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JCC My last week of graduate school!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    This is my last week of graduate school!!! :D :D :D

    Soon I'll have my Master's degree (and I used my electives to get a certificate too!)

    Just one more written exam tomorrow/Monday, one more group presentation on Wednesday, and an internship portfolio to wrap up by Friday! Wish me luck!
     
  2. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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    I thought you, like, just started? What sorcery is this.
     
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  3. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    Liberal arts? :p
     
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  4. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I'll be getting my Master's in Public Administration (and a certificate in Human Resources) this month. So it was a little more than a year (got my Bachelor's in Political Science in May 2011). It's more of a proffesional degree than an academic/liberal-arts one.

    It was mostly practical classes, not too bad... Budgeting, Strategic Planning, Administrative Law, Human Resources, Ethics, Theory, a Case Study, and a Comprehensive Exam (no Thesis, but it was a long and comprehensive paper). Plus a summer internship at a local nonprofit (that does environmental education and economic development).

    I just chose my electives (Alternative Dispute Resolution, Pensions & Health Insurance, Organizational Behavior, and HR Development on how to design Training programs and Performance Appraisal systems) so I could get a certificate too, though I'm not crazy over HR.

    And I took a creative writing class for fun!

    But yeah, 20 years of school (I've been in full-time school since I was 3!), having a master's degree before I'm 24... check!!! :D
     
  5. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Congrats! Once out of school, what job are you hoping to get?
     
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  6. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Awesome--congratulations! :)
     
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  7. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    I'm open-minded, but I'd like to get started in an agency that deals with the environment or perhaps education.

    Plan to work in government agencies/departments for 8-12 years or so, then start a small business and do that for a while, and then become a professor/teacher or perhaps go to a nonprofit/charity.

    I know I can't be picky though... just need to get a job somewhere to start off with, somewhere I can move up, something that's fairly interesting... not looking forward to the stressful job search at all! :p
     
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  8. beezel26

    beezel26 Jedi Master star 7

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    May 11, 2003
    Here's to hoping you get a job in the same area of expertise in the next six to twelve months.
     
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  9. Kiki-Gonn

    Kiki-Gonn Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Good job!
     
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  10. Only-One Cannoli

    Only-One Cannoli Ex-Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 20, 2003
    Have fun in retail!
     
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  11. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Nov 21, 2002
    Congrats!
     
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  12. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Here's to hoping that whatever job you get, you enjoy it! [face_good_luck]
     
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  13. Platelet

    Platelet Jedi Knight star 2

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    Congratulations! Hope you're able to land a job that inspires you. Any plan to go back for a PhD eventually?
     
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  14. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Congrats! Now it's off to the big scary real world. You'll do fine though. Hope you get the best paying job possible!
     
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  15. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Thanks, everyone!
    I could do that eventually, or go back for another degree too. But at this time, I just need a break from school! :p
     
  16. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Jedi Master star 6

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  17. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Done, done, completely done!!!!!!!

    Done, done, done, done... DONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D [face_party] :D [face_party] :D