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Post subject: stuck in germany Posted: Sun Aug 05, 2007
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:35 pm
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ok please take me serious...I’m
sure all of us have hit a few bumps in life and was in serious need
I was just wondering if somebody could please help
me find RF work... What I mean is I am having problems continuing my
education and paying for college. Yes, I am very poor and never relied
on parents. Anyway, here is my story…
…once in my life, I believed
I had everything going for me. I was at Marquette University going to
school, being a great student. Though the hardest part of it was not
the exams, not the home work; it was paying the bills on time! I am
originally from south Florida and was going to school in Wisconsin.
There is nothing wrong with Wisconsin, but it was extremely cold! Anyway
the sad news comes….I almost graduated. I was only 3 classes short (non
EE classes) and was allowed to walk at graduation. But due to a delinquency
in paperwork I did not receive any financial aid for the whole year.
I applied for aid on time, but I guess I filled in the wrong bubble
for one lousy question on the fafsa form. For some reason, they allowed
me to register for classes and continue which was definitely a big mistake.
So I had a huge outstanding balance, bad credit due to credit cards
(ouch!), and parents who don’t cosign. Yeah, I made a big mistake with
those credit cards when I was 18. Plus, I didn’t even have a house to
live in the states because of a parents divorce. I will give a good
example how poor I really was. For Instance, I didn’t even buy the books
for most of the classes. I bummed them from the professors and other
students. My parents still to this day don’t even know how much my tuition
Here is the catch….I understand employment is a big debit
from a company’s bank account. I will work for minimum wage as long
as I am continuing my education and being able to pay “the rent.” I
do not have my bachelors degree yet, but I know deep in my heart I will
eventually have one. I am so creative and will eventually figure it
out. And what makes me so proud is that I was able to complete three
graduate level courses—Microwaves Electronics I, Fiber Optical Communications,
and Surface Acoustic Wave Devices. And, I completed Communication Systems
in London. I understand the dB and the dBm very well. Link budgeting
is always fun. One of my professors worked for Qualcomm, the home of
CDMA, and taught me many great things. I am also in good understandings
of Agilent and HP- TDR, Network Analyzers, etc.
As time goes
by I believe my understandings in signals and systems in general is
getting better, not forgetting. I really believe I would make a great
engineering because my brain is a bit metaphysically creative. Anyway
capitalism is crazy and it does work. Here in Germany, universities
are practically free. Socialism has its advantages. Also, paying taxes
is truly a great privilege, people shouldn’t complain too much about
taxes. But the problem is that I can not get a transcript released.
I am getting older and hungry for knowledge. I am extremely educated,
more advanced than most entry level electrical engineers.
is what I do now…I clean offices and windows in Hamburg, Germany. I
started my own business. I have started a cleaning company and incorporated
it with only 200 dollars. Yes, it is British Limited and I really don’t
even know what I am doing most of the time because I do not understand
how different cleaning chemicals react with different solid surfaces.
When I am cleaning offices I always think about how wonderful it would
be to work with high frequencies and how I could do something great
in my life with engineering. But I made a big mistake going to an expensive
school. Though it was nice how I had enough aid to pay for tuition,
accommodation, and a meal plan. That was all I needed—food, sleep, and
study. +49 40 34 83 13 42
Thanks for reading