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Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:37 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
As Rumor flaps its wings across the desert and people start to hear back from transfer applications, grad school apps, job offers, etc., it seems high time for a thread in which current college players or members of the college quizbowl community can post where they'll be next. Please post only if you have something definite to share, though that includes things besides "I am going to x and such school for [Degree]"; more general notes on moving to a new metropolitan area as a non-student/non-player/employee interested in continuing to staff or do outreach or play opens or what have you, retirements/time abroad, etc. are also welcome.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:59 pm
by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell)
I'll be finishing my MS this semester, putting an end to my collegiate career.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:19 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
I will be transferring to the University of Michigan and intend to return to playing quizbowl.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:15 pm
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
I am off to Penn State to pursue a History PhD, focusing on Reformation studies. I won't go so far to say I'll be retired, though I have no expectations to play short term. I do, however, intend to keep up with the high school outreach I've been doing in Pennsylvania, so if you have a high school event in the area, let me know!

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:27 pm
by dyetman89
I'll be doing an MA in philosophy at Brandeis (that is, during the spare moments when I'm not attempting to revive the lately-dormant Brandeis team). :party:

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:04 am
by Rococo A Go Go
I'm going to be pursuing a PhD in Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Louisville starting this fall. I plan to continue playing quizbowl at UofL.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:30 am
by Auroni
As many of you found out during ICT weekend, I'll be at Michigan for the next two years for an MPH, and will be playing.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:02 am
by sonstige
I'll be going back for another MS starting in the fall, this time at UCF (Material Science, this time, fwiw). Since the school is local to where I live/work, I expect to be more actively involved with the quiz bowl program there.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:17 am
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
Barring something sudden and unforeseen, I will be pursuing a MA at the University of Vermont this fall and fully plan on coming out of hibernation and back into quizbowl.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:34 am
by alexdz
I expect to be pursuing a masters in Education Policy at the University of Illinois starting this fall, and would be interested in playing some quiz bowl there in addition to helping staff tournaments in the area.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:20 pm
by Angry Babies in Love
I will be pursuing a Master in Community Planning at Maryland. I'll definitely go to a few practices, but I'm not particularly good at this quizbowl thing anymore.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:21 pm
by Sam
I will be studying economics at the University of Minnesota, and would like to be involved in quiz bowl as time permits.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:21 am
by t-bar
I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:33 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
t-bar wrote:I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
...and we're back to Yale winning everything in the Northeast again, barring more Penn sojourns. Who needs Matt Jackson?

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:40 am
by grapesmoker
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
t-bar wrote:I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
...and we're back to Yale winning everything in the Northeast again, barring more Penn sojourns. Who needs Matt Jackson?
Don't know if you saw that part where Auroni Gupta and Will Nediger are playing for the same team next year.

edit: granted, not in the Northeast. But damn.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:29 pm
by Gautam
I'm based out of Houston, TX now and help with some tournaments here (mostly the ones hosted by Rice since they're a train ride away.) If you need me to staff, I am happy to help if I don't have other things going on.

I might look into the possibility of starting a club at U of Houston at some point, though I'm not 100% committed to the notion yet.

-Gautam

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:34 pm
by Mewto55555
grapesmoker wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
t-bar wrote:I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
...and we're back to Yale winning everything in the Northeast again, barring more Penn sojourns. Who needs Matt Jackson?
Don't know if you saw that part where Auroni Gupta and Will Nediger are playing for the same team next year.

edit: granted, not in the Northeast. But damn.
Thank god they won't have a science player!

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:36 pm
by Benin Rebirth Party
I'm staying at McGill to do a MSc in Human Genetics. I will continue to play quizbowl and staff tournaments. Go Canada!

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:09 pm
by Conquistador
I'll be starting a history PhD at Berkeley, and expect to continue playing.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:38 pm
by Nabonidus
The Last 20 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:I'm staying at McGill to do a MSc in Human Genetics.
Copycat.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:44 pm
by Tees-Exe Line
Conquistador wrote:I'll be starting a history PhD at Berkeley, and expect to continue playing.
Finally a quizbowler does something worthwhile with his life.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:01 pm
by i never see pigeons in wheeling
Conquistador wrote:I'll be starting a history PhD at Berkeley, and expect to continue playing.
Following in the footsteps of Mr. Gammage, I see.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 7:22 pm
by Bartleby
I will be pursuing a PhD in history at Temple University. It does not seem to me that Temple has an active club, and it is not likely that I will have time to start one. I will, however, be happy to staff those events which are easily accessible by transit in the general area, and would be happy to support any future Temple students who might want to start a club.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:40 am
by Steeve Ho You Fat
I'll be moving to Stamford, Connecticut for work. I don't really intend to play much unless there's some side event that's right up my alley, but if you're running a tournament close to Stamford, get in touch with me and I'm happy to staff if I'm free.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:58 am
by The Stately Rhododendron
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I'll be moving to Stamford, Connecticut for work. I don't really intend to play much unless there's some side event that's right up my alley, but if you're running a tournament close to Stamford, get in touch with me and I'm happy to staff if I'm free.
At WWE headquarters?

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:27 pm
by Brian McPeak
Next fall I will begin studying to get my PhD in physics at the University of Michigan

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:35 pm
by Muriel Axon
Mewto55555 wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
t-bar wrote:I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
...and we're back to Yale winning everything in the Northeast again, barring more Penn sojourns. Who needs Matt Jackson?
Don't know if you saw that part where Auroni Gupta and Will Nediger are playing for the same team next year.

edit: granted, not in the Northeast. But damn.
Thank god they won't have a science player!
well

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:56 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
The Stately Rhododendron wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I'll be moving to Stamford, Connecticut for work. I don't really intend to play much unless there's some side event that's right up my alley, but if you're running a tournament close to Stamford, get in touch with me and I'm happy to staff if I'm free.
At WWE headquarters?
They told me not to tell anyone who I was being groomed to replace, but here's a hint: my job involves taking lessons in the proper way to say "You are not the father".

(Nah I'm joking. It's boring.)

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:32 pm
by Rufous-capped Thornbill
Muriel Axon wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
t-bar wrote:I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
...and we're back to Yale winning everything in the Northeast again, barring more Penn sojourns. Who needs Matt Jackson?
Don't know if you saw that part where Auroni Gupta and Will Nediger are playing for the same team next year.

edit: granted, not in the Northeast. But damn.
Thank god they won't have a science player!
well
Jesus. The Midwest will be a slaughter next year.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:14 pm
by Unicolored Jay
Well I, for one, will be leaving the Midwest for the Mid-Atlantic, as I'll be at Georgetown getting an M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology. Will definitely continue to play quizbowl. I hope I can get the existing club there to be as active on the circuit as possible.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:11 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Inkana7 wrote:Jesus. The Midwest will be a slaughter next year.
Watch as John Lawrence becomes a top-notch history player over the summer.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:16 pm
by Muriel Axon
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:
The Stately Rhododendron wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:I'll be moving to Stamford, Connecticut for work. I don't really intend to play much unless there's some side event that's right up my alley, but if you're running a tournament close to Stamford, get in touch with me and I'm happy to staff if I'm free.
At WWE headquarters?
They told me not to tell anyone who I was being groomed to replace, but here's a hint: my job involves taking lessons in the proper way to say "You are not the father".

(Nah I'm joking. It's boring.)
Joe is taking a job in finance. Memorial tournament forthcoming after his metaphorical death.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:29 pm
by Unicolored Jay
As people are finding out today, I am pulling a Stephen Liu and am actually going to get a PhD at the University of Tennessee (at Knoxville). Will try to get a team going there.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:49 pm
by evilmonkey
Colin Whisler (the only member of the Texas A&M A team to play DI ICT this year), will be heading up to Wisconsin for a Ph.D. in physics. He would be cool with playing some more quizbowl, but if the club isn't active he probably won't continue playing.

I am retiring from (EDIT: playing) quizbowl.

No one else from A&M is graduating.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:10 am
by Gonzagapuma1
I'm moving to the Hyde Park, Chicago area and would be happy to help out at tournaments there/in the Midwest. I'm also down to play some opens.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:18 pm
by cornfused
I'll be starting at Northwestern Law. I'll play at least the major ACF/NAQT tournaments, and probably more.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:35 am
by dtaylor4
Muriel Axon wrote:Joe is taking a job in finance. Memorial tournament forthcoming after his metaphorical death.
I resent this!

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:48 pm
by Ewan MacAulay
Next year I'll be heading to Cambridge to start a PhD in Nanotechnology. I'll hopefully be around to play/staff most UK events.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:25 pm
by azngod1992
I'm off to MIT for a PhD in Computational Biology next year. Hopefully will be playing quizbowl with the MIT team unless coursework becomes too much.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:55 pm
by DumbJaques
I'm back at Chicago for another year to do a specialized M.A.

This is like a regular M.A. but comes with an ACF Nationals trophy.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:11 pm
by Victor Prieto
I've accepted an offer to pursue a PhD in chemistry at Penn State, so I'll be teaming up with Ben Herman to bring better quizbowl to Pennsylvania.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:11 pm
by Terrible Shorts Depot
I will be attending law school at Penn and, if the envelopes filled with cash are thick enough, could probably be convinced to play a bit.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 11:16 am
by CaseyB
I will be attending VCU in the fall to pursue an MS in Forensic Science and I am certainly interested in playing quiz bowl there.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:07 pm
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
CaseyB wrote:I will be attending VCU in the fall to pursue an MS in Forensic Science and I am certainly interested in playing quiz bowl there.
Welcome, Casey! If you're in town over the summer, come join us at summer practice. I'll post a thread about them, and they're being announced on our Facebook page too.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Fri May 15, 2015 12:52 pm
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
I will be pursuing a paralegal certification down at Miami-Dade College. I'll play quizbowl for one more year, but done after that besides opens.

Edit: Change of plans from original

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Thu May 28, 2015 3:07 am
by 49-Mile Scenic Drive
I'll be going down to Auburn to pursue my PharmD in the fall. I wouldn't mind playing a tournament or two. Roll tide!

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:46 pm
by Ndg
I will be living in Wisconsin next year and will be happy to help out with any tournaments there and in northern Illinois.

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:32 am
by tktennis
49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:I'll be going down to Auburn to pursue my PharmD in the fall. I wouldn't mind playing a tournament or two. Roll tide!
As someone who has at least done undergrad in Alabama, you should know that you just committed the cardinal sin of a Roll Tide about Auburn. For shame