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    Question your last education ?

    firstly im sry to ask private questions like this , but im now in university and they are not so uptodate , i like to know ones that have a webhosting company , are you from finishing high school or from university ? can you live with a webhosting company ? ( self employed .

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    I'll get the ball going. You have to finish high school at least because your web hosting days may not always be there.

    I finished college and now own a business non-related to what I took in college, but I'm still happy I did it because I learned a lot that I can still use as a owner.

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    You should have at least some college. But of course, still better to have a degree.

    I myself is not a degree holder, didn't finish it due to financial reasons. But it was all ok, I got a good job since then. I learned a lot while working since then. Though I am already working, I am still studying many thing on this field of web hosting. Because we don't have to stop learning.

  4. I think its much better to have work experience, than a degree. I finished school after my GCSE's and did no higher level education, I have had a few jobs since then. 2 very good jobs including my current position, you succeed because of your experience on personality I believe and it has worked for me!

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    I went to college for 2 years. What a complete waste of time (IMO)

    For two years I took nothing but CS courses, and for two years I wondered why I was even there. Both the material and the teachers' knowledge was outdated.

    I dropped out and we're doing just fine, at least for now.

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    I have two Specialized Associates Degree's


    One in Restaurant Management, one in Culinary Arts.

    I have been working in IT for the last 6 years or so.

    Money was decent as a Executive Chef but I had no life outside of work.

    College? You need a degree to go anywhere corporately these days but it most definitely does not need to be in the related field. Hell, I've worked with guys that run multi-million dollar Companies and they have degree's in Philosphy.

    I also have my CCNA and am currently working on CCNP.
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    I myself have a different story than the college grads in here. I started college in Arizona and was only there for 8 months. I had a child and couldn't afford to go to college anymore...I moved back home to Dallas Texas where my family is for support. I personally wish I stayed in college and never dropped out...I believe i'm missing out on a lot of education that I need. Hopefully one day I will be able to go back to a community college and get my basics out of the way. STAY IN SCHOOL!

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    The reason most employers like to see a degree.


    It's not the area of study that matters but the fact that you finsihed something you started. ie follow-through.

    Goes to show character and work ethic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67 View Post
    It's not the area of study that matters but the fact that you finsihed something you started. ie follow-through.
    im sry can you explain this more ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamramadhan View Post
    im sry can you explain this more ?
    Meaning most employers want to see that you made a long term commitment and finished or completed your commitment. Like starting college curriculum and going till the end and actually graduating. ( no one wants a quiter).

    Lot's of people have great ideas and start projects, but how many actually finish these projects.

    A college degree is a record of this and since most people are younger when they do this it also not only goes to show follow through but character at a younger age.

    This is a good employability trait. Ranks right up there with attendance.

    So you see, it's not about the area of study but the fact that you are not a quiter!
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    I've done 3 courses at University, started studying HR Management then went on to do my Law degree and then done a degree in Business Technology.

    Studied over in China for a while as well.

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    Employers just want to know you can face up to a long term goal and financial stability. Except these days, if you come from a 'wealthy' family, that stuff doesn't matter.

    I have a 4 yr. in Business Administration, and if I had the time, I would love to get my MBA. Time is of essence, I just wish I can go back and rewrite over the time I wasted.

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    My last completed education would be my certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology. Right now I'm studying for my MBA + either advertising or marketing as a minor. This way I'll have something to fall back on if web hosting doesn't work for me.
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    Or you could just tell them you are a student of LIFE and you've been working on it for (insert age here) years!

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    I've been successful online since a young age but I still find the need to get a college education as no one knows what the future holds for the online industry.

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    My last formal education was high school back in 1999.

    However, my primary job is not computer related but construction related and the only requirement is that I get a HS diploma or GED before I can get my journeyman card for electrical.

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    My formal education course was a City and Guilds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67 View Post
    Meaning most employers want to see that you made a long term commitment and finished or completed your commitment. Like starting college curriculum and going till the end and actually graduating. ( no one wants a quiter).

    Lot's of people have great ideas and start projects, but how many actually finish these projects.

    A college degree is a record of this and since most people are younger when they do this it also not only goes to show follow through but character at a younger age.

    This is a good employability trait. Ranks right up there with attendance.

    So you see, it's not about the area of study but the fact that you are not a quiter!
    well yes but is that not time wasteing ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Swanson View Post
    I've been successful online since a young age but I still find the need to get a college education as no one knows what the future holds for the online industry.
    Exactly, and you are amazingly mature. Kudos to you for thinking ahead.

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    Currently in College, but I am looking to be successful online and have a few businesses, not really money motivated, its so I can actually have time to do the things I'd love to do, but have no time to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamramadhan View Post
    firstly im sry to ask private questions like this , but im now in university and they are not so uptodate , i like to know ones that have a webhosting company , are you from finishing high school or from university ? can you live with a webhosting company ? ( self employed .
    Currently in University - about to graduate in a semester with a Computer Science degree from GeorgiaTech (and a minor in economics). For me, school was definately worth it.
    Going to school helps you as an entrepreneur as well. The classes at GeorgiaTech are very up-to-date with industry - and you get a good picture on whats happening right now and what could happen in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamramadhan View Post
    well yes but is that not time wasteing ?
    Is what not wasting time? The education or starting projects and never finishing?

    Of course the latter would be a waste of time and why a education goes to show that you won't waste a employers time.
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    I started college 3 days after high school graduation with a full scholarship thanks to my SAT scores. 4 months later I found myself pregnant and moving back near my parents and other family. I have worked in the hosting industry since high school but the best choice I ever made was to go back and finish school once my kids were older. Now my boys are 9 & 11 and I am working on my 4th degree... my Masters of Science in Business Management with a concentration in marketing and am going to take my test soon for my CPA license. I went back to school so my kids see how important it is to finish, while I have a great job working in the hosting industry you never know what the future holds. I know if I ever want to get out of the hosting industry or if anything drastically changes I have other things to fall back on.
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    I did my masters degree in IT 3 years back as part time.
    But from my 7 years experience, I can say that your experience worth more than your education in the IT field. But you need a basic education (may be a degree). More experience means more money and more education means more reputation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick67 View Post
    Or you could just tell them you are a student of LIFE and you've been working on it for (insert age here) years!

    Be 90 yrs old and have like a degree in everything lol The nerd of the planet.
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    If things go to plan, i'll have a PhD in Electronic Engineering by xmas.

    Although very useful, i am a bit skeptical about whether a degree is actually needed. Looking at CS undergrads, the ones doing well and likley to go into a career in IT are the ones who already had a reasonble background in computers even before they started. Degrees requirements are more about thinning out the candidate pool than most people are comfortable to admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1978 View Post
    I did my masters degree in IT 3 years back as part time.
    But from my 7 years experience, I can say that your experience worth more than your education in the IT field. But you need a basic education (may be a degree). More experience means more money and more education means more reputation.
    In my experience, it is the education that gets you the job and it is your experience or your ability to adopt/learn IT to continue to keep your job

    College doesn't teach you a 1/4 of what you will need to be successful at most things. College is mostly there to make your brain think at a higher level, indirectly benefiting you down the road but now immediately as you still need to learn what the heck you're doing once you are employed.

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    I have finished my Engineering at India.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt - HostMist View Post
    Be 90 yrs old and have like a degree in everything lol The nerd of the planet.
    hahahah , lol , well 90 years old studying everything without any application to the real world .

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamramadhan View Post
    hahahah , lol , well 90 years old studying everything without any application to the real world .
    Kinda like a Degree in Philosophy ehh?
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    I'm in my last term for a Bachelor's in Management Information Systems. When I'm finished with that I plan on continuing to a Master's degree, haven't decided what major yet though. Although, I have narrowed it down to either an MBA or Management.

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