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

Still the most powerful poster on the planet.
No. 1521
Master degree in automation systems and unfinished PhD in optics.
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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.
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 ;_;
No. 1548
>unfinished PhD
Did you do that to avoid conscription?
No. 1551
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Oh haha wow

t. not a h4xX0r at all
No. 4419
Whatever happened to Karina?
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
No. 4421
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Two Highschool Maturation Exams two years ahead of schedule.
No. 4423
A B.S.in business administration that I've done next to nothing with.
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Its dont
No. 4497

She moved to Italy and had some bf there. Or do you mean after that? People stopped posting about her around that point.
No. 4505
She's still streaming. Kids just lost their interest in her.
No. 4567
BSc. Doing an MSc next year.
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.
No. 4586

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

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

relatively new HN-like paper aggregator
No. 12196 Kontra
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.
No. 30057
1 semester of uni.
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.
No. 30131
Bachelor of Science, so useless kind of.
No. 30133
BA, professionally useless probably. Haven't arsed myself to get MA in anything yet.
No. 30134

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
No. 30147
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.
No. 30148
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.

No. 30150
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.
No. 30155

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!
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