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Posted: 5/13/2004 10:13:50 PM EST
......now what?



I'll have my AA in Information Systems and Computer Networking.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:37:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 10:37:47 PM EST by sgtar15]

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
......now what?



I'll have my AA in Information Systems and Computer Networking.



Well...you kind of timed that career choice wrong.

Sgtar15

PS Congrats!
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:39:12 PM EST
Let me second those congratulations!
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 10:39:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/13/2004 10:40:47 PM EST by wetidlerjr]

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
......now what?



I'll have my AA in Information Systems and Computer Networking.



Maybe you can truly become a mad professor.
(Edited to add: Congrats ! )
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 11:14:18 PM EST
Get ready to stand in the soup and cheese line...
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 11:33:11 PM EST
Your Future Awaits



Around here guys are graduating from the local big name tech school with the same degree. $40K for 18 months, the same as a 4 year degree from the U of MN.

They are taking $10/hour jobs.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 11:42:04 PM EST
Now would be a great time to launch a lawn care service.

-HS
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 12:56:08 AM EST
Don't listen to these guys.

First, congratulations!

Second, yes, your field has a little bit of competition in it. Don't let it get you down. You can accomplish anything you put your mind to. A large percentage of people's current jobs have nothing to do with their degree.

Network wit hfriends to find jobs.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 1:03:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/14/2004 1:04:59 AM EST by BobP]

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
......now what?



I'll have my AA in Information Systems and Computer Networking.



Stay in school, get a real degree which will pay better. Something
like art history or anthropology.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 1:15:10 AM EST
Congrats on the degree, job hunting is tough, but scholl should have got you ready for that. Continue on with your education. It took me 10 years to get my BS degree.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 1:47:20 AM EST
Technology isn't like steam train repair.....it's going to be around FOREVER. We are in a slump, but nevermind the small brainers here that think the tech-field is gone. Keep at it, you'll find your place.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:22:59 AM EST
Congrats Prof. I will be graduating next week also.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:23:59 AM EST
Congrats to both of you!

Tj
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:45:40 AM EST
I just graduated with a 4 year degree in IT last week and signed a contract for a full time position about a month ago. IT is not a completely dead field like a lot of people think but it is not as hot as 4 years ago. What exactly your degree is in only makes a difference in entry level jobs after that it all depends on your skills and experience and that you have a degree. A 4 year degree is going to make a difference when it comes to promotion and moving up. Its simply another way of filtering.

I also believe internships are crucial in getting a job straight out of college. Just about everybody I know that just graduated and has a full time job in their field had an internship or some kind of experience with the company before graduating. So job hunting really starts your soph. or junior year in college not your senior year.

It also seems like things are picking up. I have gotten a lot of call backs in the last 2 weeks for second interviews.

My .02
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 2:46:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:15:15 AM EST
Congrats Mad!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 3:44:59 AM EST


Now the learning REALLY begins. I wish you success. Ops
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 8:04:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By Noname:
NOW HIRING...!




I had been giving this alot of thought.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 8:06:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By sgtar15:

Originally Posted By MadProfessor:
......now what?



I'll have my AA in Information Systems and Computer Networking.



Well...you kind of timed that career choice wrong.

Sgtar15

PS Congrats!



Ouch. Damn Sarge that was cold
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 8:29:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/14/2004 8:35:19 AM EST by TXSunDvl]
Well, if you can afford it, I would suggest staying in school and getting a BS/BBA in accounting. Lots of consulting type jobs w/ public accounting firms,etc. with that combined background.

And congratulations on your graduation.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 8:32:05 AM EST
Congratulations!

Now go back to school, while working part time in the industry/company you would like to work in.

GO DEVILS!
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:26:59 AM EST
Congratulations!

Good luck finding work in this field.
Link Posted: 5/14/2004 10:35:16 AM EST
Congratulations.

Wether you think you can, or you think you can not, you will.
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