"It's my Friday" - "if you went to college" fluff ...

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"It's my Friday" - "if you went to college" fluff ...
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Thu, 05-29-2014 - 12:52pm

I'm off tomorrow to take The Girl to enroll in college.  While she's been accepted and has even picked housing (and a roommate), she doesn't choose classes, etc until tomorrow. I may come home a blubbering mess.

1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus?

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times?

3. What was your college mascot?

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college?

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree?

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus?  Dorm room first three years and apartment senior year.  All on campus.  It was the South Bronx...no way was I living off campus!

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times?  No.  I didn't have to declare a major until the end of sophomore year and by then I knew I wanted to major in political science.  In hindsight, I wish I'd done a minor in Italian.

3. What was your college mascot?  Rams

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college?  Statistician for the men's water polo team, lots of late night bar hopping. ;)  I was also member of  an honor society  and spent a semester abroad in Italy

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree?  Yes, I'd like to go back to school when most of my kids are out of the house, not for a higher degree, just a different one though not sure yet for what.  I have several that are of interest to me.

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1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus?   I lived at home.  It was only an hour on the bus/train into Chicago for university.  I had a full ride for tuition, but no R & B, because it really wasn't necessary.

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times?  I didn't change my major, I just added another.  I began with Psych, and realized in my sophmore year that the best I could do "in the field" with only a BA was clean rat cages.  So I added Business  Administration.  And a minor in Sociology.

3. What was your college mascot?  Not a clue

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college? The first time, besides an Honors program, none.  I had a full ride scholarship to maintain, I had double majors and a minor, and I worked full time nights.  The second time, I was in Phi Theta Kappa and did community service with them in addition to maintaining my grades.  I was the Vice President of my class, in charge of fund-raising.  I was also 40, married, had 2 kids, and was involved in activities in their schools, as well as in the community.  Plus, I sold Tupperware for 3 years.

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree?   I went back to school  to change careers-- from business to Dental Hygiene.  I got a BA the first time; an AAS and an RDH the second time.   I did each career for 20 years, and I retired to care for my grandchildren while their parents work fulltime.

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1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus?

I lived on campus in appt style housing for years undergrad.

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times?

Too many to count. I have enough credits for a triple major, bio, polisci, english

3. What was your college mascot?

Eagles

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college?

XC, Soccer, Tennis

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree?

I didn't leave for about 10 years. I often take a class at the local cc, and I hope to get a physics degree when I retire.

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1. At home, because undergrad dorms don't usually accept spouses, kids, stepkids, and dogs.

2. Yes. My initial plan was to pursue a degree in journalism. I took Introduction to Sociology my first semester. Before I finished reading the first chapter of the textbook, I knew I would change my major, and I did. My A.A. is in sociology. My B.A. will be a dual major in sociology and geography. I didn't really change my major, I just upgraded my minor to a double major.

3. First school: stars. Second school: Eagles.

4. None.

5. Currently living the dream. :) Thinking about grad school, possibly.

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1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus? Off campus, but I was an adult by then.

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times? Yes, but not formally. I started out in art history, but quickly realized it was a waste of time (for me anyway). Then I moved on to Classics, but before I could declare, I was invited to join a special program where I did not have to declare a formal major and minor. 

3. What was your college mascot?Neither of the universities I went to had any sports teams, as far as I know.

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college? I worked in my spare time.

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree? Not only considered it. I actually did it, except the stupid cancer interfered.

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1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus? -- I lived in the dorm for the first semester, then a trailer with my sister for one semester. Back to the dorm for a year. Then off campus for the last three years.

2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times? -- only once.  I started as an English major. Changed it to Marketing.

3. What was your college mascot? -- The Bulldogs

4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college? -- I as in Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre fraternity. I acted in, was staff for, or asst director for about 6 theatre productions.  I was also in Alpha Kapps Psi, the business fraternity, where I was a pledge class officer, VP of Membership and President.  Then there was the AKPsi Underground; I was a founding member. Wink

5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree?  -- not seriously.  I am close to many people that have gone back for Masters or Doctoral degrees and seeing how hard they work or how they struggle to fit that in with their regular lives makes me very glad I got my Masters immediately following my Bachelors.   I don't think I could do it now. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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savcal2011 wrote:
<p>I'm off tomorrow to take The Girl to enroll in college.  While she's been accepted and has even picked housing (and a roommate), she doesn't choose classes, etc until tomorrow. I may come home a blubbering mess.</p><p>1.  Did you live at home? In a dorm? Off campus?</p><p>2.  Did you ever change your major? If so, how many times?</p><p>3. What was your college mascot?</p><p>4. What extracurricular activities were you involved in during college?</p><p>5. Have you ever considered going back to school to pursue a higher (or just different) degree? </p>

1.  I was in three different colleges over the years, and I lived in an apartment for most of that time.  One year I lived in a co-op in an abandoned fraternity house (hey, it was the 1970s).  2.  I changed my major from history to linguisitics, and then later re-added the history major.  Double major, History and Linguistics   3.  I can't remember the first.  The second one was the Bruins.  The third was the Highlanders.  4.  Yes. After getting my BA, MA, and PhD in History, I am about halfway through an MA program in Space Studies.  I do not know if I will ever find time to finish it, though.  I need four more classes, one a very tough science class, and a thesis.  The thesis is the least intimidating part, since I write a lot anyway.