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Crazy Wolf VIP Member

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#1 7 years ago

So, turned in my final paper for my undergraduate study, and I passed. I now know more about Western North Carolinian environmental politics in the 1980s than most people, I think.

Anyone else graduating soon or just graduated?




Huffardo

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#2 7 years ago

Congrats! My brother presented his Master's thesis this week, he wrote a 90-something-page comparison of the plans and politics of a Finnish and a Swedish industrial city suffering from the decline of their industries in the 1950s and 60s. Crazy stuff.

My Bachelor's thesis was about porpoise detection, but for bureaucratic reasons I'm not allowed to start on a Master's thesis yet, which greatly annoys me as I would like to finally get my degree this spring and a thesis easily takes half a year to write (well, for the actual writing part I did finish my Bachelor's thesis in around four days on caffeine, beer and sleep deprivation, but that's not going to work on a larger scale).




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#3 7 years ago

I finished up my last final yesterday. The closest thing to a thesis I had was a research project that got published. I am the 2nd author on an article in the Journal of Supercritical Fluids about a failed liquid CO2 thickener.

Now for the fun part; finding a job. According to my uncle I have the wrong attitude about looking for a job despite looking for engineering work since my freshman year. My dad thinks I should accept a $8/hr engineering job if i get such an offer. Needless to say both of them can go and suck their own dicks.




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#4 7 years ago

Just about to graduate/submit my PhD thesis. Only another 6 months of writing up to go lol :)

Grats on getting yours done :)




Kilobyte

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#5 7 years ago
Pethegreat;5593900Now for the fun part; finding a job. According to my uncle I have the wrong attitude about looking for a job despite looking for engineering work since my freshman year. My dad thinks I should accept a $8/hr engineering job if i get such an offer. Needless to say both of them can go and suck their own dicks.

1. What is your work record? How good of an employee have you been?

2. How much respect can you command from your colleagues, or employees?

3. How well do you understand the job of those who are making $8 an hour? How much respect do you have for those make $8 an hour?

4. How much real engineering experience do you have? Internships? Previous $8 an hour jobs?

The best jobs do not want to hire some wet behind the ears rookie, who likely has not learned to respect his peers, other employees, or upper management.

Not to mention the fact that most graduates think they know a subject, but were never taught certain things that the business considers critical. This business may not be able to easily teach those things at a higher pay level, but can teach them at the $8 an hour level.




Pethegreat VIP Member

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#6 7 years ago
Monster_user;55942791. What is your work record? How good of an employee have you been?

I have every previous employer as a reference.

2. How much respect can you command from your colleagues, or employees?

Refer to your first question.

3. How well do you understand the job of those who are making $8 an hour? How much respect do you have for those make $8 an hour?

I have been working for much less than $8/hr my whole life. I did not drop 60k+ on an engineering degree to make $8/hr. I could make better money begging on the streets of a major city.

4. How much real engineering experience do you have? Internships? Previous $8 an hour jobs?

Placed 10th at a national engineering design competition in addition to getting research published.

The best jobs do not want to hire some wet behind the ears rookie, who likely has not learned to respect his peers, other employees, or upper management.

Not to mention the fact that most graduates think they know a subject, but were never taught certain things that the business considers critical. This business may not be able to easily teach those things at a higher pay level, but can teach them at the $8 an hour level.

This is the catch 22. You need work experience to get work experience. Younger people get mad when employers do nothing to address this issue.




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#7 7 years ago

I have another 3 months to go until I submit mine.




Admiral Donutz VIP Member

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#8 6 years ago

Congratulations made, I do plan to get a bachelor (and perhaps master?) degree at one point in my life. Thinking about how I droppd out of college doesn't make me feel very proud or happy though. :(




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#9 6 years ago

Congratulations! Mine was on Soviet housing policy. Got myself a nice minimum wage job out of it too!


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#10 6 years ago
Red Menace;5594539Congratulations! Mine was on Soviet housing policy. Got myself a nice minimum wage job out of it too!

But what's more important? Getting a job out of it? Or thinking up of a lot of good "In Soviet Russia" jokes while writing?

My thesis was related to some US Aerospace industry projects. After writing about "fuel economy" so much I'm rather nostalgic for the mindset of the '50s and '60s.

AKA "This 707 is too slow, make it go three times as fast and twice as high dammit!"