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  1. #31
    It's amazing that I can get more information from a surf forum than all of my school/guidance counselors combined. I seriously appreciate all the insight from you guys (good and bad).


    Quote Originally Posted by babybabygrand View Post
    I can explain more...but just kinda wanted to throw my larger world view in there to backup my advice to just learn a trade or something. Im a graduate and it did help me get a job...but unless you really like to read and write about your subject, college is gonna be a drag and a very costly one. You don't need to go to a pricey Univ to learn about programming or any computer related thing either, and thats where the last of our economy is going
    I get what you're saying, but for some reason my parents (and most others) are more willing to help pay for an enormous college bill than loan out some money to get started with a trade/business. I'm definitely interested in a few academic fields though so I think college is the right choice for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by Waveskier View Post
    If you do well your first two years at UNCW transferring to Chapel Hill is pretty automatic and there again you will have access to all kinds of opportunities in the triangle. If your goal is to making surfing your top priority in life you shouldn't bother with the east coast. Go to Hawaii or better yet live off the grid in Nicaragua and sell beans to tourists.
    I was also thinking about transferring, but then I would just end up landlocked for 2 years which is what I'd be avoiding by picking UNCW over University of Vermont. I figure I might as well go one way or another now and just stick with it. I know UVM is a better school but by how much? Would living in VT instead of NC for 4 years really give me more options and advantages after I graduate?

    So basically I can go to UNCW which I prefer location wise, or pick Vermont which is a better school but lacks the ocean and climate. Or start UNCW assuming I'll transfer to UNC Chapel Hill, but switching schools sounds like a pain and isn't guaranteed.

  2. #32
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    Don't go to Chapel Hill unless you fit in well with stuck up rich "hipsters" and an overwhelming number of frat boys.

    That said, having access to RTP is golden if you are going into an engineering, computer, science or medical field... but UNCW has many of the same cooperative extensions. If you want to get into marine science, UNCW has the best and fastest growing cooperative facilities in the Southeast and soon to be the East Coast.

    If I could go back and do it again and if UNCW had the same aquaculture program back then as they do today, I'd do that. Aquaculture is the future man, people are wising up to the crap we are importing from Asia and are looking for responsible ways to address farming seafood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surf05 View Post

    I get what you're saying, but for some reason my parents (and most others) are more willing to help pay for an enormous college bill than loan out some money to get started with a trade/business. I'm definitely interested in a few academic fields though so I think college is the right choice for me.
    cool beans bro, I wish you luck wherever you end up. I wouldn't trade my experience going to school with 30,ooo other hellyuns for all the tea in China. You'll do alright as long as you stay as hungry for knowledge and good grades as you are hungry for waves! peace!