- Mar 27, 2005
- Boston, MA, USA
- #Jaguar #XKR, #Saab #9-3, #Toyota #MR2 #Spyder
It's warm and peaceful, in my household it's the only places those two coincide comfortably.Shirahime said:I dunno how you can stay int shower for that long.
Your career is going to change several times throughout your life, so if you go down the law route now, you could very well not be doing it in 10-15 years time.
You need to think what is the sort of job that you are going to enjoy doing, even if the people around you are bastards, and the pay isn't great to start? What is going to give you skills that are going to be transportable to similar roles when you are looking for a change? What sort of work like balance do you want for the first few years? And what is going to give you personal satisfaction? Also, what is the easier/harder one to do first? Nothing says you can only do one. You might start with the design course, get a job, get a couple years under your belt, and then go back and study law. In fact, there's probably a job out there tailor made for someone with both skills.
The question is not "what do I want to study today" but rather, "where do I want to be in 5, 10, 20, or 40 years?" What do you value? How do these values mesh or conflict with either choice? Set up appointments with people in both professions and talk to them about what they do every day.
Then decide that you can probably make a shit ton more money as a lawyer pushing papers and go for that.
I've thought about starting with the design course and then going back to study law, but I don't want to waste 3 or 4 years doing a design degree and spending 2 years in a job that might not be for me before I go back to do law and spend another 6 or 7 years in university again. I see being a designer as much more relaxed and open but probably incredibly hard to find stable footing especially when compared to a profession like law.
I should go and talk to people in the industry, should I just fire out some emails and see who might be free to answer some questions?