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I'm studying film. Currently a transient student, and a third semester sophomore, at a community college, since my previous university cut my entire department, teachers and all.

My classes this coming semester are..
-Drawing !
-2D Design
-Intro to Film
-Creative Writing
-World Civilizations: Primitive Culture to 1650

I'll be applying for an art school as soon as their Fall '16 application opens. I hope to graduate in around 2017, but it's quite likely going to be 20never. However, if I do graduate, I'm planning to work as a director or screenwriter for television documentaries and action films, respectively.

And if everything goes to heck, then I'll start up a seafood bar supported by my fisherman skills in Fajardo.
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I'm going for my BSN, I get to apply to the nursing program this fall :-)

The classes I'm taking this fall are:
Microbiology, Ethics, Algebra, and I'm doing a piano class.
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Currently BaS in Music with an unspecified minor.

Though I intend to transfer to a college that offers a composition degree (believe it does not require a minor). If I can, I will likely add French as a double major!
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I have a BA in New Media Communications with a minor in International Studies.

One of these days I plan to go back to school and get my Masters. it will either be for Communications, Public Relations or Education. I am leaning towards PR though.
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Dark_Alma wrote:

Geology major with a minor in Mathematics

I will be taking:
Geomorphology
Structural Geology
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
Higher Mathematics for Engineers II (Differential Equations)
and a Physical Ed class as on trips we need to walk 20ish miles to our locale to examine

When I graduate I would like to work with NOAA or NASA or possibly in Europe (I took a lot of German).

If you're interested in the environment - there are actually quite a few geologists in the environmental field. I should know, I work as an environmental engineer with a number of geologists :)

I went to school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute many moons ago. Obtained both a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering. I chose RPI because it was a good technical/engineering school which offered me a great scholarship package. Since it's been over 10 years now since I graduated...I'll leave it at that.
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If you're interested in the environment - there are actually quite a few geologists in the environmental field. I should know, I work as an environmental engineer with a number of geologists :)

I went to school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute many moons ago. Obtained both a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering. I chose RPI because it was a good technical/engineering school which offered me a great scholarship package. Since it's been over 10 years now since I graduated...I'll leave it at that.


Yea, RPI is a good school. They sent me like 30 letters. Brown and West Point kept sending me mail too. I just ended up at Texas Tech so I could get a free College education all the way through Masters.

The environment interests me greatly too. I would prefer to work for the Government though. Hense the NOAA or NASA (as a non-private contractor). Are there any good jobs working with the Government or all they all private sector? If private, do you know the Geologists average pay and requirements?

To live a good life you need to have $3-5 million in savings after retirement to live off of the revenue/savings. Hence why I would like to know the pay. I can get ~$90,000 to $110,000 in the Petroleum (I was a Petroleum Engineer before changing, hence the math). I would prefer to avoid it though as I am a hippy (Green-energy baby). NOAA pays less but you have a pension, which never hurts.
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If you're interested in the environment - there are actually quite a few geologists in the environmental field. I should know, I work as an environmental engineer with a number of geologists :)

I went to school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute many moons ago. Obtained both a Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering. I chose RPI because it was a good technical/engineering school which offered me a great scholarship package. Since it's been over 10 years now since I graduated...I'll leave it at that.


Yea, RPI is a good school. They sent me like 30 letters. Brown and West Point kept sending me mail too. I just ended up at Texas Tech so I could get a free College education all the way through Masters.

The environment interests me greatly too. I would prefer to work for the Government though. Hense the NOAA or NASA (as a non-private contractor). Are there any good jobs working with the Government or all they all private sector? If private, do you know the Geologists average pay and requirements?

To live a good life you need to have $3-5 million in savings after retirement to live off of the revenue/savings. Hence why I would like to know the pay. I can get ~$90,000 to $110,000 in the Petroleum (I was a Petroleum Engineer before changing, hence the math). I would prefer to avoid it though as I am a hippy (Green-energy baby). NOAA pays less but you have a pension, which never hurts.


Tech is a good school, I wanted to go to Tech but unfortunately I don't think I would've done any good there,
I enjoy my online schooling though, it's unique and I get to do what I enjoy most; write.
Online schooling does have its pros and cons though... like the fact we don't get to talk to our professor face to face,
but our schoolwork isn't due till Sunday unlike in person it would be due on Friday.
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I have taken a few online courses. I do rather like them. Some people need the face to face interaction though. Most of my courses I can not imagine taking them online. Stuff like Political Science, Art Appreciation and all that stuff is easy to do online though.

Glad you didn't come to Tech if you wanted to write. Our English is hell! I took mine at a community college while I was in High School so I didn't need to take it.. but I hear horror stores. Apparently to grade it they hand it to about 5 professors, they take the average grade and give it to you. The issue is the grades vary way too much and it ends up at like a 72.

Also, I took a online course about a month back (summer I). It was Poli Sci 2. Very easy class and I liked being able to do stuff on my own time. I hate.. and I mean hate... 8am classes.
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I have taken a few online courses. I do rather like them. Some people need the face to face interaction though. Most of my courses I can not imagine taking them online. Stuff like Political Science, Art Appreciation and all that stuff is easy to do online though.

Glad you didn't come to Tech if you wanted to write. Our English is hell! I took mine at a community college while I was in High School so I didn't need to take it.. but I hear horror stores. Apparently to grade it they hand it to about 5 professors, they take the average grade and give it to you. The issue is the grades vary way too much and it ends up at like a 72.

Also, I took a online course about a month back (summer I). It was Poli Sci 2. Very easy class and I liked being able to do stuff on my own time. I hate.. and I mean hate... 8am classes.


That's how English Comp has been for me at the school I go to, they just randomly hand it over to the course directors and then average the grades together.. I wouldn't want to take an english in person though. I prefer to not be in a big classroom, I am more of a DiY visual learner than auditory learner and with ADHD, it takes a lot for me to concentrate. We're doing computer science this month... they are making us do podcasts every week. It is ridiculous ;_;


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The nice thing about being as specialized as I am... I don't have big classes! Maximum of about 30 at this point! That and I get to go out into the field a lot. This semester I have a one week camping trip in Bandolier New Mexico. After that I have another one week and then I have a one month trip right before I graduate.

I love that we have to hike too. No cars for us! Twenty miles to our locale? No sweat! I feel bad for some of my classmates though. Fitness in the US isn't what it should be!
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The nice thing about being as specialized as I am... I don't have big classes! Maximum of about 30 at this point! That and I get to go out into the field a lot. This semester I have a one week camping trip in Bandolier New Mexico. After that I have another one week and then I have a one month trip right before I graduate.

I love that we have to hike too. No cars for us! Twenty miles to our locale? No sweat! I feel bad for some of my classmates though. Fitness in the US isn't what it should be!


Oh nice, that still is pretty cool. Pretty tiring it seems though. I'm travelling to Florida to get my degree in person when I graduate. But I don't graduate till 2017. I don't think I could ever be a film or computer student because this month we are taking computer science and it is hell. I don't really know a lot about Mac (which is the OS we are using) and we have to do podcasts every week and all that *sigh* We take one class at a time (one a month) which is pretty good because it means we are focusing on each specific skill-set. I go to Full Sail. I love the professors and everything but it would be much better if we could actually one on one chat with them other than in the messages which takes forever and a day for them to answer. Overall though it is a really good school, I'm just taking a really tedious course -_- that you have to really be meticulous about.
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I have always loved computer science myself, though I could never see myself in film. I like the earth based sciences the most with a healthy dosing of technology.

I feel bad for you having to use Mac OS. Pretty much inferior every way to Windows. I love it when people say "My Mac gets less viruses though!" That is because no virus maker in their right mind would make one for Mac X) Big businesses around the world use Windows so you get a hell of a lot more money making them for Windows. The one thing Mac is better at though is overpricing their products! 80% name 20% resources! All Apple bashing aside though...

I remember getting adds for Full Sail a long time ago. It was always interesting. Some professors I had for online actually would let you skype call if you needed 1 on 1 help and you made an appointment. Do they not do that there? At least your not in programming! I took that for fun in High School. After a few hundred lines of code you find out there is one small mistake and you don't know where it is... horrifying! Reminds me of a joke "99 bottles of beer on the wall" style.

"99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs. Take one down, patch it around... 127 little bugs in the code!" Sadly its true.
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I have always loved computer science myself, though I could never see myself in film. I like the earth based sciences the most with a healthy dosing of technology.

I feel bad for you having to use Mac OS. Pretty much inferior every way to Windows. I love it when people say "My Mac gets less viruses though!" That is because no virus maker in their right mind would make one for Mac X) Big businesses around the world use Windows so you get a hell of a lot more money making them for Windows. The one thing Mac is better at though is overpricing their products! 80% name 20% resources! All Apple bashing aside though...

I remember getting adds for Full Sail a long time ago. It was always interesting. Some professors I had for online actually would let you skype call if you needed 1 on 1 help and you made an appointment. Do they not do that there? At least your not in programming! I took that for fun in High School. After a few hundred lines of code you find out there is one small mistake and you don't know where it is... horrifying! Reminds me of a joke "99 bottles of beer on the wall" style.

"99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs. Take one down, patch it around... 127 little bugs in the code!" Sadly its true.


I digress on Mac not being as good as Windows. So far, Mac has been Superior to Windows imo. And with Windows 10 coming out and hearing all the shitstorms about it I think I'll stay with Mac OS X lol... windows is a good OS though, well used to be. But I don't think they're nearly as built as a Mac. You get what you pay for anyways. I think overall if I had to do it all again, I would've saved up for a mac way sooner.(Clearly I am biased ;P)

Oh no, I could never do programming ;_; I tried to learn a little programming and forget that, no not happening.

They don't do that, we just message one on one, or AIM each other. But sometimes that's not helpful at all...
It's okay though, I can usually figure things out by myself it just gets really frustrating.
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I have a BA in Religious Studies currently. I was originally going to teach religion at a college/university then realized one day that I would make a terrible teacher. I'm sure I would be like Junichiro Kagami (Ultimate Otaku Teacher) but as a woman and putting in a little less effort haha. But four years after getting that degree I got bored and decided to get another degree. Now I'm in school for Computer Forensics. Which I think is pretty exciting!
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