Chickens at Skool

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by user4030, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2020
  2. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    I'm submitting my application to start MSHR in the Spring this week. I get a tuition waiver of three classes per academic school year, so I decided to try that out to see if I like it. I'm taking the GRE before the end of the year. I have my BS in History, Secondary Education, and taught for two years, but now I'm in HR.
     
  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I am back in school for nursing and was recently accepted into a BS program that starts in a month. This will be my first time on the quarter system, so it'll be an interesting transition.
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm 35 and spent the last two years catching up on pre-reqs in community college that I didn't take the first time around plus California-specific stuff. It was so strange being in classes with people straight out of HS. It didn't stop me from making friends with folks or anything like that. Sometimes, though, when they'd talk about the typical kind of stuff people that age discuss, I'd just stay quiet while thinking about how effing long it had been since I'd had to worry about something like HS posse politics. Plus I'd look at some of them thinking, "Holy shit. I'm old enough to be your mom."
     
  5. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    I just hit submit for my grad school application, reminded my references, paid, and requested my undergraduate transcript! Two months before the deadline too.
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Woo hoo, Nym! Sending good luck vibes with your application!
     
  7. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    I'm in the second year of my graduate program (MPH, maternal and child health concentration) and currently interviewing to enter medical school in the fall of 2016 after my graduation.

    I think I hate myself. Or I really just want to be poor forever.
     
  8. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

    Yay Nym, fingers crossed!

    And Shakes, if you want to be poor forever, you shouldn't go to medical school. I think that's like 5 years of poorness, tops.
     
  9. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Don't worry. I'm still trying to self-sabotage by going into urban community medicine in underserved populations. :wink:

    It'll all work out in the end. I'll have a lot of loans but tons of job security.
     
  10. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

    Fair enough. Good luck with your med school interviews :)
     
  11. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Thanks!
     
  12. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    I miss school :) Also you are awesome Nym for being so on top of the application process! If I won the lottery, I would go back to school and get a few more graduate degrees and/or just take random classes.
     
  13. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    That's how I feel! I'm taking 3 Coursera classes right now just because too much shit interests me. My ideal employment contract would pay for any classes I want to take, ever.
     
  14. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Wow, y'all is crazy. I love learning but hate actual school. Just 3 more years...
     
  15. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Don't get me started, FN. I was a supplemental instruction leader (aka group tutor) last spring for intro bio, and some folks were so damn confused with those conversions.
     
  16. PerilousPoozer

    PerilousPoozer Chicken

    Good luck shakes! I had a rough time in college so my GPA was low. I got my MPH as well while working full time doing research to try and make myself more appealing to med schools. It didn't work for me, but after the fact I'm glad I didn't end up going to med school. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up lol. I've had my MPH for 4 years now and haven't even gotten so much as an interview in that field, mostly because when the economy is bad prevention services are the first to get cut, so there are no jobs.
    Not trying to be negative, just hoping it works out for you better than it did for me! But I'm about to have a baby and my job is super easy, so there's something to be said for that.
     
  17. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    Aww, I'm sorry.

    2/3 recommendations have come in. My current boss is super busy so I'm waiting until this big event is done to remind her again. GRE will be taken in late November. I can take six credit hours before taking the GRE, but I want to get it over and done with.
     
  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    One more week until school FINALLY starts. This summer has been waaaaay too long.
     
  19. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    I can't believe your semester starts so late Lh!
     
  20. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    We're on quarters. This will be my first time, and I'm both excited about shorter overall classes and not excited about 21 weeks after Christmas.
     
  21. Manhands

    Manhands definitely an asshole

    I was supposed to start classes for my bachelor's degree in nursing. I put it off again. I'm just having a hard time justifying another $10K in student loans for a degree that I don't need for my current position. I have no interest in a management position either. I keep hearing how I need a BSN though. I think I need to suck it up and at least take one class at a time.
     
  22. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    I have a BSN and hold a management position, but most hospitals don't even pay you more for for BSN v Associate. Don't sweat it.
     
  23. Manhands

    Manhands definitely an asshole

    Honestly, nursing has been good to me, but I'm a little burned out by the politics. If I go back to school, it's going to be for something out of health care.
     
  24. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Here I am bitching about how long the break has been, and I'm ordering supplies at the last minute, ha. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime.
     
  25. user4030

    user4030 Chicken

    Amazon Prime ftw. I've been meaning to switch to student prime to save a little money though.