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how much fun!!! So are the pearls expensive, will you be bringing some home?
I was thinking Sicily. Wrong again!
Wow, that sounds like fun!
It does sound like fun!I have no idea how much the Majorca pearls cost. I actually had a string when I was a child, which is why I know about them.But once I became a Big Girl, I got the real deal.Although now that I think about it, perhaps it would be a nice gift for the nieces (ages 3, 5 and 8).Shh! Don't anyone tell them. But I think I may have figured out some Christmas presents...
Cool! I knew that Masters degree in Geography would come in handy _one_ of these days. ;-)
Now your in trouble. She 4 1/2 which I might add was explained to me just this weekend by the 4 1/2 year old in no uncertian terms.
A Master's degree in geography?And what, pray tell, are the career prospects for an individual with a career in geography?
Often IT. I did GIS work in school and wandered over to systems administration and things like that for a job. For years I was the main techie guy behind the public website for my last company, an aerospace company based in Seattle. My brother-in-law is also a geographer and he works in the cantonal planning office for Graubunden. Other geographers I know have done various work in government offices (census is a big one, USFS, USGS), worked as customs brokers, worked for shipping companies, worked for airlines (one guy I met was a VP for one of the big US airlines).Geographers have a great background for employers looking to hire someone that has the ability to be totally flexible in their job. They might have done a lot of reports, usually some statistics, graphic design, and computer programming. While not a popular example, McDonald's has many Geographers doing work on where to locate new restaurants. I wouldn't be surprised if Starbucks does as well. Then again, I know streetcorners in Seattle, San Francisco and Vancouver BC with Starbucks on two-three corners of an intersection, but they do seem to stay in business.I believe that Geography is one of the more popular subjects for people to study here in Europe.
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