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Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:37 am

Not me.

B.S. Landscape Design

Parts Dept. Manager at a car dealer. (I like this much better). Big grin
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:40 am

I'm getting my B.S. degree in History, Secondary Education but I don't plan on teaching when I graduate in June. Its just not what I thought it would be.

I'm either going into higher education or property management.
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:51 am

Degree: Bachelor of International Hotel Management

Job: General Manager of Hotel

Pretty alligned really!
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:54 am

I use mine everyday. BS in Automotive Technology. I teach the subject at a high school and I am an ASE master auto technician. I am still learning too. My degree didn't teach me everything, but It laid the ground work for everything after.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:56 am

I use mines constantly.
It covers an awful stain on the wall.  

[Edited 2007-01-23 02:57:19]
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:28 am

BA[H] Sociology for the degree.

Job is landscape construction and snow plower. Not too related. But I hated my degree, so I couldn't care less, I love my job.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:35 am

BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

Currently running a sandblasting business.

Answer: No
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:38 am

BS, Organic Chemistry - use it it many days a week

MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering - Use it about as much as the BS degree.

Learning and thinking: Gimme some of that. Do it every day. Makes my job wonderful.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:51 am

Degree: BS General Studies w/ Concentration in Engineering (was BS Mechanical Engineering at another school before the cash ran out)

Job: CAD Modeler/Drafter for P&W

So.... sort of Big grin
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:50 pm

Every day: Crim Justice and Law Enforcement Administration.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:53 pm

BS - Aerospace Engineering with a minor in Engineering Mechanics

I use it every day I am working.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:57 pm

Post-Grad in Youth & Community Work. Use it daily as CEO of an International Youth Achievement Programme.
We, the undersigned, do hereby consent.....
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:07 pm

Boston College Degree: Economics with a focus in International Trade and Global Employment Distribution

Job: Chief Warrant Officer 2, flying UH-60 Black Hawks in the United States Army.


I am WAY OFF from my degree!!  Silly

I plan to get the Army to pay fully for my masters in the next few years.

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:15 pm

Well, I'm in the process of getting mine, and I hope I one day use it..  Smile
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:09 pm

BSc in Physics, History Minor

Currently: Sales Manager for a Real-Time Financial Data Provider

Soon: Intelligence Officer for the RAAF

So not right now but maybe after about a year of training it might come in handy!
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:13 pm

I got a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT in Chicago but I work
in the wireless Telecom field and work on Unix and Windows NT servers.

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 4:11 pm

Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 7):
BS, Organic Chemistry - use it it many days a week

hmm..I didn't know there was a BS degree specifically in Organic Chemistry... scratchchin ...

anyhow, I have a BS in general chemistry..

went to grad.school in molecular immunology.....fun stuff.. Smile

that being said, I did research in critical medicine for about a decade, so I guess I used it..but now I don't use my degrees for diddly.. spin 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:25 pm

Bachelor of the Arts in Geography

Bachelor of the Arts in Journalism

Bachelor of the Arts in History


Occupation - News

Freelance - News, Journalism, Performance
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:41 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 16):
hmm..I didn't know there was a BS degree specifically in Organic Chemistry

You got me there; it was rather late when I posted. My degree is in chemistry, but since most of my course work and laboratory work was in organic, I think of it as a BS in organic chemistry.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:49 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 4):
I use mines constantly.
It covers an awful stain on the wall.

LOL

Me too.

However, I use what I learned everyday. BA in History, working at the West Point Museum.

On the other hand I need to get a MA in Museum Studies now. I have a lot more to learn about that aspect.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:54 am

Used the B.S. in Aeronautics for the first two years out of college. Wasn't going anywhere in the company, so now I'm in law school, which seems to be a pretty good fit so far.

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:14 am

B. Sc Physics & Astronomy, M.Sc. Nuclear Physics.
30 years at Atomic Energy of Canada Limited : reactors ops,
core planning, reactor safety analysis. So, fairly well aligned I think.
Hard to believe it's 30 years though!
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:48 am

B.S. - Criminal Justice, nearly 28 years in the field, highway patrolman, county attorney investigator and probation
M.Ed - Part time community college instructor

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 12):
I plan to get the Army to pay fully for my masters in the next few years.

Best way of getting a master's have someone else pay for it. My brother-in-law got the Army to pay for two masters from USC, which has kept him busy since the end of his Army days.
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:54 am

Kind of. I have a B.Sc in Computer Science and M.Sc in Information Engineering, and I run a software development company. These days I'm less hands-on, but I know the business wouldn't be where it's at if I didn't have the degrees.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:15 am

Bachelor in Mechanical engineering.

Working for an IT firm.

Answer: No.

Planning to go to a B- school withing the next two years or so.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:20 am

M.D. - Doctor of Medicine: currently a pediatric surgeon on call, so yes, very much using it, used it actually 3 minutes ago when I saw the last patient.

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Molecular Biology: when there is time for my research I use that amount of knowledge too...

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:13 pm

B.S. in Travel Industry Management with an emphasis on Transportation

Currently working for an airline as a senior agent in cargo. So, I'm only partially using it.
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:52 pm

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 25):
M.D. - Doctor of Medicine: currently a pediatric surgeon on call, so yes, very much using it, used it actually 3 minutes ago when I saw the last patient.

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Molecular Biology: when there is time for my research I use that amount of knowledge too...

You are spending too much time on A.net.... Wink
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:37 pm

You don't have to. Most people don't. A lot of people aren't even University graduates
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:01 pm

Associate Diploma in Business (Accounting)

I didn't use it for a few years, as I worked as a retail manager. Using it now as I work for the ATO, otherwise known as the evil tax place for the Aussies out there.....

[Edited 2007-01-24 13:04:51]
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:08 pm

B.S. in Aeronautics.

Currently: Employed as a senior wine, beer and liquor taster.

Signed,
GKirk

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:54 pm

BS degree in Aeronautical Systems Maintenance.

Currently working as an A&P mechanic for an airline. I'm not going to do this forever, but at the moment, yes I am using the degree.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:06 pm

Got my BS in Law Enforcement last semester. Interviewing for a job at the jail this week  Smile
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:21 pm

Quoting United Airline (Reply 28):
A lot of people aren't even University graduates

 yes  Add me to that list, but I did study IT along with Aviation, and I'm working in computers.

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 32):
Interviewing for a job at the jail this week

As a pitcher or catcher?  Wink
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:27 pm

Quoting TedTAce (Reply 33):
As a pitcher or catcher?

Hahah Big grin Bastard  Wink

Actually with a key and uniform  Smile
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:37 pm

I kind of use mine...

B.Sc (Hons) Biological and Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Ph.D Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Photodynamic Therapy).

Postdoctoral Research, Organic Chemistry (Photodynamic Therapy).

I guess I could have stayed at Univeristy become a lecturer, or worked for the pharmaceutical companies, instead now I am an editor for two pharmaceutical/scientific journals covering chemical patents. So i get to still do chemistry, just only on paper.

No more stinky pyridine or mercaptoethanol for me eh CastleIsland!?

 Wink

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:47 pm

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 12):
Boston College Degree: Economics with a focus in International Trade and Global Employment Distribution

Job: Chief Warrant Officer 2, flying UH-60 Black Hawks in the United States Army.

Even more evidence of your unselfishness.

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 25):
M.D. - Doctor of Medicine: currently a pediatric surgeon on call, so yes, very much using it, used it actually 3 minutes ago when I saw the last patient.

So THAT's what doctors are doing while I'm in the waiting room!

As a side note, I know quite a large number of people who got degrees from Ivy League/or equally prestigious schools and are now working in jobs that do not match that level of education. (By choice, not because they couldn't find a job in their field.) It seems like all that $$ wasn't really worth it, job wise.
 
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:54 am

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 27):
Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 25):
M.D. - Doctor of Medicine: currently a pediatric surgeon on call, so yes, very much using it, used it actually 3 minutes ago when I saw the last patient.

Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology and Molecular Biology: when there is time for my research I use that amount of knowledge too...

You are spending too much time on A.net.... wink 



Quoting Kieron747 (Reply 35):
I kind of use mine...

B.Sc (Hons) Biological and Medicinal Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Ph.D Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Photodynamic Therapy).

Postdoctoral Research, Organic Chemistry (Photodynamic Therapy).

I guess I could have stayed at Univeristy become a lecturer, or worked for the pharmaceutical companies, instead now I am an editor for two pharmaceutical/scientific journals covering chemical patents. So i get to still do chemistry, just only on paper.

No more stinky pyridine or mercaptoethanol for me eh CastleIsland!?

 Wink

Kieron747

You too are spending too much time on A.net.... Wink
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:22 am

Bachelor's Degree
Major: Environmental Studies and Geography
Major: Political Science

Current Occupation: Rampie at an FBO

Unfortunately, my degree has proven itself to be useless thus far and will continue to be useless as there are no opportunities for advancement at my current place of work.

If I were to go through the whole post-secondary education experience again, I would find a school with a co-op program and gain summer work experience within my field of studies to make myself more marketable upon graduation.

If there is anyone in the Southern and Eastern Ontario region who can give me links to potential opportunities arising within these fields, please advise me as such.

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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:34 am

Quoting YVRtoYYZ (Reply 38):
Unfortunately, my degree has proven itself to be useless thus far and will continue to be useless as there are no opportunities for advancement at my current place of work.

Looks like we are in the same boat. I have a BS in Organizational Leadership, which is just another way of saying Management.

To date, not job I've had since graduation requires a college degree.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:14 am

Quoting UH60FtRucker (Reply 12):
I plan to get the Army to pay fully for my masters in the next few years.

Smart, my cousin did the same. He is now retired from the Army and making good money in the private sector.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:42 am

BS Aviation
BA Communication


Current occupation -- graduate student in Mass Comm and Journalism, writing my Masters Project about the past 20 years in the airline business (theres the aviation degree).

I'm also a teaching assistant and discussion section leader for an undergraduate class called Legal and Ethical Issues in Communication, teaching would-be-journalists how the First Amendment works, as well as how not to get sued for libel and slander (theres the Comm degree).

Soon to be holder of an MA in Mass Communication and Journalism...we'll see what I do with that.
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RE: Who Is Actually Using Their College Degree?

Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:39 pm

Quoting 767Lover (Reply 36):
So THAT's what doctors are doing while I'm in the waiting room

Exactly!!! We leave you waiting while writing posts and threads here.

I wrote that at 4:45 AM. I needed a brake!

Quoting Jacobin777 (Reply 37):
You too are spending too much time on A.net....

Well, A.net would provide good material for a PhD in psychiatric disorders such bipolar disease (A vs B, Israel vs Palestine, etc...)  flamed 

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