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Old 04-04-2012, 09:57 AM
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College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

Recently, the number of posts/requests for information regarding college, scholarships, and career-related information has increased. I'd like to suggest having a sub-forum dedicated to this topic. If we moved previous posts in random places to this page, we would have valuable resources consolidated and easier to find.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:01 PM
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Re: College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

Great idea,

Just today, there has been a great response on Chief Delphi, What is your day job ?

Let's start a similar question on this thread,

What is your day to day job/university/activity ?
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:36 AM
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Re: College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

I teach math at a junior college, mainly "refresher" math (varying levels of algebra), though I have taught most classes in the math sequence up to Calc III, as well as statistics. As the years go by, I find that younger students seem to have less familiarity with solid objects, so I often do demos with "math manipulatives" like baseboard, tile, 2 X 4's, tape measures, foam cubes (Elevation, anyone?), and of course, robots.

But I spend a lot more time on my unpaid job, which I could easily have made into a full-time career. The main elements of child and elder care include the usual roles of chef and chauffeur, but also some interesting informal ones over the years: autism specialist, general contractor, EMT/medical assistant, financial manager, and human GPS.
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Re: College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

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Just today, there has been a great response on Chief Delphi, What is your day job ?
What is your day to day job/university/activity ?
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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Re: College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

I work as a Documentation Drafter / Reverse Modeler for Hernon Manufacturing. An adhesive company that competes against Loctite. My area of expertise is robotics, I can not say much more than that at the moment. However its a running joke on my team... "IT'S NOT LOCTITE IT'S THREADLOCKER!" I am a sophomore in College and would have never gotten this job without FIRST.

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Old 04-07-2012, 10:46 PM
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Re: College/Scholarship/Career sub-forum

So for me? It was Chick-fil-A to pay the bills. Not very glamorous, but it's money.

All last year, and then this summer again? I'm an intern out at NASA Langley Research Center. I do firmly believe robotics played an enormous role in getting that position.

Currently? I took a two month break from school, and I'm driving around the country. I'll be at Worlds, so yeah. PM me if you are interested in getting together. Odds are I might be driving through your state (if you are in the continental 48)
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