I have a master's degree in urban planning but I've been out of the field for a few years and want to come back with really strong skills. I'm not very good at self-guided learning, since I need the discipline of having assignments and deadlines. I struggle with ADHD, so just staring at an iTunes video will not work. I'm also low on cash right now. Please tell me about the online courses and/or certificate programs out there that are easy on the wallet. [more inside]
posted by mirepoix
on Oct 24, 2013 -
So I'm thinking it's a bad idea to include a chapter by Jonah Lehrer
in my college's first-year experience course, given that it would be placed right after our discussion on academic dishonesty. Can you help me think of a replacement? [more inside]
posted by bizzyb
on Aug 6, 2012 -
I need help looking for a graduate school, preferably in Barcelona, or another European city, where they have Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design. I have a Bachelor's degree in Art History, minor in Geography and would like to get my Master's in Urban planning/ urban studies and /or urban design and I need a change..picking up and leaving the states. Would you know of any? Thanks.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Should i sell my books or keep them? We're moving to a smaller house. I own way too many books. Most are expensive and i won't be able to afford to replace them in any near future. I have loads of slipped discs and lifting loads of small boxes of books will be agony. I own hundreds of v.specialist books i might need IF i get a job needing a particular language, or onto a masters in that area of psychology. They're big, they're expensive (normally - i picked up cheap ones along the way for possible future use). I live in a remote rural area with no nearby shop, so they have to sell on Amazon in the next 4 weeks or go to charity shops, probably get pulped. I would use most of them eventually. There are also my massive language dictionaries: there are online dictionaries, but often i can't afford the internet, but i don't know if i will need ever them or not, depends what job i get (have had jobs abroad).
Really, it's a philosophy of life question: gather no moss, be a free spirit? Or plan ahead, be cautious? Which works best and why? Anyone with experience who can say you won't need those books/you'll really regret it? [more inside]
posted by maiamaia
on Jul 21, 2010 -
Calling all planners, public admin. types, adult education gurus and other smarty pants: I need to develop a training program or at least a strategy for developing a training program for further planning on the local level, put the hard parts. [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Oct 23, 2009 -
How do I apply to Master's programs when I don't have either real academic credentials or a particularly distinguished career reputation? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon
on Aug 31, 2009 -
What are good sources of information to find a corporate conference planner ? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk
on Apr 19, 2007 -
When it came time for me to think about where my life was going, my parents let me know a couple things:
- they made enough money that the Canadian government wouldn't let them off the hook for helping to pay for my education, so student loans were reduced.
- they weren't going to/weren't able to help me with paying for my education anyway.
Consequently I never went to college or university. I've managed all right without any training or degrees, though not as well as I likely would have. I suspect I will never have time/opportunity/money to fix this.
My daughter will be born in late June. What can I do now (in Canada) to make sure she has better opportunities than I did?
posted by Kickstart70
on Apr 20, 2006 -