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Ascot
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Icon 1 posted February 15, 2002 20:15      Profile for Ascot   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
full time high school student with a bad case of senioritis.


oh yeah, and I do mechanical drawings for a karting exhaust pipe company on AutoCAD as a part time job.


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Ohh, AutoCAD. LOVE that program!
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Metoometoo! *grin*

Software developer (or at least I think that's what "Systems Analyst" means) for large telecom corporation. Hope to parlay that into something better at some point...

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quote:
Originally posted by Super Flippy:
Don't leave us in suspense! Are you a physical therapist? An "idea guy"? A slave-caste alien from a nearby planet?

My old card just said Geordie, Useful Guy, and then listed my phone numbers and e-mail addresses. My current employer is too formal for that. Basically I am a consultant and trainer. Mostly Mac. I have taught some MacWorld sessions and stuff like that, but mostly people just call me in when they are stuck and I show them the answer that was right in front of everyone's face yet nobody saw. I just wish I was allowed to use my super powers in my personal life, but apparently the gods have forbidden that.


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Icon 1 posted February 20, 2002 15:52      Profile for Evilbunny   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Or you're just that guy off of Star Trek
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I go to college.
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I work for Apple I even have one of those cool badge thing a jigs

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My official title is "Webmaster & Graphic Designer" and that pretty well describes what I do. I also do some multimedia stuff when I get the opportunity.
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I do nothing too much now, since I'm only 15. I do however, manage a home network and spend my life online. That's the fun of it.

When I go to college, I hope to study to be a "Computer Security Specialist."

:-D

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i presently hold the position on " Supreme Overlord of the Universe" the pay sux but the perks are first rate
i also work for teleview racing patrol as a techinical director ( i watch allot of tv) and i work at a local community college's brodcast department as a general fix-it guy

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What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation? I haven't decided on which on I want to do yet (I'm only in 8th grade).

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quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation? I haven't decided on which on I want to do yet (I'm only in 8th grade).


Well, if you are by nature a scientist, I would highly recommend the fields you mentioned above as careers. When I was in high school everyone told me physics was the science to study - well, then the cold war ended and physics funding dried up like a wading pool in the Kalahari - by this time I was doing my graduate stuff. Nearly everyone where I work at present (a sodding big lab) were trained as physicists and are now more or less practicing the life sciences to some extent. There's a pile of cash in Genetics and Bio-informatics - and it's just going to get bigger. And cash means jobs.

But all this must be weighed against what you feel. It's no good trying to persuade yourself that you should find a subject interesting. I suggest you go with what you like - don't force yourself down a path that isn't exactly you. If sixteenth century Polish literature is your thing, for example, just do it.

Feel the force, Luke.

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news flash! i am no longer only "trying" to be a grad student. this fall i will actually BE a grad student. i guess i managed to convince cmu that i was the girl they can't live without.

now all i have to do is learn russian...


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quote:
Originally posted by Twinkle Toes:
What does anyone think about Biochemistry/Biochemical Engineering as an occupation?

I think it rocks, but I'm a biochem major so what would you expect me to say?

Here's something to consider: it's a long road. You don;t get to do really creative work unless you're a PhD (me someday!!) and that's about 5-6 years of grad school. Then you've got a couple years of post-docing to look forward to before you can get a real job. Engineering is faster.

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I works 2 hours a week for a grand total of $16.32 at the local library. It's okay, 'cause I use the rest of my time for school. The rest of my money I mooch off my parents.
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Icon 1 posted March 28, 2002 22:49      Profile for TheAnnoyedCockroach   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I, too, work at a pizza place. I hate it. I'm looking into Catalogue Network Services as a numbing alternative.

Sit on me arse and answer phones... sounds a whole lot better than slingin' dough.

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roach, you just need to find the fun making those pizza's and washing those dishes. the fun part is trying not to mess up so you manager does not have to go running through the kitchen cursing at the cooks because they mess something up. as far as fun with dishes, two words for you. SOAP SUDS.
Nayt

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I am a Biochemistry & Cell-Molecular Biology and Genetics major. I'm just finishing the tip of the long road and I'm pretty excited about the rest of the road-- and the scenic routes along the way.

Twinkle-- it's hard. It's REALLY hard. But here are some pros about it:

-|- Our major is high in demand (always) by government (NIH, NCI, FBI etc..) and industry (pharmaceuticals esp.).
-|- People are always in awe of our major. (I don't understand it myself, but...)
-|- It's FASCINATING if you're really passionate about it. You learn a lot in college and even more in your research experiences.
-|- White lab coats are really sexy. (It's true. )

And as for what I do: I live. I read, write, blog, dance, kiss the days, and savor the nights. I am a labslave. I study a LOT. I dream. I wish and linger and fancy and long. I take bubble baths, inspire, and contemplate. I breathe, eat, and metabolize. Sometimes, all of these things I do I do within 24 hours if I'm industrious enough.

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I make animations with Flash, and I rarely ever make a completed movie!

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I am a SPROCKET ROCKET (mechanical engineer)in the wallcovering industry, which is NOT WALLPAPER!!! I install new equipment, help maintain equipment, improve our processes, etc. I work with tension control, heating systems, material handling (pneumatic, overhead cranes, etc), cooling systems (mostly cooling drums), web guiding systems, windups, printers, laminator, calendars and compounding equipment. We use AutoCad for drafting, and Filemaker Pro for our databases. We used to use Macs in Engineering, but got downgraded against our wills to PC's about 2 1/2 years ago.
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I teach Gifted kids in an elementary school. Somehow all curriculum leads to IT but they don't seem to mind. We love our Macs, especially our new set of wireless iBooks.
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Me? I'm forever making Websites.

Compared to washin dishes in a lab, I have a pretty nice job. i get enough to buy jolt cola & pizza and, yes, out of the 25 dollars per week, i put 2 dollars aside for a NEW laptop G4. Right now i'm @ $300...sigh. I guess it's a long way to go for a G4, but i'd be just as happy with a G3, and those go for around $600.

MacGenius


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I'm an Electronics Technician with the US Navy, and I get to keep communications equipment up... a gamer in my spare time... learning to code when I have EVEN MORE spare time.... and WHY is there no Bawl's in Guam??????

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...and an EXCELLANT Imitation of a Garden Gnome

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Biology grad, once T.A., then R.A., then studying java.
When it comes to studying any kind biology, I can only recommend being really enthusiastic - for it´s wearing off.

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