You know, honestly, in this type of economy, It's becoming hell just trying to find a simple job that pays well and can advance me these days. Majority of the classifieds I see are of Unpaid internships or experience of over 5+ years required for a certain area which I just don't see how it would work out, even if I manage to graduate in 2 years of college. So me, being pretty mobile and almost never at home, been thinking about signing up for the Highway Patrol and hopefully get a permanent position in that branch which would help with job area and get experience in advancement (hopefully). But my parents are completely flipping out about this idea now. Ironically, they would rather have me join the military then becoming an officer. They talk to me about all these dangers, how, they hear about some cop getting shot on the news or killed and I honestly don't see that happening in the position I'm hoping to get. Statistically shown, the highway patrol only had a little over 200 officer deaths since its formation nearly 90 years ago. Which, imo, seems pretty good compared to a city cop or even an county cop. They seem to believe that the major I'm in, computer science, is becoming too hard for me, which in reality, it's not. In fact, it's not the major that I'm pissed off at, it's the fact that there's almost no jobs for me to get, no way I can spend 15 hours at a non-paid internship and still expect to pay my bills and my parents aren't rich either so asking them for money is not feasible. Getting loans, literally isn't worth it. My first year loan was 20k and total payback after graduation is 80k, nearly 4x what I originally borrowed. I scrambled as much money as we could and paid that freakin' loan off cause the interest alone made it not worth it. I don't know... I really want to take this route cause I want to be more active than sitting in a cubicle and have a more stable job position then a low-level desk jockey with almost no room for advancement. Anyone have any suggestions or comments or flaming for me?