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  1. Vassili Zaitzev

    Vassili Zaitzev Well-Known Member

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    Just to let everyone know, Foch and I are starting our third year in college. Just a little heads up.
     
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    Hey, thanks Harrison! Are you in your Junior or Senior year of high school?
     
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    Study hard, party when necessary! (study hard, though)
     
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    Enjoy it now cause it ain't so pretty in the real world, congrats to the both of you.
     
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    aaaa the college years. party on .
     
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    Best of luck guys
    What are you both studying?
     
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    Thanks for the compliments. Colin, we're both studying up in Vermont, at a university called Lyndon State. Both of our majors are Social Sciences.
     
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    This third year's your final year, right?
    Always a toughie, stick to it but I think you'll both do fine
     
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    Take pictures guys. Take plenty of pictures.

    20 years later, you won't remember it (sad but true). People will ask you, "Do you remember the time...." and you'll answer "No, not really, what happened?". And the reply is some crazy ass stunt you did while half in the bag.

    Pictures generally help.

    And study. But get a wide variety of interests. Try everything. And lookout for the odd Proffessor (not a lot of them that do it but some) who inject their own thoughts and opinions into the subject matter. Trick is to figure out the difference between propaganda and true mind expanding perspective. It's tricky, but college is a good place to figure out who these guys are when it doesn't cost as much as it will later in life.

    ENJOY!
     
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    Colin, our third year is the second to last one. It's a four-year degree. Is it only three years in the UK?

    Tim-Thanks for the heads up. I'm kinda mild-mannered, so I haven't taken a trip to o'blurreys yet. :)
    I do think that I will try some before I leave though, and I did take a few shots while in Russia. I like the suggestion with the camera, I've made some fond memories here and don't want to lose them. As for the professor, we already found that in our political science teacher. He's about as far Left as Pelosi. The other social science teachers have a little bit of that going on too-but we keep ourselves on our guard. I like my world history teacher though. He's a bit crazy, but the good kind of crazy. He keeps the lectures interesting and informative.
     
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    That's awesome dudes! ;) :thumbright:
     
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    #14 Colin1, Aug 31, 2010
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    It can be
    if the students have come out of industry merely to top up quals then yes. There is (was) talk of a fast-track TWO year degree for this type of candidate.

    Most classical-entry students opt for the four-year degree course incorporating a 'sandwich year' ie a year (usually the third) spent in the industry they are studying for. The year in industry is supposed to count as experience which would carry weight in an interview but is a little self-cancelling if everyone's doing it. The sandwich option, however, is not mandatory for anyone. A Masters program will add another year on top of this.

    I opted for the sandwich program which didn't do me any harm at all, a year in Japan experiencing a totally different culture.
     
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    Cool for you FF, have a good time. Never been to Russia so you're already a step ahead of me.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Good luck to the both of you!
     
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    Good luck to you guys. Having never gone to college (does a Police Academy count?) but having lived in a college town I can say ....Be Careful!! :)
     
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    Ah, college. The 'best' years of your life. Have fun and good luck. Feels kinda of strange once you've graduated and have your degree in your hand.
     
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    He, sorry Harrison. For some reason I thought that you were older. My bad. :oops:

    So far so good, I think this year is gonna be much better, since VZ and I had our own rooms. The courseload is a little bit tougher than last year, but oh well.. bring it on. :)
     
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