What's Your Educational Background?


#1

I’m curious to see where SRK GD members, or anyone on SRK, falls into education.

You can tell us your schools and major if you like, but I know some people may want to keep that private.

Here goes:

B.A. in Communications/Journalism, minor in English

Went to a Jesuit school in the northeast. It was solid but expensive as all hell. Even with aid, scholarships, and loans, I still had to pay out of pocket a couple of semesters.

And you?


#2

B.S. Biology, minor in Chemistry

University of Pittsburgh (most expensive ‘public’ school in the country).

Have credits towards a Master’s in Epidemiology, on hold for the moment


#3

Where’s the I know how to breathe option


#4

That’s obviously the “No High School Diploma” option.


#5

B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from University of South Florida (Basically free due to FL Bright Futures Scholarship program)

4th yr student in a small caribbean medical school.(pursuing M.D.)


#6

What do you think of your prospects coming out of a Caribbean med school? Not being negative- I just hear mixed reports and don’t have the frame of reference to tell the worst case scenario from the typical scenario.


#7

Got a MSc in Computer Science but other than it being something you can put on your CV its rather meanlingless, you can self teach yourself all of it. Also have a BAHons in Architecture


#8

M.A. in Anthropology with a focus on Archaeology. New Mexico State University


#9

B.S. in Biology with a chem minor, I nearly double majored but knew grad school would be necessary and I had already taken a GPA hit from P chem.
Pharm D. (I chose PhD because you didn’t have an option for doctorates like law as it’s not really a PhD since you don’t have to write a dissertation.)


#10

I tried to get into a master’s program but legit TANKED my GRE. Shit was embarrassing. I haven’t tried since but maybe I should.


#11

Have like zero clue what my degree would be on that list, still bachelor maybe?
13 years of school, 3.5 years of university. It’s Bachelor of Engineering in a special computer science field,
but bachelor in Germany is quite different I guess, based on the school systems.
Going for master in bio-mechatronics, so another 2 years of fun.


#12

I think grad school needs to pass a return on investment. IMO if your employer isn’t going to front the costs and promote you in some way grad school typically isn’t worth it. I know SO many people who went to grad school and got jack shit for it. I started a masters in Bio but quit as soon as I saw guys who were doing change the world research struggle to get a 35K a year job.


#13

I have friends with master’s degrees who are either unemployed or working not so great jobs.


#14

At the last year in high school I opted for Physics, Maths, Chemistry but dropped it due to difficulty.
Went to an Art school for 2 years afterwards,dropped it again.
Settled for Sociology and Philosophy in a uni abroad


#15

None of these. I merely have a diploma. I’m a concept artist for film and games, predominantly games. I was actually quite scared when I first begun my career because of the whole not having a a degree or having gone to a big name school deal. Ironically, while I’m happily employed and have freelance on the side, I have friends with masters in business and engineering that can’t find jobs.


#16

Hope you won’t regret that choice. Maths and Physics are beautiful. Still hard, but if you liked the courses… : /. Chemistry is not my business. ;_;
But having >66% failure rates is quite disheartening, first year was a nightmare for me.
We started with ~50 and after the first year ~20 were left.


#17

Fuck College Loans


#18

I finished high school

then didn’t have money for anything else

can’t remember when was the last time my parents paid for anything. what is it the original playstation thats it :looney:


#19

Graduated in 2001. Made the dean’s list at USM (Portland, ME) before transferring to UNH, where I made honors and dropped out.

I only regret having started.


#20

Associates in Criminal Justice.

Want to go back and get my Bachelors some time soon.