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    I am happy to read that this forum is so diverse in fields of study

    I wish there would be a poll made, for instance every six months that is also transferred onto a graph so we can see if there is any change. I like graphs :P Also, it could be complimentary to this thread.

    Anyway, I am currently on my third and last year on my Bachelors Degree in Earth Science. However I haven't passed enough credits (higher-education points; Swedish University system) so I need to retake some exams and stuff starting August. My current plan is to apply to the Masters program next August, also in Uppsala, in hydrology/hydrogeology.

    What I will do afterwards isn't written in the stars yet, nor any stone either for that matter. I might do a phd, but I don't know.. that would mean another 4 years, at least. Perhaps I'll take interesting/useful courses from my current uni or others. I have also thought a bit about going for a masters in pedagogy, but that might mean I would have to take more courses besides strictly pedagogy related :S
    Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.

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    I may only be in High School, but I have a love for Astronomy, Astrophysics, and Biology. What I want to do in college+ I'm unsure of. Most likely Astronomy.
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    I don't know what to pursue. I have taken Bio classes, German classes, History classes and Anthro classes. I'm burned out...
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    What did you do well in?
    Did any of them turn you on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    What did you do well in?
    Did any of them turn you on?

    http://cew.georgetown.edu/whatsitworth/
    Well I was average in all subject areas despite good grades in many classes (B in Microbio, B in Gen Bio II, B average in all Anthro courses so far). Other semesters I kind of gave up: Chem I-fail, Ornithology-D. The problem is that I can be lazy/depressed and not study sometimes. I feel that I could easily achieve an Anthro degree but it wouldn't be intellectually fulfilling enough for me because I know what I'm capable of when I'm motivated. Also, I might not be able to find a job with an Anthro degree. I really want a Bio degree.
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    Till last year I wasn't also sure, which field I should choose. I had a desire for health care field, so thought to pursue EMT (emergency medical technician) course. But I didn't wanted to get into ambulance services, so was confused about what to do. Then somebody suggested me that if I'm doing a course in phlebotomy I would get a good profile job in emergency services inside hospital itself. Then I found a site which has information about the best colleges providing online courses in phlebotomy. What is the Best Online Phlebotomy Technician Program? | Phlebotomy Technician Programs
    Now I'm doing a regular course in EMT and an online course in phlebotomy also. Within 2 years I would complete both the courses and could get a job with desired profile.
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    Now a full time student towards a teaching certificate. I'll be qualified to teach middle or high school in about a year and a half. After 22 years of active duty military service it will be a welcome change, chance to settle into a community and continue servicing my nation doing something fulfilling.
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    You have lots of patience I presume?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER View Post
    You have lots of patience I presume?
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    My current plans are getting an associates in physics, transfering to a university to get a masters in quantum physics and get some astro-physics in so I can be the next einstien. That's my dream I'm pursuing. I will try to solve the best riddle the universe has to offer.. I'm extremely good with algebra. I used to solve for the quadratic formula in may head with no paper and only wrong maybe twice ever. Once I get started I will be to happy to quit. Classes start around nov 16th or something so wish me luck..
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    A Bachelor of History, then either a Law Degree (probably in medicine or some related field) or Doctorate. No, not science. I know, I must be crazy to be on a forum that's all about Science, but it might have something to do with my insane sense of curiousity...and my own mistake in choosing the harder chemistry class...but yeah. :P
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    Biochemistry at the Swedish Karlstadsuniversitet. I'm not doing that because I like it but because there is no way i can make a living from art (especially not nerdy art) but I seem to have some grains of talent in chemistry and maths. I will end up as a lab-teck most likely. Then i will make some money, buy a camper, sell the house and live all hippie style :3
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    I tried art as a career,portraits was my specialty...a very very tuff market to just make a basic living out of...ironic to think that when they die,their work sells for loads...i was top of the class in chemistry and about 3rd from top in physics......good luck with the studies,and i love your end goals...im quite a hippy too...peace,steve
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    Yeah, i even did one year artschool to see if maybe, just maybe, I was wrong. But the school (unintentionally) scared the crap out of me. We came in contact with artists who had debts so big that they where living on the absolute bare minimum. I refuge to live the rest of my live on ramen noodles while having a full time job. I'm in no way the best in chemistry or maths but i did follow every single math, chemistry, physics and biology course my highschool had to offer (with an exception of environmental politics). So getting into a good education was not really hard. Its just so BORING!
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    Art is a good hobby..i havent painted for a few years,mainly because i saw it as fake...i mean,all these pretencious people talking rubbish about so called modern art as they seem fit.pure b/s .i paint old master techniques so i have no chance...lol..im not bitter though...i mean,who has the problem?..not me...im a purist..and a hippy..

    in the uk,(im not sure about sweden) university education is very expensive nowadays,i was considering computer science,but no bank will entertain me,with huge debts for certain
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    Oh yes they are like that. I work mostly digital wich is not seen as a "real" artform everywhere I went but being oldfashion and using actual skill when painting traditional is also not broadly excepted. It was annoying, damned fuzzy people. I dont draw anymore since i have a huge short on time. why did you stop?

    Luckely schools in sweden are mostly for free though. Its the living expenses, books and other material that are very expensive. I'm one of the very few who is living solidly on my study funding. (250 euro a month) which makes me officially poor since I refuge to take a loan. I live in a surver filled basement and eat noodles and rice most of the time. :P
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    Just taking my board exams....planning on taking biomedical engineering
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuryaKumar View Post
    Just taking my board exams....planning on taking biomedical engineering
    Wouw engeneering!
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    Well in 12th.....so have like 4 months left before i write my all-India examination. The exams are way too pressurized. Hmmm the truth i love the technological side of medicine and biology. So planning on heading that side. What about you?
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    I am currently trying to concentrate on final semester of my engineering.
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    I'm currently trying to spell you as you, not u.
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    Group & Representation theory, later then functional integrals, to finally get my head around all of the maths of the Standard Model. Only privately studying in my spare time though, nothing formal.
    My ultimate goal will be to get to grips with the maths in String Theory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    I'm currently trying to spell you as you, not u.
    Ha ! Don't we all !
    Don't know how many times I had to stop myself from using txt spk when posting on forums !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus Hanke View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    I'm currently trying to spell you as you, not u.
    Ha ! Don't we all !
    Don't know how many times I had to stop myself from using txt spk when posting on forums !
    Sorry to hear that My cellphone is used for two things...to receive and send phone calls. I know, I'm a Luddite
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeteorWayne View Post
    Sorry to hear that My cellphone is used for two things...to receive and send phone calls. I know, I'm a Luddite
    For me, I'm just so used to it...communicating with teenaged kids on a daily basis will do that to you !
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