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Social work and public policy--can I do both?

Career path filter: Calling do-gooder types! Please share your insights about your profession. I'm interested in public policy AND in the helping professions--how to choose which to pursue? Can I do both, or do I need to just suck it up and pick one? Please help me get a better idea of what these careers are actually like--I want your perspective, hivemind! [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Nov 19, 2008 - 8 answers

Guidance Counselor Filter: Where in MA should I go to school for Computer Science?

If you had to live and work four days a week (Friday-Monday) in Framingham, Massachusetts, and your employer was giving you $10,000/year toward tuition reimbursement, where would you finish your Information Technology / Computer Science degree? [more inside]
posted by lizzicide on Nov 17, 2008 - 4 answers

Should I get letters of recommendation signed across the envelope?

In applying to grad school, the folks writing letters of recommendation didn't sign the flap of the envelope and one doesn't have a postmark because it was sent via FedEx. How big of a deal is this? [more inside]
posted by GPF on Nov 14, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I stay in shape while reading myself blind in grad school?

I have way less time to work out now. How can I make my work outs count? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Nov 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Give me a qualitative analysis of the GRE.

At the very last minute, I'm applying to grad school to get my PhD in English. Hooray! Except that I'm abysmal at math. How much will that hurt my chance at top PhD programs in English? Because I've got two weeks to A) teach myself basic algebra for the GRE, and B) stop psyching myself out to the point of panic attacks. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Oct 28, 2008 - 42 answers

Can/should I ask a TA to write a grad school recommendation for me?

Can/should I ask a TA to write a grad school recommendation for me? [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Oct 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Zero to Caltech in four years

Today, I have an MS in sociology from a state school. Four years from now, I'd like to be starting at a high-quality social science PhD program. How do I get there? [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw on Oct 12, 2008 - 7 answers

Why am I getting a PhD?

Why am I getting a PhD? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Oct 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Grad school question

How are different parts of grad school applications typically weighted? [more inside]
posted by downing street memo on Sep 30, 2008 - 14 answers

How can an older student without a psychology background get into a psychology PhD program?

As a (somewhat) older student, how can I best prepare to get into a clinical psychology PhD program? [more inside]
posted by sobriquet on Sep 27, 2008 - 7 answers

How to evaluate and apply to public health graduate programs, when my own career goals are so difficult to pin down?

How to evaluate and apply to public health graduate programs, when my own career goals are so difficult to pin down? I find it difficult to choose a topical area of interest (i.e. substance abuse), a specialization (substance abuse government policies, the epidemiology of substance abuse, community education and prevention of substance abuse), and a general career track (professional vs academic). [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 answers

What the heck am I qualified for?

I'm planning on leaving my high-pressure hard science PhD program for something that won't make me hate life quite so much. The problem is that I really don't want to go back to biotech/pharma industry, especially without a PhD, unless totally necessary to support my family. So what am I good for? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2008 - 10 answers

What is a "professional" recommendation for grad school?

When a grad school says they accept "professional" recommendations, what does that mean? Is it a bad idea to get someone you've worked with in a community organization to write a recommendation? [more inside]
posted by weebil on Sep 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Grad School Career Realignment?

I'm starting my second year of a Ph.D program and I'm stressed and upset. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2008 - 8 answers

Graduate School: Mixing Literature and Classical Political Philosophy

I'm interested in (further) graduate studies combining Political Philosophy/Theory and Literature. Any ideas about finding programs that mesh the two? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Aug 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Chances for ex-lawyer to enter clinical psych PhD?

I'm a lawyer from a top law school with a year of work experience. I want to become an academic clinical psychologist (professor + therapist). After 9 months in a master's program, what will my admissions chances look like? [more inside]
posted by shivohum on Aug 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Grad school panic

I'm panicking right now about the prospects going back to grad school at the end of the summer. I've lost the ability to think straight about my situation. I need some help. [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Aug 20, 2008 - 24 answers

What's the worst part of being an archivist?

I'm thinking of going back to school to study public history, but I'm not sure what angle yet. Tell me all the juicy (read: horrible) details about being an archivist. The stuff I'm not likely to get from schools or job descriptions.
posted by Roman Graves on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Do I buy a new laptop before I know if I need it?

LaptopFilter: Do I get a new one tomorrow because I'll have the money and it's a good machine, or do I keep on with my trusty older machine that hasn't given me a touch of trouble yet? Much (maybe too much) [more inside]
posted by Galt on Aug 16, 2008 - 21 answers

What are grad schools looking for?

I want to get into an excellent CS grad school, but I have no idea what I'm supposed to do, or what they're looking for. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 7, 2008 - 12 answers

Yet another grad school advice question

How does an aspiring graduate student in English traverse the confusion of the graduate school application process? [more inside]
posted by fictionalcara on Jul 22, 2008 - 17 answers

Formal Time Commitment to Hobby + Grad School = ?

I am about to begin my 2nd year as a Ph.D student in a hybrid comp-sci/multimedia/engineering program. I took up soaring this summer for the sake of my mental health (and to fulfill a long-time dream), and I'm loving it. Should I join an organization that will make flying more economical, but will require a firm time commitment? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Adviser Anxiety -- help me get to office hours!

How do I stop freaking out about orals advising? [more inside]
posted by puckish on Jul 16, 2008 - 6 answers

What can I do to save up as much money as possible as quickly as possible before I begin grad school?

How can I make as much money as possible in the month before I move to NYC to begin grad school? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Jul 15, 2008 - 10 answers

How to balance my budget and my social life?

I will be starting graduate school in the fall (thanks for the great advice on my previous question!), and going from a quite comfortable salary to a typical grad student's pay. Obviously, in order to keep my budget balanced I will have to cut back considerably on eating out and other costly entertainments. How can I maintain some kind of social life without going broke, and without offending my friends? [more inside]
posted by cortisol on Jul 13, 2008 - 28 answers

New England & American Studies Programs - Help Make Me Smart About Them

American Studies scholars, please help me compare 2 programs in New England and American Studies and get some general advice. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Jun 23, 2008 - 10 answers

How does one sort out grad school?

I have been trying to figure out what to do for graduate studies for over a year now. Help! [more inside]
posted by prunes on Jun 18, 2008 - 13 answers

How to get into a bio grad school program after another career?

How can I improve my chances of getting into a biological sciences grad program 10+ years post-college? Is it even feasible? [more inside]
posted by sherlockt on Jun 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me learn math!

What are some good sources to teach myself advanced math in preparation for an econ/finance phd? [more inside]
posted by btkuhn on Jun 4, 2008 - 7 answers

180 change of fields as a grad student

I have a humanities undergraduate degree with a minor in computer science. I’m currently in a grad program in the same humanities field. However, I’d like to change directions and pursue a graduate degree in engineering, but I don’t have a math/science/engineering background. What is it going to take to do this? [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on May 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Finding the Walls to Breakthrough

What are the modern fields in science currently under crisis? [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone on May 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Grad school choice.

GradSchoolDecisionFilter: Help me choose between NYU and the University of Washington! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2008 - 14 answers

How can I view my graduate applications' recommendation letters?

Is the university wrong about my right to view graduate application recommendation letters? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 30, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I work through this bad data?

I'm a graduate student. My advisor asked me to do a favor for a researcher and clean his data for him and put it into SPSS from Excel. Upon looking at the data, I realized that it was totally screwed up. What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2008 - 13 answers

When grad school funding doesn't materialize

I'm a grad student who was promised some funding this year that has yet to materialize. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2008 - 14 answers

Know this grad program?

Has anyone had any experience, first- or second-hand, with the Communication and Culture MA program jointly offered by York and Ryerson Universities? I'm also interested in graduate study experiences at both schools in general. [more inside]
posted by scribbler on Apr 22, 2008 - 6 answers

Is there such a thing as rehab for depression?

Is there such a thing as rehab for depression? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2008 - 17 answers

Should I go to grad school next year?

Please help me make the right decision about graduate school. [more inside]
posted by lxs on Apr 11, 2008 - 15 answers

Getting into grad school...late.

I recently turned 30 and have been regretting the fact that I never got my Master's. Now that I have been out of college for about 8 years, how do I go about getting back in? [more inside]
posted by m0nm0n on Apr 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Lots of little questions about depression

Help me decide how to treat my depression [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2008 - 25 answers

Nixing Law School in Favor of a M.U.P?

I'm considering urban planning as an alternative to law school. Do any planners/lawyers have feedback/advice on this? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Apr 2, 2008 - 24 answers

Hobbit seeks hole

Is it remotely realistic for me to expect to get university housing from UW - Seattle as an incoming grad student? Specifically, I want a studio or one-bedroom and I don't know if I can get it. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Mar 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Where on these here internets can I find the inside scoop on Columbia Teachers College?

Where can I find "inside scoop" information about grad schools and their surroundings? In particular, Columbia Teachers College? What's the best dorm? Best nearby bar/restaurant? Best place to buy books? and on and on... [more inside]
posted by orangemiles on Mar 18, 2008 - 7 answers

M.A. or M.S.?

M.A. or M.S.? I'm getting a Master's in Politics and hoping to teach in a university someday. Which should I get? Does it matter? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Mar 6, 2008 - 15 answers

How to pay for Grad school?

Best book or online resource for funding Grad School? [more inside]
posted by limon on Mar 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Should I study school counseling?

Does anyone have experience working as a school counselor? Do I want to work as a school counselor? Should I pursue this as part of my MFT studies? [more inside]
posted by johngumbo on Feb 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Binders and Boxes and Bookshelves, oh my! I've got too much school stuff...

I'm almost done with grad school, and all my academic detritus is taking over my apartment. How much of it do I really need to keep? [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Feb 18, 2008 - 16 answers

How much time do grad students really have??

How much time do you actually have as a graduate student, PT grad student? [more inside]
posted by grablife365 on Feb 8, 2008 - 17 answers

3.7 vs. 3.8?

Does the difference between a GPA of 3.7 and 3.8 matter? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Feb 6, 2008 - 23 answers

Applying to grad school after 4 years outside the US, reference and school advice?

I want to go to grad school in the US after 5 years out of college. What can I do for references, and any recommendations for psycholinguistic PhD programs? [more inside]
posted by Jhoosier on Feb 4, 2008 - 13 answers

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