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 -
Grad students unite! Calling all Ph.D. students, but especially those in the humanities, literature, languages, or history departments. How do you stay healthy (mentally and physically), keep sane, be positive, get work finished in a timely manner, stay happy? [more inside]
posted by fionab
on May 1, 2005 -
I can graduate in a year with a BA in literature. That would make it 2.5 years start-to-finish. Should I double major and stick around longer, or can I move onto grad school with just this? [more inside]
posted by rfordh
on Mar 8, 2005 -
I'm attending college soon, after having already been in the job market for over a decade. For quite awhile now, I've wanted to pursue a degree in Philosophy. The question of completing a degree simply for the sake of making my resume look better is actually not a major consideration in my return to education. I can't say that it doesn't factor in at all, however, so my question to the MeFi populace is: How does a major in Philosophy affect possible employment and salary ranges? Is the perception among employers that it is completely useless when applied to most fields or is there a recognition of its value in the job market?
posted by melt away
on Feb 15, 2005 -
Is an MBA worth getting? I've seen a lot of talk to the contrary lately, and most of the MBAs that I know don't seem to be doing work now that particularly requires an MBA, so I'm wondering if it's just a waste of time and money compared to just gaining more work experience? I was thinking of getting an MBA as a way to shift into less pure-IT related work, since I can't seem to get rehired as a developer after a long absence.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Nov 15, 2004 -