Hey fellas! I realize some of you have next to no edumacation (looking at you CanCan ) but I was hoping maybe you guys could give me a little insite on what I should be doing with my education. As some of you may remember, I managed to score a spot at the University of Alberta, and started taking classes there this September. However, I wasn't expecting to make it in at all, and was caught totally off guard literally a week before classes started, and basically copy pasted a buddy's schedule without really reading up on what everything was. I've just finally finished getting my butt getting whipped quite royally during mid terms, and my feeling that I may have rushed into going into the U of A is at an all time high. I've never been the type that is particularly book smart, and I have always been a hands on type learner, and excelled in practical work. As a result, I'm doing very well in all of the lab portions of my U of A education, but as mentioned, the inclass work has been kicking my butt like it's never been kicked before. I was talking with a buddy of mine, who again expressed his surprise that I went to the U of A instead of a technical school, knowing my interests and strengths. Well, I took his words to heart, and started looking at what some of the local technical schools have to offer, and found that NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Techology) has an Electrical Engineering Technology program that seems to be a near perfect fit for my skills and interests. It requires a strength in the concepts of Math and Electrical Physics, which were two of my stronger classes in highschool, along with a requirement of strength in Language Arts for report writing, and finally the ability to work well with others as a team. Again, fits me perfectly, I get along with just about everyone I meet, and was always scoring great grades in English class without much effort at all. The course teaches on concepts I'm interested in, and have already started to learn on my own anyways, so I'd actually have a real interest in going to school, and learning something I want to learn. All of this, plus the school has tiny class sizes of a max of 30 students per lecture, and 15 students per lab. Anyways, its all really striked a strong interest in me, and I'm extremely interested in dropping out of the more prestigious university where I'm getting my butt kicked, and switching to NAIT instead. NAIT claims that 98% of graduate students from this course finds a job within months of graduation, in fields of their interests. Not only that, but the job I'm looking at getting for a summer job of releif plant operator up north at a gas plant my father oversees, is just about a perfect match for the type of stuff I'd be learning. What do you guys think? Sound like its worth dropping out of the university for a technical education instead?