How can I put these skills to best use?
April 16, 2012 7:27 AM Subscribe
Can you think of volunteer projects that would make good use of the skills of a jack of all (academic) trades?
posted by muhonnin to Society & Culture (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have about 15-20 hrs per week that I'd like to put to use for a good cause or organisation that could benefit from some or all of an eclectic collection of skills that falls short of expertise in any particular area.
I am a clear and effective writer (but have never been published);
I have a master's in continental philosophy (but not a Ph.D);
I have a lot of experience creating and delivering presentations (but only in a corporate context rather than public speaking);
I have strong statistical and analytical skills (but no math degree);
I have good reading ability in French, Spanish, and German (but only rudimentary spoken ability in those languages);
I have some programming ability in HTML, Java, Visual Basic, Mathematica (but have never worked on an enterprise-level application)
Any suggestions for an organisation, or even a worthwhile project I could undertake on my own, that would allow me to put some or all of the above to good use would be very welcome. I'm based in the UK if that makes a difference.