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It's Official

MAHALLEDAY

Mikey Dangerous
Nov 29, 2004
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Well it's official.........well almost. I hvae just gotten everything inplace to return to school in july and get my Engineering Degree. Only two more years oh being poor, tired and stressed. :D All I nned to do is quite my job, get my boss to fill out some info so i can get my student loan and sign my acceptance letter when i get it in a week or so.

Just thought I'd let everyone share in my joy. :D
 

DaveE

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Aug 31, 2004
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Congrats. Hope it all works out. While much of my college experience is a blur, (there was a little drinking going on) my memory of walking across campus after my last final of my last semester is as clear as if it happened yesterday.

I can even remember the temperature and smell in the air. It's definitely something to look forward too.
 
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Mikey Dangerous
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I know what you mean this will e my second tiem through post secondary eduction I graduated from college last year from Structual Engineerig Tech, and I'm going to University to "ugrade" so to speak to full Civil/Structural Engineer. That why it only takes two years. I look forward to that grad date. Though I may return again for my masters.

Guess I'm a glutten for punishment:D
 

Bravo

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You are doing the right thing. I have several friends who are engineers and their careers have been very satisfying....

We have a similar educational strata here in the US with two year Associates Degrees and four year B.S. degrees. Glad you are going for the four year...
 

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My Father-in-Law was head of Engineering here until last spring when he retired. He was also president of APEGS for the last two years.

The GF's brother is an engineer too.

You guys are all losers. ;)

Kiddin' Mahall, well done. Keep at it, engineering really pays off. I see it first hand every sunday when we go for dinner and eat like kings in a huge ass house. :D

R35
 

buddha33

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Great decision, Mahalleday. Enjoy school while you have it. We're so quick to get out of school when we're neck deep in papers, but in retrospect, it's so much better than the real world IMO.
 

The master

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Congrats mahalledday.

I got a awatd last year for never missing a day of school in 2 years though I had one of this year to break it "i was apparently sick".

Anyway I'm gonig on to do a sports management degree, I have a gift for p.e though I would like to go into Aircraft design.
 

nsherman2006

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Jan 4, 2005
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I'm planning on majoring in engineering as well. I'm talented at math(800 on the Sat Math) and enjoy tinkering with things, so i think engineering is a good field for me. Where are you getting your degree from? What sort of engineering are you doing? Good luck with it man, i hope you succeed in your endeavors.
 
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Mikey Dangerous
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I'm getting my degree at Lakehead University in Thunder Bat, Ontario.

I am majoring in civil engineering which will be geared to towards Structural Engineering.

A bit of advice of school sherman. I think you are Canadian if not I'm sure you could do it this way in teh states as well or coe oto canada. Go to a college and get a diploma in an Engineering Technology first. It's pretty much the same thing as a dgree but without the distinction and technologists cannot put a stampo on anything. They have all teh knowledge jst not the credentials. The reason getting the diploma first is a good idea is that most if not all of these programshave a work term which is required to be completed to graduate. Basiclaly youl b ehighered in the feild your are going into for your summer job. the pay is grea at theses jobs plus your gettign valualbe experiance while you are in schooll Technologist are favoured becasue theyare more job ready then soeone out of university witha dgree and no experiance. engineers that were techs fistr are even more valued as they haev experiance and all of the education.
 

nsherman2006

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Mahalleday.....the school i want to go to is a VERY small school(300 students) that automatically grants accepted students a 130,000 dollar, 4 year scholarship(not a loan, fully paid tuition) They do not offer the diplomas, and actually have you working for other places and working on real projects as soon as you get there. It is called Olin College of Engineering, it's in Needham, MA. I'm not a Canuck, but i believe that you guys have the ability to go to free government-funded schools? Here that is not the case, so my main concern is finding an affordable school, as i do not wish to start out on my own thousands of dollars in debt. i am not considering engineering technology, i am focusing more on engineering design and industrial engineering, as product design is the field i wish to ultimately end up in. I have not heard of this 'diploma program' here in the states, but many good schools offer oppurtunities for upperclassmen to earn money and work experience during their tenure at the school. Now i'm just hoping i can find a place that offers those opportunities.
 
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Mikey Dangerous
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Sounds like a good plan. And no we dot have free gov funded schools ill be in laregh debt when im done school.
 

Silver

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yeah, for sure, while our schools aren't as expensive as many of the ones down there due to government funding to support the schools, it's still f'in pricey...my expected amount of tuition paid over my 3 years of law school will be in the neighbourhood of 30,000...and that's in the lower bracket...if I was at U of Toronto, it'd probably be closer to 45 - 50
 

AMcNeel

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The master said:
Anyway I'm gonig on to do a sports management degree, I have a gift for p.e.

Master you should look into Athletic Training its my major at WVU and i love it. Managers are like the athletes tool, they have to clean the athlete's uniforms and all the work that no one wants to do. An athletic Trainer is definitely the better job, look into it. ITs basiccly like a physical Therapist but for a sports team if you didnt know.
 

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