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Postby Matthew on Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:17 am

I have a BS in Product Design and a minor in art. I've been a technical illustrator for instruction sheets, a paginator for a newspaper and now I am a CAD Draftsman for a home building company. What do you guys do?
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Postby camper on Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:32 am

I have no degree, but have taken countless university, professional and technical courses. One of these days I'll finally pool it all together and be very close to a degree. Hopefully sooner rather than later, and that's the plan. Currently I work full-time for the Government as a GS employee. I work for the Army as an Info Tech Specialist doing IT Policy and Planning. I've had a bit of a role shift as of late, which puts me into a much more beneficial position to grow my career into bigger and better things.

I was in CAD training about 10 years or so ago, got 3/4 throught the program and was pretty good at it...until we got to the envisioning things in 3D part. I just couldn't overcome that obstacle, and quit the program to pursue a networking track. Worked out for me in the long run :)

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Postby Matthew on Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:50 am

camper wrote:I was in CAD training about 10 years or so ago, got 3/4 throught the program and was pretty good at it...until we got to the envisioning things in 3D part. I just couldn't overcome that obstacle, and quit the program to pursue a networking track. Worked out for me in the long run :)

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And that's where I'd like to be. I love 3D, but as of now, our houseplans are all 2D, and more than likely they will stay that way since there easier to manage. I'd love to get into Product Design and do 3D models everyday, but I'm happy where I am for now.
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Postby camper on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:35 am

Matt, it wasn't so much the 3D modelling portion (I didn't get that far) but the actuall grasping of seeing 2D objects mentally, so to speak. What I mean, is that while I was able to utilize the software and create 2D drawing, when it came to constructing an entire building (or object) accounting for depth as well. For example, when you are creating something that you can see from behind the front portion, you have to account for the depth. I had a very tough time accounting for the depth. I forget the terminology exactly, and don't know how to explain it, but more or less you can't get to 3D modelling without being able to do it.

The CAD instructors I had told me that there are some people who just can't do it. It's a skill you either have, or don't have. I don't have it :/

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Postby Skyfire on Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:30 pm

I'm currently an English tutor at the local community college, but I'm soon going to be looking for another job.

The tutoring department went over budget last semester, so this semester everyones' hours are going to get slashed. I was only getting about 6 hours a week anyway, so I was already hurting.
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Postby Jimmyboy on Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:55 pm

Probate litigation staff attorney for a judge. I get to deal with families fighting over who gets what and how much, in addition to heirship fights. The fights where the parties say "He's not your daddy!" or "We were common law married!" Oh for the joy of going home at the end of the day! Good co-workers here at the court though!

Here I am: http://www.co.harris.tx.us/probate/Crt3/STAFF.HTM
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Postby Matthew on Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:54 pm

camper wrote:Matt, it wasn't so much the 3D modelling portion (I didn't get that far) but the actuall grasping of seeing 2D objects mentally, so to speak. What I mean, is that while I was able to utilize the software and create 2D drawing, when it came to constructing an entire building (or object) accounting for depth as well. For example, when you are creating something that you can see from behind the front portion, you have to account for the depth. I had a very tough time accounting for the depth. I forget the terminology exactly, and don't know how to explain it, but more or less you can't get to 3D modelling without being able to do it.

The CAD instructors I had told me that there are some people who just can't do it. It's a skill you either have, or don't have. I don't have it :/

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i gotcha. i think our generation and future generations are going to come to a point where it doesn't matter what softwares that companies use, but can you use your mind with the software. I really hope I can build a strong enough resume to where companies look at my resume and say "heck, he'll have no problem learning new software," and hire me for who I am :)
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Postby ColtsFan76 on Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:35 pm

I am a project manager for a general contractor. I have a BS in Construction Enginerring & Management from Purdue and currently work in Chicago. We work mostly for the Public Schools in rehabing their schools and Advocate Healthcare in quite a few hospitals. We also work in churches, banks, and other commercial/institutional/residential projects.
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Postby Jedi Master Shadow on Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:56 pm

I'm a Communications major/Journalism minor who for almost eight years, never used my major. I work in Banking, and during those eight years, was a teller, new accounts person, assistant manager, and eventually in charge of incentive processing. I just took on additional duties last May which finally fit my training - I now, in addition to still processing incentive payouts for the branches, am the writer/editor of the news and feature section on our company intranet. So I FINALLY get to do what I wanted to do! God has been good, letting me do what I like to do, combined with having a good job with some seniority built up.
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Postby Chaplain on Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:50 pm

Well, I graduated five years ago with a BFA, emphasis in Graphic Design. Was a designer at a newspaper for four years, then felt called to the ministry about 6 months ago. Now a full time seminary student at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.

Wow, I just had to edit that because I misspelled "Graduate"

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Postby Killuminati on Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:26 pm

I teach at a Charter School Art to 4th and 5th graders, this semester we are gonna build a 1;18 scale mission.

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Postby DavidPeter on Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:05 am

Well I don't have a job, but I am a student at th University of Arizona. I am a year and a half away from graduating with an Anthropology major and at least a History minor. Thinking about picking up an American Indian Studies minor. Don't know what to do after that though. Law school sounds like it might be cool but that's a lot a lot of work.
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Postby tigerguy786 on Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:19 pm

Trust in God, David, He'll show you where He wants you if you'll listen to Him.

Anyway, I am currently in school. The school I attend (Word of Life Bible Institute), is devoted to studying Scripture and applying it. As such I have no Math, History, or English classes, such things are integrated into the school (how could they not be?) but I do not take a specific class. Our Classes Include: Theology, Bible Survey and Studies are various books of the Bible. I am part of a class of over 300 students, we have the same classes at the same time 4-5 hours tuesday to friday. Part of our schedule (thankfully) includes approximately 3 hours of recquired study hours monday through thursday.

That's what I am up to. To answer a question EVERYONE seems to have, no I at this time do not have plans to be a minister/pastor although God may decide to call me that way.
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Postby Sapper on Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:32 pm

Gah! Stupid rotten evil job (and overtime) has been keeping me away from the boards.

Anyway... I work in the DVD industry. The company I work for designs and authors DVD menus for the film industry. We also offer translation services (basically repurpose the Domestic version of the menus for PAL, etc). I don't think I'll get in trouble if I say it out loud here... our clients are major Hollywood studios, like Universal Studios, Paramount, Fox, Sony, etc. I do have the privilege to work on the menus for many films I'm sure y'all have heard of. Right now I'm working on King Kong for Universal. And... well there's nothing like dealing with a big, smelly, hairy creature for 8 hours straight :) and I'm not talking about the menus if you know what I mean :shock:

But in all seriousness, the Holy Spirit is always convicting me of the worldliness of the job I work in. The "old man" is always fighting back, though, trying to justify why I'm at where I'm at (years of college, pay the bills, pay the tuition, stay in my field, etc), so it's an ongoing battle.
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Postby RevSears on Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:06 am

Obey that spirit, even if it tells you something crazy sapper, that's how it works out in the end.

My money comes from ACS , it's a contract group with different departments. I work on government and millitary paperwork and literal am not allowed to say anymore about it. i think that's kinda neat in a way lol.

I am also a minister, currently i'm peaching every other Sunday Night at a local non denominitonal Church and am working on getting some more oppertunities.

I'm also a full time college student, my major is in history, i'm just really trying to get my 4 years for seminary.
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