1. What level of education have you earned? Where?
I have a four-year Bachelor of Engineering degree (chemical) and worked in the chemical industry for eight years before I decided I didn't really like it. I then quite my job at the age of 30 and went back to school to get my one year Bachelor of Education degree.... the best decision I ever made! I don't want to disclose my university as it was in the town where I now live.
2. If you went to college, did you join the Greek system?
No... I don't think it existed where I went to school. Anyway, I would never have fit in to such a elitist group.
3. If money and time weren't an issue, would you go back to school? What would you study?
I always was an excellent student but there is nothing taught at universities which would be of interest to me now. I would only consider returning to acquire a skill such as welding or gourmet cookery. Going to art college would be very cool as well.
4. Ever make it under the bleachers?
No, I never made it anywhere, with anyone. I was a virgin (hetero and homo) throughout my college years when I was aged 18 to 22. For my second stint at university, I juggled my studies with looking after a baby while my wife worked full time. I "made it" in the sense that my wife and I were having sex every day at that time.
5. Knowing what you know now, what would you change about your education?
Two things I would change.
(a) I went to my home-town university so that I could live at home to save money. I deeply regret missing that out-of-town college experience.
(b) I went into chemical engineering without having any idea what it involved. I should have done much more research into the selection of my major and even taken a year off school to explore my options.
What was your best or worst experience in school?
I loved every aspect of my schooling from Kindergarten through to university; it was all good!
My worse experience was becoming gravely ill with a malignant melanoma which had metastasized widely during my second year of university; I wasn't expected to live. I missed half a year and spent the next two years catching up and coping with the after-effects. Through it all, I refused to be set back in my studies and was proud of the fact that I graduated at the same time as my peers.