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In Careers 2.0, I'm trying to fill out my education.

In time frame, there's a pop-up that says If you are a current student, please tell us when you expect to graduate, but it doesn't give an example of how to do that. I've tried

xxxx - Current [expected date of graduation:  xxxx]

This causes a message to appear in the pop-up explanation box saying that it's unparseable.

Any suggestions?

before I tried to add expected graduation date

after I added the date

UPDATE: @MichaelMrozek suggested that one of the examples (2007 to 2011) is for a current student expecting to graduate in 2011. Since this is not obviously in the future, maybe this example could be improved to be more clear.

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+1, because nowhere is it specified what format to put this in. I tried putting (Expected graduation: xxxx), and it simply removed it. – Nightfirecat Nov 22 '11 at 18:42
Apparently you can't (not like that), it currently only supports dates. Perhaps you could just put in the year as the end date and still have I am currently a student still checked? – Jeff Mercado Nov 22 '11 at 18:44
Should this be retagged to either of bug or feature-request? – Matt Fenwick Nov 22 '11 at 18:45
@MattFenwick: Support sounds fine, but you could probably tag it either/or bug and feature-request in addition to support. – Nightfirecat Nov 22 '11 at 18:50
Try YYYY or YY or a real date, like MM/DD/YY. It looks like the examples are wrong (taken from one of the job entries in the "Experience" section). – Robert Harvey Nov 22 '11 at 19:18
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Er. Maybe I'm crazy, but:

Here are the examples

All of those examples work fine for me. In order, they're:

  • Someone who's already graduated
  • A current student who doesn't know when they're going to graduate
  • A current student who knows when they're going to graduate (2011)

Edit: 2011 probably means Spring 2011, but future years also work fine; I tried 2009 - 2014 and it worked

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They work for me, too -- but none of them are in the future. I took 2007 to 2011 to mean a student who had already graduated this year. Maybe the example could be changed so that it's more obviously in the future. – Matt Fenwick Nov 22 '11 at 19:27
Works for me -- I guess I just wanted a better example. Thanks! – Matt Fenwick Nov 22 '11 at 19:31

So I tried it with my course which actually should finish in about 2018, assuming I keep up the current pace.

Picture with future dates

It works with future dates for me; just stick them in. Turns out you can put anything you like into the field, but it does warn you:

Someone had to try it

that it isn't, in fact, a date.

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It's also quite happy with 2015 - 2011, in case anyone wants to graduate before they start – Michael Mrozek Nov 22 '11 at 19:38
@MichaelMrozek that's interesting...! – user142852 Nov 22 '11 at 19:43

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