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How do I land a job working at a university?

I moved to a new area recently and found a Master's program I'd love to attend. How do I land a job at this university, so I can attend in the future, after having accrued some free course 'credits' in the system? [more inside]
posted by erattacorrige on Sep 25, 2016 - 24 answers

Awesome Grad School vs Mental Health

I've started a Master's degree at a top university in the world (for my field) in Europe. It is an incredible opportunity that is very unlikely to come around again. However, I suffer from depression and being away from my support system while in a rigorous academic program does not seem to be the best for my mental health. My friends and family say they support me no matter what, but they all tell me that if I leave this program I will regret it for the rest of my life, and I'm afraid of living with regret. [more inside]
posted by Robocat on Sep 20, 2016 - 17 answers

What questions do (did) you have about earning an MS in the sciences?

I'm putting together a document for future MS students and want to make sure that I'm covering the important bases. What things did you want to know/would you want to know before starting a Master's degree? Field-specific or school-specific things (e.g., questions like "Where is the library") are okay, but I'd also like things that are more general. Thanks!
posted by griseus on Mar 25, 2015 - 9 answers

MPH programs that accept the MCAT?

Can we compile a list of MPH programs (preferably in New England, but any suggestions welcome) that accept that MCAT in lieu of the GRE? I would also be interested in similar programs in public health that are not MPH per se. (Example: Boston University's School of Public Health offers an MS in Environmental Health.) Thanks!
posted by Seeking Direction on Feb 2, 2015 - 3 answers

Experiences with MPH degrees...would you recommend one?

I've been thinking about an MPH (Master's of Public Health), but I'd like to hear about others' experiences. How did you decide on an MPH? How was it getting employment? Are you satisfied with how it's worked out career-wise? Anything else I should know - is there a "bubble" of grads, for instance? Thanks!
posted by Seeking Direction on Dec 20, 2014 - 10 answers

My graduate program is a disappointment. Now what?

I'm at one of the best schools in the world. So why does my program suck so much, and what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2014 - 16 answers

Is a MPA right for me?

I am considering applying to an evening/weekend Masters in Public Administration program, but I’m not entirely sure if it’s going to help me. [more inside]
posted by Think_Long on Nov 13, 2014 - 2 answers

Reputation of Masters Programmes in Europe

I am saving to go to Europe to do a masters degree. I am interested in International Relations, International Law, Human Rights, and European Affairs (history and institutions of the EU, European Law). I'm Australian but I also have UK dual nationality. I am starting to investigate programmes but am finding it hard to narrow down the options and find the best one for me. My question is: how do I work out which master's programmes have the best/ worst reputation?
posted by EatMyHat on Aug 30, 2014 - 11 answers

I know nothing about grad school; is it for me?

I am an older student (in my 50s), graduating with my first B.A. in December, in anthropology. I'm very sad to leave school, as I have really enjoyed my time there (well, in this iteration--not so much when I was much younger). I absolutely LOVE going to classes and learning new stuff. I love the idea of continuing to be a student, but I'm not sure if grad school makes sense. But, mostly, I really don't understand how grad school works: [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Jul 29, 2014 - 18 answers

How do I find a career mentor in the archives/preservation field?

I've had difficulty finding a career mentor in the archives/preservation field because of a lack of local resources and the fact that I obtained my Masters degree online, which was rather 'alienating' and didn't really allow for the kind of student-professor relationship that blooms into recommendation letters and networking. Are there ways of seeking out (real, committed) mentors either online, or in my area (northern Virginia/Washington DC), preferably involving me providing volunteer work? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Jul 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Masters degree for "Makers"

I need to take masters credit worthy classes, I already have a Masters degree so want to take a greater range of courses. What classes would you put in a Masters degree for someone as part of the "Maker" community? [more inside]
posted by dstopps on Jun 26, 2014 - 9 answers

Grad School Filter: Sub 3.0 GPA w. work experience, what can I do?

I graduated from a state school with a Comp Sci degree eight years ago. I never thought about a masters degree since the IT field rarely requires it. But I'm now thinking about it because of aspirations to move higher in my role with the company. There are some hurdles - more inside [more inside]
posted by MMALR on Feb 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Should I take on additional debt to become a licensed professional?

I have an undergraduate degree that is, for most practical purposes, "useless" in my field. A few people manage to get industry or service jobs, by having this degree, but that is not my area of interest. I want to return to school to get a professional master's degree that will also make me a licensed professional in the field. But, debt. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2014 - 7 answers

How can I make my work experience relevant for a job in academia?

I am in need of some help... I've just completed an M.A. in Anthropology, I'm trying to pull together a CV for a job teaching as an adjunct professor or community college professor. I don't have professional teaching experience, even though I've got loads of experience teaching to my peers in graduate seminars. (I'm also not sure how to convey that, other than in a cover letter.) I've got some of my written work (Academia.edu), and one of my presentations on YouTube. I'm in the process of revising some other papers to put on Academia.edu... Hoping, I suppose, that displaying my work will make me a better candidate. Now, here's the question: How can I make my existing (non-teaching!) work experience relevant to applying for academic jobs? [more inside]
posted by ScarletLark on Aug 12, 2013 - 10 answers

20's American in Japan, visa expires soon. Considering Grad school.

I'm a 27 year-old living in Japan teaching English, with my visa running out at the end of August. I'm trying to decide on what to do next - work (more) or pursue a Masters in Asia-Pacific studies. I am rather scatterbrained, and have no clue where to get started logistics-wise in going for a graduate degree. If I were to go down this route, I would also like to narrow down some career paths I could take post-graduation. [more inside]
posted by Kamelot123 on Jun 30, 2013 - 10 answers

Is this master's in software worth pursuing?

I have the opportunity to pursue this master's in software program for free. I jumped on the opportunity, but now as my first semester winds to a close, I'm beginning to wonder just how valuable this actually is. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Apr 26, 2013 - 11 answers

Getting a master's degree when disillusioned with academia?

I've always been drawn to science and research and I'm strongly considering going to graduate school to get a master's degree in computer science (location: Sweden) and maybe even aim for an academic career. But my recent experiences with academia has left my disillusioned, sad and angry. Can I get my degree without GRARing all the time? How? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on May 21, 2012 - 11 answers

How do MA students live?

How do all of the people getting master's degrees in NYC support themselves? [more inside]
posted by goosechasing on Mar 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Do they care that I made sandwiches for a year?

Questions about what to put on the resume that I will be uploading as part of my grad school application to an MLIS program. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Dec 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Must.Save.Earth. But how? I'm a Liberal Arts Major

Liberal Arts Grad. Must live green. Thinking about grad schools for 2012, or "green-collar" career, or starting a biz, or something else random. Already ruled out Law School. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Oct 25, 2010 - 18 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

Should I ask this professor for a letter of recommendation?

Is asking a professor I don't know well for a recommendation a mistake? [more inside]
posted by wansac on Aug 25, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I get a master's degree?

Should I get a master's degree in mechanical engineering? What jobs could I be "overqualified" for? [more inside]
posted by nel on Aug 22, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the best way to describe my future ambitions in my personal statement on my MLIS application?

I am applying to a competitive MLIS program in a couple months, and I would like some advice on how to talk about my somewhat unusual plans for the future. [more inside]
posted by wansac on Aug 13, 2010 - 4 answers

Masters in the US: Pipedream or possibility?

Uni Filter: Just graduated from the University of Cambridge (UK) with a Bachelors degree. Wish to pursue a Masters degree in the US. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by dragontail on Jul 21, 2010 - 19 answers

Should I suck it up or cut my losses?

Is it worth it to finish my Master's degree? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2010 - 16 answers

Studying a Masters in Amsterdam. Help me move in like a pro.

Do you have any advice, tricks, tips or anecdotes for someone going to study a Masters degree in Amsterdam, whether advice and tricks about living in Amsterdam or advice concerning studying a masters degree? [more inside]
posted by tumples on May 12, 2010 - 3 answers

Do charter school teachers in Arizona pursue Master's degrees as often as the public school teachers?

Any teachers in Arizona out there? What are the key differences between charter school teachers and public school teachers in the greater Phoenix area, especially with regards to professional development? [more inside]
posted by terilou on Mar 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Masters or not?

I'm a philosophy major in my junior year. Should I spend my fourth year of school enjoying myself or working on a masters degree in a more practical field? Life advice desperately needed! (long, but tl;dr can be found at the bottom.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 10 answers

Tips on doing a master's degree in a second language

Tell me about your own experiences and tips on surviving and working through a master's degree in a second language that you are NOT fluent in. [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Sep 22, 2009 - 9 answers

The Tortoise and the Ant and the ...?

If you wanted a stable, boring (but really only boring in scare quotes), modest life, what career paths would you take? Emphasis on path; I want to come out of this post with a course of action. [more inside]
posted by Nonce on Aug 18, 2009 - 58 answers

MLS = Man, Life Sucks

Should I/how do I propose the idea of getting a masters degree to my boss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I get a job in the States with an MA from an online UK program?

I'm looking at online degrees (needed for work), and I'd like to know if a Masters in education from British universities are considered valid (or equal to) for employment in America. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How can I improve my odds of getting into graduate school for economics?

I want to get a Master's in Economics in a few years, probably focusing on real estate finance and affordable housing finance. How good are my chances of getting into a good program, and what can I do to improve them? [more inside]
posted by boots on Jan 9, 2008 - 10 answers

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