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Aule
11-21-2006, 09:13 PM
I decided to start a new thread due to the recent influx of new members.

High school graduate. Currently a sophomore at Kent State University majoring in biology. I'm also considering declaring a minor in chemistry if things pan out the way I want them to this semester.

Lily
11-21-2006, 09:20 PM
Currently in the Upper Sixth of Sixth Form at College and applying to do either a Politics and International relations degree or a History degree at several universities.

हिन्दुस्तान
11-21-2006, 09:23 PM
High School graduate (as you Americans say ;) )

1st class BA Honours in Economics from Durham University (England)

Currently working for Deutsche bank in Mumbai.

Berianidze
11-21-2006, 09:23 PM
BA in Philosophy, with a double-minor in history and economics.

Currently: first year law-student.

///M power
11-21-2006, 09:32 PM
studying for a university degree in political science/international relations + history.

Hachiko
11-21-2006, 09:33 PM
High-School grad (WHOOPEE!!!!! :yay: )
One semester of college

Berianidze
11-21-2006, 09:33 PM
studying for a university degree in political science/international relations + history.
what year university student are you?

///M power
11-21-2006, 09:34 PM
Currently in the Upper Sixth of Sixth Form at College and applying to do either a Politics and International relations degree or a History degree at several universities.

you are taking exactly what I study!
I combined them.

हिन्दुस्तान
11-21-2006, 09:34 PM
High-School grad (WHOOPEE!!!!! :yay: )
One semester of college

Why did you drop out?

///M power
11-21-2006, 09:36 PM
what year university student are you?

its not something famous...

Berianidze
11-21-2006, 09:37 PM
its not something famous...
:confused:
No, I meant how many years have you been in unviersity? Like 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year...so on.

Professor John Frink
11-21-2006, 09:37 PM
Just inches away from 3 MA degrees (basically 3 majors).

Hachiko
11-21-2006, 09:38 PM
Why did you drop out?
Actually, I never went out of High School for $$$ reasons.
I tried to go back in 2001, and made the mistake of trying to juggle full-time work and school. did ok in that semester, but couldn't keep it up. Looking into going back part-time in '07, with the kiddies I have to up my income bracket a bit, it's really a ncessity at this point.

///M power
11-21-2006, 09:39 PM
:confused:
No, I meant how many years have you been in unviersity? Like 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year...so on.

oh,I thought you asked me where..
first year,actually I just started a month ago.

Lily
11-21-2006, 09:39 PM
you are taking exactly what I study!
I combined them.
:D What a coincidence, I was thinking of combining them too!

///M power
11-21-2006, 09:40 PM
:D What a coincidence, I was thinking of combining them too!

wow really?
very good, looks like we have the same interests..

antibuddha
11-21-2006, 09:41 PM
I barely got through high school, only being there half the time and part of the day usually, and I am not now, nor will ever, attend college or any other institution of "higher education". :strong:

हिन्दुस्तान
11-21-2006, 09:42 PM
Actually, I never went out of High School for $$$ reasons.
I tried to go back in 2001, and made the mistake of trying to juggle full-time work and school. did ok in that semester, but couldn't keep it up. Looking into going back part-time in '07, with the kiddies I have to up my income bracket a bit, it's really a ncessity at this point.

Seems a good idea. Your still young.

Couple of guys on my course were in their mid forties.

delete
11-21-2006, 09:51 PM
I have a Masters with honor in Mathematical and Statistical Economics.

After a while, economics sucked, so I managed to do only math and statistics for the last 2 years, but I could not change the title.

I also have about a couple of years of biology, physic and chemistry, and a year with philosophy.

I also know carpentry, as I did this almost every summer for 10 years.

Burrhus
11-21-2006, 10:10 PM
BA in Philosophy, with a double-minor in history and economics.

Currently: first year law-student.

A communist AND a lawyer? Satan might not even let you into hell. (Just kidding...sort of.)

Helios Panoptes
11-21-2006, 10:12 PM
Currently a grad student.

Ahknaton
11-21-2006, 10:36 PM
Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Cognitive Science. Won a scholarship to do a masters degree but decided not to pursue it as I was sick of university. Various tech certificates.

Keystone
11-21-2006, 10:49 PM
I graduated from high school.

Berianidze
11-21-2006, 11:01 PM
A communist AND a lawyer? Satan might not even let you into hell. (Just kidding...sort of.)
I'm not sure what I want to do with this though; I decided to go this route without any sense of future plans regarding law. I would like to just have a small practice and give legal counsel while continuing packing ice-cream during the day.

Northern_Paladin
11-21-2006, 11:05 PM
Currently a senior in College. Trying to keep up a high GPA has really been a challenge.

///M power
11-22-2006, 12:04 AM
question:
how many of you work while studying?
I dont,for now...

Berianidze
11-22-2006, 12:22 AM
question:
how many of you work while studying?
I dont,for now...
I work 30-40 hours a week as a frozen food vendor. I've had this job for about 6 months now, before I was a tutor/substitute teacher. I also used to be a Teacher's Assistant in university.

Ahmadinebobina
11-22-2006, 01:33 AM
I do about 20 hours a week while in my last year of college.

Der Sozialist
11-22-2006, 01:47 AM
I am currently working on my second year but nevertheless, I will have a BS in mathematics by the end of it (I went through an accelerated math regimen in high school) and I will have my Physics degree in 1 or 2 years max.

Since I plan on continuing math for the remainder of my 2 years in college I may take a stab at obtaining a Masters in the subject before my stay is up.

I plan on attending graduate school—physics most probably but I am having difficulty envisioning 'life without math' and it does not make sense to pursue a phD in both subjects at the same time. I guess I have to make a choice.

On a side note: all of this spam from Petr has inspired me to enroll in a mathematical Biology course (over the summer--it deals with mathematical models dealing with evolution at the genetic level) just for fun. I might take a philosophy class as well just to make sure that I do not become too 'one sided'.

Helios Panoptes
11-22-2006, 02:09 AM
Currently a grad student.

I forgot to say what my undergrad degree is in: women's studies.

Vasily Zaitsev
11-22-2006, 04:05 AM
PhD. in black eyes and broken fingers from the Advanced Institute for the Study of Hard Knocks.

Hippias
11-22-2006, 04:12 AM
I forgot to say what my undergrad degree is in: women's studies.

Not another! What is it about women's studies that attracts our best and brightest minds?

I have a BA in business and administration. I hope to be in graduate school this time next year.

Professor John Frink
11-22-2006, 04:18 AM
Not another! What is it about women's studies that attracts our best and brightest minds?


I don't think he was being serious. :dance2:

Hippias
11-22-2006, 04:21 AM
I don't think he was being serious. :dance2:

Yes, I was being sarcastic. I know what he really majored in.

Helios Panoptes
11-22-2006, 05:13 AM
Not another! What is it about women's studies that attracts our best and brightest minds?

I did it for the female-to-male ratio.

tempus fugit
11-22-2006, 05:43 AM
I have a M.Ed.

///M power
11-22-2006, 06:17 AM
what the hell is women's studies ?!?!?!!?!?:deadhorse: :deadhorse: :deadhorse:

Anarch
11-22-2006, 09:37 AM
what the hell is women's studies ?!?!?!!?!?:deadhorse: :deadhorse: :deadhorse:
A dyke sitting in a classroom ranting about how evil men are.

Heavens to Betsy
11-22-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm in the final year of a BA in English and philosophy

question:
how many of you work while studying?


I work Saturdays.

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 09:51 AM
Whats an education?

Heavens to Betsy
11-22-2006, 11:14 AM
Whats an education?


Something that will tell you to put an apostrophe in "what's".

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 11:28 AM
Something that will tell you to put an apostrophe in "what's".

Oh thanks, tha'ts good to know

Ahknaton
11-22-2006, 12:43 PM
Oh thanks, tha'ts good to know
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Geist
11-22-2006, 12:51 PM
B.A., English and Philosophy.

M.A., Modern English Literature.

Also known as the 'I can read degrees'.

:dance2:

Dr. Gutberlet
11-22-2006, 01:36 PM
Master's degree. Don't know if I'll go for a PhD though.

Richard Parker
11-22-2006, 01:41 PM
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics.

Dr. Gutberlet
11-22-2006, 01:43 PM
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics.


Probably the only truly useful undergrad degree I can think of.

Richard Parker
11-22-2006, 03:10 PM
Probably the only truly useful undergrad degree I can think of.

The three major directions people go in with a math degree are:

- Programming (which I did)
- Teaching
- Following up with Masters and PhDs, and going into academia

A few become actuaries, which is a very highly-paid field. It is a long haul before you finish all ten exams to be fully qualified.

And then there are quite number of math majors who pursue other professional degrees afterward, such as accounting, medicine and even law.

Dr. Gutberlet
11-22-2006, 03:15 PM
The three major directions people go in with a math degree are:

- Programming (which I did)
- Teaching
- Following up with Masters and PhDs, and going into academia

A few become actuaries, which is a very highly-paid field. It is a long haul before you finish all ten exams to be fully qualified.

And then there are quite number of math majors who pursue other professional degrees afterward, such as accounting, medicine and even law.


My friend's sister and his brother-in-law are both actuaries in Chicago. They make a lot of money. I have another friend who is a mathematical genius, but opted out of math for music; he's a musical prodigy. However, his musical career is not earning him anything. I told him to go back into math, and he stubbornly refuses. I told him that these aren't the 1760s, when composers were tradesmen(no different than any other) and could actually earn a steady living by composing pieces for local nobles.

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 03:55 PM
Originally Posted by MrAngry
Whats an education?

Something that will tell you to put an apostrophe in "what's".

Touche. En garde.

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 03:56 PM
Touche.
Touché :D:D

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 03:59 PM
Touche. En garde.


wha'ts a Touche and an en garde?

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 04:01 PM
Formal degree B.A. Mathematics however my main areas of interest and self-education are Behavior Analysis (Radical Skinnerian) and Philosophy.

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 04:04 PM
Touché :D:D

How do you get the accent mark on the "e"?

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 04:04 PM
wha'ts a Touche and an en garde?
Ask your neighbors the Frogs. :D

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 04:05 PM
How do you get the accent mark on the "e"?
http://www.thephora.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10645

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 04:07 PM
Ask your neighbors the Frogs. :D


I tried that and all I got was "haw hee haw hee haw" I think i ought to use babel fish to translate.;)

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 04:09 PM
I tried that and all I got was "haw hee haw hee haw" I think i ought to use babel fish to translate.;)
Don't bother, I can do it for you...if you actually approached a French person, what they probably said was "retreat!"

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 04:12 PM
wha'ts a Touche and an en garde?

Touche is a fencing term that refers to act of touching one's opponent with one's weapon in an appropriate area of the body thus scoring a point. En garde means that one takes up or returns to the starting position of a fencing match. The terms were used here by me in a metaphorical sense.

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 04:18 PM
http://www.thephora.net/forum/showthread.php?t=10645

Merci beau que.

Lily
11-22-2006, 04:20 PM
Merci beau que.

beaucoup :D

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 04:21 PM
Merci beau que.

merci beaucoup, toujours heureux d'aider :)

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 04:22 PM
Merci beau que.
de nada por nada :D

Geist
11-22-2006, 04:48 PM
merci beaucoup, toujours heureux d'aider :)

Babelfish triche! :rofl:

Lily
11-22-2006, 04:58 PM
Babelfish triche! :rofl:
Don't knock Babelfish, I used to rely on that during GCSE French!

Richard Parker
11-22-2006, 05:18 PM
How do you get the accent mark on the "e"?

Here is another resource.
http://french.typeit.org/

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 05:24 PM
I asked in the other thread and I'll ask here if anyone knows how to type the currency symbol for cents?

MrAngry
11-22-2006, 07:54 PM
Babelfish triche! :rofl:


Cheat! me! :mad: :( :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 10:24 PM
beaucoup :D

Thank you. I stand corrected.

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 10:29 PM
de nada por nada :D

Ah yes, how could I forget. This is America, speak Spanish. Perdóneme.

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 10:33 PM
Ah yes, how could I forget. This is America, speak Spanish. Perdóneme.
Et tu Burrhus. :D

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 10:37 PM
I asked in the other thread and I'll ask here if anyone knows how to type the currency symbol for cents?

Found on google: I hold down the Alt key and over on the number keyboard I put in 0162 for the cent sign

Let's see if this works.

¢

Voila, er I mean, claro?

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 10:42 PM
¢ Thank you! Erm, I mean Domo Arigato! :D

Burrhus
11-22-2006, 10:42 PM
Originally Posted by Burrhus
Ah yes, how could I forget. This is America, speak Spanish. Perdóneme.

Et tu Burrhus. :D

In a pig's eye!

Ahknaton
11-22-2006, 11:00 PM
de nada por nada :D
Hey, ha-chico, what's up esse?

Hachiko
11-22-2006, 11:03 PM
Hey, ha-chico, what's up esse?
Nada esai!
Go su casa por arroz con chocha con pelos negros mallisimos! :D
Ay Cavron!!!!!!!

Anarch
11-22-2006, 11:33 PM
Fucking wogs...

Yon
11-23-2006, 04:49 AM
4th year in bachelor for marketing.
But more important, and much more interesting, always continuing my education in pre-hospital emergency care.

Hrolf Kraki
11-23-2006, 08:23 AM
The highest degree I have is only an Associates of Arts degree. But I am currently working towards a BA in German. I am also planning on taking the Swedish program so if the minor is offered, I will get that as well.

Agnostic Priest
11-23-2006, 09:37 AM
I have a Bachelors degree in economics

Burrhus
11-23-2006, 02:44 PM
I have a Bachelors degree in economics

An economist is someone who is puzzled when what works in practice doesn't work in theory.

Just kidding...sort of. And you thought that only lawyers were the butts of jokes?

Agnostic Priest
11-24-2006, 04:47 AM
An economist is someone who is puzzled when what works in practice doesn't work in theory.

Just kidding...sort of. And you thought that only lawyers were the butts of jokes?


Oh I was just kidding about having a college degree
My highest level of education is ... 6th grade, I never had the opportunity to go to school lol

koch curve
11-24-2006, 04:51 AM
freshman at penn state university, planning on a major in psychology and a minor in political science

delete
11-24-2006, 10:06 AM
An economist is someone who is puzzled when what works in practice doesn't work in theory.


Your observation is correct. I studied this lunacy for 4 years, and the ceteris paribus made me crazy. Things outside the model never stays the same.

I knew some physics, and I fell for the mathematical aspects of economy.
After a while on master level I understood that a lot of asumptions in economy is there just to make it posible to use mathematical optimalizations in the arguments, not that anybody thought the asumptions true.