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  • Some high school

    4 6.90%
  • High school graduate (or GED)

    1 1.72%
  • Some college

    7 12.07%
  • College or trade school diploma

    11 18.97%
  • Some university

    4 6.90%
  • University degree

    25 43.10%
  • Other

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    What's your level of education?

    Just curious to see the demographic around here.
    Some college, some university.

    I don't know what I want to do and at the same time, I want to do everything.
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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by LaMidRighter View Post
    The colloquialisms are pretty interesting between the U.S. and Canada. Universities/colleges are indeed one in the same.....but not at the same time. For instance, I actually went to a particular University college, that is....my major was the particular curriculum within the college that was part of the entire University system. However we also have standalone colleges as well.

    Now that I think of it we really do make things too complicated over here sometimes.
    There are university-colleges in Canada too. In the lower mainland of BC they were recently all declared universities, so their accreditation status was upgraded automatically by the government. I think it was to absolve the confusion you were talking about.

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Some college, some university.

    I don't know what I want to do and at the same time, I want to do everything.
    What I did was look at my innate skills and interest at their most basic. For example, I enjoy building things, solving problems, troubleshooting, and being creative. Then I found a profession that utilized those skills.

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    There are university-colleges in Canada too. In the lower mainland of BC they were recently all declared universities, so their accreditation status was upgraded automatically by the government. I think it was to absolve the confusion you were talking about.
    Most universities in the states have multiple colleges within them. For example when I was going to college the first time, I attended the College of Education which was a part of Georgia Southern University. When I went to college the second time, I graduated from the Business College at another university. However in terms of accreditation colleges and universities are pretty much the same.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 03-27-10 at 08:59 PM.

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What I did was look at my innate skills and interest at their most basic. For example, I enjoy building things, solving problems, troubleshooting, and being creative. Then I found a profession that utilized those skills.
    I've tried that but I like just about everything.
    Engineering, chemistry, finance, economics, and on and on.

    I've never had a white collar job, so I'm not sure what I would enjoy the most.

    I want to weld/repair automated equipment and do business/personal finance.
    I find everything that's geeky fun.
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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I've tried that but I like just about everything.
    Engineering, chemistry, finance, economics, and on and on.

    I've never had a white collar job, so I'm not sure what I would enjoy the most.

    I want to weld/repair automated equipment and do business/personal finance.
    I find everything that's geeky fun.
    If it were me, I would go with engineering or finance. Then I could make enough money to have some hobbies.

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    There are university-colleges in Canada too. In the lower mainland of BC they were recently all declared universities, so their accreditation status was upgraded automatically by the government. I think it was to absolve the confusion you were talking about.
    Maybe so. I deal with a company out of Canada and was warned that when something is being entered into the calculator it actually means computer here, so the above makes sense to me.
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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    If it were me, I would go with engineering or finance. Then I could make enough money to have some hobbies.
    I'm doing pre-engineering right now but thinking of switching to finance/economics.

    Numbers and making stuff is fun.
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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm doing pre-engineering right now but thinking of switching to finance/economics.

    Numbers and making stuff is fun.
    Have you considered a minor? One of the things that tends to hold engineers back later in their careers is that tend to focus exclusively on the technology they are working with and not enough on the business as a whole. Having a finance minor could give you an edge and possibly more money later on. Plus it would be fun

    I ended up getting a business degree because the college I went to was 6 minutes from my house and their evening program was either business or nursing (it is a small private college). But now that I know what I know, I realize how valuable it is. Strangely though, learning how businesses operate made me more liberal when it has the opposite effect on most people.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 03-27-10 at 09:15 PM.

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    Re: Level of education

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Have you considered a minor? One of the things that tends to hold engineers back later in their careers is that tend to focus exclusively on the technology they are working with and not enough on the business as a whole. Having a finance minor could give you an edge and possibly more money later on. Plus it would be fun
    Right now the school I'm going to(actually it's on hold for now) is only a two year transfer school.
    Technically I'm a chem major but it has all the same/similar classes as Southern Poly Tech engineering program.

    I do finance as a hobby but am deeply interested in science because it's fun.
    At a crossroads, so I'm not entirely sure.
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