Thinking About Transferring

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Steve C., Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    I'm looking for one of the best history programs in the country. I know the usuals. I need some particular historians and their specialty. Example: Jeremy Black at Exeter in England. Money isn't an issue; neither is grades. Does anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I would try geography first. Hehe.

    Don't transfer, by the way. Finish where you are, do well on the GRE, and go to graduate school in history if that is what you wish. Outside of going to a Swarthmore-type of school you will never have any interaction at the undergraduate level with great historians. They teach 2 classes a year and are digging in archives 3/4s of the time. You'll have better luck seeing them on C-SPAN.
     
  3. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Poor example. I wasn't thinking. Another: Niall Ferguson at Harvard.

    Thanks for the info. That sucks.

    Do you have experience with the UT history department?
     
  4. golfballs03

    golfballs03 New Member

    I love learning about history, and would have majored in it, but getting a good job out of school is tough with that degree unless you go to a TOP school. I know a guy who graduated from Princeton with honors and he struggled to find a decent job. Ended up as a sales rep for a pharmaceutical company. Not a bad gig at all, but not what he was hoping to get out of school.
     
  5. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Is this truly your situation or just a hypothetical?
     
  6. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    It is my situation. I am slowly but surely amending my social problems and am itching to leave my home state.
     
  7. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    This is true, which is why I don't intend on depending on my history degree for cash money.
     
  8. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    I guess the whole money and grades not being an issue thing kind of threw me for a loop.
     
  9. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Financial aid, scholarships, and student loans, contrary to the opinion of the boneheads at "Occupy" events, are wonderful things.
     
  10. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    Good luck getting that stuff to fund your entire college.
     
  11. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Does easily.
     
  12. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    lol if you say so.
     
  13. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Wtf is this shit? The maturity and intelligence you possess isn't befitting of this place.
     
  14. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Now I'm reminded why I generally can't stand kids my age.
     
  15. Indy

    Indy Chieftain

    I don't possess the maturity and intelligence befitting of this place because i question your claim that you are receiving enough financial aid and scholarships to transfer to any college you want to? Not many people have that luxury, let alone you.

    Also, do you really need to keep sucking this site's sack? Seriously, we all understand this is a good place, but you can get up off your knees now.
     
  16. golfballs03

    golfballs03 New Member

    dont be like KB in the six-pack forum. what works for you might be the exception to the rule
     
  17. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    I see no reason to transfer.
     
  18. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Funny how you left out student loans, you dolt.

    Do you know who the [uck fay] I am? Do you actually read my [uck fay]ing posts?

    I'm going to take the Dawkins approach and refrain from talking to you any further, and I'm going to be a little bit nicer than Hat in telling you to simply go castrate yourself so you don't further pollute the gene pool.
     
  19. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    Having a bad morning?
     
  20. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Pass the popcorn and a beer!!!!! Friday workday entertainment!
     

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