View Full Version : What Are You a Professional At?


TheLS1Lover
05-01-2012, 11:34 PM
Pretty simple question. I'm curious to see what people do for a living on here. BTW I'm a Junior in High School currently unemployed (no call/no show because brother was in the Hospital). I plan on going to OSUIT to get a Bachelors in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering.

'WHEELS'
05-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Trolling the racers lounge

TheLS1Lover
05-01-2012, 11:46 PM
Touche'

Stocker94z
05-01-2012, 11:46 PM
Fuckin' bitches and gettin' money.
Then I woke up and realized I work at McDonalds because I'm a Senior in high school and drive a super clapped F-Body :/

TheLS1Lover
05-01-2012, 11:48 PM
LOL! Thats were I was fired from!

'WHEELS'
05-01-2012, 11:48 PM
^^^^ lmao. Super clapped f body.

justin455
05-01-2012, 11:49 PM
Trolling the racers lounge

I call :bs: unless some of the real trolls hacked your acct.


...oh and doing your mom.

WhiteKnight '01
05-01-2012, 11:52 PM
Well this thread is full of :rice and :spam:

Want my opinion? :sucks:

TheLS1Lover
05-01-2012, 11:52 PM
This was meant to be a serious thread guys. Looking for actual opinions her.

JStragWS6
05-01-2012, 11:52 PM
Fuckin' bitches and gettin' money.
Then I woke up and realized I work at McDonalds because I'm a Senior in high school and drive a super clapped F-Body :/

:jest:

justin455
05-01-2012, 11:53 PM
Well this thread is full of :rice and :fail: .

I'm surprised it's not yours!

This was meant to be a serious thread guys. Looking for actual opinions hers.

You should say real answers, because IMO, my answer is still legitimate. I work that shit.

WhiteKnight '01
05-01-2012, 11:54 PM
This was meant to be a serious thread guys. Looking for actual opinions her.

:givesfuck

TheLS1Lover
05-01-2012, 11:59 PM
Thread Fail. Thanks a lot guys. Hopefully the day crowd will actually answer.

'WHEELS'
05-02-2012, 12:01 AM
I call :bs: unless some of the real trolls hacked your acct.


...oh and doing your mom.

You caught me. I'm really xflg kingpin in disguise. :jest:

I'm surprised it's not yours!



You should say real answers, because IMO, my answer is still legitimate. I work that shit.

Laugh out loud.


:givesfuck

Y u mad tho?

WhiteKnight '01
05-02-2012, 12:01 AM
Thread Fail. Thanks a lot guys. Hopefully the day crowd will actually answer.

No problem buddy!

:jest:

'WHEELS'
05-02-2012, 12:03 AM
OP, answer me this one question, and I will stop messing around.

Is your name really Chaunce Hunnycutt???

WhiteKnight '01
05-02-2012, 12:04 AM
op, answer me this one question, and i will stop messing around.

Is your name really chaunce hunnycutt???

rofl!!!

popo8
05-02-2012, 12:15 AM
11 year Police Officer, just outside of Philadelphia PA.

SparkyJJO
05-02-2012, 12:20 AM
Computer nerd. I repair and configure almost anything computer related. Been at my current job for 2.5 years (first one out of college, actually), but I started doing this stuff in high school and worked in the tech room at the school during some study halls when I had nothing to study or - in some cases - didn't want to study.

I also occasionally do repair work on my boss's car, so he jokingly dubbed me the "fleet manager" :lol:

trey1010
05-02-2012, 12:22 AM
Senior majoring in criminal justice graduating this fall

nick122590
05-02-2012, 12:26 AM
doing wheelies in a tug pulling 4 air cargo pallets in the middle of a taxiway at ohare.

Pipeless416
05-02-2012, 12:35 AM
i'll be starting work as a manufacturing engineer on the 14th.. graduating with my masters this saturday.

666 speed
05-02-2012, 12:53 AM
5 years as a state trooper.

6898camaross
05-02-2012, 12:57 AM
Pretty simple question. I'm curious to see what people do for a living on here. BTW I'm a Junior in High School currently unemployed (no call/no show because brother was in the Hospital). I plan on going to OSUIT to get a Bachelors in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering.

good choice on the school.

Gaunt
05-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Software Engineer at Intel

snake95
05-02-2012, 01:25 AM
Getting laid.

Finishing my bachelor's this summer and going for master's classes next semester. Playing football to pay for it.

RikkiTorment
05-02-2012, 02:26 AM
I'm currently an English major in a community college. I plan on trying to transfer up to Ryerson University in Toronto soon to go after a journalism career to specialize in hockey. I plan on picking up a minor in television/radio communications and broadcasting.

NemeSS
05-02-2012, 03:21 AM
CLASSIFIED :secret2:

JHL88
05-02-2012, 03:42 AM
im a fuel systems mechanic for the USAF been working on the F-16 for 4 years, next year will be moving to KC135's.

I8ASaleen
05-02-2012, 03:48 AM
Professional slacker. AKA valet. Also just finished by faa a/p licensing.

ThumpnZ28
05-02-2012, 03:52 AM
A&P Mechanic.

608kZ28
05-02-2012, 08:03 AM
im a professional asshole

actually i work for a company that makes table tops, chairs, office cabinets, etc etc

MyFirst01
05-02-2012, 08:30 AM
Sophomore in hs, going to work over the next few summers, then either go to CU, maybe Villanova. Or if I don't get my shit together, it's the Marines or a Tech school so I can either work as diesel mechanic or work in the weapons industry. Somebody has to weld the cans lol.

2isbetterthan4
05-02-2012, 08:44 AM
MET Degree, R&D Weld Process Engineer during the day for a robotic welding company, run a welding and fabrication shop in the evenings building track cars, chassis, fab, etc.

Z Fury
05-02-2012, 09:18 AM
CPA, 11 years experience.

97FormulaWS-6
05-02-2012, 09:36 AM
BSMET Degree, RIT Class of '03
Pending Executive MBA from the University of Utah, Class '14.

Program Manager/Senior Mechanical Engineer - Ultrasonic Surgical Handpiece Team, Moog Medical Devices Group, a division of Moog Inc.

I manage R&D programs for this team with very minor time spent doing engineering work; I coordinate the company resources so we can get products developed and into manufacturing/out into the market.

AnnivSS
05-02-2012, 09:40 AM
Im on the 10 year 4 year plan in college because Ive always hated going to school. Its easy for me, I just always feel like I have better things to do lol. Im going to school right now for cyber networking and security. Currently I work as a parts salesman for a Lincoln/Mercury/Mazda dealer.

AznMuscle
05-02-2012, 10:44 AM
2 AAS degrees, one in electronics, one in Avionics. Contractor for Intel, electronics related. Going back to school this fall to attempt to un fuck my ASU GPA, going for BAS electronics and energy systems, focus in Alt energy. Also pro at breaking shit on my car. Turning 23 end of this month.

myk
05-02-2012, 11:16 AM
I flip hamburgers, although I'm not too proficient at that either. Professional under-achiever here.

Im on the 10 year 4 year plan in college because Ive always hated going to school.

School SUCKS. I don't know how anyone sits through that shiite. My sister's been in school since 1999, she has like 10 master degrees or something and she even quit the MENSA society because they were too stupid; I guess I'm her scholastic opposite...

FocusVince
05-02-2012, 11:22 AM
Currently make salads, sandwiches and pizzas at a local resturant that gets a lot of business...I will be leaving for USAF basic training July 3rd though and will be working in the mechanical field (no specifics yet).

JHL88
05-02-2012, 11:26 AM
Currently make salads, sandwiches and pizzas at a local resturant that gets a lot of business...I will be leaving for USAF basic training July 3rd though and will be working in the mechanical field (no specifics yet).

good luck bro, metals technology would be your best bet, everything else in maintenance sucks aircraft wise, i dont know about GOV's though. trust me

FST SS
05-02-2012, 12:47 PM
Daytime: Prod. Mgr for a manufacturing plant.

Nitetime: sex, drugs, and rock & roll

geoffreymexico
05-02-2012, 01:03 PM
G.I. Joe :)

Tainted
05-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Procrasterbating

willizm
05-02-2012, 01:14 PM
Professional Pony Comber and Amateur Tattoo Artist.

FlashWS6
05-02-2012, 01:20 PM
Accounting department manager /Director of administration.

X-ray
05-02-2012, 01:23 PM
I drive forklifts like a boss. I also have a useless Finance degree.

WhiteKnight '01
05-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Air traffic controller, I talk to pilots.

therabidweasel
05-02-2012, 02:38 PM
I design implements of war and genocide and my wife designs junk mail. the pay is good though.

WhiteKnight '01
05-02-2012, 02:39 PM
i design implements of war and genocide and my wife designs junk mail. The pay is good though.

i haaaaaaate your wife!!!!! HAAAAAAATEEEEE!!!!!

LS WON A4
05-02-2012, 02:58 PM
I'm an electrician's helper. Hopefully I have a more desirable job within the next few days.

Hi-Po
05-02-2012, 03:24 PM
Wind Industry.

Weather channels "Turbine Cowboys" is retarded.

Heater
05-02-2012, 07:50 PM
Professional factory worker...part of a dying breed due to Chinese exports.

TheSilverOne
05-02-2012, 08:02 PM
http://cdn.techiser.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Chevy-Spark-EV.jpg
http://7ms.com/abt/online/2009/07/_images/EVS-24/03.jpg
http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/921435/13338542/0/1278059309/A123_ANR26650_LiFePO4_Nano-phosphate_Cells.jpg
http://media.cleveland.com/business_impact/photo/battery-maker-ipo-58b10d35783f90de.jpg

chaman
05-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Adult Neurologist, MD.

BigBronco
05-02-2012, 08:11 PM
Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and graduated this past December. (Fall 2011)

I am a Project Engineer at an Oil and Gas company based in Houston, TX.

I work with three other LS1tech guys. One is Nine Ball.... as he got me the job here. LOL

Pay is good for my age and MUCH higher than most new grads in the country.


Networking is key. Go out and work your tail off if you want to be in the Petroleum field. Get as many internships as you can. It is competitive for the small amount of them out there, but the rewards are WELL worth it.

Killjoy32
05-02-2012, 08:14 PM
Student by day, Hitman by night.

TheLS1Lover
05-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Degree in Manufacturing Engineering and graduated this past December. (Fall 2011)

I am a Project Engineer at an Oil and Gas company based in Houston, TX.

I work with three other LS1tech guys. One is Nine Ball.... as he got me the job here. LOL

Pay is good for my age and MUCH higher than most new grads in the country.


Networking is key. Go out and work your tail off if you want to be in the Petroleum field. Get as many internships as you can. It is competitive for the small amount of them out there, but the rewards are WELL worth it.

What exactly do you do?

At this school

http://www.osuit.edu/

What course would be my best bet to get into what you do? I want a Z lol.

TheLS1Lover
05-02-2012, 08:28 PM
im a fuel systems mechanic for the USAF been working on the F-16 for 4 years, next year will be moving to KC135's.

What did you go to school for? I would love to serve without being shot at.

BigBronco
05-02-2012, 08:37 PM
What exactly do you do?

At this school

http://www.osuit.edu/

What course would be my best bet to get into what you do? I want a Z lol.

Ok, the closest thing that could get you in the door here is the Civil Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

We deal with a lot of structural design so those guys will be utilized a lot.

I honestly would suggest going to a school to pursue a B.S.M.E or at least a B.S.M.E.T. In my opinion, it opens a LOT more doors and could pay off just as much if not more in the long run.

It is all based on who you know.

I am running around town currently but I will make a post about what I do later this evening. Hell, there may still be another one that I have done/answered before in the lounge anyways. I'll check and post it in here if so.

And yes, owning a z06 before turning 26 is nice. lol

atrain59
05-02-2012, 08:38 PM
I'm 23 and graduated in December (2011) with my AAS In Criminal Justice and I'm currently looking for a job in law enforcement. The way things are looking I might be joining the military if I do not get a job by the end of August.

speedtigger
05-02-2012, 08:42 PM
I am the owner of a search engine marketing firm. Business is good. :cool:

SKINNY69
05-02-2012, 08:52 PM
Pro archery hunter. I suck at my day job.

TransAmWS.6
05-02-2012, 09:09 PM
My first year of college will be over next week, majoring in business administration, doing alright so far. Not sure what I'm going to become a pro at yet though in regards to a career, HVAC is looking mighty appealing to me right now

TheLS1Lover
05-02-2012, 09:12 PM
Ok, the closest thing that could get you in the door here is the Civil Engineering Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

We deal with a lot of structural design so those guys will be utilized a lot.

I honestly would suggest going to a school to pursue a B.S.M.E or at least a B.S.M.E.T. In my opinion, it opens a LOT more doors and could pay off just as much if not more in the long run.

It is all based on who you know.

I am running around town currently but I will make a post about what I do later this evening. Hell, there may still be another one that I have done/answered before in the lounge anyways. I'll check and post it in here if so.

And yes, owning a z06 before turning 26 is nice. lol

Go ahead and PM me if you would like. I would like to talk to you some more about this.


On another note, Thread Not So Fail. :guns:

BigBronco
05-02-2012, 09:30 PM
My old post from another thread.

Here is my advice. I started school as a Mechanical Engineering major at 17. I got the shit blown out of me even though I acceled on all standardized tests as well as in high school itself.

Anyways, I was lucky enough and involved with LS1tech enough that I ended up spending 4 years as a machinist and representative at the School of Automotive Machinists. (www.SAMracing.com)

I worked my ass off on the road, in the shop, and working to help future, potential, and current students getting around the tools, equipment, and anything else in general while in school. It made me appreciate what I could accomplish if I continued my education, specifically if I wanted to go back into the professional racing scene.

2008, I returned back to school full-time after saving my money and am now graduting with my Engineering degree. I have had 4 internships in the Oil and Gas industry and needless to say business is good and the pay is better. It is a great mix of office work and field stuff. I get to essentially build legos down on the ocean floor to generate oil/natural gas fields.

Here are a few pictures from one of my trips offshore:

I am currently an Installation engineer for an oil company. These pics were from when I was a "Field Engineer" (my title) at another oil company. CAPTIONS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE PICS!!


First, I do a little bit of Math.

http://i.imgur.com/OuH22.jpg

Then I write up some procedures/Installation manuals and reference specific drawings.

http://i.imgur.com/gQ0nO.jpg

Then I get on some kind of construction vessel of some sort like this one.

http://i.imgur.com/ow8Nq.jpg

Lay System and Crane

http://i.imgur.com/ORxMU.jpg

Then I go out in the middle of the ocean/GOM

http://i.imgur.com/thCgn.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Uxa98.jpg

And pick up heavy equipment that needs to be connected and sent down below the surface.

http://i.imgur.com/UGAIN.jpg

And then get ready to overboard it....

http://i.imgur.com/hMa7b.jpg

Or set up items like this:

http://i.imgur.com/eSq9K.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nD5hX.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/l3geW.jpg

And then I patiently watch as it goes to the bottom of the sea and enjoy the ROV's doing the dirty work.

http://i.imgur.com/9EAJX.jpg

And then I get one of these at the end of my project after all is complete to hopefully make it back to land alive.

http://i.imgur.com/Qm9yP.jpg

:)

The End.

Stay in school, go to class and try to gain the bottom line. Classes can be ultra frustrating but it is worth it in the end.

A mechanical engineer can work anywhere. Oil, alternative energy, munitions, civil engineering, aero work, etc.

sams02Z28
05-02-2012, 09:34 PM
Vinyl playground installation foreman..business booms like crazy this time of the year!! Right around 70 80 hour weeks this last while..

ttranssam
05-02-2012, 09:42 PM
Ha....You guys have some badass jobs! Im a service manager at a bigger trucking & transportation repair place...And I build cool stuff for our cars that make them go faster....;)

FocusVince
05-02-2012, 09:43 PM
good luck bro, metals technology would be your best bet, everything else in maintenance sucks aircraft wise, i dont know about GOV's though. trust me

Thank you, I looked at metals technology and it sounds like I might want to do that, but I'll see when that time comes.

frehwk_ls1
05-02-2012, 10:20 PM
Auto body tech., if you dont want to ruin a good hobby dont do this! haha

unit213
05-02-2012, 10:42 PM
Adult Neurologist, MD.

No kidding? Very impressive. :cheers: As for me, my education is in chemical engineering. However, I run a mfg company these days.

My piece of advice to the OP...bust your ass and get an undergrad degree in engineering (not civil!). Then, get a masters. Work your way into project management. You will be capped in terms of salary if you're an engineer. You need to be in management to make some real cash.

chaman
05-02-2012, 10:44 PM
I thought you knew?? LOL!!

unit213
05-02-2012, 10:46 PM
I thought you knew?? LOL!!

Turns out you're a smart MF'er after all! :D

chaman
05-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Turns out you're a smart MF'er after all! :D

Well, thanks I guess! LOL! If I were to do it all over again I would have probably be a car mechanic.....:jest:

TheLS1Lover
05-02-2012, 10:56 PM
My old post from another thread.

I have found my calling. I freaking love Geometry, making Money, and taking picture of my bare feet!

1BAD-SS
05-02-2012, 11:19 PM
10 years in LE, now an investigator...see:

https://fbcdn-profile-a.akamaihd.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/572409_100000392737228_2116215728_n.jpg

Every now and then I talk to guys like this:

Air traffic controller, I talk to pilots.

While screwing around in things like this:

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/1Bad-SS/IMG_20120401_135105.jpg

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h232/1Bad-SS/IMG_20120403_091525.jpg

ETA: not my ass in the last pic.

hugger1975
05-02-2012, 11:31 PM
Eater
Father
Manager\Leader
Fixeruper and takeraparter

jsteele90
05-02-2012, 11:35 PM
US Marine H1 attack helicopter specialist

TheLS1Lover
05-02-2012, 11:44 PM
10 years in LE, now an investigator...see:


Every now and then I talk to guys like this:


While screwing around in things like this:

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ETA: not my ass in the last pic.


Lol. Like my pet?

1BAD-SS
05-02-2012, 11:57 PM
The pet, sure. The Nissan, not so much.

bizerk1
05-03-2012, 02:05 AM
I am glad I chose my degree, seeing that someone else is doing well with it. Guy with the IS-F. Did you get right into IBM? or did you get experience else where first? I am trying to find entry level IT job at the moment and cant find sh*t.

Going to school for assoc- Networking and bachelors in Computer Software Engineering

Currently driver for vendor of about 15 dealers and cruising in forklifts at F*ck UPS

ThumperNC24
05-03-2012, 03:02 AM
Steam Turbine Field Engineer for GE.

I basically manage and oversee the teardown, inspection, and reassembly of steam turbines and generators.

Money is good, but I work a lot and am Away a lot. It's a mixed bag but if you want to make a lot of money right out of school it ain't bad.

I graduated from Purdue with a BSME in May 2011.

9WhiteCamaro9
05-03-2012, 03:53 AM
Right now, I'm a Volunteer Firefighter looking into Departments that are full time so I can do the whole work for 24 hours and be off for 48 hours and to be doing something I feel in love with but know I'm not one of these that buys all the crap and has it all over my vehicle with the stickers and the lights and what not. Thinking about trying to go back to school for a Degree in Fire Science since the pay difference is decent but it's depending on the Department you with that's paid. I've been a volunteer for around 3 years now and still love it the same as if it were my first day but have learned to deal with some of the stuff we see and deal with sometimes.

geoffreymexico
05-03-2012, 04:33 AM
Right now, I'm a Volunteer Firefighter looking into Departments that are full time so I can do the whole work for 24 hours and be off for 48 hours and to be doing something I feel in love with but know I'm not one of these that buys all the crap and has it all over my vehicle with the stickers and the lights and what not. Thinking about trying to go back to school for a Degree in Fire Science since the pay difference is decent but it's depending on the Department you with that's paid. I've been a volunteer for around 3 years now and still love it the same as if it were my first day but have learned to deal with some of the stuff we see and deal with sometimes.


Best of luck on getting the full-time gig. They are few and far between, and not easy to get. I was a volunteer firefighter for a few years and had some great times and met some great people. Definitely one of my dream jobs.

firstls1vette
05-03-2012, 04:40 AM
Pretty cool seeing what everybody else does. I'm a cnc tech. I hate my job. Pretty much all I do is setup cnc machines to make turbo housing for Cummins. And if I don't have it done fast enough (cuz the company is to cheap to buy Proper parts and equipment) I get bitched out.

I a good note though I'm getting back into school for the summer semester. Not sure what I want to do yet. It's a toss up between either crime scene investagations or culinary arts. Yea I know to completely different professions but o well.

AznMuscle
05-03-2012, 09:42 AM
I am glad I chose my degree, seeing that someone else is doing well with it. Guy with the IS-F. Did you get right into IBM? or did you get experience else where first? I am trying to find entry level IT job at the moment and cant find sh*t.

Going to school for assoc- Networking and bachelors in Computer Software Engineering

Currently driver for vendor of about 15 dealers and cruising in forklifts at F*ck UPS

Intel* not IBM. He busted his ass in college while also working for other companies to get the experience (I'll let him get into details if he chooses), and that shit paid off for him. I known him for about 3 years now, and it was always work and a shit load of school for him.

97FormulaWS-6
05-03-2012, 09:51 AM
No kidding? Very impressive. :cheers: As for me, my education is in chemical engineering. However, I run a mfg company these days.

My piece of advice to the OP...bust your ass and get an undergrad degree in engineering (not civil!). Then, get a masters. Work your way into project management. You will be capped in terms of salary if you're an engineer. You need to be in management to make some real cash.

I have to completely agree with this... although put your time into Engineering before you go back for a masters... experience will make you get a lot more from the Masters and be able to run programs better than someone with just schooling.

I've got 15 years in product development engineering, 9 post BS; been doing Project/Program Management for the past 6 years along with engineering development. Now, I'm starting my Executive MBA in August from a top-25 school... I'm DONE with engineering, burned out; I prefer letting other people do the grunt work while I coordinate.

Nick V.
05-03-2012, 10:01 AM
im a professional at pushing my luck...

1ltcap
05-03-2012, 10:10 AM
Pretty simple question. I'm curious to see what people do for a living on here. BTW I'm a Junior in High School currently unemployed (no call/no show because brother was in the Hospital). I plan on going to OSUIT to get a Bachelors in Chemical or Petroleum Engineering.

repair shop owner. been in business for 4 years. been working on cars professionally since i was 23, and as a hobby since i was 16.

and trolling some of the goofballs over at the racers lounge.

defaultexistence
05-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Pest control tech , it pays the bills and is always in demand.

Gaunt
05-03-2012, 01:27 PM
I am glad I chose my degree, seeing that someone else is doing well with it. Guy with the IS-F. Did you get right into IBM? or did you get experience else where first? I am trying to find entry level IT job at the moment and cant find sh*t.

Going to school for assoc- Networking and bachelors in Computer Software Engineering

Currently driver for vendor of about 15 dealers and cruising in forklifts at F*ck UPS

Basically interned throughout my college career at various DoD contractors. First was a small DoD contractor and then I went to General Dynamics for a good two years. After that, got immediately scooped up by Intel on my way out of college. I can't stress enough how important it is to get internships. I basically came into the work force with nearly 3.5 years of Software Engineering already under my belt, so that commanded top considerations for hiring and salary at pretty much any company I wanted.

Is your degree a BS degree or BSE?

Pete137
05-03-2012, 02:35 PM
I'm currently a professional at parking stranger's cars. I'm in school for electrical engineering, hope to work for L3 Communications when I graduate, and I plan to return to school for my masters a little bit down the road.

AznMuscle
05-03-2012, 02:48 PM
Basically interned throughout my college career at various DoD contractors. First was a small DoD contractor and then I went to General Dynamics for a good two years. After that, got immediately scooped up by Intel on my way out of college. I can't stress enough how important it is to get internships. I basically came into the work force with nearly 3.5 years of Software Engineering already under my belt, so that commanded top considerations for hiring and salary at pretty much any company I wanted.

Is your degree a BS degree or BSE?

+1 on internship, I don't even have my BAS yet, but landed this job (most I have ever made, by far) pretty much because of my 3 years working as a Goverment Civ intern during college, and testing electronic warfare systems for the Army. That electronics experience just testing systems, granted nothing like I learned how to do, or my past and current jobs (actual hands on repare, wrenching, upgrading systems), helped me to land this job. Internships help greatly to buff your resume, especially if it's for a huge company/contractor (like GD in Guants case) or as a DOD CIV like myself.

9WhiteCamaro9
05-03-2012, 09:23 PM
Best of luck on getting the full-time gig. They are few and far between, and not easy to get. I was a volunteer firefighter for a few years and had some great times and met some great people. Definitely one of my dream jobs.

Around here, if you know one firefighter, you know them all which helps and hurts you all at the same time though. After I finish my EMT-B class, I'm hoping to get on with this one department that's my department's neighbor so if we get a structure fire, the department I want the full time job will sometimes come out and help us and a good little amount of our volunteer guys in my department work full time at the other department which would help me out.

bizerk1
05-04-2012, 01:23 AM
Ill have to check on the details of the degree, I am unsure. Ill let you know when I talk to my counsler, I work a lot but my jobs are not in that field( have to pay kids n rent), I am applying like crazy. Hopefully I can pick something up. What kind of certs do you have? I am only a year in but I need to start sooner than later on landing a job in this field, I know.

ThumperNC24
05-04-2012, 06:22 AM
Basically interned throughout my college career at various DoD contractors. First was a small DoD contractor and then I went to General Dynamics for a good two years. After that, got immediately scooped up by Intel on my way out of college. I can't stress enough how important it is to get internships. I basically came into the work force with nearly 3.5 years of Software Engineering already under my belt, so that commanded top considerations for hiring and salary at pretty much any company I wanted.

Is your degree a BS degree or BSE?

^This.

I graduated with almost 2 years of work experience thanks to a 5 session paid co-op. Took my schooling to 5 years total but with the 2 years of work experience made getting a job a lot easier and I made some $$ while I was in school.

People don't realize how important GPA and Internships / Co-ops are. GPA your freshman/sophmore year is VITAL because it sets you up for getting those first internships and once you have one it's a lot easier to get the next one.

Its tough to be a junior looking for an internship when you don't have any previous ones.

Mr CHI
05-04-2012, 12:28 PM
I'm a Certified Welding Inspector, and a Musician(Saxomaphone)

I used to be a Ordinary Welder, got certified, got bored, went to work in an office, then came back to the welding because the office-work payrate wasn't enough to pay for school.

I don't know where they expect a run of the mill 18-22 year old to get $30k in cash per year to pay for school, when they pay they $9-$11/hr for most of their jobs. It upsets me.

supernova1972
05-04-2012, 12:59 PM
I take naps in freight trains for a living.

BLK95-Z
05-04-2012, 01:26 PM
Im probably not anymore but I had a AMA pro licence about 6 years ago. This was our private supercross track. Now Im professional at working all the time and paying bills :confused:

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o234/scrubbin627/Decorated%20images/lll.jpg

metalmilitia606
05-04-2012, 01:34 PM
I'm a pharmacy tech. Right now, it's looking like I might go on to pharm school and be a pharmacist. It's good money plus I make a difference in the lives of others which is the main thing I wanted out of a job.

BIG_MIKE2005
05-04-2012, 05:35 PM
I'm just a lucky fucker, LOL. I dropped outta high school to work full time. School never really was my thing, it wasnt that I couldnt learn, I just wasn't at a place in life I could concentrate long enough to give 2 shits about school honestly. I worked alot of hard manual labor jobs & a few crappy easy jobs when I first dropped out. Then I decided once I settled down some that drafting was what I really liked to do. So I went to Platt here in Tulsa for drafting & design. I didnt pick TCC or anything like that cause I dont care about taking all the other classes of useless knowledge I'd never use drafting. Met my wife, got her prego & dropped outta that too. Back to working manual labor jobs again until I fell into a drafting position at a local oil/gas engineering company.

I have been here 8yrs this year. We work with companies like Hatfield, Bechtel, Fluor, Exxon & so fourth. Everything I know about pressure vessels I have learned on the job & sadly its more than most these graduated engineers I have to deal with from other companies. I'd say I'm doin ok, not making super bank but my wife is a stay at home mom, we have a house, 3 cars & what not. so we get by. Would I like to make more money, of course. Do I want all the extra stress & responsibility I see the engineers & my boss here deal with, hell no. I'm perfectly happy being a grunt draftsman learning engineering on the side through time on the job. Far less headaches, but still allows me to grow my knowledge of this industry & for the right companies experience is key over a degree.

BOBS99SS
05-04-2012, 05:43 PM
I acid clean new masonry,i seal brick n stone,and do some restoration, i mainly do commercial construction but im working like hell to get out of it,

cambirdracing
05-04-2012, 05:52 PM
CNC machinist at NASA in Houston. Build stuff for the space station when another country takes it up for us. Also build a lot of robot parts for the next genertion of deep space exploration.

whytryz28
05-04-2012, 06:01 PM
Law enforcement

blackfang
05-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Assist. Service Manager for a Toyota Dealership.

BOBS99SS
05-04-2012, 09:27 PM
Big mike i dropped out,i did get my ged,but i have done just fine. I guess im luckey to have found something that i make decent money in and not had to go to school for 3 to 4 years, i dont think dropping out of school is a good idea whatsoever,i just dont want someone young to read this and think its a good idea,because its very dumb

chaman
05-04-2012, 09:54 PM
CNC machinist at NASA in Houston. Build stuff for the space station when another country takes it up for us. Also build a lot of robot parts for the next genertion of deep space exploration.

Damn that sounds like a cool job!

crmartin99
05-04-2012, 10:13 PM
IBEW electrician

wooddaniel
05-04-2012, 10:29 PM
Was in the Army (Still a reservist, 9 years to go woohoo) Now I am a phsyical security specialist for the Govt. My job is boring. I look at buildings and say what needs to be done to make it more secure. I was a deputy Sheriff for a while before I got this job, kinda miss it but this job pays LOTS more.

supernova1972
05-04-2012, 10:31 PM
Most people still disagree but going to college to get a good paying job isn't a requirement. I went to school for a bit and it wasn't for me and I make a lot more now than most of my friends who went to 4 year schools and have a more secure job with much better retirement.

wooddaniel
05-04-2012, 10:35 PM
Most people still disagree but going to college to get a good paying job isn't a requirement. I went to school for a bit and it wasn't for me and I make a lot more now than most of my friends who went to 4 year schools and have a more secure job with much better retirement.

This is true. I only have a 2 year degree and do very well. Im not rich by any means but I buy pretty much whatever I want and owned a nice house at 27. The Army helped out quite a bit.

06tbss2wd
05-04-2012, 10:36 PM
Steamfitter,welder,autocad piping detailer by day 20+ yrs., car fabricator by night.

APG12
05-04-2012, 10:46 PM
Tactical team supervisor/instructor.

mjs1012
05-04-2012, 10:58 PM
im still in school. have an associates in general business admin and working towards finishing my bachelors in Marketing. I did an unpaid internship last years for almost 6 months, yea it sucks going to work for free, but its worth it. I did online marketing (social media type stuff) and event planning for a small video production firm. Iv been in contact with my boss since i stopped working there (fall semester) and might have a potential job lined up for this year. connections are key...my buddy actually got me the job

drop top glassman
05-04-2012, 11:00 PM
Certified Glazier if it's glass i have done it. Auto,home,commercial,industrial.Twenty years in no complaints.It helps when you are the boss hahaah. Your income is only limited by your ambition.

bizerk1
05-04-2012, 11:20 PM
It is a bs, degree. I am guessing I should be looking into a bse?

'WHEELS'
05-04-2012, 11:50 PM
I deal with medical equipment. Shit that keeps you alive.

englundjd
05-05-2012, 12:08 AM
I'm a Certified Welding Inspector, and a Musician(Saxomaphone)

I used to be a Ordinary Welder, got certified, got bored, went to work in an office, then came back to the welding because the office-work payrate wasn't enough to pay for school.

I don't know where they expect a run of the mill 18-22 year old to get $30k in cash per year to pay for school, when they pay they $9-$11/hr for most of their jobs. It upsets me.

I just finished my first year of a 2 year course in welding. do you get more money as a CWI?

currently applying for jobs and helping my dad farm

EdgarB
05-05-2012, 12:32 AM
Well I am working on a Kinesiology Degree at Texas A&M. However I took a year off to give baseball a shot (Playing minor league ball for LA, but have decided this isnt for me). I will be back in school this summer.

02sleeperz28
05-05-2012, 12:42 AM
I am a professional researcher; I love it! Not just one particular subject, either; I research some of everything.

why87
05-05-2012, 12:43 AM
Currently in school and doing landscaping work. Nothing exciting.

Hernadis
05-05-2012, 12:45 AM
A&P/IA mechanic in California maintaining/overseeing a fleet of pipeline patrol aircraft here, in Texas, and Ohio.

JIBBBY
05-05-2012, 12:48 AM
I can fix anything.. I mean anything mechanical or electronic if it's broken... I need parts though that are hard to get when faced with new challenges...

why87
05-05-2012, 01:21 AM
I can fix anything.. I mean anything mechanical or electronic if it's broken... I need parts though that are hard to get when faced with new challenges...

Jibby I think it's safe to say your profession is chillin' in the lounge all day ;)

Mr CHI
05-05-2012, 04:55 AM
I just finished my first year of a 2 year course in welding. do you get more money as a CWI?

currently applying for jobs and helping my dad farm

It's just like any other job(in the trades): It depends on where you work, and who you work for. But for the most part, you have a better shot at making more money. I changed jobs and broke even as far as money, but that wasn't what I was after, I just wanted more respect. From what I've seen in my 5 years in the field is that Administrative/Corporate employees treat welders like sh*t.

Biggest bonus(IMO) is that your job is easier. (At least mine is) Walk around, look at welds, test welds(mt/ut/ds.t,etc), train new welders, etc. All easy stuff(if you know what you're doing). Plus you stay clean(er) than the guys doing the actual welding.

Funny thing about working in the trades(and being paid hourly) is that sometimes you'll end up making more than your supervisors/bosses who are on salary. That's happened to me over the past few years, and none of my bosses liked me(or my coworkers) for it. Whatever. It bites you in the butt when there's no OT, so it evens out.

Why/Where are you taking a 2 year welding course? Most programs run a couple of months, even Pipe Welding programs. If you come out of trade school with no experience then you'll be in the Mid Teens $13-$17/hr, (add a few dollars for Pipe). Unions will pay more, but you have to play b*tch for a while before you a) get more money b) get respect.

However, I will say this, and take this at face value: Once I get my degree, I will never touch another welder as long as I live. I will never strike another arc, grind another bevel, put on another pair of Black Stallion gloves, or chip away at another piece of slag. I've been the guy in full leather gear, drenched in sweat, covered in dirt, with a lead in my hand, listening to the guys in khaki pants and polo shirts tell me to hurry up and "make them their money". I want to be their boss one day, that's my end game, and I'm taking it one step at a time. Your plan may be different(which is why I said take my post at face value)

Happy Welding! :)

guppymech
05-05-2012, 05:02 AM
I can fix anything.. I mean anything mechanical or electronic if it's broken... I need parts though that are hard to get when faced with new challenges...
Reminds me of a saying:
I've been fixing so much with so little for so long I'm now qualified to fix anything with nothing! lol

typhoon1015
05-05-2012, 06:14 AM
I graduated in 2008 with a BSMET from Michigan Technologial University. I currently work as a night engineer tech (Manufacturing Support Tech) for Hutchinson Technology, a computer Hard drive supplier. Supporting production with machine issues, Eng Testing, qualifications, repairs, Process flow, Yielding, Data-mining etc. Lots of troublshooting, hands on, etc.

RedHotG8
05-05-2012, 01:10 PM
I'm a tool & die maker but a lot of shops and factories have closed in my area so it seems to be a dying trade. The places that are left don't pay well so I make custom car parts for the W bodies in my garage and sell them on my website to supplement my income.

ArticFormula
05-05-2012, 06:08 PM
Use to be a fry cook at McDonald's :headband:

But quit cause I was getting behind in school.

Since I applied almost everywhere in a twenty mile radius and came up with nothing, I just go around trailer parks and cut lawns for $20 a pop lol.

z_speedfreak
05-06-2012, 10:03 PM
Used to be an offshore sea scalloper till if`d up my back. Currently im making sea food deliveries to nyc and shucking scallops on land. Planning on going back to school after this next operation i need..thinking pharmacology maybe

z_speedfreak
05-06-2012, 10:08 PM
I also entered my avatar pic in an art show and got a cple hundo for it real quick & have a gallery in town now that wants to put a bunch of my pics up..its cool makin $ off a hobby!

00fastta
05-07-2012, 03:00 AM
Working through a BSEE at TCU. I would like to end up going into the analogue microelectronics design. Probably the integrated circuit route. After I graduate TCU in May 2013 I plan on going to GT to pursue a Ph.D. in EE specializing in micro elex. So far I've worked at Cummins doing controls for the HHP division and now I'm going to work for TI in their wireless division come 4 weeks.

xxKennyDxx
05-17-2012, 10:05 AM
I am a Professional Window Cleaner. Residential/Commercial/Industrial.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c245/TwiztidKennyD/6749NMW-Back-SM.jpg

Been doing it for 7 years. Wouldn't do anything else. Little to no over-head, glass everywhere, and you can work your own hours.

I started my own business last year, and am slowly building it up as I continue to work for my current boss of the last 6 years.

blade7022
05-17-2012, 11:00 AM
There are some really interesting carrers in here!
I am a Engineering Draftsman / Cartographer / GIS Tech. Working on a AS in GIS Implemetation and Management. Then I will be a GIS Analyst/Cartographer/Draftsman!! LOL.

xxKennyDxx
05-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Most people still disagree but going to college to get a good paying job isn't a requirement. I went to school for a bit and it wasn't for me and I make a lot more now than most of my friends who went to 4 year schools and have a more secure job with much better retirement.

I agree. It's a life choice, that's the only way I look at it. I graduated high school in 2004-- but I failed Spanish (I NO COMPRENDE!) and I could not get a full-scholarship even with a 3.6GPA-- so I worked at Publix Supermarkets (Which is a great company if you want to become a manager later down the road....aside from that you are stuck making 9-15 an hour for the duration. Stock plans are great, 401k etc) until I began my career in window cleaning. I know many people who are very successful who did not go to school, as well as many that went and are happy. As I said, it's a life choice.

I always said to myself you can do two things-- Go to school and "hopefully" get a job that will set you up while you are repaying all your student loans; or you can be your own boss and build something that nobody can touch-- with the sacrifice of your labor. I know plenty of people that are "book" smart, but have no common sense....and the same the other way around.

Higher education is what you make of it. If you have the chance to go, by all means do it-- but make sure your degree is something you would like to do for the rest of your life. I see so many of my former classmates finish college only to go work at Home-Depot with master's degrees.

Freeman83
05-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Electronics tech/car audio fabricator 14years experience. I build crazy shit for crazy people lol. Ive done work for Ceelo, Dj Unk, Killer Mike, Yin yang twins and a few others. Also a F&F movie, some commercials, a few mags and Mtv Cribs. I love what I do and wouldnt trade it for anything.

180ls1
05-17-2012, 12:28 PM
Throwing a round red and white thing wrapped in leather.

RedHotG8
05-18-2012, 12:57 AM
Do you pitch in the minors or the majors? What organization are you with? I love baseball and I was a really good pitcher and a great hitter. I also played first base.

Melkor
05-18-2012, 01:57 PM
Gas turbine engine design. Always something new to learn; new materials, coatings, engine designs. Then the drive to boost efficiency is never ending. Very challenging and exciting work and I can't think of anything I'd rather be doing, outside of motorsports bodywork design.

HoLLo
05-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Been working on computers my whole life, I'd say thats my unofficial profession. Went to school for Electrical Engineering, but didn't finish because I decided to join the Air Force. I'll finish it someday. I work in Airfield Management. Inspecting runways, landing zones, for safety standards, etc. Manage construction projects for the entire airfield, and write flight plans for pilots. Pretty easy job really, but I don't plan to make it a career.

I'm currently in Honor Guard honoring fallen service members, veterans, and retirees, along with presenting a color guard team for parades (parades are just for showing off).

This is not a picture of me, but its an example of what I currently do:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg218/scaled.php?server=218&filename=610xvyk.jpg&res=landing

geoffreymexico
05-18-2012, 03:34 PM
Been working on computers my whole life, I'd say thats my unofficial profession. Went to school for Electrical Engineering, but didn't finish because I decided to join the Air Force. I'll finish it someday. I work in Airfield Management. Inspecting runways, landing zones, for safety standards, etc. Manage construction projects for the entire airfield, and write flight plans for pilots. Pretty easy job really, but I don't plan to make it a career.

I'm currently in Honor Guard honoring fallen service members, veterans, and retirees, along with presenting a color guard team for parades (parades are just for showing off).

This is not a picture of me, but its an example of what I currently do:
http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg218/scaled.php?server=218&filename=610xvyk.jpg&res=landing


I did 205 military funerals before my first deployment, on the army side though. It sounds weird but I miss that job. It was sad, but a pretty good feeling at the same time.

trdavis222
05-18-2012, 03:37 PM
IT Manager for a company that sells hardware/software to Credit Unions. I have done a little bit of everything IT related at some point.

HoLLo
05-18-2012, 03:44 PM
I did 205 military funerals before my first deployment, on the army side though. It sounds weird but I miss that job. It was sad, but a pretty good feeling at the same time.

I know what you mean, it's a very good feeling. Sense of pride and honor. But, presenting the flag to the next of kin can be tough. I plan to put in an application for USAF level Honor Guard

projectX
05-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Personal Trainer - 10+ years

geoffreymexico
05-18-2012, 03:49 PM
I know what you mean, it's a very good feeling. Sense of pride and honor. But, presenting the flag to the next of kin can be tough. I plan to put in an application for USAF level Honor Guard

I miss the job and tried to get back into when I got back from Iraq, but all of the positions were filled. Ive bounced around the idea of doing it again when I return from Afghanistan, but Ive got a couple of other things I am wanting to try out for that are going to be pretty time consuming.

180ls1
05-18-2012, 07:01 PM
Do you pitch in the minors or the majors? What organization are you with? I love baseball and I was a really good pitcher and a great hitter. I also played first base.

Im in the minors, i signed with the STL Cardinals last year. Trying to work my way up, it hardly feels like a profession right now though :jest:

666 speed
05-18-2012, 07:26 PM
^ Coolest job so far. Good luck!

bayer-z28
05-18-2012, 10:32 PM
I did 205 military funerals before my first deployment, on the army side though. It sounds weird but I miss that job. It was sad, but a pretty good feeling at the same time.

I asked for years to join the honor guard when I was in and I kept getting the same BS responses.. "We're undermanned, maybe next year." then we get this new "Good 'ole boy" PCS in and he's automatically in because he did it at his last base.. :bang: ...... assholes in my shop/squardon... I swear..




But anyway. I work at a very busy rental service as a repair tech. We rent areal lifts, boom lifts, rough terrain scissors, indoor scissors, tele-handler forklifts and warehouse forklifts. My side of the house is a boom lift "expert." I'm not an expert, but I think I'm pretty darn good at my job. Specialize in JLG repairs. Hydraulic, electrical (forte') and diesel repairs... Operations system diagnostics.. etc etc..

geoffreymexico
05-18-2012, 11:38 PM
^^^^We can start a whole new thread about the D bags in charge of us lol^^^^

02sslayer
05-18-2012, 11:43 PM
I'm a professional mariner. I'm an AB deckhand on a tugboat

RedHotG8
05-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Im in the minors, i signed with the STL Cardinals last year. Trying to work my way up, it hardly feels like a profession right now though :jest:
I'm a huge Cardinals fan and I hope to see you pitching in the big leagues someday. Good luck to you!

By the way I grew up and played baseball with Ed Sedar who is the 3rd base coach of the Brewers.

gggoad
05-24-2012, 05:53 PM
Install Xpel Paint Protection Film (Clear Bras) and Dyno tune late GM stuff. Just relocated to South Tulsa, DRC Motorsports.

180ls1
05-24-2012, 08:24 PM
I'm a huge Cardinals fan and I hope to see you pitching in the big leagues someday. Good luck to you!

By the way I grew up and played baseball with Ed Sedar who is the 3rd base coach of the Brewers.

Thats awesome, what position did you play? Where did you play at?

^ Coolest job so far. Good luck!

Thanks man.