Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 20
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 136,389, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    clones_jer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    8,337
    Points
    136,389
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Earning potential / college choice

    Go to ISU, and in 15 years you'll be making ~ $700 more a year than your equivalent EIU grad ... sweet.

    WSJ.com



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 134,558, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    joefrog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    6,465
    Points
    134,558
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 232

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    That is why I tell every smart kid I know going to college to at least get an engineering degree. Do a double major if they like, and have their other major be their real area of interest, but get that engineering degree. It is worth the effort. Learn to solve problems, and prove that you can handle a difficult curriculum.


    "Dog Eat Dog"
    Read the news
    Someone win,
    Someone lose

  3. #3
    Addict
    Points: 136,389, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    clones_jer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    8,337
    Points
    136,389
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    That is why I tell every smart kid I know going to college to at least get an engineering degree. Do a double major if they like, and have their other major be their real area of interest, but get that engineering degree. It is worth the effort. Learn to solve problems, and prove that you can handle a difficult curriculum.
    and that's not even mentioning the opportunity to drive the train...



  4. #4
    Starter
    Points: 13,092, Level: 34
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 258
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    673
    Points
    13,092
    Level
    34
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    That is why I tell every smart kid I know going to college to at least get an engineering degree. Do a double major if they like, and have their other major be their real area of interest, but get that engineering degree. It is worth the effort. Learn to solve problems, and prove that you can handle a difficult curriculum.
    Agreed. Mechanical Engineer here doing absolutely no "true" engineering, but I went in to it to learn to solve problems and I use that every day.



  5. #5
    Pro
    Points: 46,737, Level: 66
    Level completed: 85%, Points required for next Level: 213
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    PGreen ISU '92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Waukee, IA
    Posts
    2,149
    Points
    46,737
    Level
    66
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 3

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    I’m super pleased about the results of the study but I’m surprised as EIU has a medical school and a law school; whereas, ISU does not.



  6. #6
    Addict
    Points: 118,191, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,015
    Points
    118,191
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 213
    Given: 74

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    Iím super pleased about the results of the study but Iím surprised as EIU has a medical school and a law school; whereas, ISU does not.
    You know, this does kinda shoot some holes in one of the big theories about the difference in the athletic budgets of the two schools. You always hear the argument made that all the doctors and lawers make the big money and so the fanbase at eiu has more money to give than us. According to this data, that isn't really the case.



  7. #7
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 304,376, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    23,286
    Points
    304,376
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 477
    Given: 929

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    You know, this does kinda shoot some holes in one of the big theories about the difference in the athletic budgets of the two schools. You always hear the argument made that all the doctors and lawers make the big money and so the fanbase at eiu has more money to give than us. According to this data, that isn't really the case.
    I think, however, even though our average may be higher, the doctors and lawyers have larger earnings potential, on average, so you have possibility of bigger donors. This means that we need more people donating.



  8. #8
    Legend
    Points: 145,591, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,716
    Points
    145,591
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 34

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    I'm guessing it is based on undergrads...



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 84,616, Level: 90
    Level completed: 49%, Points required for next Level: 934
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience PointsSocial
    cstrunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Longview, TX
    Posts
    8,128
    Points
    84,616
    Level
    90
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 30
    Given: 2

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think, however, even though our average may be higher, the doctors and lawyers have larger earnings potential, on average, so you have possibility of bigger donors. This means that we need more people donating.
    Right, they have more people who make really high amounts of money compared to us. However, the difference in donations shouldn't be as large as it currently stands.



  10. #10
    Addict
    Points: 118,191, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    aeroclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    6,015
    Points
    118,191
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 213
    Given: 74

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think, however, even though our average may be higher, the doctors and lawyers have larger earnings potential, on average, so you have possibility of bigger donors. This means that we need more people donating.
    So are you saying that you think there are some very very low earners holding down the average for EIU then? (You won't have much trouble selling me on that theory)



  11. #11
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 304,376, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    23,286
    Points
    304,376
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 477
    Given: 929

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    So are you saying that you think there are some very very low earners holding down the average for EIU then? (You won't have much trouble selling me on that theory)
    That is sort of what I was implying, but your point is taken. We do have a lot of good professionals out there. Engineering is one of the best degrees to get a job out of the gate versus a general LAS degree.



  12. #12
    Pro
    Points: 23,145, Level: 46
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 405
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    2,458
    Points
    23,145
    Level
    46
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by joefrog View Post
    That is why I tell every smart kid I know going to college to at least get an engineering degree. Do a double major if they like, and have their other major be their real area of interest, but get that engineering degree. It is worth the effort. Learn to solve problems, and prove that you can handle a difficult curriculum.
    So since I don't have an engineering degree... I can't solve problems?

    I should probably be fired from my job.



  13. #13
    Legend
    Points: 145,591, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    cybsball20's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    12,716
    Points
    145,591
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 181
    Given: 34

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    From the article that goes with the chart

    "With a liberal-arts degree, it's what you make of it," says Al Lee, director of qualitative analysis at PayScale. "If you're motivated by income, then there are certainly careers in psychology that pay as well as careers out of engineering."



    Follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/MarkHanrahan20

    Check out my blog
    http://markhanrahan.com

    and tune into "Extra Innings" Thursdays at 6pm on 1460kxno

  14. #14
    Chile Mac is Back!
    Points: 304,376, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 45.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive
    LindenCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    23,286
    Points
    304,376
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 477
    Given: 929

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    So since I don't have an engineering degree... I can't solve problems?

    I should probably be fired from my job.
    Since you don't have a degree in engineering, however, you will never figure that out. Thanks to ISU's science and technology bent, all LAS programs are bathed in the goodness of problem-solving and dilligence.

    That said, I am about to finish a PhD in theology, so you know I support the humanities.



  15. #15
    Addict
    Points: 136,389, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    clones_jer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    IA
    Posts
    8,337
    Points
    136,389
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: Earning potential / college choice

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    So since I don't have an engineering degree... I can't solve problems?

    I should probably be fired from my job.

    no, no, please don't ... how would my Papa Johns get to my doorstep without you?



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: FOX
  • Iowa State vs. Baylor
  • September 27, 2014
  • 07:20 PM