Everyone is so anxious to know when I'll be graduating. Even my father thought this is my last semester. I know for a fact that he is worried sick that I extended my uni study time. To be clear, I have one more semester left. 3 subjects or 4.5 credit hours to finish before I can spend four decades of my life working. Can't you guys just wait for just 3 more months?
I was crucified enough by my lecturers and friends because I extended my studies even though I didn't fail any studio or normal subjects. I didn't feel compelled to explain to them why I did what I did because it was really none of their business.
But because I didn't tell anyone why I extended my studies, people are beginning to assume that I'm some sort of a loser. A loser who keeps failing and can't get his act right.
So listen up people, I won't repeat this twice.
I extended my studies because I got myself involved with competitions and programmes that I can benefit for me to be able to be in the advertizing world. I extended my studies because if I finish it like a normal architecture student, I will have to work as an architect. What I'm basically saying is...
I dowan to be an Architect okayyyyy!? And I don't have the priviledge (money) to change my course oraitttt!?
First I worked as a book cover designer and design/produce miscellanous paper products like name cards, raya cards and hand made cards.
Then I started experimenting with videos and entered several competitions. I won 5 competitions in the past year.
A few months back I got busy writing a fantasy novel and an e-book.
Because there are several categories in advertizing like copywriting, advertisment designing and video advertisment. I was just covering all the basic elements of advertizing in a year and a half.
I basically covered all the requirement of a typical adverizing course outline while studying architectural subjects that I divided evently to make sure I have enough free time to have practical experience in advertizing.
Next semester which will be my last, I will be working in an advertizing company as an intern. This is like my version of a 'practical'.
And after next semester, I will have the experience of graduated advertizing student who have done practical work. This comes with a bonus too, I actually had working experience because what I did in my university are used by real people in real situations. And plus, I entered and won several competitions too.
So there. Don't ask me again with your sceptical eyes and pouting judgemental lips while thinking to yourself "I'm so much better off than him..." because...
I'm a man...
with a plan.