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    I'm the only nominee--so am I going to have to interview myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightningTopaz View Post
    I'm the only nominee--so am I going to have to interview myself?
    I think you will......unless I stop being lazy and nominate some people

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    If I'm lucky enough to win anything, I will be more than happy to do an interview.

    Now Season 2 of "Fireside" is nominated...
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    LT wins all the awards. GG guys.

    I'll get around to nominations... EVENTUALLY!
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    The Amanda show was really funny xD it was kind of like a SNL for kids, at least in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Four Lugion View Post
    Well, some degrees are more desirable than others. For example, an Engineering degree is more desirable in today's economy than an English degree, which is why I'm going into Computer Science, as opposed to Creative Writing.
    Gee, I never would have guessed that I wasted four years of my life studying useless subjects! I guess I'll just spend a couple hundred thousand more dollars and go back to school with a sudden understanding of advanced math and physics and become an engineer! Or maybe I'll develop an understanding of biology and chemistry and go to medical school instead!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feliciano View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Elite Four Lugion View Post
    Well, some degrees are more desirable than others. For example, an Engineering degree is more desirable in today's economy than an English degree, which is why I'm going into Computer Science, as opposed to Creative Writing.
    Gee, I never would have guessed that I wasted four years of my life studying useless subjects! I guess I'll just spend a couple hundred thousand more dollars and go back to school with a sudden understanding of advanced math and physics and become an engineer! Or maybe I'll develop an understanding of biology and chemistry and go to medical school instead!
    I was stating a fact, not attacking your intelligence. You don't have to be so condescending.

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    You still think I don't know that my degrees are worthless with every passing day that I remain unemployed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feliciano View Post
    You still think I don't know that my degrees are worthless with every passing day that I remain unemployed?
    No. My post wasn't even aimed at you. It was a general thing, not meant to talk down to you as you seem to be assuming.

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    Uhm, guys, I don't think anyone meant any harm by anything said here, so please try not to take it personally. Also, try to be a little more thoughtful when you post things that might upset people too, okay?

    On what you're saying, though, I don't think English is a worthless degree (nor do I think that's what Lugion was saying). I think it's really, really difficult for graduates to find jobs at the moment anyway because far fewer places are hiring than were even just five years ago. It's funny that you should mention Engineering, actually, since that was one of the hardest hit industries in the credit crunch. It's become much more difficult for Engineering graduates of all kinds to get employed just like all other courses. It's not a case of particular degrees being worthless: at the end of the day, very few degrees teach you things that are directly relevant to something you're going to do as a job, including Maths, Chemistry and such like. Don't beat yourself up, Feli, it's not that you made a poor choice, it's just a really, really tough time to be the age that we are. I really hope that the economic climate improves soon, and that whether it does or not you have some better luck at finding a job.

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    I'm riding on the hopes that International Relations and Spanish (with Political Science, German and Sociology as minors/electives) will make me employable in the diplomatic corps. Otherwise, it could be a bit difficult. I'd just have to rely on general BA skills otherwise, which, while not inconsequential, don't exactly open up a path to a specialised career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Executive Archer View Post
    I'd just have to rely on general BA skills otherwise, which, while not inconsequential, don't exactly open up a path to a specialised career.
    Few do, and in the grand scheme of things few jobs require it too.

    One of the best things you can do to make yourself employable is get good work experience, paid or otherwise, while you're at uni. Do as much as possible that involve the professions you're interested in during holidays etc.

    Still, good luck in your diplomatic endeavours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Executive Archer View Post
    I'd just have to rely on general BA skills otherwise, which, while not inconsequential, don't exactly open up a path to a specialised career.
    I assume I'm the only one that read BA as Bad Ass XD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaosj2 View Post
    I assume I'm the only one that read BA as Bad Ass XD
    You have forever changed the way I will look at people with Bachelor of Arts degrees, including myself.

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    So I happened to stumble upon an article in the danish MetroExpress newspaper that might interest you guys, though more the danish writers I suppose. Apparently, a danish internet book store is now allowing a special service for writers to publish their works as e-books without worrying about publishers, free of charge. Either they can charge some money or sell it for free. Sounds like a good way for new writers to start out.
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