July 2, 2011 3:40 PM Subscribe
I am about to graduate university and went through a long process of deciding what I wanted to major in and what I wanted to do after school. Suffice to say that those questions have been grappled with. I'm planning to get an MA in economics, and plan to take a year off to take my GRE and the appropriate math courses I need. In that year I'd like to do some sort of public service work in economic development (in the states, not in some 3rd world country).
posted by happydude123 to education (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
A friend of mine did a stint at Americore and I just started to look into it. Are their similar such programs? I would need a stipend or some cash to survive on as I don't want even more loans to pay for after I graduate from my MA. Profs have recommened working for think tanks and other organizations as a research assistants which I would def consider (recommendations please) but I would like something a bit more hands on. I have an side interest in education i.e. how we can educate American workers to make them competitive giving them the value added skills they need in order to increase unemployment. Friends have also recommended checking out the municipal and state development boards, but I am Canadian citizen with green card status with a degree from a Canadian university (McGill) so this could be hard. Washington DC preferred. Any help would be appreciated and I welcome clarifications.