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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by OwnedByTheCow » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:33 pm

Off topic but my senior pictures came in today!
I finally got a picture with my wooly mammoth and I.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by ez14. » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm

OwnedByTheCow wrote:Off topic but my senior pictures came in today!
I finally got a picture with my wooly mammoth and I.
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That's a very nice picture!

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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by Rafter S » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:38 pm

That is a nice picture, and you started this thread so you can go off topic if you want to.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by Ryder » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:36 am

Looks like you and the cow both have a pretty good set of choppers. I envy you.

Lucky gave some good insight as to schools.
Schools and faculty can and do change and you can find both positive and negative for any of them.
When I finished high school I started the summer term at LSU (a big school). I lasted three days.
It took me three days to find my algebra class so I was already behind. I didn't know anybody, had a stomach virus and couldn't eat, and was completely lost. Etc.etc.etc. Yet a lot of kids just love the school.
In the fall I went to a much smaller school (SLU) and it was a much better fit for me.
I felt more at home.

Years ago there was a big controversy over what section of he country produced the best bulls.
After a very involved study and a lot of data collection they found the answer, namely
"Good bulls are where you find them".
Same with schools, professors, course of study. The best one for you is where you find them. It is not the same for everybody.
If you can, go visit several schools you may be interested in and see which feels like it is the best fit for you. And remember your initial choice doesn't have to be forever.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by Bestoutwest » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:27 am

Ryder wrote:Same with schools, professors, course of study. The best one for you is where you find them. It is not the same for everybody.
If you can, go visit several schools you may be interested in and see which feels like it is the best fit for you. And remember your initial choice doesn't have to be forever.


This is very true. Also, just because a school is big does not mean it is quality. BSU is large (~40,000 students) and has a really strong forensics department. Other than that they have good football, gymnastics, track and men's basketball programs. The University of Maine has fantastic alternative fuel programs (specific to wind and wave technology) as well as some programs I can't talk about. Also, their hockey program is better than that scummy college UNH. However, some of their other programs are lacking.

Another thing you mentioned is that when you leave, your animals are gone, too. I know that at UMaine you can bring your horse with you as they have an equestrian program. I'm not plugging them (well, sort of), but mentioning that as a "maybe other schools offer that, too" kind of thing. I'm not sure your cow would be allowed into a school's program, but the horse might work.

Good luck!
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by TexasBred » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:09 pm

I'm assuming BSU is Boise State. Actually it's about half that size.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by Bestoutwest » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 pm

TexasBred wrote:I'm assuming BSU is Boise State. Actually it's about half that size.

My mistake. I swear I had seen somewhere that they were closer to 40K.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by OwnedByTheCow » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 pm

I figured I'd give a little update. I've applied for 5 schools, got accepted into West Texas and University of Wyoming, put on hold at Tennessee Tech and waiting to hear back from West Virginia.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by ez14. » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:03 pm

OwnedByTheCow wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 pm
I figured I'd give a little update. I've applied for 5 schools, got accepted into West Texas and University of Wyoming, put on hold at Tennessee Tech and waiting to hear back from West Virginia.
So what's the 5th school?

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Re: Picking majors and college

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OwnedByTheCow wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:26 pm
I figured I'd give a little update. I've applied for 5 schools, got accepted into West Texas and University of Wyoming, put on hold at Tennessee Tech and waiting to hear back from West Virginia.
Had several friends go to west texas all were happy. All of them were on a judging team of some sort. Why they went there, but had nothing but good to say.

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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by farmerjan » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am

Glad to hear that you have some positives and still waiting. Can you take any of your animals? Will your twin be going to college also? Is she animal oriented?
How has your winter been? Is it as wet up there as it is here in Va?

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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by TexasBred » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm

Check out Stephen F. Austin State University located in the Pineywoods of East Texas (Nacogdoches). Not a big Ag program but has great forestry program, wildlife mgmt program and has one of the most beautiful campus' you'll ever see.

http://www.sfasu.edu/
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:36 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:27 pm
Check out Stephen F. Austin State University located in the Pineywoods of East Texas (Nacogdoches). Not a big Ag program but has great forestry program, wildlife mgmt program and has one of the most beautiful campus' you'll ever see.

http://www.sfasu.edu/

What about Tarleton? Its part of the A&M system. Oldest son went there.
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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by littletom » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm

To get a Teachers cert. don't you to stay and work in the state you went to school in?

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Re: Picking majors and college

Post by OwnedByTheCow » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:05 pm

farmerjan wrote:
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:50 am
Glad to hear that you have some positives and still waiting. Can you take any of your animals? Will your twin be going to college also? Is she animal oriented?
How has your winter been? Is it as wet up there as it is here in Va?
It would be nice to bring some animals. I am a bit worried about hauling my horse anywhere far however. He's getting up there in age. It's only a matter of time before he starts declining, if he goes with me I will have to consider staying closer. The cows will probably stay at home, I have a little cousin who will take over my showing. My sister will be going to Cobleskill, New York. She wants to go for Dairy Science. I am still waiting to hear back from West Virginia.
The winter has been pretty icy. Usually there's enough snow to cover the ice and make it less slick but it snows, melts and freezes before the snow goes away.
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