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What sort of education do us ATSers have?

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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Hello all ... i have been curious as to the level of education here on our boards. So I thought a good idea would be for everyone to share their credentials and expertise in certain feilds so we can have an idea of who to turn to for questions regarding certain topics. Anything counts really, college, tech school, travels to other countries, or even foreign languages. I really hope many will participate in this thread as it could be very useful. Thank you all and i will start.


currently I am about 48 credit hours away from graduating university with my BA in middle eastern studies and my AA in global politics

I am a member of my university's model U.N. delegate ... we travel extensively for our courses

i speak 6 languages english, arabic, hebrew, kurdish, russian, spanish, and french. am currently persuing my 7th esperanto which i encourage everyone to learn due to its ease

i have been to 13 countries outside of the U.S.

i have studies abroad at the American Universities in Amman, Jordan and also in Haifa, Israel and recieved credits from both

I have served as a model U.N. delegate in Prague, Czech Republic

my future focus is obviously in the world of international politics and i honestly believe i can make a difference




posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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wow, impressive credentials! Good luck in your career!

I'm a teacher. I have a bachelor's degree in theology with a minor from Oxford University in Baptist history. I have a master's degree in education (curriculum and instruction) and am currently pursuing my doctorate in developmental psychology with an emphasis in education. I currently teach in NC, and I am happy to answer any questions folks might have about education in general or pedagogy in particular.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:04 PM
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im trying to erase all my education, i wish i never learned how to read.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by biggmoneyme
im trying to erase all my education, i wish i never learned how to read.


Then how would you enjoy ATS?



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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I have a degree from the University of hard knocks.




posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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Heck Ok I will be the thicky here


6 gcse's
level 5 gnvq in bar management
Level 3 nvq in mental health care
20m swimming cert.

Its ok getting educated but if you have not the common sense to help you back your education up well your knacked.

I did have the chance to study further but my family needed money so I started working full time instead.
Iam glad some people can study further, I just hope people don't waste it.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:09 PM
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You might like this thread then ...

www.abovetopsecret.com...

BA in psychology with an emphasis in religion (from a Big Ten school)



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:10 PM
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Je parle francais! lol

I attend a university in NC and I'm currently studying to become an Anthropologist (not exactly sure what area of concentration yet) with a possible minor in Religious Studies. I can speak some French and I'm self-teaching myself Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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I would say don't erase your education because i too agree that K-12 is pretty ruined nowadays ... but expand upon it and use what skills you have to build more skills for the future



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl

Originally posted by biggmoneyme
im trying to erase all my education, i wish i never learned how to read.


Then how would you enjoy ATS?


Posting pictures I imagine.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:13 PM
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Hi...my history is all over the place.

AS in Occupational Therapy, 15 years retail management in the jewelry industry..certified Diamontologist, studied the travel industry in Miami..spent time as a travel agent, my first job was in interior decorating...made custom draperies from scratch, worked as a reservations mgr in the hotel industry and as a tour operator.......geez what else?
Marketing rep for Old Country Buffet, wine specialist in a liquor store.

Self educated conspiracy theorist!



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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hey great start ... when I started college I was originally anthropology major and religious studies minor but that quickly changed with the introduction of our kurdish program ... savvy googlers could easily narrow down my university with that info
... and I too am obsessed with heiroglyphs ... I can decipher fairly well but can't speak for obvious reasons lol



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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one day i do hope and dream to get into oxford's theology department ... more for personal fun than anything else but that's nice lady ... Im glad we have teachers on here at least there's a little hope our youth aren't ruined
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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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I got jipped in my education in Travel. The course was over the mail but was out-dated material.


I later got a CDL but never applied it for reasons. Now I had to drop my hazmat endosement so I prolly couldn't find truck driving work. Oh well.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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I have 14 GCSEs, and 2 NVQs, and am a college drop out lol.

In September, I wish to study International Studies BA level, so the OP seems like a guy I should get to know better lol.
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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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I am one with the Force. No books or degrees necessary.
Nature - the Force - is simple enough that a child can become a master.

It's the modern day indoctrination that's taken humanity further away from themselves, and each other.



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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I used to think like that ... spent about 3 years traveling to and fro national parks camping out. just wanted to dissappear from society. Then one time I came out of the grand canyon after 2 weeks of camping and realized i can keep my morals and gain knowledge at the same time ... 3 years later here I am ... dont give up and try to look at the world better



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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No question about it ... most of the people in my language classes are IR majors ... theyre a cool bunch but ou can tell they will be bureaucrats one day haha ... pm me anytime



posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by 42sadhu
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one day i do hope and dream to get into oxford's theology department ... more for personal fun than anything else but that's nice lady ... Im glad we have teachers on here at least there's a little hope our youth aren't ruined
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studying at Oxford was INCREDIBLE. Just getting to work with primary source documents from the Bodlean....dream come true.

Oxford is a lot different than college in the states. Not necessarily better or worse, just different.

And I've started many many threads about helping the education system here, they usually disappear in a day or two. Lots of folks are willing to criticize, not too many willing to discuss actual solutions. But that's the way the world works, I guess.

To those studying anthropolgy, my husband has his undergrad degree in anthropology. He had the opportunity a couple of years back to study for a week with Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the Body Farm in Tennessee. He counts it as one of his life's highlights (outside marrying me and the birth of our son, of course
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posted on May, 8 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by 42sadhu
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I used to think like that ... spent about 3 years traveling to and fro national parks camping out. just wanted to dissappear from society. Then one time I came out of the grand canyon after 2 weeks of camping and realized i can keep my morals and gain knowledge at the same time ... 3 years later here I am ... dont give up and try to look at the world better


That's where I'm at now. I have college and lots of life/work experience in my past, and I'm focusing on self education lately. Can't do much with that on a resume, but it helps understand the bigger picture. I also have no credit card or student loan debts... those are things I'm trying to avoid at all costs.

Balancing Nature and Man Made lifestyles are challenging. One tends to disconnect, or muddy the connection from the other. Extra sensory perceptions can be traumatized in the self destructive system in place, so the balance of both worlds becomes a great challenge.




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