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Wow factor needed for one hour, 95 high school grads.

Grad Night Party question. 95 high school grads, on our way to the first of two secret venues. We have an hour to kill at a nearby school. We have ice cream, cupcakes, cookies. It will be dark. What do you suggest to make it more fun? This is a no drinking, no drugs, kids on buses, with chaperones event. We have a few 100$ to spend. Oh, it's this Tuesday. Thoughts?
posted by jennstra on Jun 6, 2012 - 15 answers

I'm a student, I swear! Why won't you believe me!?

Grad school filter: How do I get my loans back into deferment as a masters-->PhD student? [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette on May 30, 2012 - 11 answers

Moving forward after making a mistake?

It would seem that I've f'd up, big time. Now what? How do you move forward when you're fairly sure you've made a bad decision and can't turn back. (details inside) [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on May 7, 2012 - 31 answers

I don't wanna go!

Are they going to kick me out of grad school(linguistics phd)? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on May 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Getting into chemistry grad school with no chemistry background?

I would like to pursue research in supramolecular chemistry, but I am a couple years out of school and do not have a chemistry background. Also, I lack letters of recommendation. I am certain I cannot get into a decent Ph.D. program, but do I have a shot at getting in a Master's program? Or must I resort to taking classes at a university somewhere? [more inside]
posted by nhamann on Apr 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Do I have a shot at grad school?

Do I have a shot at grad school? [more inside]
posted by pmccain on Apr 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Grad school app sunk by half-time undergrad experience?

My girlfriend has been going through undergrad half-time. Adviser keeps telling her that grad schools will not look upon this favorably. True? [more inside]
posted by wires on Apr 8, 2012 - 17 answers

Choosing between grad schools: better funding or better advisor?

Choosing between grad schools: better funding or better advisor? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 - 20 answers

Grad school or trades? (Snowflake details inside).

What do you think: should I pursue grad school or a trade? [more inside]
posted by thebots on Feb 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Which phD program is better?

How do I know which Ethnomusicology graduate program is considered better in the field? And how do I decide where to go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 - 8 answers

How do people quit grad school?

How do tell my advisor that I am dropping out of grad school and finding a job? [more inside]
posted by rjbiscuit on Feb 7, 2012 - 17 answers

I don't want to be a professor, I just want to be a lab tech who reads a lot.

Help me quit grad school. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2011 - 21 answers

How do I take time off before grad school?

What advice can you give to an undergrad working for a few years before applying to grad school? This is in the hard sciences. [more inside]
posted by oracle bone on Sep 27, 2011 - 10 answers

Masters in Creative Sexytimes

Which grad schools in the Bay Area are open to interdisciplinary approaches, especially with regards to creativity & sexuality? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Aug 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Obscure Honors Society: Worthwhile Investment or Complete Scam?

Have you ever heard of Sigma Alpha Pi? Not a frat or sorority, but a "society of leadership and success" is what they call themselves. I was asked to join my university's chapter. Is it worth it? [more inside]
posted by emilyclaire on Aug 20, 2011 - 14 answers

Suggestions for teaching methods to terminal MA students

Recommendations for teaching research methods please. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 27, 2011 - 7 answers

What can make this situation better? Details inside.

What can make this situation better? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help me give advice to my brother about a chemical engineering phd

I'm worried my brother might be making the wrong decision about his degree. He has a fellowship and is well on the way to getting a phd, but he is thinking of stopping at a masters so he can get a job. The reasons he gives seem naive to me, but I don't know anything about this field. I'm worried he's going to end up being bored and unfulfilled because he's focused on short term goals. [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jun 23, 2011 - 46 answers

Am I crazy to quit my job?

Am I crazy to quit a government job in this economy to go to grad school full time? [more inside]
posted by Amistad on Jun 10, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me see if going to CS grad school (masters or PhD) could work despite a large debt load

Help me see if going to CS grad school (masters or PhD) could work despite a large debt load [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 17 answers

Dropping out of grad school

I'm planning to drop out of grad school in a few weeks. My questions is, when do I tell my advisor? I would wait until the last day of the semester, but I have a big presentation that will require my thesis committee member's time. I really don't want to do this presentation so would telling my advisor before this happens be a good idea? I also feel it would be more decent of me to tell my advisor sooner rather than later, but I'm not sure what to do. My advisor can be really mean and may make my life a living hell for the final weeks/days that I'm there (though I guess I deserve it). Any insight is greatly appreciated.
posted by Lost82 on Apr 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Is Epi for Me?

What do you know about careers in epidemiology or biostatistics? Please help me decide if epi would be a good career fit, and whether I should pursue an MPH or MS in the field. [more inside]
posted by oiseau on Apr 11, 2011 - 8 answers

Grad school application deadlines

Are there any Grad schools that I can apply to within next two-three weeks and plan to start sooner than fall 2012? [more inside]
posted by SomeOneElse on Mar 21, 2011 - 21 answers

Should I attempt a third undergrad degree?

I’ve settled on a professional grad programme I’d like to attend. It’s fairly competitive. Like almost every other such programme in Canada, minimum entry criteria include a four-year BA with a B+ average or higher (likely, much higher) in the final two years of study. Most will not consider applicants with any other profile, e.g., a three-year BA + GRE + additional courses taken as a visiting student, as has been suggested in other questions. I’m writing because I suspect I’ve got the stinkiest background imaginable - two undergrad attempts, and more. I sincerely thank in advance anyone with the patience to read further. [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Mar 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Is public policy right for me?

How does an English major start working/going to school in public policy? Bonus: is public policy really what I’m looking for? (Kind of a snowstorm inside.) [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs on Mar 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Draft Your Own Recommendation?

What Would You Do When A Professor Tells You to Draft Your Own Recommendation? [more inside]
posted by easilyconfused on Mar 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Do linguistics grad students have time to breathe?

Lifestyle of a Linguistics Graduate Student? I am starting a Ph.D. Program next fall, and I want to have an idea of how much time I will be spending on campus, working, studying, etc. Will I have time to sleep? Will I be burnt out and hating myself after one semester? What about money? [more inside]
posted by lettuchi on Feb 23, 2011 - 15 answers

Looking for a traditional canon-focused English MA-- does it exist?

What is the best English MA grad school that focuses on literary forms and content, and literary canon? Secondarily, a PhD program that has a 'hidden' MA possible in this area? [more inside]
posted by reenka on Jan 21, 2011 - 14 answers

I don't want to rack up another cars worth of debt for grad school!

[Grad-school filter] - I am starting a Masters of Public Administration this Summer, special questions inside. [more inside]
posted by handbanana on Jan 18, 2011 - 5 answers

How do I survive being unemployed

Being unemployed is bumming me out. Help me make sense of this. [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 8, 2011 - 9 answers

help me get into grad school!

Interested in graduate school (possibly in CS) but with lukewarm academic records and letter of rec. I also didn't major in CS. I'm already doing what most people recommend for someone in my position (work as a research assistant). What else can I do? Is this possible for me? [more inside]
posted by lacedcoffee on Jan 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Will one F on my transcript murder my chances at getting into a top MPA program?

Will one F on my transcript murder my chances at getting into a top MPA program? [more inside]
posted by jordanian2 on Dec 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Changing fields and schooling? Which comes first?

I want to pursue microbiology but I'm not a science major. I'm 25 now and I just took my GRE in Nov. I'm working on my personal statement for grad school. I've had very little experience in labs...would it make more sense to get working experience first before school? [more inside]
posted by apfel on Dec 1, 2010 - 24 answers

Is a month enough time to get a grad school application together?

An opportunity came up and I have less than one month to get a grad school application, including only half a month to prepare for and take the GRE. Is this crazy? [more inside]
posted by delladlux on Oct 25, 2010 - 15 answers

Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends?

Where in NYC can I volunteer late on week day nights or on the weekends? I need people-based organizations (so, not the ASPCA) with work that's not super stressful. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

How can I best position myself for grad school?

What should I be doing to position myself for grad school? I'm a freshman biology undergrad and my long-term goal is to earn a doctorate and start a career in research, either private or academic. What should I be doing now and over the next few years to open doors and set myself up for success? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Sep 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me make a year off worthwhile

What to do in a year-off between college and grad school? [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Museum or not

Should I go for a museum studies masters or would a public history masters be a better choice instead? [more inside]
posted by miss sarah thane on Aug 22, 2010 - 5 answers

How to quit grad school and start a career?

I want to quit grad school and start a career. I'm 25 with a BA in English. I know times are tough, but this PhD program -- and the quality of life that accompanies it -- are even tougher. I can do this, right? [more inside]
posted by earlofrochester on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

I want to be like a squirrel putting away nuts for the winter.

Twenty-something Canadian girl would like some financial and investing advice. [more inside]
posted by catburger on May 15, 2010 - 15 answers

Don't Panic!!!

I have my doctoral oral examination in 2 weeks and I am really freaking out. Please help! [more inside]
posted by sickinthehead on May 6, 2010 - 14 answers

I love law. Law schools don't love me.

I love a very unprofitable branch of law, and my grades are less than stellar. Can you help me find a law program that is good for me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2010 - 30 answers

Graduate funding

What are good sources of funding for travel & summer courses in grad school? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Is a great MA program worth the debt?

I got into a top English grad program, but they defaulted me from PhD to MA. Is it worth shouldering the massive debt of a Master's degree, or should I gamble on getting into a PhD program next year? [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Mar 17, 2010 - 33 answers

Can a masters degree be a substitute for professional experience?

Is a Master's degree in International Relations a good way to make up for a relative lack of professional experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by farce majeure on Mar 10, 2010 - 7 answers

Disenfranchised math grad student seeks direction

I'm a second-year math grad student and all I know is math -- but I want out. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by pewpew on Mar 7, 2010 - 22 answers

Skippin' out...

[GradSchoolFilter] What's the most graceful, or rather least ungraceful, way to withdraw from a graduate program? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 14 answers

Can a Canadian work legally in the U.S. if their spouse goes to grad school there...and how?

A Canadian friend just got accepted to an American grad school (Chicago) for a 5 year Ph.D program. He'll have funding, but how would his equally Canadian wife make a living in the U.S.? Getting the basic information is not as easy as they expected. What's the skinny? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jan 29, 2010 - 13 answers

Should I have been applying to scholarships instead of spending my summer at the beach?

How common is it for competitive liberal arts applicants to enter graduate school with outside scholarships? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 - 11 answers

Dear Professor Flake...

Grad school application crisis: one of my professors who agreed to write a recommendation is completely flaking out. I've tried my best to communicate my needs, but she seems either too busy or suddenly, inexplicably disinterested in cooperating. I don't want to alienate her but I don't want to get screwed over when one of my references went off the grid. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Dec 10, 2009 - 30 answers

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