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Old 12-06-2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Well, now I've gone and done it.....

I just got home from my very last class in my Bachelor's program. I'm done! No more papers, No more essays, No more Monday night classes, No more spending my weekends doing homework. No more stressing about getting my work done. It's been about two years since I went back to school to finish my degree.... and now I'm freekin' done!

Now I'll have to figure out what to do with all this spare time..... Maybe get some real work done on my Jeep!

(Thanks to tiny and Cain for all of their encouragement along the way.)

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Cool.

Now you are edumacated!!!

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Congratulations. Whats the title of your bachelors degree?
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:39 PM   #4
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Congratulations, time for a little partying.
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:45 PM   #5
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nice! I got 3 1/2 years to go!
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:03 PM   #6
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Cool.

Now you are edumacated!!!
Why yes.... Yes I am.

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Congratulations. Whats the title of your bachelors degree?
BSOL - Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

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Congratulations, time for a little partying.
No... Time for a LOT of partying!!!

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nice! I got 3 1/2 years to go!
Stick with it.... It's a lot easier to do it at your age than it is when you're 48... And have a full time job..... And have a mortgage...... And have three kids in High School. 3 1/2 years will go fast! Good Luck!
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Congratulations! For once, I'm actually proud of you.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:24 PM   #8
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I want to go back to school sooo bad. Congratulations on finishing. Every day I wake up and go to work, I feel like I am wasting my mind. I feel like I can be a LOT smarter than I am, and I feel like I am being really underused at work. It is funny, when I was in HS there were only 2 classes I every really cared about and tried real hard in. The rest of the time I felt bored and just wanted to get it over with. Same with trade school, there were a few classes I really liked and busted my balls in, but for the most part it felt like a waste of time. Now I love to learn. I read all the time, sit on the computer all evening after work and morning before work, researching anything and everything Heck, I even read my sisters school books for fun. Her MacoEconomics book was a joke..

I know its much easier to go to school when you are younger and only have a few bills and what not, but I don't know how some people do it. I have about 2 bucks left over at the end of the month after I pay my bills and put gas in the Jeep. I guess because I already have trade school loans it may be a little tougher than other people my age that go back to school. I wonder if you can even get financing right now to go back to school (assuming good credit, which I do).

I don't even know what to go back for anyway. I have always been really good with anything electric, especially computers, but I can't sit at a desk all day starting at code. That's why I went to school with Pengiun_in_a_cj and got into the Auto field.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:56 PM   #9
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Wow, Brian, that's great! Congratulations, good job man!
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:50 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone.... I apprieciate the kind words.
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Old 12-07-2008, 05:04 AM   #12
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hey congrats unlimited, my ex's dad is getting his doctorate. i've seen him spend lots of long days and nights working on his work so i have a small idea, sort of what you have been through! its awesome you did this. i got 6 years left!
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About time Brian, jeeze.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:36 AM   #14
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BSOL - Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership
Don't be modest Brian...

What you all don't know is that it was a dual degree program.

BSOL - Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership

and

BSFA - Bachelor of Science in Freakin' Awesomeness (see "learning unlimited" thread)

with an

AUJG - Associates in Unlimited Jeeping Genius.

So what happens now? Is the County gonna give you a raise?

I'm just rattling your chain...

Good job Brian! Congratulations!!!
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:47 AM   #15
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Congrats...I'm going back this summer to start my masters...
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:28 AM   #16
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Congrats...I'm going back this summer to start my masters...
Thanks, I'm starting on a Master's in Public Administration in Januaty '10. Taking a year off to get my life back in order before commiting again.


Thanks tiny and Cain! And everyone else....
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tiny told me that she saw Brian the day after he posted this... He was driving up Rancho California Road in his Jeep. She told me his cranium looked massively larger like he was some kind of SUPER GENIUS or something... So Brian, planning to take over the world now? 'Going to enslave us all?



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...'Going to enslave us all?
I already have.... you just haven't noticed yet.
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Actually, it feels more like this:

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Old 12-08-2008, 11:46 AM   #20
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congrats man. the best part of graduating is that feeling that you wont have to be doing this shit again.....
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:52 PM   #22
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Congrats bro. I just finished my BA also. Since you live near by I was wondering if you are graduating from CSUSB too. Did you just take the paper and run or are you walking?
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Congrats bro. I just finished my BA also. Since you live near by I was wondering if you are graduating from CSUSB too. Did you just take the paper and run or are you walking?
Congratulations to you too Joe! I got my degree from Azusa Pacific University. I'm walking next Saturday morning. I'm looking at CSUSB for a Master's in Public Administration degree. They are planning a cohort to start in January '10. It's either that or a Master's in Public Policy from UCR. I'm still trying to decide.
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Unlimited, what are you going to do with your edumacation? What are your plans for your future?
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Unlimited, what are you going to do with your edumacation? What are your plans for your future?
Well, I currently work for the County of Riverside. I was a consultant for the county for 15 years prior to taking a job with them. Basically, I'm here for the retirement plan, so this will be my last employer before I retire (in 16 years). I'll retire at 65 with a pension of 75% of my highest annual salary. So I have 16 years to make it as high up the chain as possible.

Getting my Bachelor's degree will open some doors for me in the county that were otherwise locked. A master's will open even more and make jobs like department director easier to get. I'd also like to teach at the college level part time one of these days.

My main motivation for going back to school was actually very selfish, getting a Bachelor's degree was something I set out to do 30 years ago. I got my associate degree, but then life happened and I never finished school. I'm a very goal oriented person and failing to finish my degree is something that has followed me around like a black cloud for 25 years.
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Congrats! Now go and find the silver lining in that black cloud and start cashing it in.
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Unlimited,
It's so funny to hear your story because it sounds just like mine. I got a A.S. from RCC a LONG time ago and then started my career. My first college class was in 1988. Needless to say, I had a big break before coming back to school 2 yrs ago to finish the B.A. I started 20 years prior. I was also looking at an M.P.A. or a M.C.J., but I'm a little burnt out and need a break. I walk this Saturday too. Good luck to you.
PS...If you work out of the building on Lemon St, I work arcoss the street from you.
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Good luck on Saturday Joe.... Don't trip!
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:21 PM   #29
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I can't describe the feeling of walking across the stage and having the college president hand me the diploma case. (the real thing comes in the mail in 6-12 weeks).

So how did your day go Joe? I hope you had a blast!
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Cool,
Azusa Pacific has a campus at Bass Lake near where I live. I don't know what courses they offer there though.

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