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One more thing. Experience. Where can I get experience from while in college? All job postings I've seen require it, and it seems experience is the biggest dilemma for some. Any tips?
Got any big companies around your campus/home town? If so ask about internships. I worked for 4 years during vacations for one company, and just after I graduated a Net Admin position opened up, and I was one of the first asked about it. It is greatly helpful to spend 5 weeks learning about business/IT, then spend a week actually working in a real enterprise and learning how it is implemented (not just how it works).

Being a Net Admin is great at my work. We don't really have any one specializing in one thing; we all have to have good knowledge of security, NTFS security, servers, hardware, virtualization, and basic routing. They say you should "specialize", but I don't believe in that. Sure you might be able to get more pay, but getting a job is harder, and leaves you being a dangerous unitasker (easily replaced, and your specialty might not be around forever).
    
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@ wtomlinson

I thought I was the only one who felt Camaros look like cat fish lol. Looks like I'm not alone.
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lol I think Brata should go sort them out.
Sony doesn't pay enough, which is part of the reason they got their ass into the fix they're in. Likewise AT&T, Verizon many many others don't pay enough, and I'm sorry to say, but Security is a black hole. Once it has it's grip on you it's almost impossible to get out of it's field. That being said Security although I can do and it, and have done it well for many Fortune 500 companies and Gov. I prefer Networking. Yes I work with different Government Agencies, from Intelligence, Defense, Homeland and Law Enforcement. Irregardless the entire point is find what you enjoy and work with that as much as you can. Everything at one point will cross over from one field to another to some degree, so be mindful and you will run into some fields you don't particularly care for but you may still need to know it.
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Do you have a Camaro? My brother has a 2000 WS6. I love that thing to death and want it so bad lol. My other brother had a 95 Z28.
i did. had to sell it and get a something that i could fit a car seat into. it had no back seats, and i'm pretty sure the baby would become deaf if she rode in it. not good for a newborn. it was a 2001 Z-28.
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I am partial to this and yeah it fits a Carseat in the back easily. Mine is white like in the Pic, plus I get employee pricing through my wife.
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Got any big companies around your campus/home town? If so ask about internships. I worked for 4 years during vacations for one company, and just after I graduated a Net Admin position opened up, and I was one of the first asked about it. It is greatly helpful to spend 5 weeks learning about business/IT, then spend a week actually working in a real enterprise and learning how it is implemented (not just how it works).

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Yeah Stockton is a pretty big city. Blue Shield of California (insurance company) has a building not too far from me so I can maybe do some internship work, or volunteer while in school for them. As far as what I want to do, Networking and some security work. I'd rather not be a Systems Admin.
    
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