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What should I do if I fail my qualifiers?

  1. Start my kangaroo farm and create the kangaroo economy

    6 vote(s)
    31.6%
  2. Be the primary caretaker of Dick Cheney's Death Star

    5 vote(s)
    26.3%
  3. Crash at Evo's place for a while

    8 vote(s)
    42.1%
  4. Video editor for Kim Kardashian

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Go on tour with the Beach Boys and become a professional groupy

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  6. Be a "barista" serving overpriced cups of hot brown water to noobs

    3 vote(s)
    15.8%
  7. A member of the Geek Squad at Best Buy shortly followed by getting fired for being too geeky

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Penguin-pooper-picker-upper

    4 vote(s)
    21.1%
  9. Be an insulter at Walmart

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  10. Become a business major

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
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  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    I've got my first qualifier early tomorrow morning and it will by far be the most difficult exam I will ever take in my life. So, what should I do if I fail and my committee laughs me out of graduate school?

    EDIT: There's suppose to be a poll this this thready but PF is deciding to be lame, so we're going to do this the old fashioned way until a mod can fix it.

    1. Start my kangaroo farm and create the kangaroo economy

    2. Be the primary caretaker of Dick Cheney's Death Star

    3. Crash at Evo's place for a while

    4. Video editor for Kim Kardashian

    5. Go on tour with the Beach Boys and become a professional groupy

    6. Be a "barista" serving overpriced cups of hot brown water to noobs

    7. A member of the Geek Squad at Best Buy shortly followed by getting fired for being too geeky

    8. Penguin-pooper-picker-upper

    9. Be an insulter at Walmart

    10. Become a business major
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2011
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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2

    micromass

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    No, don't think those things. These are evil thoughts. They will only make you nervous and uncomfortable.

    You already got into grad school, so you're obviously no idiot. The ones who let you in grad school know that you are capable. And you really are capable!

    Don't think about failing the exam, think about how happy you'll be once you've passed it.

    And good luck!!!!
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 #3

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    You're not going to fail. What micro said. :smile:

    Good luck!
     
  5. Sep 8, 2011 #4
    Ok theres suppose to be a poll with this thread but its not working. grr.....
     
  6. Sep 8, 2011 #5

    Evo

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    I can put up a poll for you, just post what you want in it.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2011 #6
    Done and done! Thanx Evo.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2011 #7
    I voted
    Be a "barista" serving overpriced cups of hot brown water to noobs
    Penguin-pooper-picker-upper

    I always dreamed of becoming a janitor but that wasn't in the options. Researching in Artic/Antartic is also one of my dream jobs, Penguin options was closest to that.

    Good luck :biggrin:

    P.S. Janitors' job is awesome too!
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 #8

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    You'll do fine, I'm sure. But that doesn't mean that you can't still crash at Evo's place :biggrin:.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2011 #9

    micromass

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    You forgot to activate mommy mode. :biggrin:
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 #10

    Evo

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    It'll be empty soon, my blood tests came back with this
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 #11

    micromass

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    Oh my God, Evo :cry: That's not good...

    You should see a doctor to see what you can do about it. Maybe take some medicines or something???
     
  13. Sep 8, 2011 #12

    Astronuc

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    Ditto to mm, Evo and lisab.

    Best wishes for success!



    and Good health to Evo!
     
  14. Sep 8, 2011 #13

    dlgoff

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    I hope you mean it will be empty soon since you're moving at the end of the month. Better not be because of the test results.

    But we're here for you.
     
  15. Sep 11, 2011 #14

    micromass

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    So, how did it go topher????
     
  16. Sep 12, 2011 #15
    Either very good or very very bad. I felt like I really knew what I was doing flew right through the exam. I actually finished about an hour before everyone else and spent the rest of the time triple checking my answers and playing with my TI89. All the other students (who have higher grades in math than me) said it was really difficult and didn't have enough time to finish. So, I'm guessing that I'm screwed.



    Evo, maybe I should move in just to take care of you. We've gotta get that blood pressure down. Do you own a stress ball? Greg should sell a PF stress ball in the shape of Einsteins head.
     
  17. Sep 14, 2011 #16
    OK so I finally found out today that I got an 87%, which was the second highest grade on the exam. So I guess I did alright and my blood pressure can now return to normal levels.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2011 #17

    micromass

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    Great!!!! Congratulations!! :smile:
     
  19. Sep 14, 2011 #18

    lisab

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    That's just so awesome, I bet you're walking on air - I'm happy for you! YAY!
     
  20. Sep 14, 2011 #19
    Congrats man, even I was getting stressed out reading this thread. hahaha
     
  21. Sep 14, 2011 #20

    Astronuc

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    :cool: Excellent!
     
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