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    Randell1234 is offline Moderator
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFValve View Post
    Arent you experiencing any withdrawal symptoms? I am sorry, I remembed you mentioned something about finance so I thought you were doing something in this area.
    If you consider having fun and enjoying life a withdrawal then yes I am!. I was thinking about doing something with finance but took your advice...some of the things you say have meaning and actually sink in

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    Is there such a thing as to many degrees?

    Short Answer: Yes

    Evidence: Aric W Hall* -* Resume* -* Education* -* -* -*

    Class dismissed, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    Is there such a thing as to many degrees?

    Short Answer: Yes

    Evidence: Aric W Hall* -* Resume* -* Education* -* -* -*

    Class dismissed, lol.
    Not only are the subjects scattered but I could not imagine how much was spent to get these degrees. Why on earth would he get an AAS in CJ (2007) after he completed a BS in CJ (2006)? I could see if he went back and got an AAS in Accounting or something different but why duplicate degrees in reverse?

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    Mr. Hall is becoming ubiquitous. Besides this thread, we've had him:

    Here: Your Favorite Dodgy Resume?
    And here: Need help finding "More Degree's than a Thermostat" thread

    Read Hall's "resume" and it's readily evident why nobody will hire him. Nobody needs advanced schooling to figure that out!

    Another memorable case of degree overload is Mike Nicholson, here. Twenty-seven degrees and counting: Kalamazoo man enjoys the 'freedom' of intellectual pursuits | MLive.com

    He may have more than 27 degrees by now. This guy took all kinds of low-ball, maintenance etc. jobs on campuses to get free tuition. He worked in a college parking lot while he completed his doctorate! The way I see it, he'd have done more for his family

    (a) if he'd ever worked in any of the fields he completed advanced degrees in.
    (b) if the family hadn't acted as his "enablers" in his degree-addiction.

    Here's our old thread on Nicholson -- well, one of 'em, at least. DegreeDiscussion.com • View topic - This man has 27 college degrees

    I think both these guys have had 'way more press than they're worth -- with the possible exception of Ripley's Believe it or Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johann View Post
    He may have more than 27 degrees by now....
    Just as I thought! Nicholson now has 29 degrees and is working on a 30th!

    Michigan Man Has 29 College Degrees and Counting - Yahoo!

    He's retired - no more "Dr. Parking Lot!"

    Classic Nicholson quote:

    "I just stayed in school and took menial jobs to pay for the education and just made a point of getting more degrees and eventually I retired so that I could go full-time to school."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    Not only are the subjects scattered but I could not imagine how much was spent to get these degrees. Why on earth would he get an AAS in CJ (2007) after he completed a BS in CJ (2006)? I could see if he went back and got an AAS in Accounting or something different but why duplicate degrees in reverse?

    Randell, you beat this guy! He has 3 Bachelors degrees that are probably made from the same credits. He brought the credits from one school to another to get more degrees so there is nothing amazing here. The dozen AAs are probably made from the same credits.

    The only degrees that are worth something are the BA in Business and BS in Criminal justice , MBA and graduate certificates. The rest are just junk.

    Randell has several masters degrees (3 or 4?) a PhD, and a BS. More impressive than a dozen of Associate degrees from related fields.

    Randell still has my favorite dodgy resume around here.

    I know few people that beat Randell with several masters and two doctorates from B&M school but don't hang out in this forum.

    One the most impressive academic resumes come from prof Armand St pierre that teaches at Athabasca

    www.mba.athabascau.ca - Armand St. Pierre, PhD

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    Yes, in fact I just recently sat through an interview where our executive pointed out the applicant's doctorate and said "on paper there's just no way I'd hire him"...but the guy was so sharp and energetic and outgoing he got the job despite his education . Yes, too much is still too much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorCal View Post
    Is there such a thing as to many degrees?

    Short Answer: Yes

    Evidence: Aric W Hall* -* Resume* -* Education* -* -* -*

    Class dismissed, lol.
    I agree with you, NorCal! I do feel sometimes I have too many; therefore, my Doctorate from Nova is a terminal one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFValve View Post
    Randell, you beat this guy! ...Randell has several masters degrees (3 or 4?) a PhD, and a BS. More impressive than a dozen of Associate degrees from related fields.

    Randell still has my favorite dodgy resume around here.

    I know few people that beat Randell with several masters and two doctorates from B&M school but don't hang out in this forum.
    I only have an MS and MBA ...damn I am starting to feel like the elephant man!

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    We've had this exact thread before, but thankfully this time it did not devolve into a discussion on whether or not the title of the thread is grammatically correct (it is).

    30 degrees might be too many, but it is weak sauce if the majority of them are Associate's degrees. Try 22 Master's and 8 doctorates and then we might have a conversation 22 MA degrees, 5 PhDs, 3 D.Litt, professor learns on, December 2009

    By the way, Ted Heiks has in the past revealed the goal of outdoing that. How's that going, Ted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    I only have an MS and MBA...damn I am starting to feel like the elephant man!
    You forgot to add your MBA from CCU .

    I am teasing you, I also have the same amount of degrees than you in addition to two graduate certificates.

    One masters is more than enough, a PhD or DBA only if you are interested in teaching . People with more than that are starting to look a bit ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFValve View Post
    You forgot to add your MBA from CCU .

    I am teasing you, I also have the same amount of degrees than you in addition to two graduate certificates.

    One masters is more than enough, a PhD or DBA only if you are interested in teaching. People with more than that are starting to look a bit ridiculous.
    I was starting to get a complex...honestly, I do not really "count" the CCU degrees. I do not put them on my resume because I got them before the school was accreditied. Usually one masters is enough and I got my MS-ITM when I worked in the IT world. The MBA jusy fell into place since I worked with the Service Marketing team and took some marketing classes for general knowledge. Before I knew it, I was 4 classes short of an MBA .

    So what degrees and certificates do you have? If you do not want to list the schools that is fine but I am curious which degrees you have.

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    All I'll add to this considering the ongoing drama between Randell and RFValue is this.

    Sometimes you retrain and sometimes you attain related qualifications.

    First degree was in History though I did a lot of Criminal Justice work before I went that way. Second degree was IT because I was working IT. Third was the MBA because I was on the fast track to executive management. Since I've decided that's the last thing I want to do, I'm falling back on my infosec background to knock down the Assurance degree.

    If that works out, I may move on to a JD if I can get back into infosec. If I can't, then I'm done. One thing I know for a fact is I don't want to pursue an IT doctorate anymore. Regardless, point is that sometimes the story fits the academic background, but you don't need to let employers know what your hobbies are.
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    I was contemplating another masters, now I'm not sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassethorn View Post
    I was contemplating another masters, now I'm not sure.
    Why not? If it fits your life and your goals do it. These decisions are personal and no one (especially a stranger on this board) can make it for you. You must decide what fits into your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randell1234 View Post
    So what degrees and certificates do you have?
    Similar background as yours. BSEE, MSEE, MBA and a DBA. I completed some certificates in computer security and accounting .

    I accumulated some credits in accounting and finance that was planning to apply towards a M.Sc in Accounting but my resume would start to look weird with 5 degrees.

    I can take free degrees as I work for a University and keep accumulating more paper but at some point more degrees are pointless for me.

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