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Based on the statistical data from Alexa.com, people ages 18-24 are over-represented. This thread/club is for college audiophiles to hang out. If you got to rant about a college professor you're having problems with, rant away! You can talk about your experiences at your university, where you're from, what you're majoring in, how tough is it, etc. Who knows, you may find someone here at your university!

 

okay, a little about myself. Just transferred from Truman college (community college) to UIC this semester. Thank god I finished all my gen eds. I don't know if I'm a soph or a junior lol (been going around in circles before I made up my mind what I want to major in). Majoring in Information systems management under the dept of business. I'm thinking about going for a double masters in MBA and MIS.

 

So far everything is going well for my first semester. So I hope everything goes well here on out. What grinds my gears are textbooks. They cost so much! I could use that money to buy headphones, amps, dacs, etc!

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Cool.

 

I'm a junior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Secure Computing and Networks. 

 

I have all my gen ed's out of the way and am tackling the "real" stuff as they say. Looking forward to starting up a internship or co-op next semester or in the summer so I can see how all this is done in the real world. That should be fun.

 

Have you considered renting your textbooks or not buying them on campus? Unless you plan on referencing the book later in your studies or just want to keep it, you usually come away with less of a loss if you rent than buy/resell on campus.

 

Let's see who else wants to share!

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I'm a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and I'm majoring in Aerospace Engineering. So far classes are really chill and such, I'm really liking the whole feel of college over that of high school. Meeting new people has been fun, but I have yet to meet or see another potential head-fier...

 

My books haven't been that bad, Calc used a book that was independently printed in town, so it was dirt cheap. The only real problem I've had with books is that they force you to buy new by bundling access codes to mandatory homework submission sites. I think all in all, I spent only $250 this semester on books.

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I'm at the University of Mary Washington in VA. . . I'm a freshman. college isn't toooo bad so far. I Haven't seen one genuinely good pair of 'phones here besides mine I don't think (then again maybe I just don't recognize them).

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I've already met other Head-Fi people here, but for privacy's sake I won't name them. I'm at RIT though. If anyone else is and wants to meet me, feel free to PM me, but I won't discuss it further on the public forum.

 

How difficult is it? Very. I'm a CS major, one of the toughest programs here at a historically tough school.


Edited by revolink24 - 9/10/10 at 7:31am
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I'm a senior at Minnesota Duluth and know at least one other head-fier goes here. I just dropped about 400 on this semesters books which wasn't bad. I'm a Management Information Systems and Finance double major with a marketing minor and should be done this semester. A double masters in an MBA and MIS is something I would NOT recommend, not a single one of my MIS professors has said it would be a worthwhile thing to do unless you don't really like MIS. I would spend your time getting certifications or something pertaining directly to MIS if that is what you want to do. I am not saying an MBA is worthless but if you really want to do MIS there is better ways to spend your time, just my two cents.

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I'm a senior at Minnesota Duluth and know at least one other head-fier goes here. I just dropped about 400 on this semesters books which wasn't bad. I'm a Management Information Systems and Finance double major with a marketing minor and should be done this semester. A double masters in an MBA and MIS is something I would NOT recommend, not a single one of my MIS professors has said it would be a worthwhile thing to do unless you don't really like MIS. I would spend your time getting certifications or something pertaining directly to MIS if that is what you want to do. I am not saying an MBA is worthless but if you really want to do MIS there is better ways to spend your time, just my two cents.



Thanks for the advice. I just don't know what else to do after I graduate with an IDS (Information and decision Sciences, which is business + computer/technology related) degree. I'd want to find a job, but at the same time I want to open a business. Maybe I don't need an MBA degree to run a business?

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Good thread.

 

I'm a junior at the University of Tennessee. I'm majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with a math minor. It's one of the smallest departments class wise (we have the biggest class so far which is 40 up from 20) as well as one of the hardest. I really don't get a whole lot of time for much more than homework. If you're an STEM major, I'd also advise seeing if there are openings in the research portion of the department so far it's been a great experience for me.

 

I feel you on books. I generally spend around $200 or so per book which comes out to just under $700.

 

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I'm a freshman at the University of Minnesota, and I'm majoring in Aerospace Engineering. So far classes are really chill and such, I'm really liking the whole feel of college over that of high school. Meeting new people has been fun, but I have yet to meet or see another potential head-fier...


It'll get worse...wait till you take compressible flow and fluid dynamics...fun fun


Edited by NapalmK - 9/10/10 at 11:17pm
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You don't need an MBA to run a business no, but being able to better understand your business more as a whole and how to manage said business might not be a bad idea? I was just referring to working for someone other than yourself it might not make you more appealing vs another candidate.

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I'm at the University of Mary Washington in VA. . . I'm a freshman. college isn't toooo bad so far. I Haven't seen one genuinely good pair of 'phones here besides mine I don't think (then again maybe I just don't recognize them).


Chhyeeah VA! Greetings from the 703.

 

I'm a first year at the University of Virginia. College so far has been the best time of my life. Looking forward to the next four years.

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Second year student at Washington State University here. I'm currently considering Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science as my major, but there are a bunch of other things I want to study like history or astronomy. It's hard to make a decision, but I have to soon or I will end up being here for many more years.

 

I think I got away with ~$300 in books this semester.

 

One of my roommates has a pair of SR60s, but he's not a member here or really into hi-fi. He just wanted something better than typical and somehow was lead to the 60s.

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Chhyeeah VA! Greetings from the 703.

 

I'm a first year at the University of Virginia. College so far has been the best time of my life. Looking forward to the next four years.


I wasn't smart enough to get in there. Oh well.

 

It's not that fun here, then again I'm kinda boring so it's prbly my fault, not the school's.

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I'm a 2nd year student of engineering and physics,doing the math and science,and it's rough

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Another freshman here. I'm aiming to go into computer science and/or electrical engineering. College has been great, but it helps that classes only started a few days ago (been here for two weeks).

 

I've barely had any time to listen to music here though, I've busted out my IEMs once and that's it 

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Good thread.

 

I'm a junior at the University of Tennessee. I'm majoring in Materials Science and Engineering with a math minor. It's one of the smallest departments class wise (we have the biggest class so far which is 40 up from 20) as well as one of the hardest. I really don't get a whole lot of time for much more than homework. If you're an STEM major, I'd also advise seeing if there are openings in the research portion of the department so far it's been a great experience for me.

 

I feel you on books. I generally spend around $200 or so per book which comes out to just under $700.

 

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It'll get worse...wait till you take compressible flow and fluid dynamics...fun fun


Yeah... I worry for the future, but now it's extremely easy. Physics and Calc are basically nothing new.

 

My friend and roommate is a Materials Sci and Eng major, do you have any tips for that poor guy?

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