+ 0 Votes Do you mean santeewelding 3 years ago That "help", as in, "desk" -- helping those who know not, as you do, and for which you would presumably be retained -- is not in the cards? I would have no use for you. + 0 Votes update jem94518 2 years ago Remember Grasshopper...wax on...wax off...wax on...wax off...we've all been there!!! + 0 Votes Help desk is a chance Tony Hopkinson 3 years ago Take it, I started in support so did many others. It's crap job, but you will learn some practical IT, more to the point you'll learn about working with and for people and what IT is for. You reek of a "The world owes me living" attitude, not many people have any time for that. Employers don't have any at all. My first IT task was seperating print outs and delivering them to management, a year later I was coding on the mainframe to produce them. I said I could deliver reports, I was right, that and my general attitude built up a bit of trust. There's a lot more to working in IT than being able to tell a SATA drive from an IDE, or when to use a for or a while loop. + 0 Votes Advice brian 3 years ago Take what Tony posted above to heart. I to started out in the IT world as a "runner/grunt" for lack of better words. Actually the first company I started to work with, I did very little IT work and for the most part helped the boss many rebuild some of his apartments (anything from wiring to painting or wood working). Soon after we had finished the fourth or fifth apartment, he placed me in the field full time. It took rebuilding the apartments to show him that I was punctual, had an attention for detail, and understood the tasks of what was laid out infront of me (ie, lay the tile floor, he laid the first row just to show the pattern, I laid the rest of it without question). We all had to start somewhere, and after about 8 years, I have changed companies and now am an assistant director of IT at a major company dealing directly with the gvt. So, basically as Tony said, and I am saying, you have to start somewhere, he started by running papers and what not to management, I started by laying tile and running electrical wire through walls. + 0 Votes Did you not work while studying? The 'G-Man.' Updated - 3 years ago say in some kind (any kind) of IT field? If not more fool you - you now need to start at the bottom. I would think you now feel a bit sick with the realisation that you could have given yourself a head start. Not to worry however, in a couple of years you can get going for real. :-) + 0 Votes Thank you for your advice Tony & Brian HeyUTechGuy 3 years ago I dont want to give impression that im owed anything because of a mere associates degree, its just that I know i would do a very good job and learn alot quickly in a hands on position. But i will say, since i completed associates i thought i could atleast get in some place where i could do some physical work, im not looking to make big money or anything like that, just want to learn and enjoy the type of work i do. Ultimately i want to do cisco routing when im in my 30s+ (Im 20 now) and just want to make sure im doing the best i can do each step in my career to reach my goal. I do understand that everyone has to start somewhere so i am applying for some help desk positions and what ever else i can handle.I figure if i cant move up from help desk it will at least give me some IT experience helping others on my resume. And no g-man, my school didnt offer any type of intern/extern type work which was really unfortunate because i think we should all have that opportunity to put our learning to practical use on the job. You guys have been really helpful. I truly appreciate your responses. + 0 Votes update? jhouseholder 2 years ago HeyUTechGuy...still around? I would be curious in knowing what you are doing these days. I am a Technical Recruiting Manager and we have an office in Cincinnati. + 0 Votes update jem94518 2 years ago Remember Grasshopper...wax on...wax off...wax on...wax off...we've all been there!!!