What did/are you go(ing) to college for?

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Postby Scintilla » Sun Jan 07, 2007 8:29 pm

I graduated this past May with a B.A. in mathematics and a minor in computer science.

If there was one good thing about going to a cheap state school (besides the excellent academics, believe it or not), it was the free ride due to my SAT scores and class rank coming in.

However, I failed at getting into CMU's Ph.D. program in mathematical finance despite graduating summa cum laude and getting 800 on the math part of the general GRE. Oh well.
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Postby *inverse* » Sun Jan 07, 2007 10:29 pm

Ugh, I'm anything but rich. I'm paying for my tuition and my car on part-time hours. I'll admit, my first job was at a McDonalds, and I was there for 4 whole years. I have a different job now (retail, as I swore I'd never serve food again), but I still make the same. Yay for minimum wage ^^;

Anyway, about the school stuff, I took a one-year program for a certificate in office administration. I used up all my scholarship/academic funds, and I hated the bookkeeping, but it was a worthwhile experience. I passed, but unfortunately part-time work in that field isn't available for me right now.

Currently, I'm a full-time college student in the 'New Media Communications & Design' program (something I'm actually interested in).

Second semester starts tomorrow, with Design History and Writing.
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Postby ngsilver » Sun Jan 07, 2007 11:28 pm

I am currently a Sophmore in general studies in order to get an associates in Computer Engineering to then get a BA in the same area in order to be a network engineer/administrator. Oh yeah, and working on the certifications for such things as well.

And for the record, I've been in college since 2002. If THAT is any indicator at how quickly I'm taking this stage of my life and professional development.


But in all honesty I want to be a novel author. Of course, I need to get published first, and I really need to have money to live while writing and trying to get published, so that's where the degree comes in at.
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Postby jasper-isis » Mon Jan 08, 2007 1:37 am

I'm a first year at the University of Virginia, currently looking to pursue pharmacy school somewhere else after 2-4 undergrad years. My courses tend to focus in the biochemistry area for now.

The non-science requirements for pharm schools, however, are more flexible, so I've been able to take a few courses that just sound interesting :P. So far I've tried a course in "theology, ethics, and health care" and a social psychology course, both of which turned out to be very rewarding. This coming semester I'm taking a course titled "Current Issues in Intellectual Property." :o Should be interesting.

Money wise, eh, I get by. My parents refuse to pay for anything but tuition while I'm in school (not even textbooks :(), so I'm pretty much living off the three grand I earned working in an office last summer. I'm learning to budget my money and I suppose that's a good thing.
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Postby SQ » Mon Jan 08, 2007 6:48 am

XD I started out with 3 grand too! First thing that went out of my budget was anime. Very quickly. D:

As for textbooks, you could always try half.com and/or ebay.com but at my school it's rare we even open most of the textbooks, so I've decided to stop buying them alltogether. =/
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Postby CodeZTM » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:46 pm

I am going to submit a scholarship next year to attend Arkansas Tech Universtiy, where I have no idea what I will be doing for a living. I plan to go into education (but my mother and family argue with me over it), but that is subject to change. At least I don't have to pay a dime while going to school.
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Postby SQ » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:48 pm

Hood luck. ^_^

I just picked up a few scholarship lists today. After I finish editing this Hawaii stuff I'll work on those. I guess.

I think I want work in the lowly travel industry and do vacation family videos or somethin' at a tourist park, now.
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Postby SQ » Thu Jan 11, 2007 6:49 pm

SQ wrote:Good luck. ^_^
Should really not depend on FF2's spellcheck and preview my posts more...
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Postby Shazzy » Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:37 pm

SQ wrote:As for textbooks, you could always try half.com and/or ebay.com


AbeBooks is pretty good. My university has an online student-student book exchange too.

If you can get your hands on the International versions of textbooks, the price is anywhere from 25-50% off. Exact same book but "International Edition" stamped on the cover.
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Postby HorrorPhD » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:43 pm

My first degree was a BFA in theater arts (performance concentration) with a minor in Philosophy. That was from a 4 year university, which thankfully, my mother worked for at the time, so all I had to pay were book/lab fees.

My second degree is an Associate's in Veterinary Technology from a trade school. I then went on to take state boards and become licensed in the field.

So...ummm...yeah...completely unrelated to amvs in every way. lol :P
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Postby JudgeHolden » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:56 am

Anthropology and History, with minors in Medieval Studies and Near Eastern / Classical Archeology. I graduate this semester with honors and I just finished my Chapter for Tel Anafa Vol IV (so, I shall be a published Archeologist, not many undergrads can say that).


Now to go get my Final Cut and Shake certs, so that I can start working on documentries .....


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Postby SQ » Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:14 am

That is so hot. o.o
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