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I Have a Masters Degree.

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    First the Diploma, Then the Meltdown. - I have a masters degree and it´s funny ( funny ? ) how life works.  Right after graduation from my Postgraduate course, I...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Masters - Yeah, I have a masters degree... but now what?Only real thing it's got me is a new spot on the pay scale, which isn't saying much at all. I'd have to work here 15 years...
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M Apr 4, 2012

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    Not Alone, Of Course.. - I hold the French equiv. of a MSEE. I'm specialized in data acquisition systems & non linear electronics as job. Also hold a post graduate in...
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    Mba - I have an MBA and am not really using it. Perhaps a little. It was worth going back to school for the parties and intramural sports!
    NCConch NCConch 41-45, M 1 Response May 22, 2012

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    It's An MSc - Yeah it's pretty cool and hard work and I am very proud of it. It's just something I always wanted to have. I worked hard for it and I'd do it again. I enjoyed every...
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F Oct 25, 2013

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    Ma In Clinical Pscyhology - Hello! Just your friendly social worker here. I have my MA in Clinical Psychology. I do social work for adults with developmental disabilities.
    AcrosstheGreatDivide AcrosstheGreatDivide 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Joint Program - No, I'm not talking about marijuana, so just stop that. :) Anyway, I have an M.S. in Accounting through the Professional Accounting degree program at the...
    Argonnosi Argonnosi 26-30, M Jul 30, 2012

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    Does This Count?? - Does a JD count? I was thinking about getting my LLM in taxation....
    scarlet54 scarlet54 36-40 4 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    I Went Back In My Mid 30's - When I went back to school, I thought I only needed my bachelors degree, but I needed my masters degree as well. Wow, what a surprise! But I did it...
    cats2eyes cats2eyes 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    I Don't Know When I'll Be Able To Read For Recreation Again - It's just something about having to read entire books, within a week, for three months at a time that kind of turned...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2012

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    My Master'S Degree Is In Management Information Systems - MIS is like Computers in Business. I also have a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Psychology from the...
    IceColdMilk IceColdMilk 41-45, M Mar 11, 2013

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    Mfa In Film Directing - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    I Know, Me A Masters Degree...... - Who'd have thought, me, little ol' me would have managed to secure a Masters degree...You know it was never one of my goals in life, god that...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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    So What - I spent years getting my Masters Degree while working.  I'm sure it has helped me advanced in my career but I don't think education is a one way ticket to the top...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Masters Of Science - I have a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family. This degree has helped me to understand more about me and about my family dynamics. It has also helped me...
    plskr plskr 41-45, M Aug 29, 2011

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    I'm Master of Little! - I went to school taking all the courses in Psychology the school had to offer only to realize that my University prepared me for research or teaching, not...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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    I Wish I´d Had Her Honesty - Yesterday I had one of those moments of clarity that makes you rethink your whole life in a matter of seconds......... I was on my way home chatting...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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    Looks Like I'm In Good Company!! - Just got mine sept 14... Just waitin on the sheepskin so that the reality sinks in. MS edPSY and as I read in another story... NOW WHAT??? At...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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    Masters In Taxation - I earned a Masters in Taxation
    bizbuz bizbuz 36-40, M Dec 20, 2007

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    Engineering - I have a masters degree in engineering, which i earned in 2001.
    koolman2811 koolman2811 36-40, M Dec 29, 2012

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    I Just Finished My Mba In My Forties - Going to school in your forties is a lot different than in your twenties. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in French and English, and then...
    Jessibelle Jessibelle 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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    I am a graduate from Michigan State University. My masters degrees are in the areas of criminal justice and in counseling.
    julieadams julieadams 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 26

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    University System Should Improve For Good Of Students And Society - I have an honours degree in Finance which also comes with an Accounting degree too from University of NSW in...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M Oct 9, 2013

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    I Protect Children And Families - I have a master's degree in Social Work and work as an intake specialist on a phone hotline to take in referrals for children or adults who are...
    Belinda Belinda 26-30, F May 28, 2013

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    Recent Grad - I'm a recent grad. I just graduated this August. It took me a little longer than expected because of my thesis.
    ameeker ameeker 21-25, F Nov 14, 2007

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    Break Earned - I just finished my masters degree. I have now been in school for 21 consecutive years lol. I am taking a break before I continue on to get my Ph.D.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 10, 2010

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    Masters In Being Broke - So, I will have my masters in social work in 21 days. It is one of the lowest paying professions. I wasn't too concerned before this recession kicked in...
    JannaK75 JannaK75 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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    That I Don't Use - I have a masters in Information Technology and Business.... it was a joint degree so it is just one diploma. I don't use either one being that I'm an author and...
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    I am starting to work on my masters degree. I may have forgotten how hard school is so I signed up for more classes wish me luck.
    shakeydays shakeydays 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F a week ago

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    One of the things that I'm passionate about is cooking. Three years ago, I graduated culinary school and I'm still trying to find my place wherever it may be. I want to own a...
    thesilentchef thesilentchef 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Bachelor's in English & Literature and Bachelor's in Writing. Working in the mortgage department of a major bank. I'm a DRONE for god's sake. FML
    meghanmonroe meghanmonroe 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I've wasted my hole life, doing things I don't like. Since first grade I liked singing and wanted to play on piano or other instruments. But I never told anyone, even my mother...
    Anngela Anngela 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    At least you are smart ..... I have 4 degrees. 2 bachelor degrees and 2 masters.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Where to begin. All I can say is although I have moved out of my fathers toxic home, I am still very nervous as I write this. I can literally feel the anxiety building up. Ok...
    rrrrandom rrrrandom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Want to die part 2 ( part 1 is my first experience that you can read) This experience is an interesting experience very interesting... I'm back here again feeling like a **** once...
    DepressedGirl22 DepressedGirl22 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Brief background: 22 years old, engaged (been together 5 years and getting married this summer), I have a degree in Secondary Education, been working consistently ($250/day) since...
    Discontented01 Discontented01 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Brief background: 22 years old, engaged (been together 5 years and getting married this summer), I have a degree in Secondary Education, been working consistently ($250/day) since...
    Discontented01 Discontented01 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Brief background: 22 years old, engaged (been together 5 years and getting married this summer), I have a degree in Secondary Education, been working consistently ($250/day) since...
    Discontented01 Discontented01 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I wish I can rewind to my Freshman year in high school, so I would of taken school more seriously and maybe now in my life would have a degree and a career. But life does not work...
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm making a list of "Things I’m proud of about myself." Thus far, there is only one item on the list (the inspiration for the list in itself). It may not seem like much to you...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 14 mins ago

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    Hi! I am a registered nurse with cerebral palsy and I was reading through many of these stories and I just wanted to 1. Share my own story 2. offer some advice for seeking pain...
    bandgeektc bandgeektc 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    There are so many careers that I don't believe you don't need a college degree for, honestly.
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Actually I'm not yet but am getting my second dan (degree) in about 4 weeks: so exited!!!!
    taekwondogirl taekwondogirl 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have messed up my career... initially I was struck at a place where I hated every moment I spent.. than I decided to do a masters.. get a mortgage.. loose all bank balance.. zero...
    sunnsood sunnsood 26-30, M Apr 4

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    From having and raising four kids, marriage, home ownership, and working part-time after twenty years of attending college off and on, I received my Bachelor"s degree. That was 15...
    canelabunz canelabunz 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    So, I've just fought with my parents once again. It always ends with my mother telling me that I should be grateful that they take care and pay my expenses and that they deserve to...
    TretmanTJ TretmanTJ 16-17, M Apr 8

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    This is my experience with love and doubt (read on- it's not all rainbows and butterfly's, there's a twist). I welcome all of your feedback (and ridicule) and would love to know if...
    HopefulLovelyLioness HopefulLovelyLioness 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm 16 years old and found out I had scoliosis when I was 13 years old. My curves are 62 degrees and 51 degrees. I suffer with serious back pain and aching in my ribs and hips. My...
    Cupcakemay Cupcakemay 16-17 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I believe everything happens for a reason and that you meet everyone that you meet for a reason. Most of my friends have been girls, but I've had one really good guy friend and...
    Dreamer32 Dreamer32 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In Sport Science and Coaching, most rewarding thing receiving your degree, such a buzz!
    Cass19 Cass19 22-25, M 4 days ago