Ok question time



  • Ok here we go question time & before someone says " goggle it " - - -I already did so that’s that. My question is & what I am looking for an answer to is - -Can someone please break it down for me for an old dirt farmer with a simple mind: So in simple terms when a player - -such as Frank is - when his major is Liberal arts and Science - -I plain simple English what kind of work field does that break down to? - -What is it would he be doing? - -Just curious? - -Simple easy feedback Please - -I’m not trying to be smart a- - I don’t know , would like to know , out of curiousity -what do people like this, what is the job field they are in - -goggled it and it was really detailed, to detailed for me - - -looking for something short and sweet - -Thanks everyone - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • Non-specialized degrees and certifications often lead to non-specialized career fields.

    There isn’t a ‘common career field’ for liberal arts degrees. They can end up doing just about anything; oftentimes, in careers where their degrees actually have no bearing on them getting the job. Once in that job, their performance can heed specialization and certain levels of “professionalism.”

    An unspecialized college degree, in my opinion, is often no more than a nice piece of paper and some information to start building a resume with. It sometimes opens doors for you, but probably less so than the relationships and networking you can build while on campus.

    Just my perspective. I’m sure there are many more thoughts on this.



  • I’ll take a simple stab at it. In includes many majors underneath it. Both my boys were accepted in the college of liberal arts and sciences -or clas. One was a chemistry major and the other a journalism, marketing, strategic communications major, both undergrad degrees. Does that help? In other words there are many majors under that.



  • I couldn’t find out if Frank is earning a Bachelor of General Studies in Liberal Arts (BGS), or if he is getting a Bachelor of Arts in some area not made public. One site refers to his major as “Liberal Arts”, which in the College of LAS program is listed as the major when you get the BGS degree. It is considered to be the broadest area of study in Liberal Arts.

    I remember in the 70s that BGS degrees were kind of looked down upon because they didn’t have as stringent of requirements for the degree. I don’t know if that is true anymore. The degree was often obtained by kids who switched majors a lot or couldn’t make up their minds.

    A broad Liberal Arts study is wonderful preparation for many fields. It can include intro and advanced courses as technical as does a major in math or in a physical science ranging from astronomy to zoology, or courses culturally oriented like sociology and philosophy, plus significant exposure to standards like a foreign language and English. I have known premed and prelaw students who had concentrations in psychology and found it extremely useful in their professional schools.

    Hope this helps.



  • @Blown

    I was talking to a new employee at the main bank I use and we started talking about education. She had a liberal arts degree. I thought they would only hire from more specific degrees… like finance. She told me HR ran the statistics and they have better luck hiring those with liberal arts degrees…



  • @jayballer54

    also, Keep in mind with Frank Mason specifically: He just completed a four year interview with national exposure at the highest level.

    He demonstrated a work ethic that was second to none, exceptional leadership skills, and the right attitude to be successful.

    If he pursues a career outside of basketball that aligns with his aptitude, the sky is the the limit.



  • It’s basically just a degree. It will definitely open doors. But won’t lead to a specific career. As many don’t use their degree as intended this isn’t a bad route to go. It’s also one of the few (only?) degrees you can complete thru KUonline (@$377 per hour -ouch!)



  • @drgnslayr Yeah, my sister uses her animal science degree at the bank she works at as a manager.

    Moral of the story, just get a degree.



  • My undergrad degrees are in Psychology and Spanish Literature.

    A friend of mine used to always tell me with my psychology degree and a quarter I could get a cup of coffee.



  • @dylans

    Absolutely. Better… get a degree in something you are interested in, regardless of the associated professions around it.



  • @Blown

    Impressive! I started college working towards med school and changed my mind… but couldn’t decide, so I went for business administration because I knew I would be in business. Then went on for a masters of science.

    I’m just glad school was reasonably priced back then. No loans!



  • My daughter parlayed her KU “Art History” degree into a lucrative career with an architectural lighting firm in Chicago. Signed herself up for interviews at the business school and convinced one employer that lighting is art…the rest is history.



  • @CRH107 Treat people well, build relationships, network, and interview well. Goes an awful long way.



  • @Blown

    Spot on!



  • @Blown have awards like frank Mason will help too!🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I’ve got a ribbon… does that count?! lol



  • @Crimsonorblue22 some of us (me) will never be able to have awards like Frank The Tank Mason



  • @Blown

    I’m proudly on that list with you.



  • @Blown but we can all work like he did and encourage our kids to be like frank! Or any other kids! Great role model



  • I’m sure Frank knows this… but I really want him to know that Lawrence (along with all Jayhawks everywhere) is there for him. He will probably travel a long ways away from us, but he is fam forever!



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    I’m coaching 5 year olds soccer

    I showed them tape of Frank taking it to the rack and told them if they don’t lay it out on the line like that every time they need to just hang it up and go home.

    Is that what you mean ?!!?



  • @drgnslayr 😭 Will miss him, I hope his dreams come true!



  • @Blown ha ha 5. I can barely remember coaching mighty mites. A big blob of kids till the biggest one broke free!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 yep a five year old, 12 & 10, and one last one coming in August this year. All boys. Full basketball team now if you count me :smirk:



  • @Blown said:

    told them if they don’t lay it out on the line like that every time they need to just hang it up and go home.

    Any of them take you literally? Either by going home, or, as my gson would do, by going out to lay on the line as you told them?



  • @mayjay No, they said “Coach, we think you need a timeout. Your face is getting really red, and there is a crawdad in that ditch over there I want to chase”



  • @Blown didn’t you mess up your teeth playing b ball?



  • @Crimsonorblue22

    Yes, January 2015. I took two years off because of that scare. I’m back to playing 2 hours every Monday and Wednesday at the rec. My brother is 40 and hasn’t quit yet, so I can’t let him outlast me!!



  • @Blown just so he doesn’t outsmart you! You will have a few others to take care of! Spoken like a true mom!



  • @Crimsonorblue22 If I didn’t think every rebound was mine I probably wouldn’t get beat up as much.



  • in other news Connecticut down one with a minute and Wichita State leaving for the AAC.



  • @Blown wsu for sure? Missed the sports



  • Sports Report: Wichita State could leave for the AAC as soon as next season Rob Dauster,NBC Sports 12 hours ago

    Wichita State is in advanced talks to leave the Missouri Valley for the American Athletic Conference, and the move could happen as early as next season, according to a report from Sports Illustrated. There’s strong mutual interest between both sides, and sources said that a final decision could be made within the next month or in as few as the next two weeks. Any decision would need to be approved by the American Athletic Conference’s presidents, but the mutual interest is strong enough where neither side sees any looming issues. …

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/m/29a0ce7b-9712-3134-842d-ba2afa7b1518/report%3A-wichita-state-could.html



  • When I first read it I thought it said ACC and I was not liking what I was seeing…



  • I knew they were working on it



  • U conn gal was pretty dramatic



  • @mayjay

    When I first came to KU in the late 70s, KU offered a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies that basically required 120 credits of any kind; however and to the best of my recollection, that degree was done away in the 80s since it was determined that in the real world it did not have much value. It is possible that it could have been reinstated later but I would not think it would be.

    As far as I know, the School of Liberal Arts covers many disciplines and the people in that program usually pick a primary major and sometime a minor as well. I am more familiar with the sciences degrees where the degree is more specific such as Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science…no question what you studied and what your degree is. 😎



  • I wouldn’t have called it



  • Wow!!



  • I voted for that coach when I was voting for the Naismith awards. Didn’t know him from Adam



  • @JayHawkFanToo As I said, from the website.



  • She was told she was to small 🤔 Hmmmm?



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Happens in women’s bb, too! Probably 5 ft or less in early hs. Lots of schools trying to get height nowadays.



  • @Crimsonorblue22 Thank you, this is greatly appreciated, so yes it sounds like it could be many, many things -good for Frank wish him nothing but greatness in his future, - - - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @mayjay ya it does sounds very uh complex to me, I guess that why I never made College lol, hell I don’t even know what half of the degrees are good for little lone try to major in lol. - -My major if I were in college would of probably lasted 1 semester it would of been " advanced drinking and partying 101 sad yes I know but hey what can I say. Props to Frank - - that’s why I probably ended up working for the State of Kansas as a drivers license examiner issuing license to all the lovely teens - -sorry guys lol - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @dylans WOW, 377 dollars an hour - - - OK guess I won’t be checking into that lol, na thanks for the info appreciated. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @Blown LOL - -well you gonna be a very rich individual then , more then likely already are with that psychology degree - -but you get that cup of coffee for a quarter oh ya you got it going on awesome lol - - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @dylans LOL, a little to late for this ol geezer to get any kind of degree lol - -well might major in how to get along with the wife lol - -wonder how much one of those costs lol. - – - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @drgnslayr Well -depends on what color the Ribbon was lmao. - -If anything other then Blue for first, then you better pick up the slack lmao. - - ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY



  • @Crimsonorblue22 I remember coaching kids in a program called CAA. - - different ages 4th , 5th , and 6th -graders. - -coached both football and basketball. - -Got so much enjoyment out of that , the experiences, different happenings crazy. - -I remember had this one boy, he was something else, ha had to always keep track of the little guy for sure - -if he wasn’t playing at the time it was the football you could almost always find him behind the bench playing in the dirt lmao, Come to realize he must have been figuring out - -THE NEXT PLAY lol, or it was classic to be in a time out talking about certain plays to run, and then have a boy speak up so proudly about a play he had made maybe from a quarter before lmao, kinda like ummm HUH lol.

    Then of course I had some years had some really good teams, had a team where we hadn’t been scored on all year, and it was like the next to last game of the year and we were just whooping the dog out of this team felt so bad, they were let’say umm not quite as good, and we were up I think like 62-0 - -and some of the parents of the other team were upset- -thought I was running up the score, thought I should be suspended, because of it - -BUT hey what could I do - -Hell I swapped my QB and my starting running backs for 3 of my offensive linemen and BAM the 1st time one of my offensive line touched the ball 80 yds and a TD, BUT you know what? - -I wouldn’t trade those times for anything in the world - -special times. - -ROCK CHALK ALL DAY LONG BABY


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