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11-15-2010, 07:02 PM
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As do I. I've been in Employee Benefits and Financial Planning since college. It's a great job that takes quite a while to start living comfortably, especially in this economy.

What state do you work in?
I used to work in group insurance in the 80s and 90s for Prudential in Toronto. Then we were bought out and I went to Aetna which was also bought out. After a couple of jobs in software I naturally segued into the dog walking/pet sitting business

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Is that the new super targeted, super expensive cancer treatment system?

If it is currently being built, my company quoted on some fab work for a German contractor working down there.
Pretty much thats it. Protons accelerated to 2/3 the speed of light in a cyclotron and then targeted to within a millimeter or so accuracy using giant bending and focusing magnets. As ours comes on line I think there are 8 or so such sites in the country now. Cool stuff. BTW, the contractor you may be thinking of is Belgian.

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11-15-2010, 11:18 PM
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Pretty much thats it. Protons accelerated to 2/3 the speed of light in a cyclotron and then targeted to within a millimeter or so accuracy using giant bending and focusing magnets. As ours comes on line I think there are 8 or so such sites in the country now. Cool stuff. BTW, the contractor you may be thinking of is Belgian.
Possibly, their drawings were in German, without looking it up, their name was Vacuumsmelczhsezeche...you get the idea, Vacuum something German...

We had a class taught by some researcher's from Penn and they gave us some insight, hopefully the technology can become more mainstream, as a downside is a single sessions can cost 10's of thousands of dollars if I remember correctly.

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11-16-2010, 01:34 AM
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I'm a grad student at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. I was a history and economics undergrad. Just secured a job at Deloitte in D.C. for analytics next year so I'll be moving on up to the city in just a bit... will definitely catch all the Flyers games I can at the Verizon Center.

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11-16-2010, 01:49 AM
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I'm a grad student at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. I was a history and economics undergrad. Just secured a job at Deloitte in D.C. for analytics next year so I'll be moving on up to the city in just a bit... will definitely catch all the Flyers games I can at the Verizon Center.
I'll see you there. Congrats on the job by the way...we have pretty similar backgrounds, but I couldn't bring myself to do the analytic stuff. For me, personally, that would have been soul crushing. I'm not meant for that.

edit: damnitall, couldn't you guys have beaten Maryland? I may work for those UMD ******** (technically), but despite my Hokie alumni status...I'd really rather see a VA school conquer those filthy out of staters.

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11-16-2010, 02:50 AM
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I'll see you there. Congrats on the job by the way...we have pretty similar backgrounds, but I couldn't bring myself to do the analytic stuff. For me, personally, that would have been soul crushing. I'm not meant for that.

edit: damnitall, couldn't you guys have beaten Maryland? I may work for those UMD ******** (technically), but despite my Hokie alumni status...I'd really rather see a VA school conquer those filthy out of staters.
Dem Terps, baby. The future for the football team finally looks bright with Danny O'Brien at QB. I also couldn't be more excited for college basketball season. Jordan Williams is going to be one of the best big men in the country by the end of the season, and this Pe'Shon Howard kid, a freshman, has some crazy swag.

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I make sure that people get the fishing gear they want all over the world.
Bad Ass, my brother in law is a DIE HARD fisherman, just sent him the link !! I used to fish a lot growing up in Flin Flon, not so much anymore

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11-17-2010, 10:07 AM
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Asia-Pacific Cryptologic Linguist in the USMC.
Nice to see you around! I have no idea what the heck it is you do, but it's a hell of a title!

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Nice to see you around! I have no idea what the heck it is you do, but it's a hell of a title!
He's a translator for the Marine's.

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Asia-Pacific Cryptologic Linguist in the USMC.
Spooky. One of my oldest friends did the same in the Navy, spoke Japanese and Russian. Probably the smartest man I know.

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On the note of employment....I'm on my way in today for part 1 of the interviews for my boss' old job. It's a 15 minute presentation on a subject I wont get to know until I get to HR. It should be interesting...if I land the job I jump up 5 pay grades for an extra $6/hour and 5 more hours of work per week grossing me an extra $17k/ year. Here's hoping!

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On the note of employment....I'm on my way in today for part 1 of the interviews for my boss' old job. It's a 15 minute presentation on a subject I wont get to know until I get to HR. It should be interesting...if I land the job I jump up 5 pay grades for an extra $6/hour and 5 more hours of work per week grossing me an extra $17k/ year. Here's hoping!
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11-17-2010, 12:49 PM
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So in other words you are Bored and on Co-op

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Nice to see you around! I have no idea what the heck it is you do, but it's a hell of a title!
Unless people gave a description I couldn't figure out half of what they do! The job titles are wacky!

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do you work for yourself or a company like sylvan? do you get enough hours to support yourself? i've been considering this either as a side job or a backup plan if the government doesn't want to make me their property.

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It looks like we have a lot of really interesting people on this board that are experts in fascinating fields of study/careers.

I am in my 4th (and final) year at the University of Wisconsin getting my undergraduate degree in History with a minor in environmental studies. I am currently in the market for jobs, but I have been getting interviews and informational discussions with connections (it is all about who you know!).

I interned the past 3 years at an energy company in Southern California and worked on energy efficient program management. I mostly worked through excel massaging data and trying to find the best kWh savings for residential customers. It was pretty rewarding seeing customers save money on their energy bills. I hope to get hired on full time when I return back to Los Angeles in the Spring, but the market is so tough.

If I am unable to secure a full time position, I will take the GMAT or LSAT and go to graduate school after taking a year off to study for the exam. Either way, only a few more months of the good life, in college.

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