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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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