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  • #16
    Originally posted by Whistler6 View Post
    How are you holding up? I graduate in a year, and I'm already freaking out about it. I can't tell if it's nervous anxiety or excitement.
    Two more papers and I'm done. Although, I'm not too excited because I'm likely going to graduate school in the fall so there won't be too much of a change except at a new school.

    What do the vikings and marijuana have in common? Every time you put them in a bowl
    they get smoked.

    2010-2011 Super Bowl Champions
    Hint:Not the Bears.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
      24 year old geography and history major at university of Minnesota. Graduate in a few days. I'm going back to school this fall if I can't find a job though to get my geographic information sciences degree.
      How do you like GIS?
      I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.

      Anyway I'm a 20 year old student from Ontario, Canada. Just because I'm not from Wisconsin doesn't mean I'm not as die hard as you guys though. I was born with green and gold blood, I've made the trek to GB a couple of times, my house flies the Packers flag, I'm on the season ticket list and I go to Pack games in Detroit every chance. The second the Pack make the Super Bowl Im driving down to the game or to Wisconsi
      I'm not your typical Canadian either. I can't skate and I dislike hockey... those are some of my non Canadian traits.

      I'm an economics major, I'm about to enroll in a Canadian Securities course which will allow me to legally sell securities after I graduate. I am about to start a summer job at an investment branch of a bank and after that's done I am hoping to be recommended to a full time position post graduation. Finances and investment banking is where I'm headed. I can't wait to graduate. I lived the university style lifestyle for 3 years, but I'm ready to move on, especially with a fairly decent job staring me in the face.

      Hmmm what else... I despise fantasy football. Never play it. I work part time at a casino now as well, as a blackjack dealer. I smoke. I quit for about 4/5 months, but I was suckered back in because of stress. I think I'm also addicted to caffeine. Drink coffee like a mad man. That's all I got for now.

      Good thread idea!
      Last edited by Mr.Regular; 05-05-2010, 05:02 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Mr.Regular View Post
        How do you like GIS?
        I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.
        I like it quiet a bit to tell the truth and I'm not too much of a tec person either. There's just so much different stuff you can do with it. Cartography, remote sensing, you name it. Once you become familiar with it it is more interesting because you can do so much with it. Good careers in GIS too.

        What do the vikings and marijuana have in common? Every time you put them in a bowl
        they get smoked.

        2010-2011 Super Bowl Champions
        Hint:Not the Bears.

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        • #19
          There has been too many times I've wanted to knock around several blackjack dealers. I suppose seeing an endless amount of hands, you fall into a rhythm...

          But when dealers fly through 6 peoples' hands all the while flipping their hands around and taking my bet before I even have a chance to calculate what just happened, I get pissed. Oh the excitement ofthe casino.

          During the week, there are days when I drink 4-5 16 oz cups of coffee. I know it's terrible for me to down so much caffeine, but like you, I'm hooked.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by TitleTown088 View Post
            Two more papers and I'm done. Although, I'm not too excited because I'm likely going to graduate school in the fall so there won't be too much of a change except at a new school.
            It's a great idea though. I have a couple grad students in my classes, and they are near 30 and married. So better start off right away, and get where you want to be.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Whistler6 View Post
              -Wherever you go and whatever you major in, take your time to decide exactly what it is you want to do. Don't let anyone sway your decision or push you in the direction they think is best.

              My over material and courses you are interested in. I'm going to be licensedmom has been a teacher for 30 years, and so it seemed like that was what I "should" do. It took me a year and a half in the School of Education to realize I love to read and write, and journalism is the direction I really wanted to go. College is so much better when you are laboring endlessly as a teacher when I graduate though, so I guess there's a positive to taking a while to make up my mind if I'm struggly to find a job.
              I've been pretty dead set on sports management. One of the primary reasons is because it is something I'm genuinely interested in. Working in sports in any capacity is a lifelong dream of mine but it's ultra-competitive. I've gone to sports management conferences in Indianapolis by Sports Management World Wide, who also offer classes and credit in Scouting in every sport on top of Game Operations. Working in sports is such a dynamic atmosphere. Anything related to sports, I'm all ears so why not try to make a career of it. In all probability, I'll minor in sports management or double major so I have something else to fall back on.

              -There is a guy on my rugby team who pledged to a fraternity his freshman year. His initiation was to get a tattoo of the fraternity logo along with the exact colors. Long story short...He has a green and purple tattoo on his right peck, it's the ugliest thing I've ever seen, it's forever, AND he's no longer part of the fraternity.

              Go for it, just don't be hasty! Haha.
              There are tons of frats that are 'hardcore' like that. In no way, shape, or form will I do anything permanent to be apart of a glorified brotherhood. I'm joining a frat to make connections, meet new people, interact and get the most from the college experience, not to brag about my social status.

              -I was born in Philly before moving to Wisconsin when I was just a youngster. My mom's side of the family still lives in Pennsylvania, and we spent a month in New Jersey on the beach this past summer. Man I love the ocean.

              I'm a massive Brewers homer, but when they play the Phillies, I have a hard time deciding who pull for. I guess I would consider the Phillies 1A.
              Small world. So you're familiar where Cherry Hill is? That's awesome.

              Me and couple buddies tried to get a shore house for a week in Long Beach Island. We lasted 22 hours before getting the pink slip. We didn't do our research in terms of surrounding atmosphere and jumped on the price. We were too loud for the area. I wish I could contest the complaints but we're lucky we just got evicted and didn't get charged with anything. A bunch of 19-20 year olds with a house full of booze could have fetched us a couple citations each when parlayed with the noise complaints.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by tjsunstein View Post
                I've been pretty dead set on sports management. One of the primary reasons is because it is something I'm genuinely interested in. Working in sports in any capacity is a lifelong dream of mine but it's ultra-competitive. I've gone to sports management conferences in Indianapolis by Sports Management World Wide, who also offer classes and credit in Scouting in every sport on top of Game Operations. Working in sports is such a dynamic atmosphere. Anything related to sports, I'm all ears so why not try to make a career of it. In all probability, I'll minor in sports management or double major so I have something else to fall back on.
                If you're thinking criminal justice because you want to be a police officer, you don't have to study criminal justice. Almost all departments only require 60 college credits in any field. I know plenty of people who were history majors, have associates degrees in automotive mechanic etc that work for departments around me. When you get hired you have to go through a certification process (academy) that will teach you everything you need to know. My advice is that you should study what you're interested in, it doesn't end up mattering all that much when you get in the real world. One of my best friends has a masters in biology and makes about $100k selling insurance now.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by umphrey View Post
                  I switched from software engineering and I like it way better. My brother is a civil engineer and he started out designing water drainage for Madison, then went out to Seattle to work on a monorail or something of that nature, now I just heard he's going to San Francisco to design roads I believe. The best aspects post-graduation are you make a decent salary ($40,000+) is where most people start, you probably work for the government which means awesome benefits and lots of days off (my favorite), and it's a growing industry (sky-rocketing with Obama) with jobs everywhere.

                  You have to:
                  -Be able to finish Calc 3 and understand Calc 1&2 well
                  -Be able to work with vectors
                  -You have to know trigonometry as well as you do addition and subtraction
                  -Work through long problems with lots of numbers (my last HW involved a 4x9 table of numbers some of which 9+ digits long)
                  -Be really good at keeping track of positive/negative numbers
                  -Have good inherent problem solving skills, like being able to look at a truss with 20 pieces and 10 forces acting on it and know where to start, then work linearly through the problem in the correct order of maybe 5-10 steps


                  You're going to have to spend a lot of time on it. This semester was/is by far the hardest of my life taking
                  Chemistry 1450-5 credit class that everyone learns in a year except engineers who learn it in a semester - the class average for the last test was 49%...what a joke
                  Differential Equations-Kind of like Calculus 4
                  Statics-Calculate forces, centroid, etc. involves a lot of calculator work and lots of numbers for 1 problem
                  History 101-A class I never go to except the discussion where I read a handout 10 minutes before class and raise my hand a couple times then mentally check out
                  thanks for the tips. i really enjoy doing math and excelled in trig when i took it awhile ago and im taking calc next semester so well see how that goes..

                  other then going to school and playing part of student i also work at a movie theater... easiest job anyone can ever get.. and i coach basketball for the city and i coach football at the high school i went to. pretty fun gig. all of that leaves little to no time for anything else though haha

                  Originally posted by CraigNall4MVP
                  biigest mistake packers ever make was geting rid of craig nall he beter then bret faver

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by bhaarat316 View Post
                    how the hell are you taking that so late? Shouldn't that be one of the first classes you take?

                    Dyanmics and Statics are the first engr classes we have to take and then we we move on from there. Also learning Auto CAD.
                    In my school statics is a prereq for dynamics and that is totally off on its own. So you can take them any time I just got around to it now. I also wasted a lot of time in software engineering classes before switching majors and completed a math minor (pending a 50% or greater on my differential equations final).

                    Statics was a walk in the park after taking calculus 1-3 though, so that was kind of nice.

                    I recommend taking a math class every semester until you don't need them any more. Once you get through all those, other classes seem like a breeze because you use math so much, even if its not calculus (although almost every formula you use is derived from calculus theory or differential equation theory). You just get so good at manipulating equations it really makes things easy. I'm stunned when people in my chemistry class make mistakes because they screw up the algebra or can't rearrange an equation.

                    Thanks to BK for the sig

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by senormysterioso View Post
                      If you're thinking criminal justice because you want to be a police officer, you don't have to study criminal justice. Almost all departments only require 60 college credits in any field. I know plenty of people who were history majors, have associates degrees in automotive mechanic etc that work for departments around me. When you get hired you have to go through a certification process (academy) that will teach you everything you need to know. My advice is that you should study what you're interested in, it doesn't end up mattering all that much when you get in the real world. One of my best friends has a masters in biology and makes about $100k selling insurance now.
                      I've heard the credits bit. It's a goal of mine to get a bachelor's in any field I plan to work in. Even though they could hire with just 60 credits, I want the have that backing of an advanced degree. Even though the academy process will teach and train me, if I choose that road, there's no such thing as being too knowledgeable about your profession. I know people will contest that I'd be wasting my time and money. There are just so many people going back to school so they can move up in the field that made me realize that I should take advantage of it while I'm still young. It may actually help me with a starting salary, who knows.

                      Granted, I may not even working in the general field I major in but as of now, that's the goal and I'm going to take every step necessary to get there. No telling what's going to happen 2-3 years from now.

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                      • #26
                        Good News, Everyone!

                        Futurama's coming back! In less than a month!!!!!!

                        Thanks to BK for the sig

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by tjsunstein View Post
                          I've heard the credits bit. It's a goal of mine to get a bachelor's in any field I plan to work in. Even though they could hire with just 60 credits, I want the have that backing of an advanced degree. Even though the academy process will teach and train me, if I choose that road, there's no such thing as being too knowledgeable about your profession. I know people will contest that I'd be wasting my time and money. There are just so many people going back to school so they can move up in the field that made me realize that I should take advantage of it while I'm still young. It may actually help me with a starting salary, who knows.

                          Granted, I may not even working in the general field I major in but as of now, that's the goal and I'm going to take every step necessary to get there. No telling what's going to happen 2-3 years from now.
                          Don't feel like you have to pick right away, take your gen eds and a few electives to find out what you like. Don't paint yourself into a corner right away. As far as being a police officer goes, your education will have no effect on your starting salary. You could have a masters in criminal justice or an associates degree in plumbing and your starting salary as a patrol officer will be the same within a department. Basically college is a big pain in the ass, and you should study something that you enjoy (within reason DON'T BE AN ART MAJOR or some bullcrap). That's probably the best advice I can give you. Good luck to you man.

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                          • #28
                            I was talking to a guy that was a dual major in art and math the other day. First time I heard that one.

                            Thanks to BK for the sig

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Mr.Regular View Post
                              How do you like GIS?
                              I just completed my minor in Geography and Earth Sciences (I graduate in a year from now)... personally, I hated it. I've only taken one class in it, and I had a bad prof/bad projects, the whole deal, so I'm probably biased. I can see how it could be interesting, but I'm not the most tech savvy person out there, so I didn't enjoy it.

                              Anyway I'm a 20 year old student from Ontario, Canada. Just because I'm not from Wisconsin doesn't mean I'm not as die hard as you guys though. I was born with green and gold blood, I've made the trek to GB a couple of times, my house flies the Packers flag, I'm on the season ticket list and I go to Pack games in Detroit every chance. The second the Pack make the Super Bowl Im driving down to the game or to Wisconsi
                              I'm not your typical Canadian either. I can't skate and I dislike hockey... those are some of my non Canadian traits.

                              I'm an economics major, I'm about to enroll in a Canadian Securities course which will allow me to legally sell securities after I graduate. I am about to start a summer job at an investment branch of a bank and after that's done I am hoping to be recommended to a full time position post graduation. Finances and investment banking is where I'm headed. I can't wait to graduate. I lived the university style lifestyle for 3 years, but I'm ready to move on, especially with a fairly decent job staring me in the face.

                              Hmmm what else... I despise fantasy football. Never play it. I work part time at a casino now as well, as a blackjack dealer. I smoke. I quit for about 4/5 months, but I was suckered back in because of stress. I think I'm also addicted to caffeine. Drink coffee like a mad man. That's all I got for now.

                              Good thread idea!
                              I have seen that you are a good old Sarnia boy but go to school at that shithole Macmaster. I have a few good buddies who go to Guelph with me from Sarnia and we sometimes chirp them about it. Not exactly sure why cause it seems like a nice place, but its an easy target. As for Macmaster, I just dislike the city of Hamilton and its residents in general. You guys did lay a whooping on our football team at Guelph this year, do you follow Mac football?

                              My hometown is Ottawa and my first memory of football is watching TO catch that pass against GB in the playoffs back in 97 I think it was. Not sure why this drew me too GB but I guess it was Favre's aura that made me like the Pack.

                              Interesting connection I have with packers is my good friends uncle is the equipment manager for the Packers and he goes and helps with TC every year and he has brought me back a couple of items, like a signed Favre pic which I used to whack off too, but no longer.

                              Saw the Packers play once against the Jets in NY but still waiting to cross off Lambeau on my things to do in life list.

                              stephenson86

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by senormysterioso View Post
                                Don't feel like you have to pick right away, take your gen eds and a few electives to find out what you like. Don't paint yourself into a corner right away. As far as being a police officer goes, your education will have no effect on your starting salary. You could have a masters in criminal justice or an associates degree in plumbing and your starting salary as a patrol officer will be the same within a department. Basically college is a big pain in the ass, and you should study something that you enjoy (within reason DON'T BE AN ART MAJOR or some bullcrap). That's probably the best advice I can give you. Good luck to you man.
                                As far as it being a pain in the ass, I hear ya. I've taken my gen eds already and have yet to take my electives. As far as studying something I enjoy, whatever I decide on I'll enjoy. I wouldn't waste my time if I didn't enjoy it. Thanks, I appreciate it.

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