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 Posted:   Sep 29, 2010 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   Jehannum   (Member)

One of the most important things I ever learned was in 8th grade science = the 'scientific method'. My teacher had us working like scientists and it has paid off ever since, no matter what I'm doing... but especially in a big complicated company. If you can simplify the complex, solve and explain it... you will prosper. smile

Yes, this makes sense to me. I find them strange, those people who like to complexify the simple.

 Posted:   Sep 29, 2010 - 6:55 AM   
 By:   antipodean   (Member)

I have a BSc in Computer Science (majoring in software engineering), followed by an MBA (majoring in arts management.) In both cases, I did receive (and accepted) job offers as a direct result of getting in touch with the right people through my course of study.

My career so far has been split quite evenly between working with computers, the Internet and the performing arts (sometimes all three at once) and all of it has been completely relevant.

 Posted:   Sep 29, 2010 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Foodman   (Member)

I received a B.S. degree in Food Science from Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY). I worked in my area of study as a School Dietitian. Upon retirement I went back to College and picked up 21 credits in Master's credits in Education. I am currently working as a substitute teacher.

A B.S. degree, eh? Love the double entendre of that one. wink

Thor, your definitley a Cool character.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2018 - 3:53 AM   
 By:   AngelinaNorway   (Member)

I studied well at school, at the moment I entered college at the Faculty of Journalism, I like this profession, I like to write different written works, you can find examples of my works on my website , I think you are interested in reading them, thank you.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2018 - 4:34 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I hope your account is legit. If so, as a Norwegian myself, I wonder why you have 'Norway' in your username? Do you have relatives from there?

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2018 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

I hope your account is legit. If so, as a Norwegian myself, I wonder why you have 'Norway' in your username? Do you have relatives from there?

She's a tin of cold meat, Thor.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2018 - 9:18 AM   
 By:   msmith   (Member)

I graduated with a B.A. Degree in Cinema at Columbia Collage in Hollywood CA.
Went on to do make-up effects for such dreadful films like "Creepozoids" and "Catacombs" 1988 Aka: "The Curse IV".
Uncredited works include: "The Nest" 1988 and "The Dead Hate The Living". Other films are even worse than these.

 Posted:   Dec 14, 2018 - 11:26 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Never went to college. Straight into the work force following high school (after a few months' worth of goofing off).

I could have written this. When I left school in the lateish 1970s I think around 10% of kids went on to university; now it’s more like 50%. The problem is that not 50% of jobs need degrees. That results in many graduates being less likely to find an appropriate job, and even fewer non-graduates.

I went on to attain a professional qualification that’s widely considered to be equivalent to a degree, which I’ve found to be of any value ONLY amongst people in the same business.

 Posted:   Dec 18, 2018 - 5:56 AM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Like others here I never graduated college, just lost interest with about 30 credit hours remaining, so I guess I would have been between sophomore and junior. I started in Mechanical Engineering with great interest, but as time went by I got bored with it all. I think I was ADD back when not much was done about it back in the 70s; just couldn’t pay attention in class. Sad too, in that ME was a new curriculum at the college and only 4 of us matriculated to the point where I dropped out and the three others were the first grads.
I tried going back when I was 25, studying chemistry, but Organics wasn’t for me, even though I made it through.
Interestingly enough I’m employed in the sciences, if you will, in that I do tech service work and often help customers with mechanical system designs and I do some chemistry work most every day. I even co-authored a few patents back in the day. I’m very fortunate in my job in that I get to help customers solve problems. And, some days I just generate data via lab work for product support/development. Quite often data is my product.

 Posted:   Dec 18, 2018 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

AA in Graphic Design. A iot of good it did me. Every company I worked for went out of business, twenty years into paying off my student loan and will be paying it off for another ten years. Not to mention the "average" graphic design job doesn't pay sh*t nowadays.

 Posted:   Dec 20, 2018 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

I hope your account is legit. If so, as a Norwegian myself, I wonder why you have 'Norway' in your username? Do you have relatives from there?

Forget it, Thor. It's Chinatown.


 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   carsonvictoria05   (Member)

I have a MBA (Masters’ in Business Administration); I attended both San Diego State University (my Employer for the last decade) and oxford University. I completed my last 3 years at oxford University as I suggest the accelerated stride (classes last for six-eight weeks) vs. the traditional University time line.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I did 2.9 years of a 3-year computer science degree. By the final year I'd lost interest and just spent the days in the library exploring my new passion for literature, or playing Rogue or Hack on an old VT220 green screen, or just wandering through the city.

I didn't turn up for the final exams. I hadn't started the final year project. I was so uninterested that literally no ideas for projects ever occurred to me.

My project tutor got into trouble for not checking up on me. I lied to protect him, saying that I'd been dodging him. In reality I'd heard nothing from him at all throughout the year.

It wasn't totally wasted - I did complete Rogue and Hack.

Reminds me of third grade. I did my homework but didn't turn it in.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 4:24 PM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

Gulp! I left school at 15 in the Easter of 1966 & got a job, & I always had interesting employment up to when I retired. I'd put myself up against anyone on, music/arts/history/literature (sport & geography not so much). The important thing is to read & take an interest in what's happening outside of your little bubble, but reading is the main thing.

 Posted:   Jan 12, 2019 - 4:36 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

This proud mama just watched her lovely daughter complete her Bridge program for her Masters in Accounting on her way to her CPA. This after graduating with a BS in Pathobiology and minor in Chemistry from our state university a few years back. You go girl!

 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 3:43 AM   
 By:   shureman   (Member)

Graduated with a diploma from Ryerson's Radio-Television Arts 3-year course in 1967. Spent 25 years in the motion picture exhibition and adverting departments of a Toronto-based theatre chain.

 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I have a bachelors degree in Business Administration from a four-year state university. But I think degrees are absurdly over-required by employers in the America. Employers use degrees as a proxy for aptitude testing, ever since the Disparate Impact rule made it legally risky to test job applicants to see how smart they are.

This is why such vast numbers of Americans "need" degrees, and that in turn is why university tuitions and the prices of textbooks have risen so much faster than the rate of inflation over the past four decades. They can charge anything, and people have to pay it. The courts indirectly created a costly new requirement for millions of people to be "qualified" for jobs.

 Posted:   Jan 13, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I have a Bachelor's in English, a Master's in Education, and within 6 months will have a Master's in Public Health and a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine.

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