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08-13-2012, 09:41 AM
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I think you should do something that might stimulate your mind more. It's never too late to learn something new. You CAN teach an old dog new tricks.
I am an old dog. Late bloomer in every aspect (grad school, wedding, fatherhood, fac position): for every Mozart wunderkind, there is a Verdi late achiever. I'll take your advice under consideration.

Edit: thanks for supplying glue for this thread. It's easy to be divisive and arrogant on this type of boards. Those that supply the glue help to make this more of a community.

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08-13-2012, 10:25 AM
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I also make those little plastic things on the end of shoelaces.

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08-13-2012, 11:05 AM
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Importer/Exporter. I also make and sell pastries at a huge mark up for people's weddings and conferences. They're amazing.

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Yeah, just build our bridges a little bit stronger. Also, the Turcot exchanger look like it's falling apart, can you fix that, that would be awesome.
The company I was hired by is looking to place a bid on it. I hope they win so I can stay in MTL for 20 years working on this site!

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In which particuliar subject have you done your master degree, I becoming more and more interested in doing one.

I'm interested in structural engineering any advices ?
You finished your Bachelors in Civil Engineering? Great to good GPA? At Concordia I knew a few people taking Masters classes as their level 400s to finish their bachelors. If you're interested, nothing should hold you back.

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Masters in civil eng, one more year to go, I like it that a lot of my fellow habs hfers are eng , especially civil !
Nice, which kind of masters? I was with people doing their masters in construction management as I finished my bachelors, felt kinda odd how a lot of them had difficulty with even the simplest of formulas. (For instance calculating productivity of a front shovel). Glad I went the construction management route as I found work in 2 month with a company I see a future with. Only problem is they do work far away, but huge sites which I find really cool.

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08-13-2012, 11:29 AM
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Architect. Far away. I love it and work hard, but all in all, would rather be a prosperous carpenter in MTL and go to 41 Habs games a year.
heh... i don't remember hong kong being that bad

i'd take the punch of probably never seeing a habs game (vacations not withstanding) for staying in this place

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08-13-2012, 12:37 PM
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Importer/Exporter. I also make and sell pastries at a huge mark up for people's weddings and conferences. They're amazing.
You are an arbitrager, not an importer/exporter.

Ah, didn't see the word 'also' the first time around.


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Bank robber.
Better known simply as "bankers" nowadays.


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Currently working for a bank, processing worldwide wire transfers.

Doing this for now while on hiatus from my B.Eng. at Concordia for Computer Hardware Engineering, which I plan on completing in the next couple of years.

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08-13-2012, 05:41 PM
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The company I was hired by is looking to place a bid on it. I hope they win so I can stay in MTL for 20 years working on this site!



You finished your Bachelors in Civil Engineering? Great to good GPA? At Concordia I knew a few people taking Masters classes as their level 400s to finish their bachelors. If you're interested, nothing should hold you back.



Nice, which kind of masters? I was with people doing their masters in construction management as I finished my bachelors, felt kinda odd how a lot of them had difficulty with even the simplest of formulas. (For instance calculating productivity of a front shovel). Glad I went the construction management route as I found work in 2 month with a company I see a future with. Only problem is they do work far away, but huge sites which I find really cool.
No, I'm still 2 full years before my degree ! What is a good GPA for you ? I'm at Université Laval and we work on a 4.33 note and the required note to apply for a master degree (they only give M.Sc.) is 2.67, but I've been told the importance is being wanted by a professor ! I'm more interested in structural engineering.

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No, I'm still 2 full years before my degree ! What is a good GPA for you ? I'm at Université Laval and we work on a 4.33 note and the required note to apply for a master degree (they only give M.Sc.) is 2.67, but I've been told the importance is being wanted by a professor ! I'm more interested in structural engineering.
2.67 on a 4.33(you sure you don't mean 4.3?) system? wow.

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08-14-2012, 04:47 AM
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Better known simply as "bankers" nowadays.
"Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank, give a man a bank and he can rob the world."

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English literature student, will soon be get cracking on my Honours thesis. Will then do some good in the world by starting a Masters in Translation.

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2.67 on a 4.33(you sure you don't mean 4.3?) system? wow.
Pretty easy system :

4.33 : A+
4.00 : A
3.66 : A-
3.33 : B+
3.00 : B
2.66 : B-
2.33 : C+
2.00 : C
1.66 : C-
1.33 : D+
1.00 : D

So it means a B- average grade is required for the master degree, but then again the professor choose who he want and that's what I'm more afraid of.

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08-14-2012, 03:21 PM
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Film editor/director in both fiction and commercials.
Always cool to see. Have you done anything we've seen?

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B- average to get into a masters program.

Ha, I wish.

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Always cool to see. Have you done anything we've seen?
I wouldn't want name anything as i want to remain anonymous, but i did a commercial that was aired on french TV during the month of april/may and i got some shorts in festivals around Quebec and a bit in Europe. I have never done any TV, only commercial or shorts.

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B- average to get into a masters program.

Ha, I wish.
Engineering, it's alot tougher to get good grades than in others programs.

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B- average to get into a masters program.

Ha, I wish.
You're comparing the two? Seriously? The reason why it requires less for engineering is #1, it's more in demand, #2 it's just a harder program. I know people in arts who have a 3.7 and do nada. I know you're in arts and it's not a shot at you, but c'mon, you know there's a difference.

That being said B- is kind of low, I'm surprised, the cut off everywhere else is B or higher.

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Engineering, it's alot tougher to get good grades than in others programs.
I'm still shocked it's B- though. That's insanely low.

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Pretty easy system :

4.33 : A+
4.00 : A
3.66 : A-
3.33 : B+
3.00 : B
2.66 : B-
2.33 : C+
2.00 : C
1.66 : C-
1.33 : D+
1.00 : D

So it means a B- average grade is required for the master degree, but then again the professor choose who he want and that's what I'm more afraid of.
School I go to, Concordia has a 4.3 system and it's basically the same except rounded to 0.3s and 0.7s instead of 0.33 and 0.66. Our masters programs require min 3.0.

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I thank my fellow board members for opening up even if only a little. I see a spectrum ranging from definite plans to indecision. Since most are young (of course I'm not referring to myself) there's time to change course. Sometimes I wonder what many NHL players would do if they lacked the skill, drive, and opportunity to play a game they love and make a lot of money (and friends) while doing so.

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Engineering, it's alot tougher to get good grades than in others programs.
Chem and Physics were/are the same way. 2.6 on a 4.3 scale, with an honours thesis defended, and you could/can get into the grad level. Plenty of my fellow Mount A. B.Sc. grads back in the day were able to move on with that combo, at least.

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You're comparing the two? Seriously? The reason why it requires less for engineering is #1, it's more in demand, #2 it's just a harder program. I know people in arts who have a 3.7 and do nada. I know you're in arts and it's not a shot at you, but c'mon, you know there's a difference.

That being said B- is kind of low, I'm surprised, the cut off everywhere else is B or higher.



I'm still shocked it's B- though. That's insanely low.



School I go to, Concordia has a 4.3 system and it's basically the same except rounded to 0.3s and 0.7s instead of 0.33 and 0.66. Our masters programs require min 3.0.

I think it's 3.2 at ETS but I'm not 100% certain.

I'm faaaaaaar from that anyway so why should I care :hehe:

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I think it's 3.2 at ETS but I'm not 100% certain.

I'm faaaaaaar from that anyway so why should I care :hehe:
After 2 years I was 1.85 on probation, mostly because I was trying to work at same time. I quit my job and even did more classes(40 credits in a year) and my GPA boosted to 2.97. Sometimes a little change can help a lot. I plan to exceed 3 very soon and make myself eligible for a masters.

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You're comparing the two? Seriously? The reason why it requires less for engineering is #1, it's more in demand, #2 it's just a harder program. I know people in arts who have a 3.7 and do nada. I know you're in arts and it's not a shot at you, but c'mon, you know there's a difference.

That being said B- is kind of low, I'm surprised, the cut off everywhere else is B or higher.
I wasn't...I was saying I wished mine was like that.

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