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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2011, 02:50:34 AM »
I agree with that, there is nothing wrong with choosing other paths.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2011, 03:04:21 AM »
Ive got a Bachelor's in Culinary Arts with my associates in the same field and just because you have not gone to college is not a bad thing. I am only the second person to graduate from college in my family and they have all done fine. Experience and determination make up a large portion of what makes a person. I have met some really dumb people with bachelors degrees going for masters and then i have met people with a GED who make me think some of my professors were idiots by comparison.

Indeed!  One of my undergrad classmates was one of the smartest people I've ever known, but struggled to graduate with a 2.0--he had a 1.4 average freshman and sophomore years, but he was seriously one of the smartest people I've met.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2011, 04:27:53 AM »
Ive got a Bachelor's in Culinary Arts with my associates in the same field and just because you have not gone to college is not a bad thing. I am only the second person to graduate from college in my family and they have all done fine. Experience and determination make up a large portion of what makes a person. I have met some really dumb people with bachelors degrees going for masters and then i have met people with a GED who make me think some of my professors were idiots by comparison.
Yep. I have met some really useless people with degrees from Harvard. Higher education these days is more about the ability to pay for it than it is about academic ability. Its how you use your education that matters.

Looking back, I might have chosen a different path but that doesn't mean I would be any happier or more successful. Follow your interest and passion- higher education or not.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2011, 04:30:11 AM »
Yep. I have met some really useless people with degrees from Harvard. Higher education these days is more about the ability to pay for it than it is about academic ability. Its how you use your education that matters.

Well, not everywhere. Here many people has to pay for an education because they can't have good grades at the public university.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2011, 06:33:51 AM »
Yep. I have met some really useless people with degrees from Harvard. Higher education these days is more about the ability to pay for it than it is about academic ability. Its how you use your education that matters.

Looking back, I might have chosen a different path but that doesn't mean I would be any happier or more successful. Follow your interest and passion- higher education or not.

Lord, you can say that again.  I get looked down upon because A)  I went to a state university, not an Ivy League school, and B)  I'm getting an APPLIED science degree.  /gasp, I'm not purely academic?  I MUST BE USELESS!!!

Never mind that I'm more skilled in the lab than 90% of your average chemistry post docs, and also have the benefit of a couple years experience in industry, as well as being cross trained in biotechnological skill sets.  Snobby SOBs.......

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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2011, 02:37:20 PM »
Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education and English with Qualified Teacher Status.
Which I don't use.

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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2011, 03:45:31 PM »
Lord, you can say that again.  I get looked down upon because A)  I went to a state university, not an Ivy League school, and B)  I'm getting an APPLIED science degree.  /gasp, I'm not purely academic?  I MUST BE USELESS!!!

Never mind that I'm more skilled in the lab than 90% of your average chemistry post docs, and also have the benefit of a couple years experience in industry, as well as being cross trained in biotechnological skill sets.  Snobby SOBs.......

You should have seen the look on the chair of my committee's face when I told him that I was going to industry.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2011, 05:25:59 PM »
I've got an AB in Chemistry and a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and board certification in small animal emergency and critical care medicine.

I am the first person on both sides of my family to earn a doctorate.

My dad (he died in 1995 on my last day of Vet school) was the smartest person I ever met. He finished high school.

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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2011, 06:26:23 PM »
I have a doctorate in Snarkology.  ;D
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #39 on: September 03, 2011, 06:54:34 PM »
I have a doctorate in Snarkology.  ;D

Psshh!  I am the Chair Emeritus of the School of Snarkology at Snark University, the school consistently ranked #1 in the global snarktastic ratings!
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #40 on: September 03, 2011, 06:56:01 PM »
I have a doctorate in Snarkology.  ;D

So you studied under Shecky then?  After all, he is the professor of snarkology.

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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #41 on: September 03, 2011, 08:30:09 PM »
So you studied under Shecky then?  After all, he is the professor of snarkology.

Paynesgrey is Dean Demeritus of the college. And Habu's school is online-only - while good, there's nothing that replaces face-to-face snarksperience.
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #42 on: September 03, 2011, 10:08:30 PM »
Paynesgrey is Dean Demeritus of the college. And Habu's school is online-only - while good, there's nothing that replaces face-to-face snarksperience.

Can I sign up?  :D

I'm a college freshman, undeclared major but leaning towards Engineering.  Definitely something math/science/computer science/engineering, since my school doesn't offer anything else.   ::)
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2011, 07:47:53 AM »
I agree with that, there is nothing wrong with choosing other paths.

I agree with that also. Nothing wrong with that :)

Can I sign up?  :D

I'm a college freshman, undeclared major but leaning towards Engineering.  Definitely something math/science/computer science/engineering, since my school doesn't offer anything else.   ::)

I can already imagine you building mechanical zombies 8)
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Re: Edumacation
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2011, 10:44:36 AM »
Paynesgrey is Dean Demeritus of the college. And Habu's school is online-only - while good, there's nothing that replaces face-to-face snarksperience.
Can I sign up?  :D
We could all be accused of being students of the online university of snarkology.