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Old 11-10-2006, 01:02 PM   #11
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Very well done, Gobo. You should be very happy!

(I'm hijacking the thread for just a second: I'm proud of my 2 kids - the one in 8th grade is at a 3.83 GPA and the one in 6th is at a 4.0) Hooray!

Okay, back to Canada.....

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You're not hijacking. It was about school in general. By all means, tell us about your kids, we want to hear.

How does the grading system work there?... I don't see it.
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Old 11-10-2006, 01:09 PM   #12
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In scaling the European Unions finances as they relate to us I found out today it might be better finanially for us if I go back to university in Italy than if I get a part time job.......its very, very tempting.....Dr Lulu sounds good, huh? Thing is I cannot commit to being there for the duration of a complete course. Might get a post graduate diploma in something though, that would be fun! DH was back at school with his law conversion until last June, so perhaps I should take a turn? Food for thought.......
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Old 11-11-2006, 12:23 AM   #13
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I found out recently that I might be able to get paid for going to graduate school. Of course the degree would be in management for non-profit organizations, which I really have no interest in, but they would pay my tuition, my RENT (or a portion of it depending where i choose to live), as well as a $1500 stipend for living expenses. I'm barely squeaking by on like... $800 a month, working my butt off at the restaurant. To make that kind of money without having to work would be awesome~! I just need an exceptional GRE score to impress the deans with, and I should be in!

I haven't decided if I want to do it yet though, because 2-3 more years of school sounds extraordinarily unappealing.
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Old 11-11-2006, 08:54 AM   #14
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No more school for me. Not for awhile anyway. I just got my Master's of Curriculum and Instruction (3.88, 3 A- and the rest A). My stress level has dropped like you wouldn't believe since I finished my classes a few weeks ago!

Good job Goboenomo and Joani's boys.

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Old 11-11-2006, 10:29 AM   #15
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College Cook, years and years ago I signed up to do a graduate course at the local university because it included a teaching position with pay that would cover the tuition, and leave enough over for extras. (My DH had hit a downturn with his job, and was suddenly earning a lot less.) Never really thought of it as a career move, but just having that piece of paper has opened a lot of doors. Good luck on your decision!
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:07 AM   #16
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I just got my first report card.

Accounting - 82% Class average - 83%
Business - 87% Class average - 75%
Math - 96% Class average - 56%
Overall Average - 88.3%

I think my marks should all be going up soon.
In math i just wrote a unit test which im very sure i got 100% on.
I was talking to my teacher about that disappointing class average when I bumped into him at a party last night. Isn't that a crazy average! And crazy that I bumped into my teacher!
In business my mark is separated into 2 parts. 50% of my mark is homework, and 50% is tests. On this mark I have 100% on homework and 76% on every test. But just yesterday I got 2 tests that broke the trent, they were 84 and 86%.
And in accounting we are doing a unit I think I'm doing quite well in. It's a section on Bonds, Future value, Present value, and annuities.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:18 AM   #17
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College Cook, years and years ago I signed up to do a graduate course at the local university because it included a teaching position with pay that would cover the tuition, and leave enough over for extras. (My DH had hit a downturn with his job, and was suddenly earning a lot less.) Never really thought of it as a career move, but just having that piece of paper has opened a lot of doors. Good luck on your decision!

That's the other thing- I've thought for awhile now that it might be a lot of fun to teach at the University level. Unfortunately, I'm just feeling really burned out on school right now, and have felt that way for awhile... and I'd need a Master's or PhD to teach at the school I currently attend. I mean, I've been going to school since I was five, and working at least one job ever since I was 15, sometimes 2 or 3 jobs. Now it's nearly 7 years later, and I've had enough of school+35 hour work weeks. Throw in the fact that I may or may not want to attend culinary school and pursue that as a career... (sigh) I get the feeling I'm in for quite a ride over the next couple of years as I ginish up school and figure out what I really want out of my career.
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:55 AM   #18
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Ack! My math mark went down to 95%.
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Heres a tip for the folks going to college. DONT take business.
What a waste of $80K. Now Im stuck in gov't computer sales and want to leap off a building.
Wasabi, will YOU take me in? I clean! Im funny! I fix things too.
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Old 11-22-2006, 09:03 PM   #20
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I'm going into business.... well commerce which covers businesses and accounting and whatnot.
I'm playing $5000 (Canadian) a year.... $80k is crazy!
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