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Seven Year Degree

Things no one tells you how to have fun and successful college life without debt or regrets.

About the Book

Some people are born to parents who went to college who can guide their kids. Most have not. This is a book for those who have no idea how to get there, what to expect and how to get through it. 

This book helps you and tells you: you can do it. Even if it is hard, or takes longer than expected or is horribly frustrating, you can do it. 

The tips are not supposed to show every situation, but touch on many to show that there is always a way out.

Thus using my experience you can succeed and do better than you would have others. 

My personal story is that because of my parents and good friends, I got into a good school. There I floundered and dropped out and eventually I finished. Aftwards I had many people coming up to me and asking me advice about college. So why not put all that advice into a book? This book is my experiences, my mistakes and my triumphs. It is disguised advice.

You can download and print individual chapters or print the whole thing, it is only 50 double sided pages. 

It is a work in progress so feel free to contribute your stories or suggest other topics we can add or expand upon.

Thank you for checking it out and we look forward to your feedback.

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About the Author

Tim Mur
Tim Murr

Just a normal guy.

Did the whole sports, clubs and academics in High School.

Went to a public University and majored in Physics and Electrical Engineering.

During college, started a few clubs, joined a fraternity, started a company, lived with a girl and did sports.

After college, worked as an engineer, travelled the world and wrote two books.

Just a normal guy with a not so ordinary story wanting to use his experiences to help others do it better than he did.

Table of Contents

    • Why This Book?
    • About
    • Introduction
  • Part 0: Before College
    • Chapter -1 - High School (or BS) and Entrance Exams
    • Chapter 0: Still High School- Picking your ideal college and getting accepted.
  • Part 1: The College Part
    • Chapter 1: First Day
    • Chapter 2: Classes
    • Chapter 3: Studying, No One Wants To, But Some Know How-To
    • Chapter 4: The Filler Clubs, aka Student Organizations
    • Chapter 5: Sports
    • Chapter 6: Picking A Major. Because Eventually, You Have To.
    • Chapter 7: Paying for College
    • Chapter 8: Time Off, Not A Completely Stupid Idea
  • Part 2: Life
    • Chapter 9: Family
    • Chapter 10: Living Situation
    • Chapter 11: Frats and Sororities.
    • Chapter 12: The Girlfriend/Boyfriend
    • Chapter 13: Working While in College, No one said you can’t.
    • Chapter 14: Getting First Post College Job
    • Chapter 15 - Mental Health
  • Part 3 : Graduate School
    • Chapter 16: Graduate School - Applying
    • Chapter 17: Law School - Three Years That Can Ruin Your Life
    • Chapter 18: MBA or Master of Bullshit Administration
    • Chapter 19: Master’s or Ph.D. Doctor or Meh.
    • Chapter 20 Writing a Thesis/Dissertation
    • Chapter 21: Don’t Be Ambitious, Be Pura Vida
  • Appendix
    • Appendix A: Online vs In-Person
    • Appendix B: My Categories for Picking UCSD
    • Appendix C: As You Go Off To College, Do Not Do This.
    • Appendix D: Our Book Page

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