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Hello all,

I just wanted to share some photos from NAIB. I have been settling into the new job quite well and am enjoying the learning experience. Check out my gallery for the photos and let me know what you think.

Have fun,

Justin

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Woah, you actually get a job culturing and selling plants, dendrobates, and other equiptment! How much do you get payed and what do you have to take in school and coledge to be eligble to work the job you are working? Just wandering, cause thats what i want to do in the future, if i get minumul wadge or higher. Great photos!
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First you need to take English courses and study really hard, including spelling.
 
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Well I'm sure he was kidding, but he has a valid point. Biology isn't the mickey mouse degree people used to think it was (though business marketing still is... just kidding). I'm taking the GRE's this week, and I never thought I'd have to study vocab or analogies again after the SAT's. I just hope I don't also need a doctoral candidacy exam as well for the PhD. If you want to get a job like Justin do well in a good biology school, be a good field biologist, and be willing to relocate. His job rules, but there's a high turn-over rate, and it can be very competitive-- which I'm sure he can attest to.
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Paul,

You must be a little confused. I sell plants on the side from my private collection. I take care of the herps at NAIB. I no longer work for my school and should probably update by bio here on dendroboard.

I received a bachelor's of science in Biology from Stockton College. My advice to you is to volunteer with any bio related program, keep lots of herps at home, and study hard. Also, be prepared to make no money and pay off student loans for decades to come...lol.

Justin is correct in asserting that these positions are rarely open, but if they are, they fill quickly. In addition, there are plenty of people with the same credentials. I must have lucked out. Good luck with those GRE's man, those things are tough (not the subject test, but the general one).

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And no, I wasn't kidding when I said I wanted to take those courses and try to work at NAIB. I know its allot of hard work, and i will get very little pay, but keeping herps and working with people is what I enjoy and hope to accomplish. Just wandering what you did to do what you do...
And I am going to work on my spelling and grammer a little more.
But any-way, good pics. Im 13 on Jan. 13, if you were wandering.
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Paul,

Nice improvement on your spelling and grammar! I just have one little tiny suggestion. You should use 'a lot' instead of 'allot'. I think it is important to have dreams to follow. If I can borrow a saying, just do it. Take Justin's advice and volunteer!

Good luck,

David

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And no, I wasn't kidding when I said I wanted to take those courses and try to work at NAIB. I know its allot of hard work, and i will get very little pay, but keeping herps and working with people is what I enjoy and hope to accomplish. Just wandering what you did to do what you do...
And I am going to work on my spelling and grammer a little more.
But any-way, good pics. Im 13 on Jan. 13, if you were wandering.
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Justin-

Congrats again man! I bet you are just loving it at NAIB! Have you gone to see Sean's collection yet? I still haven't but Mike has and he was blown away. Have fun doing what most of us dream about!

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Biology isn't the mickey mouse degree people used to think it was. j
When was a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology ever a Mickey Mouse degree? When I got my degree Calculus, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry were all required courses, along with the Bio courses and labs.

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