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Help me find work-life balance as a recent college graduate.

I graduated college a year ago, and I'm having trouble acclimating to my new life. Plenty of special snowflake info inside, but I would love any tools or anecdotes about how your life changed after college. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Apr 25, 2014 - 46 answers

What's it like being a university staff lifer?

After three and half years as a university staff member, I'm trying to figure out my next step. Tell me about your college staff career and help me decide whether the field is right for me, longterm. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Apr 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Mid Career- Do I need a degree?

I'm a web designer/developer. I've been self taught my whole life, but now that I'm getting higher up in my career and more people interested in me as upper level management experience. I dropped out of college and taught myself everything I know. Now, though, I'm wondering if I need to go back to school for a degree to progress any higher. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2013 - 13 answers

Where’s the balance between changing myself and accepting myself?

Help! I’m having trouble adjusting to college and accepting myself, and it’s stressing me out. What can I do to fix this? Lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Please help me make the best possible decision when choosing where to finish college.

Are the advantages of going to a more prestigious/higher-ranked school worth it in the end? (Lengthy, perhaps unnecessary details inside.) [more inside]
posted by sevenofspades on Dec 7, 2012 - 38 answers

How do I find a job in IT/Web with lots of experience before I graduate in may?

I am graduating next May (2013) with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Computing Technology from Colorado State University. I have 3 years IT & Network Support experience and just about 2.5 years web development experience through Student positions. I've done the whole freelance thing for the last 5 years as a Wordpress theme guy. How do I approach getting a full time job after college? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Help the Sad Kid Not Get Fired

I have depression. I was just fired from my part-time job at my university for "inconsistent attendance" during shifts for the past two semesters. I realize that I can't get my job back, but how can I prevent this in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2012 - 24 answers

So....can I have a shiny new job?

How do I ask for a promotion? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on May 7, 2012 - 6 answers

Find out where it's happening, and get yourself there?

Can I- a college student- work for the Obama campaign (in dc, in chicago, in a swing state) this summer and not starve? Or are there other wacky, do-it-while-you're-young-live-out-of-your-car summer experiences Askmefi would suggest? [more inside]
posted by 221bbs on Apr 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Life/School/Work advice, please!

Struggling, College Educated 23-year-old Needs Solid Life Advice [more inside]
posted by foreversport on Mar 16, 2012 - 26 answers

Should I get an IT job or travel overseas?

I graduated from college a few months ago with an IT degree, but my heart is not in it. I also just got a certification to teach English overseas. Should I work in IT or travel overseas? [more inside]
posted by deeba on Feb 2, 2012 - 18 answers

relationships + college + work + ADD = bad news

How can I better manage and balance and save my relationship, college, and work along with my ADD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 15 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 answers

Help an ENTP narrow down their career path choices....

In the last couple months I've come to realize that I am not alone. My personality is my problem and it is what has made this post-college thing so hard on me. ENTPs are sort of visionaries who can be the best and innovate and succeed at anything we put our heart to but we get bored very easily if we aren't socially, creatively satisfied and doing some "analysis" or "innovation" or "problem solving". We also don't take well to being "told what to do". (Sort of like a cross between Steve Jobs (visionary, creative, secretly self-obsessed) Calvin (from the comic), Jack Sparrow, The Joker, and Wile E. Coyote. ) [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Jan 9, 2012 - 69 answers

When and how to be critical or understanding?

Keeping one's and one's partner's weaknesses in perspective (and refraining from using each other's vulnerabilities as ammunition in arguments. [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce on Jun 23, 2011 - 26 answers

What did you do with your Biochemistry/Molecular Biology degree?

I'm looking for a sampling of where biochemistry students wind up after college. Basically, where did you start out and where did you end up? How difficult was it for you to find a position out of college? [more inside]
posted by WhitenoisE on Jun 21, 2011 - 8 answers

How to find a college major in stats

Trying to find somewhere to discover a college student with a major in statistics for some odd job work. Anyone have a recommendation on where to start posting to find someone?
posted by CWitt on Jun 8, 2011 - 10 answers

Abandon my job for future prospects?

Abandon my job for future prospects? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 20, 2011 - 8 answers

I Need a ME Planner!

Planning a major life change (leaving work to go back to school): do we need a financial planner, a college planner, a money manager, a tax expert, all of these or something else entirely? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Mar 22, 2011 - 2 answers

How long did it take you to feel settled after college?

How long did it take you to find your post-college groove? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Mar 15, 2011 - 33 answers

How can I better deal with stress?

How can I better deal with stress and manage my workload? I work part time, and go to school full time and I am having a hard time coping. [more inside]
posted by mister-m on Mar 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Life: punching me in the face over and over and over again

I broke up with my boyfriend last week. How do I focus on a mountain of academic obligations when all I want to do is crawl into bed and sleep forever? [more inside]
posted by flawsekno on Feb 16, 2011 - 23 answers

How to move to the West Coast

Moving to the Bay Area… How can a recent college grad find a job on the West Coast when they live in the East Coast? [more inside]
posted by carmel on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Is having a full-time job while attending college a good thing?

Hired in 2 years ago as part-time help, promoted to key-holder, and now offered to opportunity to go higher up. Is a job promotion and the increased pay that comes with it worth delaying the amount of time it takes to complete post-secondary education? Really making money and going to school, are they compatible/desirable? How would taking a salaried job affect financial aid available to me? [more inside]
posted by Giggilituffin on Jan 23, 2011 - 17 answers

What to expect in the real world?

What are the drawbacks to taking time off of school? On the other hand, have you had a positive experience taking an unconventional route to education? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Dec 3, 2010 - 31 answers

Is it worth it to drop my work in favor of school?

Should I quit my job in order to better focus on my academics? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me be sociocompuspatialistically useful.

I'm not sure if I fit into the typical "liberal arts graduate" box, so what jobs do I apply for? Please help me work through my ridiculous interdisciplinary special snowflake details. [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Sep 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me while away my early 20s

Graduating from college in 9 months. Willing to travel anywhere, do (almost) anything. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by resiny on Jul 28, 2010 - 11 answers

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

I think I want to move but don't know how, nor if it's wise to do so right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 7, 2010 - 5 answers

Undecided about how to progress with my life ambitions, relationships and career. Please advise? Thank you!

I feel like I am at a cross-road and need to decide soon what actions to take for the future. Please help me decide! [more inside]
posted by servix on May 8, 2010 - 11 answers

I'm out of sorts. Help me find some sorts.

I don't work or go to school. I have no friends. I live with/off my parents. Interacting with people – especially people I don't know – makes me very nervous. It's been like this for years. How do I turn my life around? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Soon to be college grad doing IT consulting? That's either a great idea or a terrible one, and I have no idea which.

How does somebody break into professional consulting, especially IT consulting? How do you get clients? Should I even do it? [more inside]
posted by icebourg on Jan 26, 2010 - 8 answers

The 40-Year-Old Electrical Engineer

How are things looking for Electrical Engineers? [more inside]
posted by lekvar on Nov 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Books on cover letters geared to new college grads?

Books on cover letters and resumes geared to new college graduates? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Sep 10, 2009 - 3 answers

I Wish I Could Go Back to College

Would going back to school help me find a job that doesn't suck? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go? [more inside]
posted by semp on Jul 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Ideas for postgrad programs for an engineer?

What kinds of postgraduate programs could you recommend for an out-of-the-box mechanical engineer who wants to make a lot of money? [more inside]
posted by rybreadmed on Apr 20, 2009 - 11 answers

There should be a 4th "R"- The Real World

Why aren't life skills taught in schools? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Apr 13, 2009 - 39 answers

What can I do with BA in communications?

Hi, I'm sophomore college student thinking about majoring in communications. When I get out of college what can I expect when I graduate? What kind of jobs will be open? What kind of demand can I expect? What kind of salary can I expect? Should I think about going on after college for some sort of further education?
posted by AZNsupermarket on Jan 23, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me recession-proof my future, post-college life.

I'm 21 years old, about to graduate college, and the recession is freaking me out. I know there's no right or wrong answer to which course my life should take, but I need help focusing on realistic skills and places to live that I should be considering. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Jan 7, 2009 - 20 answers

When to apply for a job?

I'm graduating from college in May and will be entering the real world. I need a job, but how early should I start applying? [more inside]
posted by firei on Dec 26, 2008 - 21 answers

Help me find work for 2-3 weeks.

I really need a job for 2-3 weeks. Where should I look / how do I begin? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2008 - 20 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Work Hard and Hope for the Best, or Stay Safe and Lose It All?

Am I making a huge mistake? I'm deciding whether I should take a term off from my beloved college in order to work in the "real world", scraping together money for a study abroad program (Semester at Sea). My instincts say to do it, but I'm suddenly hesitant and wonder if others might have suggestions. [more inside]
posted by dmaterialized on Aug 7, 2008 - 39 answers

My resume is very unhappy

How do I mitigate my lack of experience when searching for jobs? [more inside]
posted by danb on Jun 25, 2008 - 9 answers

What. to. do.

How can I reconcile two different and conflicting plans for my future? (long-ish explanation) [more inside]
posted by brynna on Apr 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Does certificaion really help you find a job?

Would getting certification help in finding a more rewarding job while I'm working on the major? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jan 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me make something for money!

As a college student in a dorm room with a large amount of free time, how can I make money? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Nov 11, 2007 - 21 answers

Working 9 to 9.05, what a way to make a living.

I find it nearly impossible to do any real work, unless I happen to feel like it. But I don't want to end up drifting through life, settling for mediocrity. If you managed to get your act together and are now able work hard on things you aren't interested in, as we all should be able to do from time to time, then my question is: how did you do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 5, 2007 - 26 answers

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