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Offline Chris M

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Done with Grad school!!!
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:39 AM »
Happily, I have finished grad school!!!  In February I will be conferred with a Masters of Arts in Military History with a concentration on War Since 1945.

This week my thesis was approved by the History department with no edits.  Being that all my coursework was online, there is really no way for an oral defense.  So instead, I had a very rigorous set of readers go through it with a fine tooth comb.  I was told it was solid, and my only problem was the future need for even more proofreading (I agree after reading through it for a fourth and fifth time after I thought I had caught all my errors) and also to dig even deeper in my research.

I received an A in the project class, and therefore should graduate with honors.  I'm stoked as I've worked really hard the past few years.  I know my wife is excited to finally have me back and not pounding away on the keyboard for 2-3 hours every night.

Anyhow, I'm excited and just wanted to share...now I need to go see if I can upgrade to a new job with better pay.
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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 08:28 AM »
Congrats!
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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 10:39 AM »
Wonderful job! Are you going for your Phd now?
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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 12:44 PM »
Congrats Chris!

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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 12:55 PM »
Wonderful job! Are you going for your Phd now?

I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought of it and I'd like to just to make it easier to get a college job.  However, I'll bomb any foreign language classes and I haven't found a doctoral program online yet for history.  So for the time being, I'm going to be happy with what I have.
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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2013, 05:14 PM »
You were already teaching right?

So if I have that right, you did all this in your spare time?

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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 09:02 AM »
Yes I was, and still am teaching.  So what "spare" time I had was totally consumed with this.  I feel for my wife because she didn't hardly talk to me the past six months after our daughter went to bed.  Of course, until about two years ago, she was also working on her masters as well, so needless to say we are looking forward to actually having conversation again.
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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2013, 10:01 PM »
I know the feeling... my wife just finished up her PhD last year and now she's doing a post-doc in England.  Lots of long-distance, lots of time-zone troubles...

I hope you're getting a raise with all these new qualifications you've got.   :)

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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2014, 11:53 PM »
Late on this thread, but wanted to say congrats. I'm crawling along on my BA in History.

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Re: Done with Grad school!!!
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2014, 08:00 AM »
Congrats Chris!
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