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Old 26th June 2002, 06:35 PM   #1
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Talking Starving college student needs a job!

Hey all. I have been into the high-end audio scene for quite some time now, but between paying for my own college (CU Boulder) and rent, food, clothing, etc... I have grown to think that I will never be able to afford what I want (need?).

Plus, with the recent downturn of the economy, it has been more than difficult to find a job, especially for a 21 year old without a degree (yet), even though my resume is quite impressive for my age.

Does anyone out there have any advice, or possible connections for me? I really want to work, and I work damn hard. I am a fairly intelligent person and have a vast array of experience as well as an impressive knowledge base.
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Old 26th June 2002, 07:06 PM   #2
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Yeah... I am a senior now at Georgia Tech, looking at the prospects of getting a job, and the best solution that I can come up with is going to grad school for a couple of years, and getting my masters. It doesn't cost anything at most schools if you do research at the same time, and they give you money for food and living expenses. Hell, if the job market still sucks in two years, just go another two years and get your phd.

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Old 26th June 2002, 07:09 PM   #3
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Yeah, that sounds good...

My problem is that right now I'm working trying to pay for school... It's hard doing both, especially when you can't get a decent job.

If I were out of school, it would be a different story, but I'm just a junior (switched majors, and now doubling), so I'm not even to that point yet :-)
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Old 26th June 2002, 07:13 PM   #4
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Does your school have a co-op program? I basically co-oped, alternating working for taking classes for a couple of semesters.

It is good experience, and gives cash for the next semester you are taking classes.'

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Old 26th June 2002, 07:18 PM   #5
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It does, but since i'm double majoring, I would NEVER complete school. I wouldn't get enough credit hours. I need to bank my time and classes wisely.
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Old 26th June 2002, 10:56 PM   #6
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If you are planning on going the grad school route, watch out. Due to the labor market many
people are doing this, and schools are either getting more selective or simply not offering good
assistantships (let alone fellowships).
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Old 26th June 2002, 11:14 PM   #7
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yeah, thats years down the road...

anyone able to offer me anything for now?
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Old 27th June 2002, 12:42 AM   #8
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Cowanrg -

If I were you, I'd go talk to Paul McGowan over at PS Audio... He's in your neck of the woods.... Tell him you're interested in audio-video and maybe even mention your posts on this site as a reference...

Tell him you'll be very happy polishing the floor with a toothbrush if necessary....

You might also investigate other high end audio companies located in the area...

Beg...... LOL!

Just a thought...

Good luck,

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Old 27th June 2002, 12:55 AM   #9
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OMG, i just checked them out, they are in boulder colorado!

wow, gonna call them tomorrow! (they are closed now, hehe)

they are actually less than 2 miles from me. that's amazing. i would clean the toilets if i could work there... i actually have an interview tomorrow, but ill call PS Audio first thing though. thanks so much.

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Old 28th June 2002, 07:26 AM   #10
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well, called PS audio today. spoke with Barry over there. Unfortunately, no openings for any jobs (not surprising), but we did have a nice little chat, and they have my resume if anything comes up. (i wont hold my breath :-)

but, they did invite me to the "testing facility" in vale. woohoo.
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