Olivear

    Agree w the guy about going to goldman im transferring into a sort of lower lowerbtier ivy (mcgill) but literally just bcus im not sure about law school yet and might want the option for consulting

    UN seems really cool, been a dream field of mine. How did you leverage that? What languages do you speak?

    I can鈥檛 be selling out for money. Investment and consulting firms are parts of a system I鈥檓 all the way opposed to. My interests are in the geopolitics and economies of emerging technologies (Blockchains, IoT, AI... etc) as they relate to urban/rural design and migration (human geography). Can鈥檛 be going to Wall Street with that

    I got into the UN after working for a couple of NGOs in London. My master鈥檚 was in development and migration, so that helped. I work on social policies of emerging technologies (mainstreaming open source solutions in the design of smart cities, for example). I speak three languages and a half basically: English, Arabic, Farsi and German. I鈥檓 picking up French too.

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    stingray

    I can鈥檛 be selling out for money. Investment and consulting firms are parts of a system I鈥檓 all the way opposed to. My interests are in the geopolitics and economies of emerging technologies (Blockchains, IoT, AI... etc) as they relate to urban/rural design and migration (human geography). Can鈥檛 be going to Wall Street with that

    I got into the UN after working for a couple of NGOs in London. My master鈥檚 was in development and migration, so that helped. I work on social policies of emerging technologies (mainstreaming open source solutions in the design of smart cities, for example). I speak three languages and a half basically: English, Arabic, Farsi and German. I鈥檓 picking up French too.

    I feel you don鈥檛 get me wrong im not a soulless money chasing w**** but i kind of need a high paying job cus my family will depend on me and my siblings. My parents are immigrants and they poured all their savings and salaries into school for us so the unspoken agreement has always been once were out we鈥檒l support them and our family back home in africa as well. Even now my mom is still working a s***ty low paying job so me getting a relatively high paying job is like my Only option yk?

    I鈥檓 a deeply political person (former polisci major) and hv my own personal morals and honestly been kind of worries how my social democratic left wing beliefs will reconcile with the corporate arena ill enter after I graduate in 4 years but it is what is. My hope is to only do that for a couple years and find some kind of public sector or government/politics role

    But UN sounds like a dream. I speak english and french but idek how one would go around finding an internship like that? You mentioned you have a masters so it seems a grad degree is a given like I thought. My plan B (and preferred plan tbh) has been going to law school at a place like nyu and studying international/human rights law hopefully if i do go that route i can leverage it but idk because thts an extra 3 yrs of me not earning money

  • Jun 17, 2020
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    How many doctors/med students in here?

  • Jun 18, 2020

    abolish multi-round interviews

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