JCougar wrote:A'nold wrote:Most people on here (see that I said most) are naive when it comes to the real world. For example, dropping out and "getting into advertising" is so horrific a prospect you really cannot imagine how much you will ultimately regret dropping out of Fordham. I speak from experience on this topic. Once you throw yourself out into the cold, hard working world and realize you cannot find anything but temp jobs and the prospect of "working your way up" is a 10 year plan of hell dealing with incompetent middle-management with the only prospect being sticking it out for only a couple more years so you can land that 35k a year dream job with another company where you work 60 hours a week doing the worst crap imaginable, you will dream of graduating from Fordham below median with 210k student loan debt that you can use IBR to help pay back.
I think a lot of people on here don't realize how shitty other non-law jobs are. I love how people freak out at the horrible prospect of making $60K to start out a career with little to no work experience, as if your life is over. It's definitely not ideal while paying off the kind debt that law school brings, but it's manageable. 60K is a lot of money, and if you work in the corporate world, not only do you usually have to have at least 5 years of experience or a graduate degree of some sort to make that much, you have to put up with a bunch of complete idiots with emotional issues that couldn't cut it in consulting being in charge of you. And when I say "complete idiots," I really mean it. I've never met more incompetent, impractical, disorganized, and somewhat psychotic people in any other work environment than I have in three years of working in corporate offices of some very major corporations. Office Space isn't a comedy, it's a documentary, and a mild one at that. These people couldn't find their way out of a paper bag to save their lives, and yet somehow they get to dress in snazzy business attire and look important and hold on to the same job and continue to turn in mediocre results day after day, year after year. No one fires them because there's no one smarter or more desperate available to fill their position. All the smarter ones ended up going to law school or med school or got a PhD and are doing research or consulting -- and are going into a profession where producing real results actually matters and idiots are quickly weeded out.
Going the corporate route was the biggest mistake of my life, and I can't wait for fall. Good god. Do not drop out of Fordham because of one class.
And working your way up in the law field is so much better? I perosnally think it would be because I enjoy law and but OP doesn't seem like he cares about being a lawyer much.