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Not going to A&M was the biggest mistake of my life


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  • TrueDanielTrueDaniel 3 replies1 threads New Member
    To be honest, I’m a bit insecure about what I’m doing which is why I haven’t been on CC in years. People can brag about being overachievers in this site and it gets to you (even if they’re lying). The good news is that this summer I did get an offer to be a lead counselor for a Christian summer camp. I’ll be leading a group of counselors and have authority over camp activities.

    I’m not shooting my expectations too high, but if the job goes great, I might end up with a strong LOR and LinkedIn endorsements for the statistical projects that I’m working on. It’s a camp with 250 staff members (mostly college students) so I’m bound to have a healthy alumni network for both work and church life when I’m finished.

    If it helps, my previous work experience was a call center team manager for a bank which didn’t pay a lot but I learned some financial responsibility and also not to spend like a “millennial”. Cut down fast food, no unneeded subscriptions, etc. That stuff simulates responsible independent living. I think the baseline for dating is that I need to make enough money to live on my own, give or take, considering personality, looks, friend circle, etc.

    @Momof3B They’re pretty conservative compared to suburbs of most other states, if I’m basing it on last year election, though urban areas, generally, have been gradually shifting leftwards.

    Long post, and I know I came off emotional when I created the thread so I apologize for that. I’ll be having ample free time during my summer tenure doing the type of summer job at 25 which is what 21 year olds do, so my side-hustle will be networking in person and online. My major was math with a minor in finance (should’ve said that earlier!) so if y’all have ideas on connecting for financial ops, I’d like to know since I’m very proficient in that and had a 3.3 GPA in all my undergrad Econ and finance classes.

    Tl;dr I have a summer opportunity to sharpen and prove managerial traits that will affirm my qualifications for an entry level career which can supplement good grades for that subject.
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  • PurpleTitanPurpleTitan 13628 replies32 threads Senior Member
    1. Lift weights.
    2. Lose weight some how. Maybe intermittent fasting. If not 15 hours in 24, 12 hours in 24.
    3.Get a female friend your age (or sister or male friend's sister or female cousin; someone with 2 X chromosomes) who knows how to dress to go shopping with you and buy the clothes she picks out.
    4. Be really chill and move slowly when you meet girls. The chiller the better. Opposite of spazzy/emotional.
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  • bjscheelbjscheel 732 replies5 threads Member
    That sounds great! Will there be any female counselors your age at camp? My daughter and two nephews worked at church camp last summer and that place was a relationship incubator! Together all the time...Plus you know anyone there will have the same beliefs as you. Regardless of the dating, my daughter and the others found working at camp to be a fantastic experience and it sounds like it will be a good move for you too.
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  • TQfromtheUTQfromtheU 1540 replies17 threads Senior Member
    If you are still interested in banking, look at the local RMA events and classes, particularly the young professionals events and classes.
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