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sexysandee
QUOTE(lananans @ Feb 1 2008, 10:24 AM) *
I have to present in my seminar today. I am terrified of presentations. But at least this is the last one I have to do in my undergrad! I'm trying to think positive.



I'm sure you'll do great!!! wink.gif
lananans
thanks sandee! It went over pretty well I think, and now it's over!!! Yay!
saralicious
I just found out that I've got to head back to school to get credit to eventually become a Registered Professional Forester. Whenever I was in school I just wanted it to be over, but now when I look at the courses I need to take I think "jeez, those sound like fun, I'm gonna rock it." I'm sure the novelty will wear off after working 40-50 hours a week (out in the middle of the forest, mind you) and then doing courses by correspondence at night and on weekends. Looking forward to soils and silviculture, not looking forward to the thesis.
dj-bizmonkey
academia has kept me away from bust for almost two months. yargh! but i'm back from hiatus. i am actually loving this semester so far, especially my anthropology of sex and reproduction class. it's absolutely fascinating. i still haven't decided what to do my term paper on. the possibilities are endless, vibrators, bdsm, abortion, sex education. i just can't seem to pick one!
period_monster
that class sounds really interesting, dj. they teach a similar class at my institution, but it is cross-listed as an undergraduate course. people i know who have taken it say that the undergrad component brings the level of discourse down to a dismal level.

while i rarely post, my studies don't keep me from checking in on what is happening in the lounge. right now, for example, i should be working on a paper i will be presenting next saturday at a conference. but i have spent three hours on it so far today, and i am sick of looking at it.
konphusion26
I just emailed my former advisor about a new program they have this year. It's actually a concentration of the program I was originally in. This time I'll be taking business related classes (about 5) and an internship to complete my degree. Hopefully my brain will be able to keep up with all the MATH/financial stuff thats going to be involved. Geez. I need 127 college credits to graduate. I have 96 right now. I just hope I get back in!!!
avaadore
Yesterday I got called a "FUCKING BITCH!!" by a fellow classmate.

And I have to say I have never been so amused by being called a mean name.

Basically what happened is this guy in our class asked me to do his job. And I don't have a problem helping out a fellow classmate if they need help but he's a slacker and he doesn't realize it and he is slowing down our entire class. So I told him to do his job and let me do mine. (which I was actively doing when he interrupted me) It was a longer conversation than that, but I wasn't mean, I was just honest and to the point. Anyhow, I guess the breaking point was when I realized that he was just standing there staring at me (while I'm continuing to work) and I told him that just standing there wasn't getting any thing taken care of any faster.

So as he walked away and I happen to kind of follow in the general direction which he didn't realize because when he got a few feet away, assuming I was out of hearing range he loudly mumbled out my new term of endearment. At first my jaw dropped and then I started laughing.

He's 29, but he acts like he's 12. This is the second time he's called someone a name, but he always does it when he thinks no one is listening, unfortunately for him we do. And all it does is make us respect him less...and give us something to giggle about. :\
konphusion26
QUOTE(konphusion26 @ Feb 25 2008, 03:45 PM) *
I just emailed my former advisor about a new program they have this year. It's actually a concentration of the program I was originally in. This time I'll be taking business related classes (about 5) and an internship to complete my degree. Hopefully my brain will be able to keep up with all the MATH/financial stuff thats going to be involved. Geez. I need 127 college credits to graduate. I have 96 right now. I just hope I get back in!!!


Okay so they FINALLY emailed me back, and I found out the university is not offering any of the classes I need this summer. Great! So, I have to wait till August to get back in. Woohoo. lol not exactly what I had hoped for. So my joy balloon has been somewhat deflated today. But this too shall pass. Geez.
kittenb
avaadore - that sucks but it's good that you have a sense of humor about it. After all, what else can you do?

konphusion - I feel you. I need some prereq's and I can't start taking them before this summer. As one of the classes that I need is a Pt. 2 of the other class I need, and I want to take them both before I start in the fall, I am not sure how I am going to make it happen but I think begging will be involved.

I have my grad school admissions interview next Tuesday.
themeiu
Ok, I really need to gripe about my current horrible group project. The class is Psychological Field Research, so of course there would be a group project right? I was really excited about this class, because I think research can be fun. But, I have such a frustrating group.
One guy is kind of a punk ass and wants to argue about everything (non-project related) and is so not motivated to work hard because he's about to graduate and already works for his dad or something.
The other guy is, unfortunately fairly disabled. It seems like he has a good deal of burns on his body and is missing most of his finger, and he wears a hearing air, glasses, and is from China, so has terrible grammar and spelling. I feel like such a terrible person for saying all this, because he must have worked really hard to get to where he is, but he is just not pulling his weight. He's turned in everything late so far and the things he does turn in I have to spend a good amount of time almost entirely rewriting. In addition, his hearing air hardly ever works, so he can't participate in our discussions and also can't understand what we are tying to assign him to do. (I'm feeling insensitive now)
There is also one cool girl. Her and I are pretty much shouldering most of the work. I almost wish we could just do the project by ourselves.
So today, I suggested that when we turn in the completed project we should get is bound at Kinkos or something. They ALL laughed at me. Said I was some over-achiever "academic type". So what? (made me feel like I was back in Middle School) I tried to explain about presentation, and how it shows that you really care about you work, but they still just made fun of me. It's really important to me to get an A in this class and I also want to get the prof to help me when I apply for grad school. I'll do it all myself if I have to, but I am doing well, and if they benefit too, then so be it. GRRR

Ok, sorry for the long rant, just needed to get that off my chest.
themeiu
Heh. Sorry about the rant....

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newo_ikkin
My finals start tomorrow. Need I say more?
sexysandee
Mini II at my university starts today. I have a class with a co-worker and I am dreading having her in there... I have been telling her how hard it is... I know that's so mean, but I just cannot see myself in there with her for four hours. I can barely stand her eating lunch in my classroom. sad.gif
dj-bizmonkey
themieu, i HATE group projects for those exact reasons. and being criticized for wanting to do well in school? give me a break. i try to keep in mind that bill hicks routine about the waffle house customer who says, 'looks like we got ourselves a reader.' part of the reason i love being in grad school is that everyone is pretty much an overachiever and i don't feel like such a freak. the downside is, sometimes i feel just plain dumb next to my labmates. i have a big human evolution test today and i'm having trouble keeping all the australopiths straight. none of the damn paleoanthropologists can agree on anything, so i have to learn multiple taxonomies/phylogenies and theories of origin. if i hear the term 'postcanine megadontiat' or basicranial flexion one more time, i think my basicrania might explode.
candycane_girl
themieu, I hate group projects too! First off I just find that when I'm in a group with people, we all get off topic and distracted really easily. Also there are always one or two slackers that force everyone else to pick up the slack. I don't even want to get started on my latest group project.

I'm going crazy tonight. I have a paper due on Friday. It's only 3 pages double spaced but I feel like I just can't write! Have any of you ever felt like that? It's like I just can't come up with a single coherent thought on the subject. I'm tempted to just hand in a D paper and try my best on everything else.
themeiu
My prof was very enthusiastic about the groups. He said that he'd had several that became really good friends and would have breakfast together every morning. Oh and he also knew two couples who met in the same class and are now married. He has been doing this for quite a while but still.... I dunno.

I think I just nailed my Cognitive Psych test, which is a really really hard class and the test is something like 40% of the grade. So Yay. Plus the teacher in the class is pretty nice to look at and very kinda flirty with the class during his lectures. He's actually and F-to-M and it really intrigues me how good he looks. I really wouldn't have know, except our text is written by him but had a woman's first name.

CCG, I totally know that feeling... esp. if it's for a GE class that I really have no interest, or even opinion. I just sit in front if the computer typing one word at a time with my index finger and groaning.... then erasing every things and starting over 'cause it sounds so lame. Good Luck!!
lananans
three weeks until I complete my undergrad.... 35 pages of essays and 3 exams between me and then... Wish me luck.
erinjane
Hey lananans, me too. My classes finish on Wednesday and my last exam is on April 17th. I'm so freaking excited to be finished. Are you having a terrible time staying motivated in these last few weeks? I know I am, but I'll get it finished...I always do.
newo_ikkin
Good luck lananans and erinjane!
My spring quarter starts tomorrow. Looking forward to getting back in the swing of things and hoping all that beer didn't drown out everything I learned so far.
lananans
erinjane,

yes, i am COMPLETELY lacking motivation. Like, it just doesn't exist. I have so much work to do between now and April 19th, which is my last exam, but i like can't bring myself to do it. Like you said though, I know I'll get it done, because I always do. Good luck with the last few weeks!
erinjane
What is your undergrad in? I'm sociology and women's and gender studies. It looks like I may even have a job (although not FT) come June.

I'm so glad I'm not the only one struggling. On tuesday I get something else added to my plate though; i was hired as a marker for one of my profs so that's really going to weigh me down. I just spent the last 20 minutes scheduling out the school work I need to do for the next two weeks. tongue.gif
themeiu
Hey!
I'm in a Psych Field Research class, and my group is in need of some participants. The survey is not exactly what I had in mind, but meh, group politics. Anyways, I would really appreciate it if any of you gals would participate and give us some data. It's totally anonymous, so we will never know who answered, or who said what. If you wanna help, please follow the link below smile.gif

http://www.my3q.com/go.php?url=stancyh/52029

Thanks muchly!!
likeanyother
Question, has anybody taken the GRE semi-recently? Any advice? Book recommendations?

kittenb - if you happen to read this, I see from the archives that you went to grad school after a bit of a hiatus, did you find it hard to get in because it had been so long since your undergrad? Did you seek out your old profs for references? If not, who did you use?

Also, just lookin' for any advice anyone may have regarding grad school in general.... thanks!
Moonpieluv
Likeanyother---not that I'm in grad school (it's been an omni-present wish), but what program do you seek? Has your work experience correlated to what you want to study? Mine doesn't, but there's gotta be a way! From what I've read, you can still use your profs... you just need to re-establish communication... let em in again.

I haven't hit grad school, as much as I'd like to... mainly because of financial matters and the fact that I'm butt-hurt scared of making a potentially poor decision...

Do what you love, they say. Well, I love literature. And EVERYONE tells me I'd be a good teacher. sheesh...

I'm so damn wishy-washy. One month it's an MBA.... the next, I'm going back to ole trusty---teaching.

What am I so scared of? It can't just be the money issue.

sorry for derailing...
likeanyother
Moonpie, according to my boyfriend, who is a creative writing major, you need only a Master’s degree to teach writing (and English, by extension) because it’s considered a fine art, and there’s no PhD in fine art. That seems so weird to me, but pretty sweet for anyone looking to be a prof and not spend a million years and dollars in grad school. I guess that wouldn’t really work if you’re not a writer though. But if you want to teach high school or community college, just go for it! It’s only two years, and I think most grad schools have a lot of financial assistance. If you’re in no hurry just apply to a bunch and see who gives you the best deal.

As for me, I majored in Anthropology, just got a job in Web Design, and want to go to grad school for a Master’s in Library and Information Science. Oh, and I decided I’m going to teach English abroad for a year to pay off some of my student loans and THEN go to grad school. So my “career path” has not been a path, so much as a semi-random, meandering stream. But, I actually wouldn’t do anything different. If nothing else, it hasn’t been boring. Anyway, I think I’m going to take the GRE this fall before I leave and then get serious about grad school when I get back… adventure awaits, ya know cool.gif .
lananans
I just got my degree in the mail!! Four years and thousands of dollars later and I have a piece of paper to show for it. AND it's in Latin.

erinjane -- how did the end of school go? did you get that job?? I'm working at a newspaper now in Barrie just for the summer, then I'm moving to London because my boyfriend got into Western's med school and we're moving in together...

I'm thinking about applying for grad school between now and then, in either history or journalism... anyone have any tips on how to make a B average look better through... other things?? I don't even know if I have a chance of getting in.

likeanyother -- where are you going to teach english? my former roommate is going to korea, and I know a guy who is going to Japan through the JET program with the Canadian government.

Also, what do people think of going to teacher's college? People always assume i am going to teach because i have a degree in history. maybe i should just do it. I'd get summer's off.
faerietails2
(((((congrats lananans!!)))))

I just mailed off my application for alternative teacher certification today, actually. I have a BA in Philosophy & English and a MA in women's history...but finding a job has been completely, utterly agonizing. I graduated last May and I'm STILL looking for a "real" job while working in a coffee shop. It's pretty awful, and now I have to move back home and try to do public school teaching, which was my Plan Z or something. I sooooo don't want to do it. Being a full-time public school teacher was never on my radar of things I wanted to do in life.

But in Texas, if you're highly qualified (which is basically anyone with a degree with 24+ hours in a content area), you can register for an alternative certification program and get certified while teaching. Hopefully, I can find a job as a social studies teacher and start in August or whenever school starts, and I'll just be doing my certifications online. The only reason I went for it is because I'm tired of being poor, and I'll be getting paid the same salary as any other teacher with a Master's degree in her subject area. I'll feel like a millionaire, considering the shitty way I've been living this past year.

But I'm terrified of this because I'm also gonna be starting my second grad degree in the fall as well (I'm going for my Library Science degree). It's going to be a lot of work and hairpulling, but I just can't live off crappy part-time, slightly-above-minimum-wages anymore. My inability to pay my bills is completely fucking my life up.

Sorry I can't help on the GRE front. I was very lucky in that my grad school was all liberal-artsy and didn't require standardized test scores. I'm going to seriously panic when the times comes to apply to a phd program and I have to take the GRE, though!
erinjane
Thanks for asking lananans. The end of school was a bit of a struggle. A whole bunch of things were happening in my personal life at the same time so I ended up finishing all my assignments on April 21st and leaving for England on April 23rd. It was nutso but it all got finished. And I did get that job! They're really happy to have me doing it and I start on the 7th. I also got a huge pay raise (since i've been working there for 3 years) and I'm working in an even better location than I thought. biggrin.gif

Last year I really thought I would go straight to grad school but now I'm thinking I'll be taking at least 2 years, that is if I go back at all. I have a feeling I'll be with the Women's Centre where I work for a long time so I don't know if I'll feel the need to go and get a masters. But we'll see. I haven't even turned 23 yet so I've got time to decide.
lananans
I'm with you on the whole no rush to decide thing. I want to get a masters, but at this point I just don't think I have the energy, really.
kittenb
QUOTE(likeanyother @ Jun 5 2008, 11:52 AM) *
Question, has anybody taken the GRE semi-recently? Any advice? Book recommendations?

kittenb - if you happen to read this, I see from the archives that you went to grad school after a bit of a hiatus, did you find it hard to get in because it had been so long since your undergrad? Did you seek out your old profs for references? If not, who did you use?

Also, just lookin' for any advice anyone may have regarding grad school in general.... thanks!


Sorry I didn't respond sooner. I am still getting into the habit of thinking of myself as a student.

I will be starting classes in September. I don't think the time off made it harder for me to get into a school. I was rejected from my first choice but my second seemed to value the work time that I have established.
I did not use any old professors as references. My undergrad is a BFA in Theater and I have lost contact with all of them. Actually the only teacher I saw since graduaction in 1997 seemed pretty dissapointed in me and the way I turned out career-wise so the last thing I would want to do now would be ask a favor. dry.gif I used my employers. They know me really well and are in the field I'll be studying.

Oh and I didn't have to take the GRE. Thank the gods!
I hope this helps!
likeanyother
Thanks kitten, it does! I'll probably have to do the same thing as far as using my employers for references, since it's been a long time since I graduated, and I'm not even planning on applying to grad schools for another year or so. I too will be going for something totally different from my Anthro degree and the one professor who was my "mentor" or whatever was likewise kinda disappointed that I didn't pursue the field and I haven't talked to him pretty much since I graduated. Ah well.

Good luck to ya kitten!
kissmeducky
I'm going to have a BFA in Writing and Publishing with a concentration in Magazines. I'm graduating a year early so I'm already thinking about post-graduate plans. I want to move to NYC to start up my career and I've been kind of considering getting a masters. I'm just not sure if there's really a point in all the fields I'd be interested in and honestly I have enough faith in the education I'm getting now (plus the experiences of future internships and jobs) that I think I'd learn everything I'd really need to know and that grad school would just be a waste of time and money.

And what would I go for? Writing? I've been taking writing classes since 3rd grade plus I'm kind of a natural at it. English? No, I don't want to be an English major and just read and write essays on books. Publishing? Again, I'm pretty sure I would learn all that already. If anything I'd consider something in marketing or business mainly because it would be a helpful supplement to my education and future goals, not necessarily because I'm really interested in it.
cecilia
Just my two cents, but maybe you should consider just working for a bit? As you are working, you may develop a better idea of the direction you want to take and what degree would be most beneficial. Plus, moving to a new city and starting a new job will be a big transition, maybe you should hold off adding anything else to your plate just yet. Graduate school is very expensive and involves a lot of hard work. It might be better to wait until you have a clear picture of what you want to do. Congratulations on graduating!
sybarite
Kissmeducky, I totally agree you should try and get some work experience under your belt before considering an MA. As I'm sure you're aware, journalism and publishing (areas I'm guessing you want to work in) are already extremely competitive, and people with experience are far preferable to those without it, even if they have a Master's. I would try and break into the industries you're interested in first, and then re-consider your options.
bunnyb
QUOTE(sybarite @ Aug 10 2008, 08:20 PM) *
As I'm sure you're aware, journalism and publishing (areas I'm guessing you want to work in) are already extremely competitive, and people with experience are far preferable to those without it, even if they have a Master's.


Hah. As somebody who is trying to get into the publishing industry with a Master's and no work experience, I can testify that the above is true.
sybarite
(((bun))) Do you have any connections or friends of friends working in publishing? Alternatively you could try openings specifically for recent graduates... I'm sure they'd be happy to have you w/ your MA!
kissmeducky
Thanks for the advice! I think that I will probably end up starting work before considering getting an MA again. I've never been one to do things just to stuff my resume and if an MA isn't as persuasive in the job search then it doesn't seem entirely worth it right now.
ululah
QUOTE(crinoline @ Dec 4 2007, 01:48 PM) *
Any Law school Busties out there?


Are you still reading this thread, crinoline? I am working towards law school but I'm not there yet.
kittenb
Just a quick vent. My school encouraged me to order my text books early to get the best prices. Well, wouldn't that have been easier if they would post the damn book lists by now?
cecilia
QUOTE(ululah @ Aug 11 2008, 10:50 PM) *
Are you still reading this thread, crinoline? I am working towards law school but I'm not there yet.



I just graduated law school, if there's anything you want to know.
ululah
QUOTE(cecilia @ Aug 12 2008, 09:39 AM) *
I just graduated law school, if there's anything you want to know.


Congrats to you! I haven't even gotten in yet but I plan to apply this fall. My chances of getting in are not good, but I'm going to do my best.

There's not much specifically that I want to know, unless you have pearls of wisdom for me wink.gif. I am all ears if you have advice! I would like to learn everything I can from those who've been there/done that.
cecilia
Do you know what school you would like to go? What area of law you would like to practice? I went to Temple, I'd recommend it. Also, if you have any desire to study abroad, go for it. It's totally worth it. I went to Rome my 1L summer, and Tokyo for 2L spring and summer.
ululah
QUOTE(cecilia @ Aug 23 2008, 08:27 PM) *
Do you know what school you would like to go? What area of law you would like to practice? I went to Temple, I'd recommend it. Also, if you have any desire to study abroad, go for it. It's totally worth it. I went to Rome my 1L summer, and Tokyo for 2L spring and summer.


I am married and I own a home, so I can't leave the midwest. I'd kill for academia, but I won't get into a good enough school for that so I'm either going to focus on being a legal aid attorney (working for peanuts at the local nonprofit) or a labor attorney (working for peanuts with a local labor union). Despite my dismal employment prospects I truly believe that I will love being a lawyer. I actually enjoy mounds of paperwork and digging through boring court cases online.

Abroad sounds awesome but I'd never be able to afford it. I'm using the GI Bill to pay for school and it doesn't cover those kind of expenses.
cecilia
I definitely wouldn't consider legal aid or labor law to be dismal. Many people who start out in those areas go on to be judges and political leaders. Personally, I have no desire to work for a big firm (even if I could get into one). Big firms pay well, but you won't see sunlight for several years! I'll most likely clerk for a judge for one or two years and then hopefully work as a public defender or prosecutor for a while. I won't get paid a lot, but I'll get a ton of experience early on in my career.

I wouldn't worry about getting into a high ranking school per se, but rather finding a school with good public interest and clinical programs. I took a lot of trial advocacy courses and did a clinical with the federal defenders' office. Getting hands-on experience has definitely given me more confidence in my abilities.

Also, there's no need to completely rule out academia. A lot of law schools hire lawyers in the field to teach courses such as research and writing, trial ad, and negotiations.

Whatever you decide, good luck!
ululah
Cecilia, thanks for the well wishes. I really appreciate your reply! I'm not concerned about prestige or big money, I'm just afraid that I won't be able to find a decent-paying job in my area. You have eased my mind though. I have no desire to work for a big firm, either, so I will definitely be looking at all the other options. For me it's all about enjoying (or at least tolerating) what I do and being able to use my brain after years of being a drone.
sassygrrl
So I'm considering a MA in English or Library Science either here in GA or Washington. I noticed that you have to write a critical writing sample. I have no idea where my old undergrad papers would be, and I've lost touch with much of my professors. Any advice?

Thanks!

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tommynomad
sassygrrl, my advice is go with library science, if you're looking to get a job as a result of your degree.

My M.A. in English was a labour of love. I was so happy I did it. But in terms of hireability, it got me only one job, and that was as a sessional lecturer, which meant begging to have my contract renewed every year, no security, etc. Last year I started on my PhD, and had considered English as a possibility. I went back to my alma mater and met a dept. head who told me "absolutely not. If you want a job in academia, then get a degree in Cultural Studies, or Linguistics. Even English Lit departments prefer those to English Lit. degrees."

So now I'm doing my PhD in education.

Finding a former prof is easy. Look them up online. The good ones are always happy to help. Choose one who will know you by name, and fire off an email. I bet you'll be pleasantly surprised.

Good luck!
stargazer
QUOTE(sassygrrl @ Oct 14 2008, 10:04 AM) *
So I'm considering a MA in English or Library Science either here in GA or Washington. I noticed that you have to write a critical writing sample. I have no idea where my old undergrad papers would be, and I've lost touch with much of my professors. Any advice?


yikes. do you have any papers saved to disks or hard copies available at your parents' house? make a portable USB storage device your best friend for grad school. also, make sure to backup any work you have on a computer.

keeping my fingers crossed you can find your old papers.
lananans
I'm applying for a MA of Journalism, and I have one prof who agreed to be a reference, but I emailed another, and he hasn't even responded to me! It's been a week! I don't know what to do... maybe its time to ask another professor.
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