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Klassic Superstar 12-06-2011 03:17 PM

Other college students, what classes are you taking or will be taking?
I thought it woul be fun to see what career paths some of us younger horsey people are going down, is it horse related or not at all?

Here are some more questions:

What classes are you taking winter quarter?

Do you attend a community college or bigger school?

How do like being in college and either owning or leasing a horse?

Where do you want to end up when your done with school?

What year is your program done? (when are you graduating?)

Do you have your horse at school with you?

All great questions, getting to know each other a little bit more :)

I go to Seattle central community college. I'm in the social and human services program, about a two year program. It works great cause my school is walking distance from work. Fall quarter I took eng 101, intro to phycology and intro to human services. This was my first quarter at this school, first quarter at college level at all. Right now we a all working on finals, I have two 5 page papers, a huge project and a test :shock: so this week is just head in books, or at the computer getting it all done!!

I found I really enjoy still being able to ride Oliver, I was very worried I wouldnt have the time or energy for him but it has worked out very well and when I'm at the barn my school and work stuff stays in the car, it's just my friends and trainer and the horses when I walk into the barn. It for sure is a great de stressed, gets me to just breath and have fun and relax, I can fuccus on something other then paper after paper or test after test.

That's just me :)

Share you take on college life with your horse life and such stuff ;)

SugarPlumLove 12-06-2011 04:11 PM

Sorry for the novel! Thanks if you read it all!

I live in Canada but am going to school in the Netherlands. This is because I was not accepted into the Vettech program in Canada. I have my dutch passport and lots of dutch family so they suggested and then helped me go to a school here. Luckily I speak, read and write pretty good dutch although I was really worried at first! If I don't know a word in Dutch I can say it in english and usually they understand me. When I am done with this program though I have to take exams in Canada since they don't recognize my diploma there :(

I'm in an agricultural college called Groenhorst College Barneveld. Here I am doing a shortened version of the program which normally is 4 years but I'm doing it in 2. Here they have 2 levels of Highschool and if you did the higher level you can do the shortened version. I wasn't sure what I should do but chose for the shortened version to see how that would work.

I am now in my second and last year of school and it's going great. I'm not sure how these classes are called but currently I have medicine, pharmacy management, english(bleh! It's so easy here haha), Veterinary(Voorlichting Dierenartspraktijk), Anesthesia, and some other things I can't translate lol

When I'm done with this program I'll get my diploma in Canada and then maybe I'll go into horse management. I'm thinking of starting a riding center for people with handicaps or something along those lines.

Ofcourse I couldn't bring my horse with me, I miss her a lot and I can't wait till I get to see her again! I heard that ever since I've been gone she's been hard to catch! Bad girl!! :P

If you have any questions feel free to ask!! :D

Klassic Superstar 12-06-2011 04:33 PM

SugarPlum, that sounds like so so so much fun! I'd be to chicken to try that out! Loved reading about your schooling!

kait18 12-06-2011 04:54 PM

lets see i live in nj and go to school in ny. i had to go through a military boot camp to be placed correctly. i beat most of the guys in the guys scoring and was always the top 3 for women placements.
i did 3 years in the regiment and my senior year did no regiment (regular student) to see the difference. i prefered the regiment. i ended up going to this school bc my parents didn't want me enlisting into the marines. so i went to semi military school. i am planning on going to OCS (officer candidate school) for certification into the marines and graduate with an officers position.
i played sports and worked part time and took 24 credits a semester. had a double major and a minor. graduated at the top of my class. am now back for grad school to give me the finalizing programs i need to get into security. mainly terrorist security preventions.

What classes are you taking winter quarter?

grad classes in port security and intermodal transportation courses
i also have travel 90 days to different countries and learn as much as i can about there security and try to see how /or if it will work here.

i am only 22
Do you attend a community college or bigger school?

i went to SUNY Maritime College (State University of New York) its small but requires alot of ability in knowledge and fitness

How do like being in college and either owning or leasing a horse?

it absolutely sucked for me. i had to work when i wasn't doing school and had only breaks to see my horses. but i am glad i did it. on my breaks i tried learning as much about the mounted units and seeing how effective they are and if we can make them more effective.
and see where else we could use them for security

Where do you want to end up when your done with school?

i want to travel the world. with the background my school will give me i can work on ships or at ship ports anywhere in the world. and i will have the background to develop security plans for our country or other countries .

What year is your program done? (when are you graduating?)

i graduated in may and have just started my grad classes they are finished at the end of this semester (dec)

Do you have your horse at school with you?

nope. i currently work full time as a ship broker and am taking night classes to finish the program. my horses stay at my parents farm and on weekends i enjoy trail rides with them

hope that was enough :)

Poseidon 12-06-2011 06:31 PM

My last day of classes for the fall semester was today, actually. I have finals on Thursday and Monday and I'm done until January 9th.

My current university has about 8500 students. I was originally a Film Studies major, then I decided it wasn't for me. I do like it and it's fun, but I could never do it as a job. However, I have already taken 4 classes in that major, so I decided not to waste them and switched to a Film minor. I have two more classes for that next semester, then the last one next fall.

Next fall I am transferring to a university of about 14,500. It's about 10 minutes from my current school (I live in an area with about 6 or 7 universities, community colleges, and technical schools, so there is somewhere around 30,000 college students) and I already take classes there through a program the three large universities offer. I will be an Equine Studies major next year, so I will have a major at one school and a minor at another.

I have very little intention of getting an equine-related career, but it seems like a major more suited to me and it will benefit my spendy hobby. Many employers look at a degree but don't actually read what it says.

As for having my poneh here, I didn't buy her until after I moved for school. It sucks because it is very expensive, but I work it off at my barn along with another job to pay for my other bills (I do not lie in a dorm and I had to buy a new car this summer). I live paycheck to paycheck, but if I did have her to keep my sanity intact, I would be even more stressed than I already am. There are times, however, I do not get out to the barn for 2 or 3 weeks other than when I am working on the weekends and even then, I am only there to do my job and then I leave.

gaelgirl 12-06-2011 08:21 PM

So, I am 20 (almost 21) and I go to a 4 year with about 3000 students. I am majoring in Biology.

We have the BEST thing ever: Jan term.
This excellence is where everyone in the whole school takes one 3hr. a day class 4 days a week for the entire month of January. And after that we get a week off before we start Spring semester.
So for Jan Term, I am taking "Mastering the Art of Communication" which is a good class for me because I am very shy and don't talk almost at all in class.

When Spring Semester starts, I will be taking Organic Chemistry (with lab), Physics (with lab), Botany (with Lab), and The Lives of Saints, Yesterday and Today.

I love that I can own a horse while in college, but my schedule was so frustrating this semester that I was lucky to get out to see him (half hour away, 1 hour round trip) 3 days a week.

When I am done with school, I would love to do something with animals, (preferably horses and dogs). Don't really know what though. I graduate in 2013, so I still have a little time left.

irydehorses4lyfe 12-06-2011 10:10 PM

Let's see here, I'm 21 and after a two year break after high school, I'm now attending my cities community college of 20,000 people. My first semester is over on Thursday.

I was going to get an Associate of Applied Science in Zoo Keeping Technology(basically becoming a certified Zoo Keeper/specialist), but after a lot of debate I have decided to switch my AAS to Multimedia Graphic Design with a certificate in Digital Image. It's a huge change, but it's what I know most about and enjoy most as well. My goal is to work in the photography field with animal portraits/landscapes, but have my main job in Graphic Design, as it pays a lot more.

Next semester starts January 16th. I'm taking:
Intro to Multimedia
Adobe Illustrator I
Film Photography I
Financial Math I

I currently live at home until my AAS is completed, and I don't own a horse, but have many horses available to me.
I'm planning to graduate in 2013, maybe sooner depending on how many courses I complete next summer/fall.

SMCLeenie 12-09-2011 04:14 PM

So I'm 20, I'll be 21 in a 21 days! I'm in college in California right now, not gonna say where ;)

What classes are you taking winter quarter?
We're on semesters, but I'm taking creative writing, playwriting, Dante and the Divine Comedy, and Chaucer
Next semester I'm taking Creative fiction, art history, British Literature and a class called Seminar, which is the bane of my existence

Do you attend a community college or bigger school?
I go to a fairly small college, but its a 4 year not community.

How do like being in college and either owning or leasing a horse?
It can get crazy busy, like right now during finals, I haven't been out since sunday :( but we're gonna be off soon and I'll make it up to him. Over all though I love it.

Where do you want to end up when your done with school?
I want to be an author so I might go to grad school, or maybe just keep writing

What year is your program done? (when are you graduating?)
2013 (assuming the world doesn't end in 2012)

Do you have your horse at school with you?
He doesn't live on campus (that would be so cool!) but he's with in driving distance and I see him almost every day.

DieselPony 12-09-2011 05:06 PM

Pretty decent range going on so far. I'm a business student, majoring in human resources and labour relations.

What classes are you taking winter quarter?
For my next semester I'm only taking 3 classes, hit some finacial troubles so I'll just be working more, but I will be taking Research Methodology, Intro to Marketing and Management Law.

Do you attend a community college or bigger school?
I go to a university, so I'm taking a 4 year long program for a bachelors degree.

How do like being in college and either owning or leasing a horse?
It sucks as its an extra expense when I'm already stretched thin, financially and time wise. But I can't imagine getting rid of her. Even if the past month I've only been able to go out and see her on Fridays, but it is so worth it.

Where do you want to end up when your done with school?
I eventually want to get my CHRP certification, but I get the feeling I will toddle around in recruitment or occupational health and safety stuff first. But that's just now, who knows how much I'll change my mind.

What year is your program done? (when are you graduating?)
I'm hoping to be done next spring, but I've been looking into taking an information systems minor, so maybe fall 2013.

Do you have your horse at school with you?
For my first year of uni my mare stayed at my dad's farm and for a little bit last winter. But for the most part she is boarded. And I'm pretty sure I found the best place to board, its just like being back at the farm again; cats, dogs, donkey and sheep all wandering about, the horses get to be turned out together. Its my favourite place to take a study break.

TaMMa89 12-12-2011 03:53 PM

I'm not fine with telling my college or other very fine details but here we go...

The system is a bt different here. I'm participating University of Applied scienceds, type of college that we've here. I'll graduate as a Bachelor of Social Services after few years. You might guessed that it includes a lot of subjects that come close to human and the society and its systems. The program inclues also a lot of internships.

After the college, I'd want to end up in working life and start to have a family. I'll have a degree after graduating this college so it's very possible. Work possibilities are also very great in my field.

I don't have a horse nor I lease one so unluckily I cannot answer that question.

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