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Do Most Members of ATS Have Any College Education?

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posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:14 PM
reply to post by Aqualung2012

I've been to college. No degrees or anything. But I'm certified with SAP and other business acronyms.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:42 PM
I am a doctor with a BS in biology and minor in psychology

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:46 PM
Mechanical Engineering Technologist.
Design Heavy Duty Equipment.
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posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 03:53 PM
reply to post by Aqualung2012

I got 8 A-Cs at GCSE level. Started 4 A levels at college before quitting after about 4 months to find full time work (to help pave the way for my firstborn to join the world).

I was studying Mathematics, Accounting, Business and ICT.
Exciting eh? No wonder I flunked

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:01 PM
While i have done 16 years in school here in sweden (University as well as College), i must agree with some previous posters that you learn more in a day at the library than in those lectures. Also i would add, the internet, is the "library of today". Between wikipedia, all the free documentaries and vast amounts of websites specialised in various topics, i would say the internet is even better than any library, today. One day online can get your more information and certainly is a lot more pedagogic way of learning than reading a book, in many cases.

The scholars of tomorrow are full-time internet ninjas.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by Aqualung2012

Nothing to see here but a bunch of self professed "experts" on anything and everything.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:07 PM
I am 26 currently working on my Associates degree. I work full time and go to school full time....there are many qualified "thinkers" on this site. From my experience though, college has been an indoctrination. They herd you around just like in high school and make you listen to the same "gospel". A piece of paper doesn't prove you are educated....just go ask Bill Gates and read about Albert Einstein.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:14 PM
I am a few months away from my BS in Computer and Information Science... but that is irrelevant. One's academic pedigree is not a measure of how smart they are, it is only a piece of paper... a VERY expensive piece of paper. Besides, the vast majority of topics covered on this site are pretty unique, so you won't find any formal or higher education at any college or university that covers them. Sure, there are a lot of topics on here that relate to science and scientific theory, but one doesn't necessarily need a college education to understand it all. I think the one common denominator that the vast majority of people on this site share, regardless of religious belief (or non-belief), or political ideology is the search for answers and a healthy curiosity. That is all one needs to better themselves and evolve intellectually. The only thing a college degree is good for is to show a potential employer that you are smart enough to complete something. I have learned more from other people than I ever have sitting in a college classroom.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:33 PM
My 61 years living on this planet, have been a much steeper learning curve, than my time in college ever provided.

Some of the most sane, balanced, intelligent people I've ever had the honor of meeting, had no formal education at all.

I don't think it's the piece of paper that makes the person. It's how you deal with that really hones your life skills.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:41 PM
yes i have a degree and am certified. i found its easier to get a better job and fair pay. espicially with the economy the way it is you never know if your company will have the big layoff this month or not. but that peice of paper keeps me there. so i would agree with your fiance.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:48 PM
I do not have a degree, but I do have some college credits. I did merit 6 credit hours in a couple of high-school classes. However, I graduated high school early by taking night school, a course via mail correspondence, and summer school. By the time I graduated summer school, my college was slated to start 2 weeks later, and being 17 and irresponsible, I flaked on most of my classes. (You can imagine how angry my parents were when they found out!). My dad made me look for a real job, and at 18 I ended up landing one that usually requires a degree. I have been "moving up the ladder" with much success since then.

My fiance has a degree and is extremely intelligent, but is 25 and still learning the ropes when it comes to his career. I'm 22 and I make substantially more money than him right now. I am not trying to brag at all; the fact is that while he was in college prepping for the "real-world", I was already there and now I have almost 5 years of experience under my belt, while he has about 1.

I do not see the need for me to get a degree to "prove" that I can accomplish something. I prove that by my work ethics and am most always the top performer among my peers.

I love to learn, but I do not need to pay $40K+ to do so. My fiance has $400 - $600 monthly loans and hardly makes enough to pay them. I have no loans, earn a whole lot more, and am much more experienced in the professional environment than him, though I do not have a degree.

So, no, I do not think you need a degree to be intelligent and successful.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:49 PM

But if your watching TV with someone with a degree, and some reporter is talking about the imminent collapse of the EU, and all you hear is "she should have parted her hair the other way", then you have yourself a dumbass.

Or maybe you have someone who cares more about people than money.
Or maybe parting the hair the other way would have been the "Butterfly Effect"
that could have saved the EU.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 04:56 PM
I quit college 30 years ago only to go back last year.
working towards a degree in Health Information Management, should take about another year.
unless I alter my course, that is. just want that silly piece of paper to help with job security, sick of jobs going nowhere with little pay.
But I can do quite a bit of veterinary care on my own.
and I spent 7 years working software that programmed in Unix. (loved it).
maybe I should have pursued that route, hhmmmm.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:03 PM
I'm in highschool
i guess i woke up early

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:06 PM
I have a Diploma in Business Management (Gained in the UK's version of college) and am a Web Developer....who needs to go college (University in the UK) anyway?

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:09 PM
reply to post by Imlookingthroughyou

One thing to tell you. While you have awakened early, life is gonna teach you a very important lesson. The older you get, the dumber you get. When I was 18 I thought I knew everything. I am now 26, blastin through college, and I consider myself dumber than a brick.

Thanks for giving me some hope for future generations. Keep on track brother.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:22 PM
I have had the humble experience of attending college (still do but on break). I agree with the member who stated that the library is a gem that most are unaware of.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:53 PM
Masters degree in psychology with a focus on perception psychology and study of many occult and esoteric paths for the better part of two decades.

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:55 PM
Graduated with a 2.1 BSc in Meteorology and Atmospheric Science over a year ago. I work part time in a bar and play drums in a few local bands (tbh haven't tried to find a proper job yet

posted on Dec, 23 2011 @ 05:59 PM
I have a BA in Graphic Design that I haven't used in a decade.(except of course to determine if the thousands of UFO pics on ATS are real or crafty fakes lol).

I am certified as a chef from Le Cordon Bleu and I am enjoying this dream very much. I just baked my first Buche Noel for the holidays.

I also am a licensed Reverend and occasionally perform weddings.

Can I get a banana sticker??

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