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Is a double-major in Spanish and philosophy viable and fruitful?

Is a major in Spanish a good investment? If I buckle down and commit myself to daily study and practice (and spend one semester abroad), can I attain a decent fluency in the language? What kind of career paths could I expect? More details and questions follow. [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Mar 26, 2014 - 20 answers

PhD-level conservation careers for maximum real-world impact

I'm in a PhD program pursuing a degree in conservation biology. When I finish (and possibly after completing a postdoc or two) I'd like to end up in a job where I can maximize my real-world conservation impact. I'd like to hear some suggestions on how I can do that; lots more detail to be found inside, as well as my reasoning on the subject so far. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Mar 18, 2014 - 5 answers

STEM Education and Mentoring Ideas for High School Girls?

Through work I am co-leading an effort to do STEM outreach at a local high school. There are several different groups as part of the effort. One group is focusing on mentoring and another is running an app building contest, etc. I am working with the group whose job it is to encourage women and girls to get involved in STEM course tracks, specifically IT. [more inside]
posted by seesom on Feb 6, 2014 - 5 answers

Additional Education

I completed my masters in counseling psychology back in December. I have been unable to find a job doing therapy as of yet. It seems like most of the places I've applied to work for want someone with a CADC in addition to their masters degree. [more inside]
posted by nidora on Nov 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Wanted: state of the art educational/career counseling

I'm curious to know which businesses, organizations, people and projects are at the forefront of helping young people (12-25) to reach their educational and career goals. What kick ass programs do they have that motivate kids and help them figure out and work towards their futures? Are there any ventures/tools that support or replace the career counseling that kids get in school? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Nov 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Do you think that graduating from college with a low GPA is the end of

Do you think that graduating from college with a low GPA is the end of the world? If someone graduated from college with a 2.5 or 2.6 overall GPA, could that person still be successful in his or her career, live a rewarding life, pursue hobbies, and travel around the world? Or would that person be confined to flipping burgers or working at Walmart for the rest of his or her life?
posted by annanyc on Aug 15, 2013 - 70 answers

How can I be a great children's librarian?

I recently changed jobs from a teen librarian to a children's librarian. I have solid public service skills, but I feel like I'm behind the curve in terms of preparedness. Help me be the best children's librarian ever! [more inside]
posted by itsamermaid on Nov 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me prepare for a job hunt with little work experience.

Lots of life experience/education, not so much work experience. Help me get ready to get a job. [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jul 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Special education jobs in Ohio

What are the job prospects for a special education teacher in the US (specifically Columbus OH)? [more inside]
posted by cestlavie on Jun 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Biochemistry major to aerospace engineer: is this possible?

Recent biochemistry graduate wants to change direction and pursue engineering, specifically aerospace (but I'd settle for mechanical) engineering. Is this possible? And if so, how the heck do I plan to get from here to there, hopefully without bankrupting myself? I'll take any advice I can get. [more inside]
posted by escapist53211 on May 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Science friction burns my fingers.

Where can my career take me except graduate school? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Nov 22, 2010 - 13 answers

Quarter-Life Crisis Ahoy!

What should I be when I grow up? I'm 30 years old. [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Nov 9, 2010 - 35 answers

Is it too late for me to major in neuroscience?

Is it too late for me to major in neuroscience? [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Oct 4, 2010 - 14 answers

Looking for job experiences involving human factors or education that will help me decide which field of study to pursue.

Pre-Graduate School Question: I am interested in both human factors and education/education administration. Do you have a job related to either of these fields in some way? Can you provide a small window into this current or past job and help me decide which (if either) field to pursue? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Aug 16, 2010 - 4 answers

Do my numerous constraints rule out meaningful work with kids?

I'd like to learn about jobs that involve working intensively, one-on-one, with preschool or elementary-aged kids, to help them learn or develop. But, I have so many constraints that I'm not sure any role fits. Could you point me to any possibilities? [more inside]
posted by Other on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Time to give up?

I'm 24 and I already have an undergraduate degree. Now I want to study something completely different: economics. Turns out it's a little trickier than I first thought [rant inside] [more inside]
posted by Zen_is_Lev on Apr 22, 2010 - 21 answers

me want job

What are current job prospects for librarians? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jan 17, 2010 - 21 answers

Back to School Alphabet Soup: BA vs BSc vs HonBA vs HonBSc

So, I'm at a transition point in my life. A bunch of things are ending and a bunch of things are beginning. Seems like a good time to finally get around to finishing that degree. Only question is, which degree? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 1, 2009 - 7 answers

From the career perspective is there money in the online/e-learning space?

From the career perspective is there money in the online/e-learning space? If so, where is it, or where will it be in a few years? I specialize in software training and education and am looking to get my foot in the door if it is worth it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2009 - 6 answers

Undergraduate Degree != Career ?

What do I do when I graduate if I know I don't want to pursue my undergraduate field? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Career-building resources in animal rescue available in DFW

Looking for an tips, contacts, experiences to pass on to a Dallas/FW resident interested in animal rescue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 1 answer

People & Resources in Student Welfare

I am deeply interested in education - not teaching, but in student life and welfare, as well as alternative/non-traditional education. How do I learn more about those issues? Which people are prominent in the field? What resources do I have? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 3, 2007 - 5 answers

I want to be a journalist...No! a copy editor! Yes!

Where can I find advice on conducting and performing constructive career choice or career exploration exercises for small groups? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Nov 16, 2006 - 2 answers

Lawyer v. Teacher

What to be? A teacher or a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Dec 12, 2005 - 33 answers

Following Up on Job Applications

I've finished my teacher education program and now I want a job. I sent out resumes to every school system I was interested in and followed up with the basic "Just want to confirm you received it" blah blah blah. I've been told that, now that some systems are posting openings, I should be calling them regularly to keep them aware of my name. But... what do I say? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on May 8, 2004 - 3 answers

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