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25-11-2015, 11:36 AM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 11:09 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 08:25 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  I have a BS in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

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25-11-2015, 11:37 AM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 11:36 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 11:09 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  You do know that snipples have a galvanic skin response, right? I'm getting an idea for a new kinda smart shirt. Big Grin

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25-11-2015, 11:39 AM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 11:36 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 11:09 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  You do know that snipples have a galvanic skin response, right? I'm getting an idea for a new kinda smart shirt. Big Grin

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How cool! Kinda sexy. I like it! Thumbsup
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25-11-2015, 12:06 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
Physics.
Physics.
Physics (in progress).

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25-11-2015, 12:07 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 11:30 AM)jennybee Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 11:12 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  Perspective is a funny thing. I didn't take a single class that I felt was a waste of my time. Many of my fellow engineering majors lamented having classes in humanities forced on them. Russian sociology? How is that going to help me as an engineer? It didn't, but it is amazing to see things going on in the world today and to at least have some understanding of behavior of people very different me and my own culture and history.

I have struggled with ADD my whole life. One thing I have learned is that more structure is better than less. I am too easily distracted by the next interesting thing. Taking a formal class helps my focus because I have made a financial commitment. Coursera is my friend. But, even there, I have to stay on the class schedule to keep focus. This is especially true where I am learning something that does not have immediate obvious return value.

Lastly, tests are amazing motivators for me. I always want to perform well and demonstrate mastery, not just pass. Self-learning, while beneficial to me, does not require me to study the same way I would for a test. Even in Coursera classes, I learn the most in the courses that require you to pass tests to continue.

Formal classes may feel like a slog at times, but in the end I always cherish the knowledge gained. Not everyone learns the same way, but college and other formal learning experiences have worked for me.

I don't think my classes were a waste of time either, even though I am now taking a different career path and won't be needing any of the degrees I have. Hobo I do like that I have my degrees to fall back on though. Thumbsup

YH and GWG have a lot of training from the military. It is the equivalent of a 4 year degree or more, imo. When my sister and brother went into the military, recruiters tried to get me to join too. My sister (who is a major tomboy) said my time in the military would be like scenes from Private Benjamin, so I chose college instead. Wink Although, now that I'm into backpacking and learning about outdoor survival--I kinda wish I had some of that type of training.

I think a lot of it is just my own learning style. I tend to get fixated on certain things that are relevant or interesting and, knowing how easily distracted I am, I don't like to have to change my focus too much once I've got my mind set. I've mentioned, for example, language being a big thing for me. I don't want to spend an hour on language, then an hour on the history of cat memes, then an hour on preparing for tomorrow's exam in basket weaving, etc. If it's the language I'm really interested in, I'd rather just immerse myself in it for like 8 hours straight and spend the night absorbing massive amounts of vocabulary. I'll get to the other stuff when I feel like it and, if I never end up feeling like it, I see no reason to bother getting to it.

Those other classmates of mine at Zhejiang University might have finished their four years in China with a well rounded, perhaps more theoretically marketable education "off the shelf," so to speak but, by the time I left, my Chinese was so fluent I could imitate a Fujianese accent well enough to fool most native Chinese speakers. I didn't have a degree to show for it, but there are ways of overcoming that disadvantage with an aggressive, strategic networking plan, and that's something I just happen to be particularly good at. If I want a position, knowing that on paper the college graduate has the advantage over me, I will never let my resume serve as my first impression. I'll do a little corporate intel work and make sure the right people know me before my resume ever even reaches their desk/e-mail.

Had I gone the standard route, I'm sure I would have had experiences I value, just as you all did. But the opposite is also true. My own path had it's share of experiences I couldn't have gained from, say, a class in Russian sociology Smile

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25-11-2015, 12:14 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 11:36 AM)TurkeyBurner Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 11:09 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  You do know that snipples have a galvanic skin response, right? I'm getting an idea for a new kinda smart shirt. Big Grin

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That dress look so uncomfortable to wear, it looks unwearable. One doesn't need to get turned on for it to become invisible.

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Vicious, ungentle, foolish, blunt, unkind,
Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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25-11-2015, 12:16 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 12:14 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  That dress look so uncomfortable to wear, it looks unwearable.

It's conceptual high fashion.

That stuff is never actually wearable.

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25-11-2015, 12:20 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 12:16 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 12:14 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  That dress look so uncomfortable to wear, it looks unwearable.

It's conceptual high fashion.

That stuff is never actually wearable.

What're you talking about? This was going to be my New Year's Eve dress Laugh out load If it's on a Paris runway, it's fashion Hobo

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25-11-2015, 12:32 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 12:20 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 12:16 PM)cjlr Wrote:  It's conceptual high fashion.

That stuff is never actually wearable.

What're you talking about? This was going to be my New Year's Eve dress Laugh out load If it's on a Paris runway, it's fashion Hobo

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But how would you even hold a drink?

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25-11-2015, 12:35 PM
RE: What is/was your degree(s) in?
(25-11-2015 12:32 PM)cjlr Wrote:  
(25-11-2015 12:20 PM)jennybee Wrote:  What're you talking about? This was going to be my New Year's Eve dress Laugh out load If it's on a Paris runway, it's fashion Hobo

But how would you even hold a drink?

I am willing to forgo drinks in the name of fashion! Hobo
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