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    Just would be nice to know
    what are you pursuing for education


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    Politics, but that might change. Going to Bible college next fall!


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    im concentrating on my leaving cert, the final exam one would say.. i need to get a1s for example to get 100 points
    a2 for 90
    b1 for 85 an so on,
    and finaly add up your best 6 subject, to detirmin your total poins out of 600,
    then apply for universaty, each course has points assigned to it,
    eg docter = 590
    science (a general degree) = 350...
    its BASED ON popularity of the corse, so if you want a good job (eg lawyer , ytou have to work hard,

    tis a good enouf system!
    Stumble on through life.
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    When my kid is older, I'm going to pursue either being an assistant at an Interior Design firm or on my own as a professional organizer. Either way I don't need an education for it in the state I'm in.
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    i'm pursuing a Bsc 'Human geography and planning', with a minor international economics. after that probably a major economic geography or development studies.

    so swaroop, what are you pursuing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    so swaroop, what are you pursuing?
    I am pursuing MBBS ( medical bachelor and bachelor in surgerie) to become a doc
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    Well I threw away a lot of money in scholarships to the #3 engineering school in the country last year because I changed what I wanted to do. I went from Aerospace Engineering to Physics.
    Since I threw away that money I am sitting in a cest pool that can barely be called an institute of higher education. Only to decide that I want to do Engineering again because I won't get much in Physics without a doctorate (another 8 years and 80k). So I am wasting a year of my life before I can transfer, this time with out the 25k + monthly stipend in scholarships.

    Next year I will be pursuing a B.S. in Engineering (not sure what kind yet) and a B.S. in Physics Education.
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    Lately Ive been thinking a masters in buisness.
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    im going to a career's day tomorro, where collage's give you book's describing thee collage and the corses involved! we get to ask question's..

    im goiing to persume they tell lie's..to promote there collage!.. and get as many free pen's as possible!!!!

    or i could ask question's !
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    I'm going to university for a Biology(Homors)/Education degree in September. Since the first year courses are similar for all science majors, I could change my degree if biology isn't right for me. Including my concurrent education degree, I will be in university for 5 years! After I graduate, I can choose to get an even higher education in biology, go to medical school or get a regular job as a teacher or researcher. There is a brand new medical school that is being built at the university that will be opened in the fall and students that get a degree with my school will have a much easier time getting in.

    I just found out that I will qualify for at least $2500 in scholarships, but I will have to work 60+ hours every summer so that I will graduate with very little debt. I don't know if it's worth it to go to school for so long but I'm going. I have to stay in residence with 5 other people in one apartment that is tiny compared to my house. At least I'll have my own room (small though). I'm wondering if I can fit my big desk, desktop, laptop, hockey equipment, 2 guitars (I'll leave the ther one behind), amplifiers, and all my clothes and other stuff in my dorm.

    Well, I've been rambling, I have to go to work! bye!
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    I am currently trying to get a Bachelor degree in Linguistics and Literature.
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    I'm currently doing the first year of Human Resource Management, but will be changing my education in july to psychology (and'll be making a choice between cognitive, biological or industrial/company-psychology) after two years. Should be lots of fun.

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    Right now I'm working on an Archaeology degree.
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    I'm currently second year Maths and Physics honours, but I've almost finished for the year - just one more exam. After that I've got a six-week summer scholarship, doing research on properties of Lorentzian geometry - should be fun!
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    I'm currently studying a few things online on an online college. I'm just auditing a few classes for I am not interested in a degree at my advanced age. I also like learning about anthropology, archeology and vulcanology.
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    online college, how does that work? Do you have e-mail correspondence with teachers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon
    online college, how does that work? Do you have e-mail correspondence with teachers?
    Not only that I have regular online meetings with them as well using net meeting with cameras..
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    Right now, I have a degree in Business ADministration. I am leaving my job and am planning on getting Certification up the wazoo, Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mesocyclone
    A certification in Cisco CCNA.
    Good luck with that!!
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    I'm currently in high school (IB programme), planning on then heading off to university and majoring in either physical geography, physics or geomatics.
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    When I went into school of Computer Information Systems, that was the field to get into. 4 years later, you couldn't find a job. I got lucky and found a Network ADministrator position as a 22 year old. I'm 25 and have three years experience as a network administrator.
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    I'm also persuing a 24 year old blond with blue eyes and a knock out smile
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    Well, currently I am studying Chemistry and Life science in school, and Physics outside of it.

    I am really interested in Quantum Machanics, so I think I want to do something in that, but that could easily change.
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    I'm currently pursuing bachelor's in both chemistry and physics at a public university that's been gaining respect in chemistry over the last few years. I don't have the grades or the cash to go to Berkeley, although I do have the obsession.

    When I'm in grad school and beyond I'll slowly but surely also earn degrees in geology and biology. I think I may gain an interesting perspective going from fundamental science to the more generalized geology and biology that could help us.

    The only place I could ever cope with working for (permanently) is NASA because money is imaginary and does not fit into my purpose for pursuing this education and they're one of the very few organizations pursuing anything valid. I'd work there for free if I could find a way to eat and commute.

    I may try to get into Colorado School of Mines for grad school because of their interests and their location close to several things I am very interested in.
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    Working on a phd in chemistry...at least 2 more years to go.
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    Working on a PhD in Business Computing, with 10 months to go....
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    I am going to major in Computer science
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    i want to do a degree in biotechnology or biochemistry but still not sure yet. my high school is pretty isolated and most of the 11/12 subjects i will have to get sent down to me or i will have to travel an hour or two each morning and night to go to a better connected school. i suppose i could lodge with someone...otherwise my TER won't be high enough simply for lack of tachers. Wouldn't that suck?
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    I am a mathematics major. However, I have no clue what I want to do when I get kicked out of college. I'm going to be lost.
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    Sophomore in High School learning General Relativity ATM.
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    Hmmm... I am going to be a healer (also known as a doctor) and Wing Chun Sifu. Still in colledge though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Hmmm... I am going to be a healer (also known as a doctor) and Wing Chun Sifu. Still in colledge though.
    HAHA, you being a healer reminds me of the doctors at St. Mungo's hospital from Harry Potter.
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    I'm aiming for Agricultural science/Life science/Animal scientist.
    I'm also interested in Forensic science and Archaelogy.
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    at the moment im in 6th year at High School, after that i plan to either do year at college and study Astronomy or go to UNiversity and study Biology and if i do college for a year ill study astonomy at university also
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    My goal is to be a master of laws, because that´s the requirement to become a prosecutor in Finland.
    I know, it´s maybe little early to plan my future so far, since I´m only 15 but it has always been my dreamjob and it makes me study harder, because it´s very hard to get in university and good grades help getting there.
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    Well, i'm stil on highschool. Have to follow it two more years and then i'm done. After i'm trying to go to a school for actors (got no idea what they are called in englisch, the schools i mean) or if that would fail i'm going to study something technical or biologie. I don't realy know what i would like to do besides acting.
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    Well when I finish school, I will probably go to University to pursue either an Honours Degree in Forensic Science or a PhD in Chemistry, but whichever course I choose will be purely dependant on how I perform during my 5th and 6th years in high school
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    im concentrating on my leaving cert, the final exam one would say.. i need to get a1s for example to get 100 points
    a2 for 90
    b1 for 85 an so on,
    and finaly add up your best 6 subject to get your total poins out of 600,
    then apply for universaty, each course has points assigned to it,
    eg docter = 590
    science (a general degree) = 350...
    its BASED ON popularity of the corse, so if you want a good job (eg lawyer) you have to work hard,

    tis a good enough system!
    all done
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    Quote Originally Posted by goodgod3rd
    im concentrating on my leaving cert, the final exam one would say.. i need to get a1s for example to get 100 points
    a2 for 90
    b1 for 85 an so on,
    and finaly add up your best 6 subject to get your total poins out of 600,
    then apply for universaty, each course has points assigned to it,
    eg docter = 590
    science (a general degree) = 350...
    its BASED ON popularity of the corse, so if you want a good job (eg lawyer) you have to work hard,

    tis a good enough system!
    all done
    Nice, congratulations!

    Myself I'm more and more leaning to Economics, probably gonna do a 'Economics&Geography' major next year or the year after that.
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    cheers.

    economics is very interesting, i never did get the chance to do it at highschool. althought it came up in history.

    i was considering doing an extra module of buissness with my science degree (which i'll know if i get on monday).
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    lol im sophmore and im pursuiting to be a physicist =] wish me luck :-D
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    Not many fellow linguists here (not that there are too many of us anywhere! ) I am currently studying for my Master of Arts degree at a university, majoring in English Philology, and loving it.
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    Im considering Bachelor of Environmental Science (Wildlife and Conservation Biology) now
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    I am currently pursuing the answer to a question. 8)
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    Hello,

    I haven't decided yet what to follow with regards to my university science degree, might follow down the biology or biomedicine field, apart from that my other project going around is to finish all my flying training.

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    I'll be going into wildlife conservation, probably getting my master's.
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    anthropology...then going to Africa maybe
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    Hey, I'm doing my leaving Cert too, I need about 415 do do general science in TCD!!
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    I'm not exactly sure what to go for at the moment. I would like to do nursing, but then again i'd like to do Forensic Science foundation degree at my local college. I'm not much for staying with one thing for too long!
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    triple science now-physics,chemistry and biology
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    I've been thinking of going in toward astrophysics, physics, and astronomy. I want to do stuff with space and things. I like everything about it and if that doesn't work out, maybe I can become a police officerjavascript:emoticon('') (:O)
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaBOB
    Hmmm... I am going to be a healer (also known as a doctor) and Wing Chun Sifu. Still in colledge though.
    8) We can start our own clinic together then.
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    Last year of a finance and economics Bsc. Then maybe to the city - silly thing is, if I wanted to get a job with a good investment bank I would have been much better off just taking a maths or physics degree. sob.
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    I'm currently pursuing a BS in Geology. Then I'm going to move on to get my Masters in Coastal Geomorphology. Then hopefully my phd
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    Currently now im Studying Higher Human Biology, Higher Chemistry, Higher English, Higher Administration and Int 2. Maths and then off to University in Sept. to study Biomedicine :P
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    Fresh out of high school I wanted to do Biochemistry. Do to my lack of discipline I didn't last the year. I then went for the easiest degree I could imagine, AA in Culinary Arts. I lost interest in that towards the end and barely made the cut off. I then joined the military for the "school of hard knocks" approach and majored in discipline and pain, I am now back in college.

    The plan as of right now is to get my AS in Physics and transfer to (lord willing) Caltech and eventually get a PhD in Physics. Failing that I hope to get into Cal Poly, Pomona. I will study Physics and I am still debating what specialization. I am intensely interested in both Gravitation and Magnetism (especially experimental) but I also have an interest in Dynamics. I think there may be more money in Dynamics so I may choose that route for purely economic reasons.

    I would also like to study robotics some day but that is on the back burner till I have some foundation to stand on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frozenoak
    Thanks for listening, any advice is welcome
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    Hi Dale,
    Well, here is a little advice;
    get really, really good grades. You'll have a better chance for acceptance at the other schools. If physics is your thing, you better freshen up on math too.

    It's a very long and difficult path. Be warned.

    But just take it one day at a time.

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    I was thinking about English, but I'm not too sure yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    I was thinking about English, but I'm not too sure yet.
    I used to want to study English but I'm not very good at it. If you want to make a career out of it you have to be very very good.

    Anyway, I'm almost finish my bachelor of science in microbiology and immunology. One more year to go, then I'll try and weasle my way into grad school I suppose.
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    first to finish this year at high school and then... Im thinkin of studying physic-chemistry
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    Heh heh, I feel so amateur...

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    I suppose I should concentrate on middle school right now. :?

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    if you want to be neurosurgeon concentrate on middle school bust your grades and you will make it
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    if you want to be neurosurgeon concentrate on middle school bust your grades and you will make it
    You make it sound so easy.......ha, I wish.
    Does anyone here personally know a neurologist or neurosurgeon that they could tell me about? Just like, the lifestyle and different hours and such?
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    ..no... I dont know... but I know a guy who "delivers" babies and he takes like 500euros per exam so... you will have much more hahahaha
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    Quote Originally Posted by buffstuff
    Politics, but that might change. Going to Bible college next fall!

    I would think you would go to school to learn how not to become a politician.
    If you even needed to go to school to learn that.

    George Washington turned down a third term as president of the United States, and said "I have had enough of the politics".

    In my heart I believe he said "the polite ticks". But that is just my opinion. I cannot find any literature on it.

    He also called America an experiment, that we should learn from. He made no claim America came through the revolution.





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    Everything should be treated like an experiment, in the sense that we measure, observe and learn from it, but also in the sense that we should be willing to give up on one thing if it proves unfruitful and try something new.


    I don't know what I'm going to pursue in collage but I'm currently participating in a collage transition program through adult education. It is completely unnecessary I have come to find out. It's just a review of academics and I score in the top 90% of everything(reading, writing, arithmetic) except algebra(40%), but it will help me with study skills and to touch up on a few things since I've been out of school for 7 years. Plus they will pay for my application fees. Not that it's much but I'm a bum and every penny counts. 20 bucks is almost 50 lbs of rice, 50 bananas, or 3 sets of nylon strings.

    Anyway, I'm thinking of getting into agriculture- to researching sustainability and help small time farmers; but I'm also interested in neurology, and especially neural-physics.
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    I'm only 16 and have just finished my exams. I have a passion for science and after studying biology (and other subjects) at college I hope to go to either Cambridge or Oxford. I have a keen interest in pathology and would really like to pursue a career as an immunologist. I really shouldn't plan as much.
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    There's nothing wrong with a solid plan settra12. The problem that occurs with plans is when it replaces the real world.

    Plans are like looking at a model of your future. Just as scientists gather data and formulate a model which is a simulation of the real world. They use it to predict what will happen in the real world. Whether it is 100% accurate or not doesn't matter, what matters is if it is better than chance.

    Planning is the affirmation that your future is not up to chance. There's no such thing as planning too much unless it gets in the way of acting and adapting to change.

    If you find yourself planning sporadically and the same things over and over again, try to set a period of time aside where you can write your plans. It has helped me to get it out of my system, and it might help you too.
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    I think that planning to much is not bad in its self, it is a symptom. A little plan is good, particularly if you stick with it... but you know you're unhappy when you want to plan the living shit out of everything around you.

    At least I know I am

    My education is... (my plan is...) to stop planning. Kind of paradoxical. Just like the Buddhist paradox of desire and suffering (to stop suffering you must stop desire, then wouldn't you desire to stop desire...)

    I think it is like a division by zero.

    I also want to stop lying. I want to be nice to those around me. Those are really good life lessons. I'll probably just get a dumb job so I don't have to worry about the future and start acting on the present. I think that'll be my education. HOPE IT WORKS OUT!

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    At this moment I'm pursuing sex..

    I'm grudually pursuing an undergrad Bio degree...later a PhD...who knows after that...
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    Master degree in philosophy, then i want to go over to biology and study Senescence. If i find a way to halt or stop the aging process i will use this knowledge on myself and then sell it to the richest people in the world.

    With the money i will create my own state, like the vatican only with focus on science instead of religion. I want to make my own country that anyone can join, if they meet the qualifications that is to embrace the following as truth untill proven othervice:

    Existential Nihilism
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    And run with the philosophy of free thought, which is - quoted from wiki:

    Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any other dogma.
    The first scientific pursuits should be to build a mechanized army of supersoldiers to protect it.

    The 2nd a new form of currence called "Contribution points" wich is earned by contributing to society in any way relevant. This will ensure our independance from "the blinded ones" (the rest of the world)

    3rd is to ensure the happiness of its citizens by making sure all biological needs like food, sex, sleep, housing etc to psychological needs are attainable to prevent unhappyness.

    My country will value QUALITY over QUANTITY and be the beacon of hope for humanity. In time we will make a virus to kill off 2/3rds of the rest of the world to prevent their meaningless lives from swallowing our natural resources. From my capital "The Eternal city" i will lead my people with one goal. To discover the secrets of the universe, to gather knowledge and grow in understanding and power untill the point ... ok i got abit off topic but yeah... starting with philosophy.

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    sounds very unphilosophical
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusclayman
    sounds very unphilosophical
    You mean inhuman?

    Isnt pursuing the ultimate OBJECTIVE truth of existence the very peak of philosophy?
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    I wouldn't know, I've never been there. I've heard people talk about it, but it seems the more they talk, the less they intend to go.

    I meant what I said
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    I'm thinking of becoming a pharmacist, to make money, so I can go to school for nutrition, philosophy and sociology. I want to research correlations between diet and paradigm, and advise health councils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Congratulations, going to do a post-doc now?
    Thanks, it's very nice to be done!

    I have a post-doc offer that I might take, but I would really rather get a permanent job doing research in industry. I'll probably keep applying for industry jobs and wait to see if I get anything, and go with the post-doc if nothing comes up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Yesterday I got my PhD in chemistry.
    Brilliant! Well done... doctor! :-D

    Currently I am pursuing health and fitness, a lot of women, and poker, and music, and social skills, and...

    Congrats again Scifor, truly well done. Get drunk several times if you haven't already, you never know you might stumble upon the next best alcohol since the genius Guinness in the process!
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    Drunkenness is disgusting.

    Having a PhD is one thing, but what do you plan on doing with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantime
    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Yesterday I got my PhD in chemistry.
    Brilliant! Well done... doctor! :-D

    Currently I am pursuing health and fitness, a lot of women, and poker, and music, and social skills, and...

    Congrats again Scifor, truly well done. Get drunk several times if you haven't already, you never know you might stumble upon the next best alcohol since the genius Guinness in the process!
    Thanks! I had a bottle of champaign, but that was about it. I lot interest in getting really drunk back in my undergrad days...
    Having a PhD is one thing, but what do you plan on doing with it?
    I am currently trying to get a job with one of the many relatively small, new companies that does nanotech-related solar energy research (since that was the focus of my research in grad school). When I started grad school I thought I wanted to do research at a university, but after seeing what high-level academic research is like there's no way I'd want to do it in a million years. So, yeah...hopefully First Solar, NanoSolar, or a similar company will hire me. If not, I'm also applying for varies other types of jobs as a backup.

    And if all else fails, there's always postdocing...
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    Congratulations on your Ph.D Scifor Refugee.

    Nanotech related solar energy - is that related to quandots? I was talking to someone (my daughter's husband's sister's husband) who is currently doing his Ph.D. on quantum dots for solar cells. Sounds interesting. He's also not sure what he'll be doing when he finishes his doctorate.

    By the way, what I'm pusuing is retirement. Seems to be like that proverbial carrot on a stick tied to the donkey's back though.
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    if you have a degree, or even if you don't, just take an unfalsifiable stance on something controversial and write a book
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Nanotech related solar energy - is that related to quandots?
    Quantum dots are part of the field, but that's not what I worked on specifically.
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    I hear the healthcare industry is a hot spot of jobs right now. I have been doing some research and found out quite a few healthcare professions that dont require too much schooling. In fact, an Associate's degree is all you need for a lot of occupations. I am considering the field of respiratory therapy and currently looking at the Respiratory Therapy degree program at California College San Diego. The program looks pretty interesting and the job seems quite exciting!
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    A couple of years ago I tried out http://www.forensicscience.org/ for an online forensic science degree, but didn't like the courses having to do them over the computer---I needed a campus structure to get better hands on experience so I enrolled in http://www.washington.edu/ to pursue my goal to be a Forensic Engineer. It's a lot better taking it at a campus because I get better hands on experience and the ability to work with other peers.
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    Getting a bachelor's degree in criminology. I come from a lower middle class family, and I got low grades, and my community was poor. It's boring, but it's better then working a menial job. And there's lots of coeds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scifor Refugee
    Quote Originally Posted by i_feel_tiredsleepy
    Congratulations, going to do a post-doc now?
    Thanks, it's very nice to be done!

    I have a post-doc offer that I might take, but I would really rather get a permanent job doing research in industry. I'll probably keep applying for industry jobs and wait to see if I get anything, and go with the post-doc if nothing comes up.
    Great news. I hope to get a PhD in something one day...lol...
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    I'm currently studying AS Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Geography- and I plan to take Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics onto A-Level. From there, I'm planning to go and study either Astrophysics or Theoretical Physics at university (both Bsc and Msc)- then I hope to get a PhD after this at some point!

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