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Offline lizl

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2003, 09:04:41 AM »
Bachelor's in English and Journalism
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Taught for 20 years, before going into education-related sales. Now I'm a sales rep with a crutch! :o

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2003, 05:52:45 AM »
Hi Liz,

I'm a bit slow around here sometimes...I think this thread got away from me.  Did you teach secondary ed?  I somehow didn't realize you were a teacher.

Are you a slaes rep for an educaton company--seems like a lot of teachers go that route.  We have had folks who come and sell to us and wine us and dine us and they are all former teachers who seem to be really knowledgeable educators.

I don't think i could sell ice water to folks in #ell--so I can appreciate anybody who does that work let alone enjoys it.  I'll bet the crutch makes you more memorable--lol

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2003, 01:01:09 AM »
I graduated from Reno High School in 1985, the height of the Reagan Era, so I went immediately into business school at the University of Nevada, Reno (go Wolfpack! lol).  Graduated in 1991 (it was a lot of work to squeeze that 4-year degree into 6 years when working full time).

Anyway, spent some time working on my career, got married, had children, then started back for my MBA in 1996.  Started working for M&M/Mars and was relocated to Los Angeles in the last semester before completing my MBA.  Started again at Pepperdine University but was relocated AGAIN before finishing.  By the time I actually get the dumb thing I'll be the worlds oldest living MBA candidate.  Currently working on my CMA/CFM as well.

Everything else I've learned has been from experience.  lol
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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2003, 05:00:21 AM »
I graduated from high school in 1985 and then on to nursing school earning my degree in 1990. I specialize in geriatrics and hospice patients. Even though I have a degree in nursing, orthopedics is not my strong point. :)

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2003, 05:41:34 AM »
All,

Cow milking sounds fun.

BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Management and French in 1993 in UK.
Prof Chartered Engineering status 1996.
Post graduate marketing qualification 1997.

Now a project manager in product development in USA.

Bored yet? :D
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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2003, 07:46:03 AM »
High School - 1988
College - 1992
Grad School - Completed all but thesis by 1994
Law School - January 2000
Ohio Bar Exam - July 2000, results posted November 2000

Profession - Attorney in practice for almost 2 1/2 years

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2003, 12:44:34 AM »
Ok mine is going to be short compared to others!  I just graduated from Merion Mercy Academy (high-school!) in June!!!!  I will be attending Saint Joseph's University in the fall!!  I will be sutdying (ok i can not spell) elementary/special education.  And i am enrolled in the 5 year masters program!  I am excited so i hope it works out!

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2003, 07:31:14 AM »
Sylvia,

Sorry, I just realized I hadn't checked this thread in quite some time.

I usually don't wine and dine anyone. My job description is "sales," but I actually do lots of training and service in my particular job. Sometimes I think selling ice water in a very COLD place might be easier than selling anything to budget-starved schools! :-/

In fact, teachers actually make good salespeople in many respects, because they are articulate, organized, and used to changing "on the fly." After all, you "sell" lessons and learning every single hour of every single day, often to a reluctant audience. In other ways, though, the dog-eat-dog world of sales and living on commission is a rude awakening, indeed.

As for the crutch. . . It didn't make an impression on very many prospects, as I could barely get around to see my customers. Limited mobility is a serious limitation in sales, as you can probably imagine.
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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2003, 02:56:22 PM »
Oh yeah and I am also training my own dog Boo as a disability assistance dog (also known as a service dog (in the USA)) to help me around the house and also out in public to help me and to help prevent further injury and pain (well hopeful she will stop people from bumping me etc). We have been working together on this since she was about 14 week old and she has been shopping etc with me now for about 3-4 months (she is 8 months old). There are NO assistacne dog trainers here in Canberra so it is Boo and I alone in this (we do attend an obedience school/club) and also do pets-as-therapy work in local nursing homes and disabled schools.
I am enjoying this work and even more looking forward to having her as a fully trained assistance dog to make my life easier and hopefully less stressful/ painful and with less injuries too.
Sharon (and Boo too (a Norwegian Elkhound).  ;D
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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2003, 08:43:27 PM »
Hey there.  
Lets see- I went to HS in Boca Raton, Florida, and graduated in 1998.  2 weeks later I moved to Columbus, Ohio and went to.....you will never guess from my screen name........... Ohio State.  I majored in English and Business and minored in Spanish.  Right no, and this is kind of funny, in a strange way, I am a 23 yr old that works at a funeral home:)  Kind of sick.  Good money though- and much more importantly, GOOD INSURANCE.:)

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2003, 10:23:53 PM »
   I used to be an emergency medical technician in a hospital emergency room for 7 yrs. I quit to be a full time mom to my 6 kids.

I couldnt possibly work that job now with this knee.

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Re: Education/ training
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2003, 09:10:31 PM »
Graduated high school in 2001, declined a Cross Country scholarship to go to High Point Univ in NC...b/c I don't like the school and didn't want to run on Div. 1 level anyhow.  Applied early to Christopher Newport Univ (Div. 3) in Newport News VA (very close to where I live....too close lol).  Ran for CNU for my freshman fall semester (XC)...but got hurt at the very end of the season.  Been out since, and I'll be a Junior this year.  I'm going for a B.S. in Psychology, and possibly going to do the 5 year program and graduate with a Masters in Applied Psychology as well...not sure about that one yet.  And...after I graduate from CNU, my plan is to move to Tennessee...Knoxville hopefully...and continue school there.

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