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Do you have a college degree?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by courtney, Apr 10, 2006.

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    If you have a college degree, do you use it? Or have you gone in a totally different direction?

    Myself, I have 2 degrees, and still don't have a clue what I'm doing. :)
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    courtney, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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  2. nate_king1

    nate_king1 Active Member

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    I'm in school now.
     
    nate_king1, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    I did not manage to finish so I do not have a college degree. I was in Arts and stdied a little of everything, including philosophy, history, fine arts, religion, plus the normal mix of literature and psychology courses.

    Instead, I spent most of my life as a commodity market analyst even though I never took a single economics or commerce course. However, my ecletic studies were very helpful because they gave me a better insight into the way people think. I found that was a key advantage in negotiatioons when I went through my export grain trading career and in journalism, when I went through my journalism career.

    When I went to university, the newspapers were full of stories about people who got doctorates and drove cab or otherwise could not work in their field of study. That will never change. Unless you go to a professional faculty, you may never work in your field of study. I always thought the point of university was to learn abnout as many different things as possible and to hone your thinking skills. Watching my sons, I also see that unversisyt, if you choose to take full advantage of the opportunity, is a terruific place to learn about other people, cultures, countries, and develop a life long network of friends in a wide range of pursuits.

    The worst mistake I ever made was not finishing. I will never make enough money to make up for that loss.
     
    clancey, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    I decided to leave school at 17 and work towards becoming an accountant by working for a firm with day release to study for the professional exams, until I found out how much I was earning vs how much I was being charged out at.

    I left, aged 19 and have been self-employed ever since, with 1 miserable failure of a venture and one very successful in the first 3 years I was glad to find and embrace the internet around 6 years ago and find my niche.
     
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    School is overrated ;)
     
    dailydee, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    One Batchelor of Arts, One Masters, One Post Grad Certificate... for what it's worth anyway.
     
    welshbeef, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    I am currently in college, hopefully I can finish the 4 years and be done :)
     
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    I have a college degree (B.A.) and a law degree (J.D.) and yes do use them both as I am currently working for a huge financial corporation........ But am working my butt off to pursue Internet Marketing full time. I find IM to be a lot more fulfilling for me.
     
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    havent got mine...i havent finished schooling tho but im thinking of switching courses agin
     
    devAngel, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    School is just meant to keep kids out of jail.
     
    LinkSales, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    always thought thats what parents were for..guess you can never have enough keeping out of jailness..
     
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  12. Crazy_Rob

    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    I have a degree...but I don't use it.

    I probably would have been better off spending the $100,000 on something else.

    Actually I did lear a lot in school and I'm glad I went. :)
     
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    I went to college to be a music teacher and I am
     
    factchecker, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    GRIM Prominent Member

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    Yeah, you could have spent it on me!
     
    GRIM, Apr 10, 2006 IP
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    Currently studying second year in business management @ Nottingham University, UK. Is quite dry and pretty compicated at times but very interesting at other times. I have been studying the digital economy recently and it has given me some very useful insights into informational products/services.

    notting
     
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    Crazy_Rob I seen't it!

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    You're right...is there any way I can make it up to you? :(
     
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    i finished bachelor of science in information technology specialized in HP-UNIX administration at one of the best institutes here in our country. though my job is not related to the specialization i took when i was still in college, im happy with my job right now and i enjoy what i do. :)
     
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    i dont have a degree...
    i took a web development specialization course after high school (w/c took me only 8 months)
    i love what i'm doing right now and im using all the things i've learned.
    im planning to take theater and arts in the future....i always want to do what i wanted.
     
    jc_yusuke, Apr 11, 2006 IP
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    I have a celcius degree! lol. kidding aside, i have a degree on computer related course. and i have used few what i learned.
     
    mavahntooth, Apr 11, 2006 IP
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    keisuke takahashi Banned

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    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science for me. :)
     
    keisuke takahashi, Apr 11, 2006 IP