QOTD 11/8

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akpufa's picture
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QOTD 11/8

This is kind of late in the day but here's a QOTD anyway Smile

Did you go to college? If so, what did you study?

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I did... Twice!

I have a BA in psychology and then I got my Assoc in interpreting for American Sign Language

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I took sign language in High School and found it fascinating. I ended up taking two years of it (which is all we could take).. The only thing I remember now? How to sign the song my Savage Garden, "Truly, Madly, Deeply". I practiced that song for WEEKS so it's like..ingrained in me now.

I got a B.A in English, emphasis in Creative Writing with a minor in Film and Video Studies. Then I went back and got a Masters Degree in English.

....and I work in retail. :rolleyes: Totally not using my degree at all.

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I went to technical training for phlebotomy, which was really just a nine week course teaching us how its pretty impossible to screw up drawing blood. I got into some colleges but took a break year to save up money for tuition, got pregnant and then didn't go to school. I still plan on going back. But I have no idea what I want to study, or what I really want to do with my life. May just go in for social work but eh. I change my mind every time I think of it.

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No college for me.

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I started out as pre-med, but my relationship with DH sort of got in the way of that (LOL) and I decided I didn't want to be in school for the next 10 years. So I ended up getting a B.S. in Human Development (specifically studied early childhood development) and got a minor in Business. My minor almost killed me, I hated those classes. DH has a B.S. in Business Management so he'd talked me into it.

I'd say odds are good I'll go back when my kids are bigger either to get a Master's or another degree entirely. Still haven't decided what I want to do "when I grow up" Smile

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Bachelor's in accounting and I want to go back for psychology.

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First I got a certificate in Office Administration and was a secretary for 6 years. Then I went back to Uni and got my Bachelor of Science in Computing Science. Now I program software. Fun, right? DH and I met in the computer science program. Geeks unite!

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I went to college and majored with a BS in Psychology, and a concentration in Elementary Education. My college did not offer education as a major (though course load was equivalent) so I basically double majored and didn't get the credit for it...I since took some more tests and am Pk-1 and 1-middle in my state (or something like that), and in the neighboring state I am certified K-6 reg ed and k-12 spec ed. (I also let my certification in a 3rd state expire.... hence why I can't keep up with which I have where!) I need to go back. My license is up in 2 years and I have 2 required classes and 6 credits needed to not lose my certificate....... My mother insists I do it now before baby is here. Really? I had blood pressure problems and she wants me to take 2 college classes, teach full time, have a 3 yr old AND get a house baby ready all at once???? !

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I have a bachelors of science in civil engineering...also got a minor in math just b/c I only had to take 1 extra class beyond what was required for my major. I'd love to make a career change at some point but haven't begun to figure out what or how yet. One day...

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"Clarkton" wrote:

I have a bachelors of science in civil engineering...also got a minor in math just b/c I only had to take 1 extra class beyond what was required for my major.

I should have known you were a science geek too! Blum 3

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yes: I have a BS in Computer Science. I work as an IT Audit Manager (essentially I audit the IT Department) for Kellogg's (the cereal company).

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Good question! It's fun to see everyone's answers. I have a bachelor's in Elementary Education and I'm certified to teach k-6 in Nebraska but I never actually had a teaching job. I am somewhat using my degree working in social work and I'm very glad to be doing that instead of teaching. I used to think I was going to go back and get my Masters in social work but dh is going to be an accountant so I think I don't need to and don't really want to. But I may change my mind.

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I took 1 year of Theatre at BYU directly after high school. Then I came back to Canada and got married Smile
Last year I took a couple of courses in Economics. DH thinks I should get a Business degree. I think I would be bored out of my skull. Eventually I will go back to school, who knows what I will take. I'd like to just get an English degree, but DH thinks it should be "useful" LOL.

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I have a bachelor's degree in Business Management. I'm not sure I'll really ever do anything with it... I'm also certified to teach a reading/spelling program that was developed in MI a few years ago. The program is absolutely amazing. In a few years, as my kids get older and can handle watching themselves for a few hours each week, I would like to tutor or teach classes using that.

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"sandraleigh" wrote:

I took 1 year of Theatre at BYU directly after high school. Then I came back to Canada and got married Smile
Last year I took a couple of courses in Economics. DH thinks I should get a Business degree. I think I would be bored out of my skull. Eventually I will go back to school, who knows what I will take. I'd like to just get an English degree, but DH thinks it should be "useful" LOL.

BYU Provo? My arch nemesis! Wink I went to the U of U.

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Yes, everything! Lol!
Started at u of Kentucky, then u of central Florida and finished my last year of credits online with u of Phoenix

I was in school a total of 10 years because I kept changing my major. Finally landed on marketing and finished my degree two days after I gave birth to DS.

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i have my BS in Early Childhood Education with my minor in Early Childhood Special Education. I am 2 courses away from my masters in Early Childhood Special Education. my degree allows me to be in a special education classroom or any classroom birth to 8 years old.