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Liberty's Edge

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Tensor wrote:


(this is based on the average age thread)

What is your education level?

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I have a masters degree in Machine Learning

Of the 8 people who regularly play in my gaming group, we have

3 PhD's (Chemistry, Sociology, and Chemical Engineering
1 MA (Astrophysics)
and 4 BA/BS's (Chemical Engineering, 2 Computer Science, Electrical Engineering)


Working on a BA in cognitive science, Minoring in computer science, hoping to design user interfaces when I land a "real" job.

Lantern Lodge

MS in Anthropology
Finishing a BSRN


I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.


Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.

That is a wide variety of skills.


Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.

Where have you been all my life? I'm a classical guitarist with poor sight reading skills, recently started on antidepressants, and am sick of renting.

I bow to you, sensei.

Liberty's Edge

Masters degree in Social Work.


jonnythm wrote:
Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.
That is a wide variety of skills.

about how many houses are you selling a month right now?

(curious about the economy)


jhallum wrote:

Of the 8 people who regularly play in my gaming group, we have

3 PhD's (Chemistry, Sociology, and Chemical Engineering
1 MA (Astrophysics)
and 4 BA/BS's (Chemical Engineering, 2 Computer Science, Electrical Engineering)

Playing a hard sci-fi game with that group would either be really funny -- or totally impossible. :P


BA my major was in Classics and Ancient History and my minor was in Archaeology.

Various industry certificates in software testing.

Shadow Lodge

BS, Mechanical Engineering
MS, Biomedical Engineering
MBA, Finance.


Bruunwald wrote:
Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.

Where have you been all my life? I'm a classical guitarist with poor sight reading skills, recently started on antidepressants, and am sick of renting.

I bow to you, sensei.

Well, two out of three ain't bad - my sight reading is for crap, too. I've always been more of a by-ear player, as I started with bluegrass and rock and roll before pursuing music in an academic environment.


Grand Magus wrote:
jonnythm wrote:
Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.
That is a wide variety of skills.

about how many houses are you selling a month right now?

(curious about the economy)

I haven't sold homes full time since 2009, when I got out of a VERY abusive brokerage company that worked me to death, gave me terrible leads, and completely neglected my clients' listings after I left (which the broker-in-charge refused to release to me upon my severance from the company). I still make some extra dough on referral business, however, and without going into specifics, it's probably enough to cover my mortgage for two or three months out of the year.

I live in the RDU triangle area of eastern NC, and the market isn't all that bad here - the main problem is that homeowners retained very inflated opinions of the value of their homes even after the bubble burst, as my wife and I discovered when we bought our first house this summer. We got a good deal in the end, but it took two or three tries at negotiating with highly unreasonable sellers before we found one with a pragmatic outlook on their home's value.


jonnythm wrote:
Power Word Unzip wrote:
I hold an Associate of Fine Arts in Music Performance (classical guitar) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in the study of abnormal behavior in adults and children. I'm also licensed to broker real estate transactions in North Carolina.
That is a wide variety of skills.

Recently after too many beers and too long of a game session, one of my RPG buddies asked everyone what their class would be if they were a Pathfinder character. I chose bard, naturally. =D


Power Word Unzip wrote:
I live in the RDU triangle area of eastern NC, and the market isn't all that bad here - the main problem is that homeowners retained very inflated opinions of the value of their homes even after the bubble burst, as my wife and I discovered when we bought our first house this summer. We got a good deal in the end, but it took two or three tries at negotiating with highly unreasonable sellers before we found one with a pragmatic outlook on their home's value.

As a former realtor I would like to day for the record it's the same issue in Atlanta, GA.

"Well, Mrs Seller, you may have bought your homr for 500K, but not it's worth 250K. It would be a waste of your time and mine to list it for 500K."

The problem being that someone is unscrupulous or desperate enough to take the listing despite the massive waste of time it will turn out to be. After having their house listed for 2 years that seller is just going to rent it until the market turns around.

Edit: for the record sellers always think that their house is exempt from the market value because it's "unique" or "the best" for one reason or another. I assure you it's not.


Tiny Coffee Golem wrote:


As a former realtor I would like to day for the record it's the same issue in Atlanta, GA.

"Well, Mrs Seller, you may have bought your homr for 500K, but not it's worth 250K. It would be a waste of your time and mine to list it for 500K."

The problem being that someone is unscrupulous or desperate enough to take the listing despite the massive waste of time it will turn out to be. After having their house listed for 2 years that seller is just going to rent it until the market turns around.

Edit: for the record sellers always think that their house is exempt from the market value because it's "unique" or "the best" for one reason or another. I assure you it's not.

Real Estate Derail You May Not Care About:
The first house we made an offer on was a home listed for $339,000 which comp'd out at around $317,000. The only real benefit to this home over the one we ultimately bought (which was listed at $309,000, and we only paid a net of $302,500 before my commission) was an attached garage and about 500 additional square feet that was unfinished. The seller was completely unwilling to negotiate past the $330,000 mark, so we dropped it.

My wife has kept an eye on the other house via Trulia out of spite, and seven months later, that seller has only dropped his list price to $334,000. I guess if you have the time and money to weather a bad market, there's no reason not to, but I really don't see him getting anywhere near that figure for that home anytime in the near future.

Sovereign Court

Bachelor of Arts double major in Biology and Anthropology. And I am about 7 classes shy of AA degrees in Digital Media and Web Technology (which is what I do now without a degree but a fair amount of hands on via the corporate gig I held for about 10 years and side projects).


4th year BSc in Physics.

Hoping to start my MSc in Quantum Information next year :)


Geography Teacher(degree) and in the first year of a master degree in education.

I also grow my own food in my rural property in an agroecology way.

Praise to ERASTIL ,GORZEH, OBAD-HAI,SILVANUS, etc...

Liberty's Edge

I'm just rocking associate's degrees in communications and in Arabic. Ya'll depress me...I need to go get educated. :/

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

Highschool diploma (through an adult highschool... I slacked off WAAAYYYY too much the first time through), and one semester of college.

Paizo Employee Managing Developer

Did really well in HS, but only made it through 40-ish hours of college.

Scarab Sages

Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering


Just a thesis defense shy of an M.A. in English Literature.

Dark Archive

HS drop out, GED.

Now have several certifications in IT technologies.


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J.D.

(I also learned a lot in the Army, but I don't think that information is responsive to the question).


I have an access diploma in psychology, sociology and advanced mathmatics and I'm in my first year of a BSc in pschology and sociology.

I have a list of other qualifications but I don't think they count.


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Finished high school and started college, but never finished. I doubt that I ever will finish it, but I'm fine with that, I've got plenty of edumakation already. Continuing to learn doesn't require a school as I discovered.


HS diploma
AS Mathematics
BA Chemistry in a few months (finally!)
CTEC certification in a few months

looking into possibility of law school in the future

Sovereign Court

Bachelors in Ancient History and Archaeology
Masters in Ancient Greek History
PGCE (teaching qualification) in Secondary (high school) English

As with everyone else, that's just the formal education.

Sovereign Court

ANebulousMistress wrote:

HS diploma

AS Mathematics
BA Chemistry in a few months (finally!)
CTEC certification in a few months

looking into possibility of law school in the future

In the states? Take a very very serious look at the job prospects and the cost of attending law school. I loved law school, but if I had had to pay US tuition....


Tensor wrote:


(this is based on the average age thread)

What is your education level?

I give all my potential players a bank of tests on Math, Science, and Engineering. If they don't have an appropriate GPA for an advanced degree from a recognized school, they have to show constructive life experience.

Yeah, getting into the campaign is tough, but it makes for great adventures.

In service,

Rich
The Original Dr. Games Site since 1993.

Liberty's Edge

BA & MA in Sociology, FInished with all coursework and only have to finish my dissertation for my PhD in Sociology.


High school diploma and pending Job Corps application.

Scarab Sages

BS in Computer Science

And, yes, we do, frequently. 8^)

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Pawns Subscriber

High School Diploma
Working on BA in Liberal Arts with the Emphasis on Studio Arts (Drawing/ Painting/ Sculpting)


Freehold DM wrote:
Ba in psychology.

Wow. That explains so much about you, Freehold DM. ~grins and runs~


High school and some college. Several computer certifications that expired 12 years ago. I am planning on retaking the A+ certification and then going for the CCNA certification. I eventually want to go back to school and get a BS in one of the science fields, either Math, Physics, or Biochemistry then attempt to work my way up from there. Right now it is more a matter of getting out of debt and keeping my five kittens from destroying the world. ~grins~


DrGames wrote:
Tensor wrote:


(this is based on the average age thread)

What is your education level?

I give all my potential players a bank of tests on Math, Science, and Engineering. If they don't have an appropriate GPA for an advanced degree from a recognized school, they have to show constructive life experience.

Yeah, getting into the campaign is tough, but it makes for great adventures.

In service,

Rich
The Original Dr. Games Site since 1993.

This is either good satire or bad elitism. Either way, I heartily approve.

Scarab Sages Contributor, RPG Superstar 2008 Top 4, Legendary Games

BA in History
PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

(no earned Master's degree, but a "master's degree equivalent" of coursework in Secondary Social Studies Education split between two institutions)


Sharoth wrote:
High school and some college. Several computer certifications that expired 12 years ago. I am planning on retaking the A+ certification and then going for the CCNA certification.

FYI A+ used to be permanent, so if you took it long enough ago, you're still certified.

Grand Lodge

First class hons, Bachelor of Arts (Not saying what in)


BA (Hons) sociology, and Master of Arts also in sociology. Was half-way through a PhD in the same discipline when I dropped out.


BA in Russian Language and Literature

Dark Archive

Master of Arts in English (culture, language, literature) and History (Danish and World).


Kirth Gersen wrote:

BS, Geology

MS, Hydrogeology
PG (licensed professional geoscientist)
(Now expired) Secondary Earth & Space Sciences teaching certificate

Wait...are you serious? My mom worked hydro for Wisconsin DATCP for years, and did groundwater remediation for the big paper mills before that. Pretty cool :)

She went back and got her PhD in Paleolimnology, and now she is unemployed :(

As for me, I have an AA in Recording and Music Technology. I'm working on a second AA, concurrently gaining a Journalism certificate, then rolling that into a BA. Trying to decide at the moment between education and going right into teaching, or history/economics then going back for certification. I'd like to take a year or two and get a TESL to teach overseas somewhere before committing to a career in secondary education.

Pretty much everyone I know has a degree (or 3) and is not working in their desired field. It's frustrating. My friend Bryan has a MS in Biochemistry and works in the banking industry, for example.

Shadow Lodge

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Associates in Contract Management

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BS Chemistry, BS Biology
MS Biology (cell bio)

Planning to go back for more in a few years. I need letters behind my name (and a slight career change)

Liberty's Edge

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BSc Genetics
MSc Applied Statistics

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B.Sc's in Physics with Astrophysics and in Mathematical Sciences. M.Sc's in Remote Sensing, Image Processing and Applications, and in Computer Science (Software Engineering) — and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.

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