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[Motd] MOTD 29/Jun/2001ANN.lu
Posted on 29-Jun-2001 11:35 GMT by Christian Kemp17 comments
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After asking for advice and then announcing my decision to go back to school in September 2000, I am now happy to report that exam results are out and that I passed! This past year wasn't easy for me, in many aspects, but the outcome of the exam has considerably improved my future career prospects, and I'm happy. Now, I just have to decide what to do next: heading to university, or getting a job. I'll keep you all updated.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 1 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Karl Hamilton on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Nice one mate, keep it up now...
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 2 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Solar (BAUD) on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Way to go. If Iīd have the choice again, I would go for university... the really interesting jobs are only for those with a masterīs degree. (I just presume you would head for informatics... ;-) )
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 3 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Damien Mc Kenna on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Congrats! We all knew you could do it, and as I said back then, sometimes things seem to be going a bit strangely, but they tend to work out in the end.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 4 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Per Jonsson on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Great!
It's always nice to hear when it goes well, but you're lucky and had great support and pressure from the users here! Not many people got the support they need (as you maybe needed to take the leap/step) exept for parents which you can't make up decisions from...
I say you go for university too...
I don't know how it work in .lu but in Sweden there is a BIG difference from the lower levels (sp? word?) in school. In univeresity you got many good connectoins with great ppl and you learn to learn in a different way. For me it was a great step and I got a grater understanding in almost every aspect of life itself.
Ofcourse it depends on what you are studying but... If you are really tired of school I recomend you study some cource on evenings in maybe a different area.. If ou are interested in computers why not read philosophie (sp?), or linguistic (sp?), logic or education/pedagogic. It all connects in a different way to computers och information technology.
Regards and Good Luck
/per jonsson (which never regretts studying on university)
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 5 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Darrin on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
I recommend the University option - they are full of nympho girls and cheap beer!!! Also, if you want, you get get up in the morning and attend some lectures.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 6 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by badl on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Well i guess i will be the only one who says get a job, don't go to university.
From my experience of university: One under takes a number of years of study
whose teaching is based on theory, professors teaching unproven theory or
models, who's concepts most of the time have not been proven/practiced in the
business community.
I found having left university and entering the business world, that alot of
the things taught to myself and class collegues were not true, what clients
want is completly different from the utopian ideal they teach.
This however is not necessary a bad thing, it was my expectations or
beliefs that society placed upon me which false, they gave me an incorrect
outlook on the advantages of university and what it would do for me once i
got a REAL job ;)
but hell if you want to go into business, ya got to be ruthless... :)
p.s it matters not which path you take, for either one will teach you
alot about your self.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 7 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Michael Domoney on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Congrats Christian, very well done :)
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 8 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Nicolas Mendoza on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Congratulations!, (even though I sometimes get tired about your whining :-P But I guess that may be because I also think school is a hard running a news-site and having a halftime work in addition. Good luck anyway!)
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 9 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 28-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Nicolas Mendoza):
> even though I sometimes get tired about your whining
The whining comes as an integral part of the news reporting. You can't get one without the other. :)
(Mind, at least I'm separating whining and news reporting, and not whining about the news I report on :))
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 10 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by John A. on 29-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
I remember way back when you told us you didn't
pass that exam (math?) and was looking for work.
I was going through school at the time too
(I had to repeat courses, money, ect.) and
hoped you'd go back, glad to hear it.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 11 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Christopher Kossa on 29-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Great to hear!
You should go to university. It is a great way to meet contacts for
the future, and as someone put it "they are full of nympho girls and
cheap beer". This helps to balance out your work and play. :)
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 12 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Frank on 29-Jun-2001 22:00 GMT
Congratulations Christian. I still remember you asking for our opinion last year. I think that the university will open way more doors for you in the future. Although this is the norm, it does not necessarily mean that you won't make it otherwise. Either way, and provided that you have sufficient skills (academic or not) it's the connections and your style that will get you wherever you are to get.
May the force be with you (my favorite geek line)
Frank
...ride the lightning
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 13 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by James Whelan on 01-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
Congrats Christian,
Delighted to hear that you've passed. I've recently decided to go back to college myself after a three year gap to repeat my exams so keep your fingers crossed for me! Best of luck with your future plans and whatever they are, I hope ANN features in them!
Regards
James
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 14 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Brecht on 02-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
At last something good happens in the Amiga world ;)
Congratulations!
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 15 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 02-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Frank):
Some University courses are good and others are crap. Try to talk to
students who have completed any course you are interested in, to find
out what it's really like.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 16 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 03-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
keep studying. This is what is better for you.
MOTD 29/Jun/2001 : Comment 17 of 17ANN.lu
Posted by CRL on 05-Jul-2001 22:00 GMT
Congratulations!
I was holding my breath, hoping you would succeed and fearing for your
morale if it didn't work out. You really provide a nice service and it has
been generous of you to let us peek into your life. As a University professor
(USA system) I tell my new advisees that they should find an area of learning
that really excites them and then study that deeply. You end up doing what
you love anyway (if you are lucky), so you might as well be educated in that
area. A lot of my students come to school thinking that University is all
about job training. For the most part it is not.
Yours-
CRL
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