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Chevelle
10-02-2005, 11:14 AM
I bet there are many university students here.. I just began my studies.

so.. what are you studying and when are you planning to graduate..?
and.. umm..do you think your studies have turned out to be more difficult than what you expected in the beginning of your studies..?

I´m studying mathematics(major),geoinformatics and computer science.
has been rather difficult so far.

Endymion
10-02-2005, 11:23 AM
i'm double majoring in physics and computer science, minor in math. it's been a cake walk. i'll be done with physics spring '06 and cs in spring '07. i should have a masters in physics by either fall '07 or spring '08.

Cejus
10-02-2005, 11:28 AM
Could someone please explain the difference between 'major' and 'minor' studies? :confused:

Izie
10-02-2005, 11:34 AM
Political science, 2nd year now out of 3 (God bless the EU), so BA in 2007, MA in 2008, and then we'll see.

If the course were in my mothertongue (or in English for that matter), it'd be absolutely enjoyable - interesting yet relatively easy. Being in Dutch, it gives me some trouble, but nothing I can't handle.

I'm only gonna suck in French this year, I'm pretty sure *frown*

sKratch
10-02-2005, 12:20 PM
I'm a second year physics major, studying for a bachelor of science degree. There's no forseable reason why I shouldn't have that by spring 2008, and then I'll start working on a masters and we'll see what I do after that. It's not easy, but it's not the death of me.
I should look into minoring in math, because I have to take a ton of math anyways for physics.

Betty
10-02-2005, 01:30 PM
Yay for math and science.

I'm doing a B.Sc. in Chemistry and am in my 4th year so will be done by Spring '06. Will start my M.Sc. in either Summer or Fall of the same year.

I find school to be not really that difficult, but it's a LOT of work.

Endy claims it's a cakewalk 'cause he's a physics genius. So "difficulty" totally depends on the person.

Tired_Of_You
10-02-2005, 02:40 PM
Can I answer even if I'm not in university yet? :o

I'm actually at "cégep" which is
CÉGEP (Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel - College of General and Vocational Education, is a type of educational institution in Quebec at the post-secondary level.

Students in the university stream, finishing secondary school after Grade 11 (Secondary V, ages 16-17), attend CEGEP for two years; in consequence, Quebec universities offer bachelor's degree programs lasting three years instead of the usual four for students from outside Quebec.

I'm studying in human sciences with the profile called "international exploration". I'm still unsure about what I'll study at university, but it's in two years so I still have time. Maybe politics & economics.

It's not really difficult right now, but we're only at the beginning of the session, so it might change. =/ It's more work than in high school, though. Way more work.

JoY
10-02-2005, 03:01 PM
I study medicine. it turned out to be easier than I thought it would be. I always looked up so incredibly much to people who'd studied it. it's doable, with a bunch of hard, dedicated work. let's put it this way; it's not exactly easy, but it doesn't take a genius, or a rocket scientist.

that hard, dedicated work has actually been lacking lately, so my study hasn't exactly been going smoothly, but I'm back on track. I guess I underestemated myself when I was younger. I didn't think I'd get anywhere. I didn't even expect to receive my high school diploma. maybe, now I realise I'm not all that dumb as I thought, I overestemated myself to cause things to go wrong. it's been a difficult time anyway.

I plan to be a specialised doc in 9 years. that's basically as fast as possible, seeing I'm in my first year.

Endymion
10-02-2005, 03:15 PM
a rocket scientist.
lol, rocket science is fucking easy. like, really easy. like, a computer does it.

Preocupado
10-02-2005, 03:19 PM
I'll graduate in psychology within two or three years.

It turns out that psychology is as simple as 2+2. The difficult part though, is to bring it to life. To make a good use of it you have to internalize it and, to do that, you have to be up to date with your own subjective issues.

Rag Doll
10-02-2005, 04:04 PM
I'm in year 2 as Political Science major. I'm part of the pre-law program, and minoring in American History. I'll either finish in the fall of 2007 or spring of 2008 (depends on when i can fit in the classes i need...my school is known for not offering enough of the GE classes compared to the student population). And then law school after that. Don't know how long that will take, because I'll be working at the same time.

Lupin
10-02-2005, 04:35 PM
Im starting my degree in History tomoro, and ima doin' creative writing and english literiture aswell. funky dori. all said and done, i plan to have finished the history part by 2008 then move onto either Egyptology,Ancient History or start an education degree.
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Nicole
10-02-2005, 07:23 PM
I'm going back to do Registered Nursing next year. So technically I'm not actually at uni right now.

bd007h
10-02-2005, 07:36 PM
well, here i the US they call it college. I'm majoring in computers. I'm still lingering back and forth between computer science and information technology.

bd007h
10-02-2005, 07:36 PM
I'm going back to do Registered Nursing next year. So technically I'm not actually at uni right now.

my mom is a nurse. She loves her job. Not that you care.

Sinister
10-02-2005, 07:37 PM
I plan to go to university and get a ph.d. in microbiology or something. Just like Dexter almost did :D

Isolated Fury
10-02-2005, 07:40 PM
I'm a first year English education major. So far it's been extremely easy. I don't see how people have trouble with it.

Oh yeah, I go to Edinboro Univerisity of Pennsylvania (Yay for state schools...).

T-6005
10-02-2005, 07:44 PM
I'm an undecided first year student at York University.

I think I'm going to major in English, though. Not sure of what specific area yet, though.

Nicole
10-02-2005, 08:33 PM
my mom is a nurse. She loves her job. Not that you care.

Actually I like hearing that some people have positive experiences doing such a hard job.

bd007h
10-02-2005, 08:56 PM
my mom's job is probably harder. Not only does she do all the regular stuff a nurse does, but she does makes the work schedule for her whole unit.

JoY
10-03-2005, 03:09 AM
lol, rocket science is fucking easy. like, really easy. like, a computer does it.
dude, you get what I mean. & how do you explain computers can do it for you in the first place? someone, somewhere, somehow figured it all out & then someone else made a program for the computer, so it could do all the work. sounds pretty challenging to me.

JoY
10-03-2005, 03:10 AM
I'm going back to do Registered Nursing next year. So technically I'm not actually at uni right now.
*high fives with Nicky*
we're so caring. ;p

JoY
10-03-2005, 03:19 AM
my mom's job is probably harder. Not only does she do all the regular stuff a nurse does, but she does makes the work schedule for her whole unit.
so.. she's head-nurse, right? that takes nursing & some practical skills. her main job will always be nursing, though. being head-nurse gives you a couple more responsibilities (& a bit of authority), but mainly the responsibility that the rest show up & do a decent job. in the end.. everyone has to personally carry that responsibility for him-/herself too.

I don't really care how high you are on the ladder, how much you make & how far you've gotten. in the end everyone does as much as they -can- do & as much as they -want- to do. it's a combination of motivation & ability. if your job involves medical care, trying to cure people, or assist them on their way of getting better.. seriously, it's a challenge, working with sick people. every single day. I've got as much respect for any nurse, as for docs. though many people tend to forget how fucking important nurses are. a hospital needs both nurses & docs equally as much, so deserve the same respect, if you ask me.

Swill
10-03-2005, 04:18 AM
Im studing history and geography in university college dublin....im in my 2nd year of 3!
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JoY
10-03-2005, 05:04 AM
you can do a study in THREE years over there??

grr, I was obviously born in the wrong country. well, in the right country, but with a wrong education-system.

Cejus
10-03-2005, 06:11 AM
Could someone please explain the difference between 'major' and 'minor' studies? :confused:
pleeeease :)

Betty
10-03-2005, 07:38 AM
Well, it's pretty literal really. The "major" thing you study is the main thing you study. If you enroll in a specific program then that's your major. You need a certain amount of courses or credits to have this as a major. Optionally, some people also try and get a minor in another area. Less courses are required for this. It's usually easier to get a minor if it's something that you have to take courses in anyway (like a math minor with a physics major or a history minor with an english major).

I guess that doesn't explain it that well, but it's really pretty straightforward.

Betty
10-03-2005, 07:40 AM
My whole family consists of nurses. My mom is a nurse (well now she does administrative work). My sister is going to school for nursing. My grandma was a nurse. My aunt is a nurse.

I could never do it. Ever, ever, ever.

Endymion
10-03-2005, 08:04 AM
dude, you get what I mean. & how do you explain computers can do it for you in the first place? someone, somewhere, somehow figured it all out & then someone else made a program for the computer, so it could do all the work. sounds pretty challenging to me.
it's basically equations that could have come up in newton's time if anyone had thought of launching something into the sky, plus *maybe* some exceedingly minor corrections for relativity.

the stuff you study is probably a lot harder.

JoY
10-03-2005, 08:21 AM
ow. well anyway.. it's doable.

Dirty Bertie
10-03-2005, 08:26 AM
Ive gotta start applying to Universities this year... decisions, decisions.

theres sooo many good courses to pick from

Cejus
10-03-2005, 09:04 AM
Well, it's pretty literal really. The "major" thing you study is the main thing you study. If you enroll in a specific program then that's your major. You need a certain amount of courses or credits to have this as a major. Optionally, some people also try and get a minor in another area. Less courses are required for this. It's usually easier to get a minor if it's something that you have to take courses in anyway (like a math minor with a physics major or a history minor with an english major).

I guess that doesn't explain it that well, but it's really pretty straightforward.
Thanks! Now I understand it. But we don't have such thing here in Spain :/ Although there are some combined studies, e.g.: Maths+Informatics.

JohnnyNemesis
10-03-2005, 10:17 AM
I'm an English major, planning on minoring with a degree in Latin American Studies. Literary studies are my passion, but I'm also very passionate about Anthropology. I hope to take an Anthropological approach to the Latin American Studies correlate, since it's too late for me to switch over to a formal Anthro correlate.

Post undergrad? I dunno. I hope to get someone to pay my way through Graduate School. Either way, I hope to get a literary and cultural magazine going, focusing on Latino culture. I'd start something like that on campus, of course, but I hope to actually get together with some folks and start a major literary and cultural magazine business someday. That's kind of my career goal. I plan on teaching to help me.

And I attend Vassar College. More of you should mention what schools you go to, as I'm quite curious.

Preocupado
10-03-2005, 10:26 AM
I don't really care how high you are on the ladder, how much you make & how far you've gotten. in the end everyone does as much as they -can- do & as much as they -want- to do. it's a combination of motivation & ability. if your job involves medical care, trying to cure people, or assist them on their way of getting better.. seriously, it's a challenge, working with sick people. every single day. I've got as much respect for any nurse, as for docs. though many people tend to forget how fucking important nurses are. a hospital needs both nurses & docs equally as much, so deserve the same respect, if you ask me.

I second that, Joy. I've seen lots of nurses being treated like doctor's assistants when, in reality, they have theyr own unique professional skills, knowledge and responsabilities that can't be decided by a medic. I see both professionals side-by-side today.

In the health care station i work, in the other hand, the nurse is a really tough (skinny as hell, but tough) woman and she kind of bosses the medic around because he's very young and passive. Sometimes i just watch theyr interaction thinking omg dude, impose yourself! awww no... you'll have to unload that aggressivity somewhere else now...
i may be going crazy too, you know

sKratch
10-03-2005, 10:41 AM
And I attend Vassar College. More of you should mention what schools you go to, as I'm quite curious.

Binghamton University in the hizzay.

ps - if you're on facebook, add me; i'm the only stephan in binghamton.

Rag Doll
10-03-2005, 10:44 AM
And I attend Vassar College. More of you should mention what schools you go to, as I'm quite curious.

William Paterson University. I think you knew that...dunno about everyone else.

JohnnyNemesis
10-03-2005, 10:49 AM
Binghamton University in the hizzay.

ps - if you're on facebook, add me; i'm the only stephan in binghamton.

Whoa, freaky. I JUST changed my facebook picture. I was in the process of doing so when you brought it up.

Okay, not so freaky.

Anyway, I tried adding you a month or so ago, and never did get a response! I'll try again. I knew you went to Binghamton, and I new Sam went to William Paterson, but I dunno where anyone else goes...

sKratch
10-03-2005, 10:51 AM
Probably had something to do with me sucking at life... anyways, I've gotta go hang out with a high school girl lolz.

Rag Doll
10-03-2005, 11:31 AM
add me too. it's wpunj on facebook. unless, of course, i add you first..

Sunny
10-03-2005, 12:50 PM
i'm a communication design (advertising track) junior at parsons school of design. halfway done... wooo. it's a lot of fun... and a huge pain in the ass. and it's ridiculously expensive. ;[ it's harder than i thought it would be, but i feel it's worth it.

HeadAroundU
10-03-2005, 01:15 PM
Technical University-The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics.
Department of Electronics and Multimedia Communications.
currently 4th year

0r4ng3
10-03-2005, 01:17 PM
Is it wierd to be a junior (16/17 years old) and not have any fucking clue where you want to go, or what you're going to study?

JoY
10-03-2005, 01:25 PM
I second that, Joy. I've seen lots of nurses being treated like doctor's assistants when, in reality, they have theyr own unique professional skills, knowledge and responsabilities that can't be decided by a medic. I see both professionals side-by-side today.

In the health care station i work, in the other hand, the nurse is a really tough (skinny as hell, but tough) woman and she kind of bosses the medic around because he's very young and passive. Sometimes i just watch theyr interaction thinking omg dude, impose yourself! awww no... you'll have to unload that aggressivity somewhere else now...
i may be going crazy too, you know
exactly! I worked like a nurse for five weeks. it's a part of med school over here, so you can SEE how hard that job is & so you learn to respect it & later on work together with nurses as a team. because docs aren't with the patients all the time, but nurses on the other hand are. every single patient in hospital has a nurse looking after them. one during the morning, one during the afternoon, one during the evening & one during the night. they register everything the patient tells them & that's valuable information.

I didn't find their job to be particularly difficult, but working with sick people every day of course IS difficult. the job itself is not too hard, but the value of it is often underestemated. nurses do a VERY important job when it comes to healing patients. they seriously can't be missed.

when I did my training period as a nurse, docs looked down on me, because they thought I actually -was- a nurse. I let them think that, until the head-nurse told them I was a med student. THEN they suddenly all started acting nice to me & respectful. I resented that attitude with every bone of my body & after that training period, I knew for sure I'd never turn into someone who'd look down on such great people.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-03-2005, 01:25 PM
I have to go to College next year. Im thinking about going to California Institute of The Arts. It's pretty cool.

CAMPUS SUMMARY
Sixty-acre residential suburban campus
Trains talented and motivated students for professional careers in Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Film, Video, Dance, Animation, Theater, and Music
Students have 24-hour access to studios and practice rooms
All students admitted on the basis of their talent
Faculty is composed of professional artists


UNIQUE PROGRAMS
Animation
Sound Design
Music Technology

Tired_Of_You
10-03-2005, 01:26 PM
Is it wierd to be a junior (16/17 years old) and not have any fucking clue where you want to go, or what you're going to study?
No, I didn't know what I wanted to do last year (which was my last year at high school). Tons of people didn't know.

[Warning] Nimrod In Town
10-03-2005, 01:29 PM
UNIQUE PROGRAMS
Animation
Sound Design
Music Technology

I personally enjoy doing Animation.

JohnnyNemesis
10-03-2005, 03:25 PM
Is it wierd to be a junior (16/17 years old) and not have any fucking clue where you want to go, or what you're going to study?

Dude, most college sohphomores have no clue what they want to study. Just worry about where you want to go!

Betty
10-03-2005, 11:41 PM
None of you US folk would recognize my University anyway... however it's claim to fame is to have gotten ranked as Canada's top comprehensive university (aka not a university with med/law schools and stuff) by MacLean's for two years running. It's a decent school, but most of the Canadian ones are.

sKratch
10-03-2005, 11:44 PM
Yeah... but they're all in Canada!!!!!!
lozl omgmg i got u!
*sex*

Betty
10-04-2005, 12:06 AM
Very smooth, sKratch, very smooth...

Endymion
10-04-2005, 12:16 AM
my school's claim to fame is stephen spielburg, the guy that made the x-files, and steve martin. and a big pyramid.

JohnnyNemesis
10-04-2005, 07:23 AM
Mine is...trees. Seriously, it's an arboretum, and they put TONS of money into making this place look beautiful at all times (consistenly ranked at #1 or #2 in most beautiful college campuses in America, or so I've been told). You can do drugs here, underage drinking, a whole bunch of crazy shit, but if you're caught climbing a tree on Vassar's campus, you're immediately expelled. Aint that some shit?

Oh, and both Meryl Streep and her daughter graduated from here. Tom Hanks' daughter graduated last year (he spoke at graduation), and Samuel L. Jackson's daughter too (the year before, and he spoke at graduation). I heard that one of the Beastie Boys got expelled from here many moons ago, but I dunno if that's true.

Oh, and Lisa Kudrow graduated in 1985. *shudders*

sKratch
10-04-2005, 10:56 AM
Very smooth, sKratch, very smooth...
But am I ever not?