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Tell me your memorable, exciting learning experiences!

What are the most fun, memorable, interesting, exciting, and long-lasting learning experiences you have had? [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Nov 20, 2009 - 25 answers

Late to the dating game?

Late to the dating game? So, I'm in my early 20s, graduated from college and now working. I have absolutely NO experience with guys, and I'm not sure how to gain some. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2009 - 29 answers

Definition: Experience you must experience?

What is the word for an experience that you have to live through in order to fully understand or appreciate, such as having a child or parenting? My Google-Fu is failing me. Thanks!
posted by mcarthey on Oct 29, 2009 - 32 answers

How do I feel more confident among more accomplished people?

How do I keep myself from feeling inadequate in certain professional settings? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 23, 2009 - 14 answers

Experience/job Catch-22

How does a recent college grad gain job experience when everyone requires it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2009 - 22 answers


I applied for a job that I had absolutely the right criteria for, but I've been rejected before the interview stage. Is it worth following it up, and trying to get an interview, or should I just let it go? [more inside]
posted by hnnrs on Sep 23, 2009 - 21 answers

I'm in love with a girl 3000 miles away, what do I do?

I'm in love with a girl 3000 miles away, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by weh546 on Jul 20, 2009 - 37 answers

If you had 2-3 days and a plane ticket, what would you do to jump-start your creativity or inspire your mind?

If you had 2-3 days and a plane ticket, what would you do to jump-start your creativity or inspire your mind? [more inside]
posted by Occams Hammer on Jun 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Teaching tips or advice.

If you have been a teacher for some time, what tips or advice would you give your younger self about the reality of teaching? i.e. things that are only discovered after being in a classroom for a few months/years. ESL-related things preferred but not essential.
posted by Memo on Apr 25, 2009 - 32 answers

[USA] Best chances to become a foriegn service worker?

[USA] Best chances to become a foriegn service worker? I want to apply, I've alreadly gotten the study guide, but beyond studying and being open minded of the people I'd be dealing with, I don't really know how to prepare. [more inside]
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Mar 29, 2009 - 2 answers

Cheap Mountain Biking experience in greater Sydney?

Cheap Mountain Biking experience in greater Sydney? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Mar 26, 2009 - 1 answer

Life of a user experience consultant

What's it like to be a user experience consultant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 3 answers

How Do I Get Good At What I Do?

How can I gain in-depth knowledge and experience in technical fields? [more inside]
posted by gadha on Nov 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I get my foot in the door?

The old conundrum: How do you get experience without a job, how do you get job without experience? (Public sector variant.) [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Nov 3, 2008 - 17 answers

Are there any alternatives to the (Boy|Girl) Scouts that are secular in nature?

I have a son, almost 12, and a daughter, 9, and have been thinking about getting them involved in more outdoor activities. They're home-schooled, so they do get the opportunity to get out and play in the yard and with a few other kids in the neighborhood, but I'd like them to be introduced to a wider range of activities that outdoors-type groups like the scouts might provide (and not being an outdoorsy-type myself, might be able to better instruct in), but I'm put off by both the nationalistic and religious overtones that seem to pervade the Scout oaths. I'd prefer something with more of a global/wildlife focus. [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Nov 2, 2008 - 33 answers

Free tuition? Nah...

How do I best explain to my employer, a prestigious & expensive American Ivy League school, that I won't be taking advantage of the incomparable tuition discount and will instead finish my masters with a small-but-well-regarded British polytechnic? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 - 7 answers

What do you wish you had known or learned in school?

What skills or subjects or topics or experiences -- not just academic but professional, social, and even personal -- do you wish you had learned or acquired in college? [more inside]
posted by adamrobinson on Oct 14, 2008 - 29 answers

"If you can just get your mind together..."

With all the talk surrounding Sarah Palin's apparent relative lack of foreign policy knowledge and experience, just how important have those factors been historically when it comes to governors serving as president or VP? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Sep 10, 2008 - 17 answers

Interesting Non-Academic Fellowships

What are some interesting non-academic fellowships out there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 24, 2008 - 3 answers

Coming out of your shell

How do I get people to try new things? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Mar 31, 2008 - 51 answers

This could be my first break as a web contractor!

Help me land my first web dev contract! [more inside]
posted by Null Pointer and the Exceptions on Mar 31, 2008 - 5 answers

Translating Experience

I'm looking for translations of a particular sense of the English word "experience." [more inside]
posted by Jeff Howard on Mar 7, 2008 - 11 answers

What do you call it when you don't really know something until you've experienced it?

I'm looking for labels for ways of knowing, in particular, the kind of knowledge that you won't understand until you've experienced it. [more inside]
posted by mausburger on Feb 5, 2008 - 29 answers

mba application tips?

I am applying to business school for an MBA at a top school. I only have experience working at a non-profit, and some social service experience. I have grad school experience in Social Work. Any suggestions/ ideas of how to market my experience? What are some tips for being a successful applicant? Thank you! [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Feb 4, 2008 - 5 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

Birthday gift from college

My brother is turning 10 next week and I'm at a loss for what to get him. He got all the stuff he wanted for Christmas and I want to give him some sort of experience. In the past I took him out to lunch and to the German import store to buy candy and just hung out with him for an afternoon. Problem is, this year I'm off at college in another state. What's something we can do together without actually being together? My budget is about $20.
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Jan 21, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking to buy an experience

Help me find an hour or two of extravagance in Los Angeles [more inside]
posted by Ziggurat on Dec 19, 2007 - 11 answers

I just batted the cycle, time for something new.

I have just been fired. I now want to transition into creative brand management and marketing immediately. [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Dec 11, 2007 - 8 answers

Mark CF, I love you, but go away :P

What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Things to do in Raleigh before you're dead

Help me come up with an "experience" gift around Raleigh, NC. [more inside]
posted by bove on Nov 13, 2007 - 12 answers

Life experience: how to?

I need life experience. But I haven't a clue where to start. [more inside]
posted by alexplainlater on Sep 30, 2007 - 31 answers

Help a teenager make the most of his summer.

Help a teenager make the most of his summer [more inside]
posted by zenja72 on Jun 16, 2007 - 35 answers

What is the source of this quote about experience?

I'm trying to find the source, as well as the correct phrasing, of a saying I've become fond of regarding experience and personal growth: "Beware the man who says he has 10 years of experience, who actually has 1 year of experience 10 times" For some reason, I seem to recall it may have been from a Japanese source, but my Google-fu has failed me thus far.
posted by mjbraun on May 16, 2007 - 4 answers

Son Of A...

Has anyone used the Beaches all-inclusive resorts? I'm specifically looking for feedback from people with families as to the quality and whether it compared favorably or unfavorably to a self-planned/self-directed vacation. If you have experience with alternatives (vacation outfitters that specifically cater to people with sprogs along), please do speak up. [more inside]
posted by scrump on Mar 23, 2007 - 9 answers

What are some Australian/international volunteer organisations.

What are some Australian or international organisations that are similar to the Peace Corps? [more inside]
posted by Serial Killer Slumber Party on Aug 24, 2006 - 7 answers

You have to be crazy to work in accounting, but since you want a job, you must not be crazy

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. I'm incredibly qualified for data entry work, but all the data entry in my area falls under the heading of "accounting". I'd love to get some accounting experience, but every job that would give me accounting experience requires at least a year of -- wait for it -- accounting experience. What can I do?
posted by squidlarkin on Jul 17, 2006 - 12 answers

A roadmap for life

At the grand old age of 37, I've suddenly been hit by the realization that I'm in the wrong career and it's corroding by soul. I want to work in something to do with the surveying and production of maps (I love maps). Does anyone work in this field and have advice on what qualifications I'll need and be able to tell me what sort of stuff they do?
posted by DZ-015 on May 12, 2006 - 12 answers

Logistics & College

How can I best get experience in logistics in a college setting? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 24, 2006 - 6 answers

A Legend in the Making

You are taking a walk around a public place in your city or town. This place is relatively new to you. If you had the opportunity to annotate a map and 'mark up' five categories of interest or experience, which five categories or types of sites might you choose to identify? Sensory experience? Social interaction? Sites of commerce? None of the above? Be as specific or general as you please.
posted by pinto on Apr 20, 2006 - 19 answers

20-something girls vs. 30-something women?

Starting your career at 30... [more inside]
posted by speranza on Dec 22, 2005 - 16 answers

When is enough enough?

In an otherwise great relationship, is it normal to have moments where you feel completely fed up? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2005 - 19 answers

How to seem...sluttier than I am.

Help: my new boyfriend has had way more sex than me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2005 - 22 answers

Why is time passing so slowly?

Inspired by this question, I have to ask the opposite. I've found that as I've gotten older, things in the past seem VERY VERY far away. [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Sep 16, 2005 - 10 answers

Why is time passing so quickly?

Why is time passing so quickly? [more inside]
posted by BorgLove on Sep 15, 2005 - 37 answers

pda sites & experience

since recently i'm the proud owner of an mda. the qtek c100 is my new best friend... i'm curious if you now any good pda sites [mefi looks & works great], which are really good for these kind of devices. news, guides, games... low kb's and straight to the point, and what's your experience?
posted by mailhans on May 18, 2005 - 2 answers

My brother loves not getting paid overtime

My brother needs some advice on breaking into the games industry (different than this question, since he's not asking SHOULD, but HOW) [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Mar 29, 2005 - 10 answers

Paralegal changing states - any issues?

Is there any issue of certification for a paralegal / Attorney's Assistant to worry over when moving from one state to another? [more inside]
posted by salsamander on Feb 20, 2005 - 3 answers

What experience most shaped who you are?

Life-altering experiences. Can you point to a single experience in your life, as a child, which you can define as having contributed to the person you are today? (+) [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Feb 2, 2005 - 215 answers

Is getting an MBA a good investment?

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 - 7 answers

Do We as a Society Take Care of Children from Short-Term Foster Care or Orphanages?

I've been thinking about orphans and I'd like more information—mostly first-hand anecdotal. But anything is fine. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh on Aug 8, 2004 - 8 answers

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