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Old 06-26-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Flippin AR
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Just a couple random questions for whatever reason.

What did you major in?
What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)?
What college did you go to?
And finally
What was your first job after graduation?
English/Liberal Arts; State College, Associate Editor of a book company that published books on collectibles.

Later, when non-specialized jobs dried up: a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at another state college, and jobs in the public sector, followed by the private sector.
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Burbs near Philly
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What did you major in? Information Technology
What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)? BS
What college did you go to? Private, 4 year college in NY
What was your first job after graduation? Software developer for a large financial company
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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What did you major in? Information Systems and Operations Management
What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)? BS
What college did you go to? University of Maryland
What was your first job after graduation? Systems Integration consultant for a big-name IT consulting firm.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:32 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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What did you major in? English (literature), then Library & Information Science.
What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)? BA and MLIS (Master of Library & Information Science)
What college did you go to? University of Oregon and University of the Pacific undergrad, San Jose State University for grad school.
And finally
What was your first job after graduation? After college graduation, I actually worked at a pet store... after completing the Master's degree, I was quickly hired as a Teen Services Librarian for a public library.
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Old 07-29-2010, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default What did you major in?

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Just a couple random questions for whatever reason.

What did you major in?
General Science
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What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)?
BS (appropriately enough)
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What college did you go to?
A medium size state university.
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And finally
What was your first job after graduation?
Military service (Vietnam era)
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Old 08-01-2010, 12:30 AM
 
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Default About community colleges...Just saying...

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Community college isn't good for everyone. In the fall, I am going to be taking 300 level classes as a sophomore. Can't take 300 level classes at a community college. I would just end up being behind if I started out at community college.
You're right that Community Colleges (CC) are not for everyone, but many good students don't consider it when it can be a great option for them. I completely agree with the writer that mentioned this point. I started college at a CC. Sure, you can't take 300 level classes at CC, but you don't have to be behind. Many students end up taking 100 and 200 level classes in their junior and senior year anyway, if they take their 300 level classes early. You can get all the lower-division out the way at a CC and go on to a good school. I know this because: 1) I was a transfer advisor for 3 years, and 2) I teach lower and upper-division college courses at a major university.

I am got BA in exactly 4 years with no summer school or winter sessions needed (which is rare these days!). I now have an MA and I am in a PhD student at a top university...I'll have my PhD before I am 30 (and that's with a 3 year break in between)...just saying CC can be a good option for people. I saved a bunch! And no one cares I went to CC first.
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Old 08-01-2010, 02:37 AM
 
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Major: Which one, LOL? In high school, I went to college part time. Got an AS in Physics. It was a CC. In college (4-year), went to Georgia Tech for degrees in ECE and Econ. Got MA in Econ from Emory and currently getting MS in ECE at GT. I'm only 22. The AS help with many pre-reqs for both degrees.
First Job: Quantitative/computational financial analyst at Lehman Bros. Saved a ton of cash, went back to school (MS ECE and MA Econ). Was thinking "did I make the right choice? I could have moved up in the company..." Yeah, I definitely made the right call as it was only months before the collapse.
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Old 08-01-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Very interesting question.

I went to college believing I would become a physicist, without knowing what a physicist did. I thought a phycisist was a person called "Doctor" at scientific conferences. (It wasn't until ten years later that I saw what they really do, when I was visiting a university in France with some student acquaintances and saw PhDs sitting the floor of a laboratory at 11 pm trying to repair a broken centrifuge with a Swiss army knife.)

However, early in my second year of college, the Soviets put up Sputnik*, and I observed the feral way the Americans shifted their entire psyche to one emphasizing lashing out at someone who dared to one-up us, and I quickly decided that I would not be a pawn in that game, so I started wandering aimlessly through the catalog looking for a new major. After another year of free electives, my university flunked out. It failed to make its form of education seem relevant to me. That was LSU-Baton Rouge.

I went on from there to become a disc jockey, but owing in part to my sobriety and the modicum of education I did have, I never became as powerful or influential as Glenn Beck.
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* That was a particularly disastrous day for American narcissism. Lew Burdette, pitching for a backwater beer town, had just humiliated the mighty Yankees, challenging New York City's undisputed birth-right to consecutive championships, and he would go on to beat them twice more, allowing them no runs in 24 innings.

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Old 02-15-2014, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by JohKnip View Post
Just a couple random questions for whatever reason.

What did you major in?
What kind of degree did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)?
What college did you go to?
And finally
What was your first job after graduation?
My B.A. was in International Relations and a combined Sociology/Social Anthropology (a second major subject) and was done outside the USA. My first job after graduating was a temporary one working for British Airways as the assistant to the local office sales manager (while the regular assistant was on maternity leave).

My M.A. was in Education/TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) from NYU. When I graduated I continued working at the same full time job that I was doing while I was going to school as I was considering relocating at that time.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:39 PM
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Location: Berkeley, Denver, CO USA
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Default Some time ago

What did you major in? Engineering (generic) and Business (generic)
What kind of degrees did you get (ie BA, BS, AS, AA, PhD, etc)? BS + MS + MBA
What colleges did you go to? RPI, RPI, Babson
What was your first job after graduation? Programmer at MIT/Lincoln Lab
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