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No. 1513
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what is your highest level achieved in academia?
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No. 1514
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Diploma. That's what you got when finishing university before there was Bachelor/Master.
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No. 1517
High school. t. blue collar
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No. 1518
just high school, I couldn't handle it anymore after high school.
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No. 1519
I dropped out of highschool and got my GED.

Still the most powerful poster on the planet.
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No. 1521
Master degree in automation systems and unfinished PhD in optics.
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No. 1523
BA
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No. 1525
Uni diploma in software engineering. I'm a lazy and socially inept ass though, so I don't even try to find a better job (or just a job in my field) and I rot away tightening nuts and bolts. Still, I don't have a lot of responsibilities and the wage is decent, so it's fine.
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No. 1539
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I dropped out of my Masters research last November. I'm planning to get it done in my spare time so I can just hand it in but I can't even open the document ;_;
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No. 1548
>>1521
>unfinished PhD
Did you do that to avoid conscription?
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No. 1551
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>>1514
Oh haha wow

t. not a h4xX0r at all
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No. 4419
Whatever happened to Karina?
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No. 4420
I don't even have my BA yet with 26. But I plan on getting masters and if that is working out well, I would try a Phd. But plans can change and it will take another 3 years at least to get there, I suspect 5 or so.

So far my writings get very good grades and lecturers think I'm not the usual university student I'm actually interested.

Even worse then that my english is below what a good high school student is capable of. Perhaps I will sign into one of those "get fluent" course at my uni. And I need to read my english texts and not just look out for translations.

I just got Carbon Democracy and hopefully I will have time to read it
https://www.versobooks.com/books/1020-carbon-democracy
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No. 4421
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Two Highschool Maturation Exams two years ahead of schedule.
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No. 4423
A B.S.in business administration that I've done next to nothing with.
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No. 4455
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Its dont
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No. 4497
>>4419

She moved to Italy and had some bf there. Or do you mean after that? People stopped posting about her around that point.
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No. 4505
>>4419
She's still streaming. Kids just lost their interest in her.
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No. 4567
BSc. Doing an MSc next year.
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No. 4571
BA. Which on one hand is great shame no masters, on other it's useless and I don't want to then commit two more years into something niche that I also can do fuckall with.
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No. 4586
zero

(dropped school after 9th class, later attended a high school diploma for adults course for a year,
then lost patience and dropped out again)
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No. 12177
Can we use this thread as a general academia thread?

What are you guys currently researching?
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No. 12180
>>12177
Also this site might be of interest for anyone in academia: https://paperkast.com/

relatively new HN-like paper aggregator
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No. 12196 Kontra
>>12177
You should open a new one that is appropriate, but I think the interest is low so far.

I can only talk about what I read and sometimes have to write about, mind I do humanities.
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No. 30057
1 semester of uni.
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No. 30121
PhD, but to be honest, the whole PhD system is increasingly becoming a scam. I was lucky to take part in a good project where I learned a lot of things, from graduate mathematics, electronics, computer science, and some pretty useful instrument skills, but I would say the majority of PhDs now are literally just extended bachelor's degrees. It's not in my mind a badge of honour at all now, and I have more respect for people have masters degrees in comepetitive fields.
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No. 30131
Bachelor of Science, so useless kind of.
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No. 30133
BA, professionally useless probably. Haven't arsed myself to get MA in anything yet.
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No. 30134
>>30131

95% of my friends have a minimum of a Master of Science at an Elite uni (mine too), many of them doing their PhDs (some started their PhDs with 23/24 and are geniuses). Thats why - solely for my self-worth - I am thinking of doing a Masters do, but they degrees possible..dunno if I am 100% convinced to do them (yet)..also costs.

t. 30yo
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No. 30147
>>30134
We're movin into a world where fields are becoming ever more specialised, and where for many even entry tier jobs, a masters of PhD will be required. An undergraduate degree, instead of once being an elite qualification that offered you access to a comfortable middle class lifestyle, is now increasingly just the first stage in competency, and if you do not go further from then on, you're not going to succed.

I have seen jobs paying £17-£18k which require a bachelor's degree, stuff such as pathology technician or junior marine scientist. My first job in my organisation required a PhD, and paid £33k.

The problem with this is that it increases dramatically the time that someone needs to spend in education. With a masters, you've added two extra years. A PhD, sometimes up to 5 years. During that time, you're paid next to nothing, and in some cases, you must engage in unpaid internships to even have a chance of getting one of those jobs which will secure you a middle class existence.

The real terror is what is going to happen to those lower down.
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No. 30148
>>30147
Hm. Maybe I should just go to trade school after undergrad. I don’t have any debt due to scholarships and I’m still young.

Hmmm.
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No. 30150
>>30147
I just don't want to waste my money on stupid shit that won't do much of anything for me, which is what my BA was ultimately except I at least got the most excellent chance of spending four years hanging out exclusively with 17-23 years olds and doing young adult things. I won't actually get that as a Master's student however at least I'd plausibly be surrounded by people above the level of complete dumbasses during that time frame, but like hell am I piling more debt on. Of course on the other hand, having a MA in some field much actually get me a well paying job. Fortunately I had no such illusions about a BA doing that. I sorta feel bad for all the people who didn't realize it was a scam ahead of time though.
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No. 30155
>>30147

Thanks Mr.PhD, but I knew that already. It anyhow all comes back to "do you want to be hired?" or "do you want to self-employed?". I just want to live my life with enough money to survive + a few bonuses. So far so good and that without ever paying taxes (and no, I am not a criminal in any kind, just using loopholes.) I am considering the Masters next to the self-valuing obviously because of the credentials. Academics became inflationary, no news here unfortunately. PhD is the new Masters etc. But I think I will just continue how I do, since I am always able to find a (okayish) job, but I simply dont want 99,9999% of them. Fortunately I have the wealth of long-term friendships with smart and honorable friends, who will support me when I am homeless!
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No. 30162
MSc in a top tier brand name uni in anglo land

Should have listened to my mom and stayed for a PhD instead of trying to rule over third worlders tbh