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Moving from academia to consulting

I recently left a tenure-track position(!) for geographic reasons (spouse's job). At this point I am not wedded to staying in the faculty track, and have been applying for admin positions as well as faculty ones. However, I recently saw an ad for an analyst job in a higher ed consulting firm in a topic area where I have experience and interest, and I am very seriously considering applying. I have some questions about how to format my resume and cover letter . [more inside]
posted by pamplemousse of love on Sep 27, 2013 - 8 answers

Should I pursue another fancy piece of paper?

Is a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership a real thing? Should I pursue it, given that it wouldn't cost me anything but time? [more inside]
posted by cessair on Jan 30, 2013 - 5 answers

Moving Up in the World of Higher Ed Administration

The president of the college that I work for recently asked to see my resume and has set up a time for me to talk about 'my future career track' at the college. I am honored, shocked, and flustered. I have no idea how to navigate this situation. [more inside]
posted by chara on Jan 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Please give me a job. And a Master's degree.

Be my career counselor: Help me tailor my resume toward a job in higher education administration or research, and a couple of questions. [more inside]
posted by constellations on Oct 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Asking for job advice for partner from future graduate advisor - etiquette?

I'm planning to ask for job advice on behalf of my partner, from my future graduate advisor, because my partner's interested in a job opening at my future graduate school. Totally acceptable / useful thing to do, or a horrible violation of academic etiquette? [more inside]
posted by pants on Jul 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Starting a new job and not everyone is thrilled about my hiring. Help.

I've been hired for a development position in an institution of higher ed. I've been told by my supervisor that a lot of staff and faculty are not very happy with my hiring. I start Monday. I need advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 - 15 answers

And now for something completely different…

I did very well in my undergrad discipline, but want to pursue something entirely different. How best to make the move? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Is there a way to 'short' higher education?

Is there a 'bubble' in higher education? By that I mean, are there too many colleges right now, who are charging too much for tuition, and too many people paying too much for degrees, and taking loans that they will never be able to pay off? And assuming that there is such a bubble, and it were to burst, how would a deeply cynical person invest to make money on the collapse in the way that some savvy people made money on the housing market collapse?
posted by empath on Apr 26, 2011 - 21 answers

Do I really need a Master's?

I work in the field of higher education/college access and retention. I'm sort of interested in getting my Master's in Higher Education Administration. My new job offers 80% tuition reimbursement for grad school classes at a local university. Logically, I know I should take advantage of this opportunity, and start taking classes next semester, but I have some reservations: [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Online Programs in Higher Education

Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Sep 1, 2010 - 6 answers

BA to PhD in Education Policy?

What are the pros and cons of going directly from a BA to a PhD in education policy studies? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Jan 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Dream Job --> Dream Career

I have a really cool job: I help low-income/minority students get into college.
(It's perfect for me because I'm passionate about educational access and I get to work with young people one-on-one, but I'm not tied down to a classroom.)
Right now, my job is short-term, a la Teach for America, but I'd like to stay in the educational field and turn this job into a long-term career.

My question is two fold: How do I go about finding jobs like this and what sort of educational credentials/degrees do I need to qualify for these jobs? [more inside]
posted by chara on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Working in Higher Ed Administration

I'd like to know more about positions in higher education administration. [more inside]
posted by lagreen on Sep 15, 2008 - 4 answers

Website redesign tips for a college?

What is the process for redesigning a website? More specific: a higher-ed institution's website. [more inside]
posted by yellowbkpk on Mar 17, 2006 - 12 answers

Legally bound?

Adventures in Law School: I have decided I would like to be a lawyer. Problem is, my resume is tooled right now in a totally different direction. My college GPA was a straight-up 2.5 and the first time I took the LSAT I only scored in the 57th percentile (153). Is there hope or am I too dumb to be a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on Aug 30, 2005 - 30 answers

Multiple Degrees

Does anyone here have more than two Bachelor's degrees? If so, why did you get your second, and did you simply need to complete your major coursework or did you have to do the complete 60 hours/second two years?
posted by tetsuo on Aug 10, 2004 - 17 answers

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