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East Ender
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I don't think UVI has a culinary arts program. Most of the kids here go to the states for training- Johnson and Wales? I guess the first year she would be taking general classes anyway, so....

I hope you will come down and take a look-see for yourself to see if this is the kind of life you are looking for. Good luck!

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Posted : August 29, 2016 12:45 am
Gonegirl45
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I don't think UVI has a culinary arts program. Most of the kids here go to the states for training- Johnson and Wales? I guess the first year she would be taking general classes anyway, so....

I hope you will come down and take a look-see for yourself to see if this is the kind of life you are looking for. Good luck!

Hi East Ender - no, they do not. We discussed J&W. She would do better obtaining a degree in BM/BA.

I am planning a visit before the end of the year. Thank you. I will stay in touch.

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Topic starter Posted : August 29, 2016 12:52 am
East Ender
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Gone girl: I saw this on my Amazon/Washington Post newsfeed and thought about you. LOL
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/02/meet-the-parents-who-wont-let-their-children-study-literature/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.6c33316b81e6

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Posted : September 4, 2016 3:37 pm
watruw8ing4
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Gone girl: I saw this on my Amazon/Washington Post newsfeed and thought about you. LOL
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/02/meet-the-parents-who-wont-let-their-children-study-literature/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.6c33316b81e6/blockquote >

Ha Ha! I identified with that article in a couple of ways.

My mother refused to let me take typing in high school because she didn't want me to end up as "just a secretary" like her. I ended up being an English major, switching to Journalism when it became available. What do journalists do? Type . . . on a deadline. Later, my company decided to train me to be a programmer. What do programmers do? Type . . .on a deadline. To this day, I have to look at the keys. I had a boss who called me Ms. Slow Hand.

Re: the article's English major blurb about "What can I do with an English major?": I had a prof who was famous for the line "It's not what you DO with an English Major. It's what you ARE". He said it so often that it was a running joke. But that major got me a great job in a totally unrelated field because they figured I'd be able to communicate better.

In spite of all that, I still tried to pressure my own kid into taking a more specific, career-tailored major. She ignored me as usual, though, went with a Lib Arts major, and it got her a great job that had nothing to do with her major.

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Posted : September 5, 2016 1:30 am
Gonegirl45
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Interesting reading. It makes sense. Thank you. I will remember to listen to her more than suggesting. It is her life, her choice.

Thank you East Ender

Gone girl: I saw this on my Amazon/Washington Post newsfeed and thought about you. LOL
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/09/02/meet-the-parents-who-wont-let-their-children-study-literature/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-b%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.6c33316b81e6/blockquote >

Ha Ha! I identified with that article in a couple of ways.

My mother refused to let me take typing in high school because she didn't want me to end up as "just a secretary" like her. I ended up being an English major, switching to Journalism when it became available. What do journalists do? Type . . . on a deadline. Later, my company decided to train me to be a programmer. What do programmers do? Type . . .on a deadline. To this day, I have to look at the keys. I had a boss who called me Ms. Slow Hand.

Re: the article's English major blurb about "What can I do with an English major?": I had a prof who was famous for the line "It's not what you DO with an English Major. It's what you ARE". He said it so often that it was a running joke. But that major got me a great job in a totally unrelated field because they figured I'd be able to communicate better.

In spite of all that, I still tried to pressure my own kid into taking a more specific, career-tailored major. She ignored me as usual, though, went with a Lib Arts major, and it got her a great job that had nothing to do with her major.

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Topic starter Posted : September 5, 2016 11:49 am
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