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    I'm 19, and a 1st year student in Ireland at a fairly prestigious Uni/College.
    I only like 2 sections of my business course, both sections are IT based. (BIS and BIM), my attendance is shocking, I failed 2 exams in my first semester and my general drive is minimal, hence I'm considering dropping out, otherwise I feel like I will just slowly fail and waste more of my parents money.

    There is already a substantial sum of money invested in my education, so dropping out makes me feel like I am wasting my parents money.
    They aren't too happy that I've failed two exams and will have to repeat them over the summer.. They also said they won't pay for me to go back to college again if I drop out considering they have my brother and sister to put through college yet..

    My only other option is move to England and do a Higher Apprenticeship in the area of IT/BIS.
    My end goal has always been to be an entrepreneur, I had a completely different idea to what college actually is, and while I got in to a good college doing minimal/no work, and I could probably pass by putting in some effort I don't feel like I am in the right degree.
    I mean I would have to endure 2 years, then specialise in the area of BIS and possibly do a masters to compete with students from a straight through BIS degree.

    The only reason I haven't dropped out is I have made some friends, and met some girls. That's it.
    I don't know what to do.
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    Somewhat similar predicament here. Idk what it is, I just have no motivation to work - combined with a lack of self-discipline. Been afflicted with on and off depression since starting though, which further compounds the issues. What happens with your attendance, do you have bad timekeeping or something? For me it's mostly that, with undertones of lack of drive. At least you have met some decent people though, that always helps. Although it's unfortunately not an ideal reason to remain at a uni which has little to offer. Btw, you don't like 2 'sections' - how many others are there? Maybe you can take up an optional extra to tip the balance in your favour.
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    (Original post by StormCommando)
    Somewhat similar predicament here. Idk what it is, I just have no motivation to work - combined with a lack of self-discipline. Been afflicted with on and off depression since starting though, which further compounds the issues. What happens with your attendance, do you have bad timekeeping or something? For me it's mostly that, with undertones of lack of drive. At least you have met some decent people though, that always helps. Although it's unfortunately not an ideal reason to remain at a uni which has little to offer. Btw, you don't like 2 'sections' - how many others are there? Maybe you can take up an optional extra to tip the balance in your favour.
    There are no options to take up optional modules, it's just a set list.
    I like BIS and BIM, I dislike Maths, Accounting and Stats. I tolerate the rest (8 or so, it's split over 2 semesters, so far 4 left to do)

    I actually went to a talk from a proprietary trading firm based in Ireland, I was talking to the speaker after the talk asking about what do they look for within potential candidates. He thought I was final year looking for employment, I explained I'm not final year.. he asked about how I like my course, I was honest. He said I should apply for their unpaid apprenticeship and look into applying for work with them for this September, which would mean me dropping out.
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    Well that sounds like a firm alternative option... It would be one thing to drop out with nowhere else to go - but another thing entirely to go straight into an apprenticeship. You might be on to something. Perhaps you should talk it through with people, like parents and get their take on it? Given that they are probably more intimated with your situation as a whole.
 
 
 
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