I'm currently in my last year at college, can't say my grades will be TOP NOTCH AAA standards, but hoping for something near that.
My current plans are to commute, I've been told you'll miss out, but my reasons are I don't have the finacial backing as my parents don't give me diddly squat anyway, I get what I work for.
I am contemplating applying for scholarships, although my grades are probably going to be BBC / ABC along them lines (hopefully). I don't really have a great deal of grades behind me really, GCSEs were a fluke, however ABBBBBCCCCCCC couldn't be too bad really.
However, I do have a fair bit of work experience behind me in my eyes for 17 years old, I thought I'd list it as it may help with any advice.
2003 - 2007: Paper Round (Local PaperShop)
2006: Database (Asset) Management AAH Pharmecuticals.
2007 Jan - 2007 July: Shop Assistant (Local PaperShop)
2007 July - August 08: Stock Controller (Sainsbury's)
August 08 - Present: General Assistant (Sainsbury's)
Thats offical job wise, also;
2003 - Helped establish a game server / web hosting company on the internet which 6 months later with me there went on to turnover about £5000 a month (which in game server world is a lot).
2003 - Started selling bits & bobs from local papershop's wholesaler for a 20% cut of profit split with a friend
2004 - Developed a website for a game server company and helped to establish the company which was recently sold for a couple of thousand, however was valued at more but director was after quick sale.
2006 - 2007 - Carried out office work with a local business man, setting up databases, helping to promote products etc.
2008 - Currently working on establishing a web hosting / game server company with a friend. As well have developed niche sites turning over about $60 a month.
You might think do ICT.. but my passion is with business really. Having words with my employer (Sainsbury's) when I'm in later to see whether they do full / part scholarships, but I'm doubt to be honset.
If anyone has any experience, or can offer advice from my situation I'd appreciate very much.