Re: [OFF TOPIC] College Degree
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 16:23:25 -0200
I wanted to thank everyone that replied to this question. I found all the replies helpful and you all present valid points.
I still have some decisions to make, but I'm pretty much convinced that I have to study what I like. I've seen too many people get sucked by their work, and working with computer, having computer-related hobbies and studying computers... it's a recipe for trouble. If I study something I like, outside computers, I think it will broaden my mind and keep me away from the computer long enough so I don't become a computer worm (you know, like a book worm, but with computers).
I plan to keep working where I work, doing what I do... perhaps not putting that many hours into it... but still.
Anyway, I wanted to thank everyone here, you've all been of great help, both when now and with the on-topic questions, as well as the questions I didn't even ask but researched out of curiosity.
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 10:28 AM, Waldirio Manhães Pinheiro < waldirio_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> Good Morning
> This is a good point., I'm tech in data processing and bachelor in
> computer science, I'm work in IT area since 99 and I really love it.
> In nowadays, I think about change my focus, for example, a new job in
> other area, because what I know about IT will help me a lot in any
> area, independent if the company work directly with IT or not.
> I thought start my master degree in IT, although I thought better
> (I'm married, 2 children, my job is 100KM for my home, so .. in
> average 3 hours every day to arrive / back from job), and to do the
> master will be necessary study every weekend to get the master ... I
> don't want spend time for it .., not yet.
> About my skill, I work as System Admin (Unix, Linux, MS products),
> about database (Oracle, MySQL, PostGre "starting to learn ..."), about
> development (C, Shell "ksh, bash, csh ...", PHP).
> In my point of view, the University (degree) is really important,
> but the student "most of the time" don't learn in university it
> should. I'm talking about my experience and place (from Brazil). There
> are guys that really like, so, they will learn easy, independent of
> teacher, but in general, the student "wait" for teacher and the
> teacher "teach" the minimum or necessary ... "
> Ps. Don't misunderstand my point of view, there are excellent teachers
> in our country and out from Brazil too, but, the interesting is mainly
> of student, so, if the student wait for basic, will receive the basic.
> Sorry for my english, I'm learn too ;)
> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 3:42 PM, Bahrami, Mary
> <Mary.Bahrami_at_kingcounty.gov> wrote:
> > Having a degree in anything will get you in the door for an interview at
> > most places; I interviewed at oracle and passed the tech interview and
> > management level, the next level rejected my anthropology degree, go
> > Find your dream job first, then see what you need to get there….can’t
> > believe you’re not happy as a dba ;)
> > mary
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> > Subject: [OFF TOPIC] College Degree
> > Well, I've been doing a little soul searching, I've been studying
> > engineering for a few years now.
> > I don't like programming, I don't like project management... and that's
> > about all they teach over here in comp eng....
> > So... my question to you is, what is your degree (if any) and what is
> > opinion on college degrees and real life work.
> > I've been working with Oracle for a few years (4 or 5) and I've come to
> > it a little, I got a good job as a DBA, but I don't really like the
> > 'regular' careers that are usually associated with Systems
> > Administrations... so... if I got, say, a degree in mathematics or
> > physics... how would it affect my work-life?
> > thanks for your input.
> > cheers.
> > Alan.-
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