Educational Backgrounds

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Hoosier_Daddy, May 27, 2006.

  1. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    I would be interested to hear what some of the educational backgrounds the members of this board have.

    Colleges and Universities.

    Technical schools.

    Course studies.

    Career aspirations.


  2. Malificus

    Malificus Likes snow

    I'm in highschool (11th grade)
  3. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    How about you?

    I'm going to Mass. College of Liberal Arts and I'm studying English and Communications with a concentration in creative writing and a minors program in Spanish. I wish to be a scriptwriter and author someday. However, I haven't ruled out being a teacher.
  4. I attended a Catholic school from kindergarten to 12th grade, which actually provides quite a good education compared to most other schools, and now I am a sophomore (soon to be junior) at West Virginia University. I am majoring in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology.
  5. SenatorB

    SenatorB J.S.P.S

    I'm finishing up my first year at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in Computer Science (all majors are impacted here, so they make you choose when you apply)... that may change though, due to grades and the fact that I HATE MY MAJOR. Not really sure what I want to do, although maybe something involving Psych would be interesting *shrug*
  6. Nevyrmoore

    Nevyrmoore AKA Ass-Bandit

    Joined Avon Primary School just before my 5th Birthday and was there for 7 years. After finishing there, I joined St Katherines Secondary School (which, despite its name, is not a religious school), just before my 12 birthday. There I took my GCSEs and recieved a D in Maths, a C in Single Science, a C in English Language and a C in English Literature, both of which I am happy with. I also got an F in PE and an F in Technology (Graphics). However, I wasn't interested in either of them, and seing as I'm planning on doing an IT job, they were pointless.

    After this I went to Filton College to do my ICT GCSE, which I never had the chance to do during secondary school. I also studied Physics and Electronics. In ICT I recieved a C grade, which I am not happy with (I think I should have recieved at least a B). In Electronics I recieved a D grade, which was unexpected, but I am happy with. As for Physics, I missed the largest test for it, causing my grade to be an F. I am fairly confident that if I had not missed that test, I would have recieved at least a D.

    I am currently in a two year course at Filton College called BTEC National Diploma in IT for Practitioners, which is worth three A levels. I have just finished my first year and am hopefully going into my second year.

    I would also like to point out the GCSE grades. If you're wondering why I'm happy with D and C grades in places....the UK grading is not like the American grading. Our grading is as follows (from best to worse) -

    A*, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, U

    A* is the best you can get, whereas U stands for ungraded, or in other words, a fail. A D is an average mark for some subjects, but it is best to aim for a C, as a C grade is often the required grade in many jobs.

    *EDIT* Forgot my career.....I'm hoping to do something related to IT and computer hardware. I am also thinking about joining the Royal Corp of Signals in the British Army as an Information Systems Engineer.
  7. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    Good question. I'm a graduate of Purdue University and have a BS in electrical engineering. I work as an electrical/nuclear power generation safety specialist at a nuclear power plant in southern Michigan. So, as you can see, I have pretty much reached my career aspirations.

  8. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    hm....good ol' highschool for me. just got done with my freshman year
  9. Vincent_Valentine

    Vincent_Valentine Studley-Do-Right

    Graduated from highschool last year, and am just about to finish my first year at The Ohio State University (I'm actually a sophomore right now because of college credit I got for the AP Calc test I too my senior year of highschool and also credit I got for the foreign langauge placement test I had to take at orientation.)

    I am aspiring to go into Pharmacy, and am currently heading toward it in my course choices (Lots of science classes). However, unless I can get my act together and get my graddes back up (really struggled with a hard first quarter, earning a 1.7 GPA, now my gumulative is around a 2.2, hopeefully higher after this quarter), I may have to switch majors to something else, but hopefully not.
  10. SenatorB

    SenatorB J.S.P.S

    ... you're joking right? Theres no way a 4 unit calc class and a foriegn language class would place you a whole year ahead. Trust me on this one, I AP tested out of Calc BC, US History, English Lit, and Statistics (and I think there may have been one or two more but I forget), and I'm still a freshman... not to mention I've got other friends who've tested out of lots of classes at other schools who are also still freshmen. Unless Ohio State has 8 unit years, you're definitely still a freshman.

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