Originally Posted by Gotemike
I studied UX design at collage and would really like to get a job in this field but cant afford to go to university
Could you other some tip on how to get in to this field and share your experiences.
Much appreciation Mike
My path wasn't directly into UX design (though in hindsight the signs were there), but via website and app development. I was a designer/coder first and that experience has proven invaluable (pardon the pun).
I got into UX design because I had the sneaking suspicion my companies and clients were trying to do too much and I didn't know why. I also wanted to be able to explain design decisions instead of going off of what looked nice or seemed cool.
I read everything I could and tried to apply what I could understand. I made my share of mistakes and I'm sure I still do. But the more I learned, the more I tried, the more people I found who supported me and made it possible for me to grow into the role. Eventually I went from front-end designer/developer to strictly UX design.
School can save you years worth of effort, but determination and self-education are vital no matter what. Make the most of opportunities as they arise.
Wish I could give you a clearer path, but if my path is any indication, there isn't one