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I Have a Masters Degree.

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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, but now I worry. I always joked about how I can always find work in mental health, because so many people need that everywhere...
    JannaK75 JannaK75 31-35, F 1 Response May 26, 2009

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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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    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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    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 bit of it.
    erin1982 erin1982 26-30, F Oct 25, 2013

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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 and one has to wonder if it is worth the cost anymore.  Depending on what you want to do, the time and...
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 13, 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 with a girl that studied my career and graduated from my university quite recently. Since we had that shared background I thought...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 12 Responses Nov 28, 2010

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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 University of Houston - Clear Lake. This degree program was a joint B.S./M.S. program where you add on another year to your...
    Argonnosi Argonnosi 26-30, M Jul 30, 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 spent 18 years doing nothing with it. I recently decided to go back to school so I could make more money. I went online at the University...
    Jessibelle Jessibelle 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2009

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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 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 ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 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 me off from just sitting down and enjoying a book. I just finished my Master's last summer, but between that experience and a pretty time consuming job, sitting...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 4, 2012

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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 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 and graduated with honors. So now I am working in a fun field being a therapist with a multiple-aged population. I'll owe money...
    cats2eyes cats2eyes 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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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/have been abused and/or neglected. The reason I went into this field was the desire to make a difference in others lives in a...
    Belinda Belinda 26-30, F May 28, 2013

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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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    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 for that to even breakeven.
    SkyRookie SkyRookie 36-40, M Apr 4, 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 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 sounds sad doesn't it - i mean who does aspire to be the best they can possibly be, but i never thought i was academic, in fact, my...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2011

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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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    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 University of South Florida in Tampa.  This real-world grounding makes me an ideal candidate for communicating wisdom of a more spiritual nature, because I have...
    IceColdMilk IceColdMilk 41-45, M Mar 11, 2013

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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 Australia. After that, I did try to do Applied Physics as a part time student for about 3 years but gave it up as I had too much to do at work while the evening/night...
    meehehe meehehe 46-50, M Oct 9, 2013

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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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    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 53 do I continue and get a phD? Or do I stop here and get a "real" job?? Lol Kinda fond of fixin computers.. It's usually pretty low...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 28, 2012

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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 to understand management dynamics and problem solving techniques that impact my job and family. I used to do counseling...
    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 therapy. I worked for a PhD for awhile seeing his overflow only to finally admit that I couldn't deal with the raw emotions...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2008

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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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    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 door to door sales person.
    GoddessNakiBean GoddessNakiBean 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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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 optoelectronics and a BCompSc useful for my job. Think it's all !
    juliegirlie juliegirlie 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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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 went into one of the biggest depressive episodes of my life. It was like, OK, I have done it, I have the professional degree, the several...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    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 Apr 9

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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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    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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    This was during job placements during my Masters Degree. I qualified for final Interview in Texas Instruments. there were around 10 other people with me including a girl whose name...
    kalel2389 kalel2389 22-25, M 3 days ago

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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 Apr 12

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    Iv had it for a while now, i used to have a i phone 3 but i was fishing with my brother and it fell outta my pocket into the lake and it was about 50 degreese outside and i had to...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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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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    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 Apr 13

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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 Apr 9

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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 Apr 10

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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 Apr 12

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    Emotional attachment with men. The obvious notion may be that I had no such thing with my father, whom I met at six years of age. I cannot say for certain why I struggle to accept...
    merrygentry merrygentry 26-30, F 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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Psychology says: Narcissists build an inner shrine to themselves where they self-aggrandize to an extraordinary degree so that they can feel intrinsically superior to all others...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    3rd degree fractured ankle and broken tibia ended my 11 year football career. It was devastating to me but later it became a blessing in disguise.
    Extraminty365 Extraminty365 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i remember when my brother said i buy something outside and its night and dark and im chicken so i ran and fell in a manhole and i didnt speak for long time bec i like to be boiled...
    yaysandwich yaysandwich 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago