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Old 2 December 2011, 04:40
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Mi dos centavos after having been in the same boat as you are in now.
Thanks for the insight bro. I would love to enjoy the college experience, but I'm currently contracting, and plan too keep on contract while I get my degree. I'm also married and have children; so the brick and mortar option is a no go for me. I don't have the luxury of being able to not work, and just be a student; I have too support my family while I go to school. Its not that bad though; making six figures and going to school, it could be worse.


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Save yourself a lot of time and money and CLEP as many general Ed classes as you can.
I have been out of school so long, I probably wouldn't benefit much from taking the CLEP option. I guess it cant hurt though, I'll look into it.




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Old 2 December 2011, 11:04
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Granted my experience is only limited to 3 agencies and going on 7 years in the G, but I have yet to meet a fellow agent with an intel or terrorism degree. Not saying its not useful at all, but any agency is going to look at overall work and life experience equally if not more than what your degree is in. I have what probably looks like a totally useless degree but have made it through some very tough hiring processes.

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Old 2 December 2011, 18:55
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Save yourself a lot of time and money and CLEP as many general Ed classes as you can.
Don't overlook DSST and ECE; a good many of those carry upper-division credit.
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Old 6 December 2011, 16:18
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Granted my experience is only limited to 3 agencies and going on 7 years in the G, but I have yet to meet a fellow agent with an intel or terrorism degree. Not saying its not useful at all, but any agency is going to look at overall work and life experience equally if not more than what your degree is in. I have what probably looks like a totally useless degree but have made it through some very tough hiring processes.

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Yeah, I would think it would be a liability considering how easy it is to dox someone nowadays.
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Old 6 December 2011, 17:57
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Definitely a concern, but I can also think of a number of other reasons I'd question such a degree for actual work in one of those fields. They seem more like degrees you'd get to prepare to teach on such subjects. I mean, intelligence management? Anyone ever put in for a gig that required an intelligence management degree? I haven't bothered to research those types of degrees too much, but it appears they didn't really exist prior to 9/11 and thus are nothing more than a self licking ice cream cone, imo of course.
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Old 8 December 2011, 21:34
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Its not that bad though; making six figures and going to school, it could be worse.
Can't turn that down man. Hope I can even find a job when I finish. Besides... your 4+ semesters straight of "Study Abroad" is a win.
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Old 9 December 2011, 05:10
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Yea its adding to my "work experience" I plan on "working abroad" the whole time I am getting my degree.
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Old 17 December 2011, 13:05
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University of Maryland and UMUC have some great certificate and degree programs because they work directly with the Department of Homeland Security. Its good to work toward a certificate first because the same credits will apply towards your bachelors, and with a certificate you have something to show for your work earlier on. There are really a lot of perks to the programs there that give students insight and direction for the real world application of their studies so I recommend that anyone who is interested in the three letter agencies check them out.
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Old 17 December 2011, 15:02
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I was just talking with a dude about UMUC today. He said it was a pretty good school; he also said was trying to get into the Department of Homeland Security
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