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Old 10-08-2008, 08:04 PM   #41
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I have a BA in Literature with emphasis on Shakespeare I originally planned on going for a masters in library science but after working at a library for 3 months, I decided that was not the job for me.....also I don't like to read much I worked in the finance industry for 5 years processing all sorts of loans and leases for several different types of industries. I have 1 more year until this degree is paid off. This degree never paid off for me, especially since I have horrible grammer and punctuation.

I also have an Associates degree in Applied Science, Culinary Arts with a focus on Patisserie and Baking. That's what I should have done to begin with...long story. I'm currently a Pastry Specialist at a resort. The loan payments are putting me in the poor house but it was definitely worth going to the school I went to. I was extensively taught in the art of french pastry. My education has definitely paid off at my job opportunitywise but not $$$ just yet. Some day it will.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:18 PM   #42
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I have a Ph.D in Polymer Chemistry. A D.D.S. and am currently in a Residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery leading to an M.D.

I plan on using my degrees when I graduate
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #43
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OMG my paper trail is a mess.

I got a BA in Political Science, then was jaded by the field. After I graduated I held more than 10 jobs in 1 year (not at the same time) before I went to AmeriCorps. None of those were at all related.

Then I got an MAEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. I did actually work as an advisor for graduate students at a 4 year research intensive university. That only lasted a year though. Life happens.

Now I'm back in school once again, getting a doctorate. It's kinda crazy to go from PoliSci to Higher Ed, to Health. But, when you put it all in context with my life timeline, it makes sense. I expect to be working in this field after I graduate. I don't wanna work for no more bitches.
Do you know how to read?
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:38 PM   #44
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Do you know how to read?
Fuck no. I ain't no sucka!
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:49 PM   #45
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...a BA is History? You may be right about the high school kids. (Kidding, kidding!)
see what I mean?

Actually, if one of my students were to say this it would be, "my BA History." It's the "who your baby daddy?" syndrome. When I first started it was like learning a foreign language.

On the plus side, I've built up some serious street cred.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:56 PM   #46
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I held more than 10 jobs in 1 year (not at the same time)
lies. you totally had ten jobs at once.

as for me, i'll probably never graduate so...no?
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lies. you totally had ten jobs a night.
Oh snap.
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as for me, i'll probably never graduate so...no?
That's the spirit.
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That's the spirit.
it just feels like i'll never graduate UNI. don't sass me, boy.
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I have an English degree and I have no fucking clue what I'm supposed to do with it.

My current employment is walking the streets of Chicago selling smiles for a quarter a piece.
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:33 PM   #51
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I have an English degree and I have no fucking clue what I'm supposed to do with it.

My current employment is walking the streets of Chicago selling smiles for a quarter a piece.
wino?
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Old 10-08-2008, 10:44 PM   #52
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My BA is in Economics, specializing in Political Economy, and it wasn't until 20 years later that I got a job where, while not directly utilizing it, the degree is actually relevant to my workplace and in understanding all the policy issues we are working on there.

Also, it helps in understanding what Bono is working for with his campaign.
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it just feels like i'll never graduate UNI. don't sass me, boy.
But what about college?
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I have a BA in Psychology, I worked as a group home counselor with severely emotional disturbed and abused children until I realized I was a complete wuss and unable to deal with certain situations without running to the bathroom teary eyed. I have a paralegal certification and I am currently a corporate law paralegal.

I have found that clients like to tell me their personal problems so I'm sorta using my bachelors. My diagnosis for most of them is republican
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:28 AM   #57
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I have an English degree and I have no fucking clue what I'm supposed to do with it.
When people ask what I'm going to do with my degree, I tell them "frame it and write my memoirs."

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But what about college?
So what's the difference between uni and college, if any?
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Old 10-09-2008, 12:46 AM   #58
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When people ask what I'm going to do with my degree, I tell them "frame it and write my memoirs."



So what's the difference between uni and college, if any?
In the US colleges can generally only offer bachelor's degrees or lower, while universities can offer higher degrees.

Here's a link explaining in more detail.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:10 AM   #59
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BSc (or BS for you Americans), JD.

Law school kinda only teaches you one thing, and even that poorly, so in short, yes I am in my field.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:25 AM   #60
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BA in Economics in about two years, after that I don't really know. Either on to the Master's directly after that, or working somewhere. I could use a break from studying.
At my semester abroad here in Missoula I'm taking Environmental Economics and Economic Development. I would love if I could combine both fields to bring about kind of a green development.
But I cannot say for sure what I will end up doing later... except for becoming ridiculously rich and travelling for most of the year.
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