I am switching from full-time college with a part-time job to part-time college with a full-time job to gain more experience. I'm in the Web software development industry. How do I keep motivated and not get discouraged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 2, 2008 -
I am a library director who definitely needs a change of job (possibly a change of career) but I am stumped as to how to convince employers outside the library world that I am willing, able and sometimes more than qualified to do a job that doesn't necessarily involve books/libraries/IT maintenance. Can anyone share examples of how to convince employers you are qualified for something different? [more inside]
posted by MeetCleaverTheatre
on Jun 5, 2008 -
How do the uneducated make a living? What jobs are available to those who don't have degrees, but can easily fool you into thinking they do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 7, 2008 -
I'm being taken advantage of at work. My life and career need a major overhaul. I need to make a really big U-turn, but how? [more inside]
posted by frosty_hut
on Apr 8, 2008 -
Can a person who just can't get through college make it in the (mechanical/manufacturing) engineering world? If not as an engineer, a close second, maybe? [more inside]
posted by high0nfire
on Feb 17, 2008 -
My contract said "Adjunct Professor." My faculty ID card said "Adjunct Instructor." My paycheck said "Lecture/Adjunct." I never cared since this was just a two-year, part-time gig and I had no further interest in academia... but I do need to call it something in my bio. I don't have a terminal degree, suggesting and the contract was wrong and the ID card was right. I emailed the department; they said they'd check but didn't email back (I'll ask again). This was at a large private university in the U.S. I have to finalize a bio tonight -- should I just say Adjunct Instructor?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 21, 2008 -
What's a good cheap
way to get a degree online? I've seen a lot of ads for doing so, but upon investigation they are extremely expensive. I'm not overly concerned about having a degree from a well-respected college, but I'd like to have a degree. [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70
on Dec 15, 2007 -
Master's Degree in Urban Planning: now, later, or never?
I'm in my third year of law school, and I've realized (after taking on a pile of debt) that I don't really want to practice law. I think urban planning is the right field for me. Should I rush to get applications in now to start a program next fall, or should I enter the workplace and try to apply next year? Or should I skip the urban planning degree and start applying for planning jobs with my JD? [more inside]
posted by stopgap
on Nov 23, 2007 -
I chose an unusual subject for my third year dissertation- Scientific Illustration. I need to compare past and present methods of recording images and their pros and cons with a named example (at the moment I've chosen Phytophthera, potato blight), as well as methods by which students and researchers observe and record their images.
I'm a little stumped though, as there is very little (to my knowledge) peer-reviewed referencable texts out there for me to study with. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by D J Robertstein
on Oct 4, 2007 -
I stopped 3/4 of the way through my degree. I'd like to get the piece of paper, but I don't necessarily want to study on campus or with that Australian university. [more inside]
posted by simplesharps
on Oct 1, 2007 -
In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Sep 16, 2007 -
Should I go back to school for a second degree in something I feel very passionately about? [more inside]
posted by misled
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Where do I find information about universities like Georgetown that offer the DLS program, or Doctor of Liberal Studies? I hold an MLS (English) and am interested in more interdisciplinary research, but alas, Georgetown is too far away. Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Aug 12, 2007 -
I want to get back to school and get a degree to find a better job but I am already 30. Is it too old to try for a degree?
my interests are IT and finance, though IT is much more easier for me. Does anyone know the IT market in British Columbia? I don't want to be IT monkey forever and I would like to move up to some manger role in the future.
Also, how do employers see hiring a mid 30s with a degree compared to all the mid 20s that are coming out of school these days?
I am not sure how or what path I should take but I just know I need more education to get a better paying job.
posted by brinks
on Jul 6, 2007 -
I've been out of work for a number of years, by choice, staying at home to raise my kids. I have a Bachelor's in Education with a minor in English from back in 19mumblemumbleyear, and even if it were up-to-date, my life has taken a different turn, and I don't feel that teaching is for me any more. With this kind of background, if I don't teach, I am pretty much, as one of my English teachers once put it, an "educated un-employable."
What further education do I need to be taken seriously as I re-enter the workforce? [more inside]
posted by misha
on May 19, 2007 -
Pursuing an MA in illustration this fall at SCAD. After graduation, I'd like to secure a job in graphic design while becoming a successful illustrator. Given my background, what would it take for me to achieve this goal? [more inside]
posted by apipameme
on May 9, 2007 -
Please help me figure out a career. And help me move in that direction, before I finish my degree. ...alternately, help me find a job that would will look good on a resume in a few years! [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on May 1, 2007 -
I recived my degree in psychology 4 years ago, rather than pursuing my masters or getting work experience directly related to psycholgy i chose to get a job in sales. I have done well and managed to pay back all my college debt(loans, credit cards). Now i'm at a point where i am burnt out from sales and I want to utilze my degree. The problem i;m running into is that most of the jobs require masters degrees(which i plan to get) or prior psyc related experience.
posted by Windell79
on May 1, 2007 -
Does anyone know any good resources for graduate school preparation, particularly in the physical sciences? I'm a sophomore and I want to get ready to start applying, but I need some help... [more inside]
posted by Aanidaani
on Apr 4, 2007 -
i'm looking for a master's Urban Planning program that incorporates significant amounts of radical urban sustainability, healthy communities/liveable streets, 'alternative' energy use, sustainable design, public/alternative transportation, and other transformative ideas. info/advice/experiences? thanks.
posted by entropone
on Mar 30, 2007 -
Where can I go with (Electrical) Engineering and Law qualifications under my belt? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ
on Feb 16, 2007 -
I don't think I want to teach. What else can I do with my degree in childhood education? What about grad school? [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx
on Jan 9, 2007 -
I'm a university dropout with the intention of returning to study (for a different degree) in mid-2007. I'm applying for a clerical position at a government department soon, should I include my incomplete undergrad degree on my resume? [more inside]
posted by madforplaid
on Nov 29, 2006 -
Which graphic design schools (and degrees) are worth the time and money? I am interested in taking some graphic design classes so that I can learn the techniques and skills needed to get a good job in the field. I know I need to learn more before I can really expect to get a good job, which is why I need classes, but I'm not sure whether I should just take a few classes on the side or actually invest my time and money in a years-long program. [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Is anyone aware of an American University that offers an online Chemistry Degree (BS or BA).
Thanks [more inside]
posted by Noodles
on Aug 14, 2006 -
Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program? Do any grad students do this? [more inside]
posted by ifranzen
on Jul 27, 2006 -
Input needed on what I should do with my future, immediately (next 5 weeks) and distantly (4 years)? (Long) [more inside]
posted by mhuckaba
on Jul 21, 2006 -
I am applying for a job at a large computer/electronics retail chain. It's an entry level job, but some experience is required, which I genuinely have, but I am thinking of lying on my resume about having my degree. What are the odds that they will check? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 9, 2006 -
I've got 10,000 words of a dissertation to write in 30 days. It's an undergraduate dissertation, but I really, really, need a II:I (2:1, II:1)
or above. Please see inside for more information! Thanks! [more inside]
posted by dance
on Mar 2, 2006 -
Just how possible/feasible is it for a self-educated person to get, say, a computer science degree without actually attending classes or paying full price for tuition?
posted by squidlarkin
on Jan 13, 2006 -
Back-to-schoolfilter: Is there a college that offers a BA in Information Design (or related degree) on-line? [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Dec 12, 2005 -
As a gift to my girlfriend I'd like to get her university diploma framed. What should I take into consideration beforehand? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on Nov 10, 2005 -