How do i turn some coin without ruining my studies? I'm in the 4th year of my degree which i should have finished a while ago, due to pressure to pay rent each week I've been working a lot, and subsequently failed a lot of papers due to pressures all around. I cant get government support. [more inside]
posted by chrisbucks
on Feb 24, 2007 -
I am a master's student in speech-language pathology looking for a clinical fellow position starting this summer. I'm doing all the regular sending out resumes to hospitals and whatnot, but I'd like to know if anybody here has any experience with the big US based therapy agencies... [more inside]
posted by absquatulate
on Feb 15, 2007 -
Help a bankrupt student plan a week-long, post-exam, "let's-get-away-from-this-silly-place" road trip for cheap!! [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Jan 26, 2007 -
I've been assigned with starting up a high school's student newspaper. Only problem is I don't know where to begin and need your help! [more inside]
posted by jmd82
on Jan 3, 2007 -
I've got the opportunity to do an American Exchange next Autumn from my UK University for about 15 weeks. What are the key culture changes that I'll experience? Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by philsi
on Dec 11, 2006 -
I'm a science student at university, and I'm looking for the best PDA/Tablet/Electronic sidekick for viewing PDFs (Journals). Critical to this is functionality for adding marginalia to those PDFs and/or at least having sophisticated note taking software which can work in parallel with viewing PDFs. [more inside]
posted by Alex404
on Nov 27, 2006 -
My 16 year old teenage daughter is going stir-crazy in this Canadian one horse town and wants to see the world. However, she hasn't graduated high school yet. What are her options? [more inside]
posted by dropkick
on Nov 14, 2006 -
This summer I want to do some self-improvement in terms of writing skills (essays for university), study techniques, etc. Basically I want to maximise my abilities and develop the best possible studying routine. What books did you find helpful when you were an undergrad? Or what books do you wish you had read early on? [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I recently found out that when filing my tax returns I can deduct interest paid on my student loans. My question is if I have to file my request for a deduction the same year I pay the interest, or can I wait a couple years to actually take the deduction? Here's the twister: I'm a dependent. Can I make interest payments now and deduct them from my taxes a few years down the road when I'm an independent. Does being a dependent bar me from currently taking a deduction? Thank you...I really appreciate any help.
posted by speedoavenger
on Oct 1, 2006 -
Any useful tips for settling in to first week in college / university? Any funny anecdotes of your first week in college / university? [more inside]
posted by philsi
on Sep 14, 2006 -
My sister just graduated with a J.D.... accompanied by five student loans totaling over $100K. Recommendations for paying the least amount of interest possible? [more inside]
posted by paulino636
on Sep 3, 2006 -
Dear Mostly-Random-Student-Seating-Filter: Can you think of a tool (or a clever method) for regularly generating new seating assignments for students sitting at tables? Other criteria inside... [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Jul 25, 2006 -
Is there a list of employers that provide health insurance to part time employees somewhere on the internet?
posted by vionnett
on Jul 23, 2006 -
I'd like to go to Modena, Italy in early December to meet some friends. I'd also like to attend a student festival in Trondheim, Norway, in mid-February. What else can I do between December and February? [more inside]
posted by divabat
on Jun 22, 2006 -
Interesting summer work for a technology/IT enthusiast soon to be graduate [more inside]
posted by dance
on May 13, 2006 -
I'm just about to finish my first year of law school, which, because it has a set curriculum, was an experience I shared with 65 other students. I'd like to do something to thank them...thoughts?
posted by girlpublisher
on Apr 5, 2006 -
One of my private student loans ended up as delinquent (I disputed the repayment status with the lender). Finally, I was forced to settle, because the lender charged off the loan to a law firm who filed suit. (Please read on.) [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe
on Mar 2, 2006 -
I'm a graduate student, living in a graduate dorm, and I need to purchase renters insurance. Which companies are student-friendly, reliable, and affordable?
posted by rockstar
on Feb 22, 2006 -
As a college sophomore, I plan on studying abroad in France for a full scholastic year in the fall. To anyone else who has been in Europe for an extended period of time: I am trying to pack light, but what sort of things would you consider bringing that are either necessities or very helpful? Also, any other tips on getting along with the French, or helpful hints about Europe in general? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Jan 31, 2006 -
[Internship filter] Any ideas for a summer internship for a college student? Here are her stats: not a U.S. citizen, but can work in the U.S.; native speaker of Russian and Turkmen, fluent speaker of English and Turkish, moderate speaker of Spanish; business major; very personable; college sophomore. Paid internship would be best, but any place that could lead to a future job would be good.
posted by k8t
on Dec 4, 2005 -
I'm a lonely college senior in Boston, and I'd like to meet other students/people under 30. The problem is, I'm not actually in
college right now -- I'm just taking the semester off, and this is where I happen to live. It seems like everybody around here who's even close to my age is on a campus, and I'm not sure how I'd go about crashing their social circles. So - any ideas on how to do this, or on other non-college social activities I could try? Thanks!
posted by jsbww
on Nov 10, 2005 -
I'm considering what to do with myself next summer (I know it's a long way off), and have hit upon the rather vague idea of working as a counselor at an Arts/Music Camp of some type, in America. I like in the UK and there isn't quite the same tradition of Summer Camp. How do I go about finding somewhere I'd like to work and finding out if they'd like me? [more inside]
posted by Lotto
on Oct 28, 2005 -
I'm planning to take a trip to Europe with two to three friends for about two weeks during January break. We all have experience travelling in Europe - where would be good to go during winter? [more inside]
posted by heresiarch
on Oct 3, 2005 -
How do expatriates pay their financial debts still held in their home country? [more inside]
posted by luneray
on Jul 31, 2005 -
A young woman that I am helping has recently left her home country (a totalitarian regime by any account) and is going to be attending undergraduate university in the U.S. in the fall. The school has given her a full ride as her family lives in extreme poverty. After she is done with school, she'll probably want to stay in the U.S., what sort of major should she choose so that she'll have the best chance of getting a job after that will provide her with a visa? I know some will say to choose what she loves, but she needs to be strategic.
posted by k8t
on Jun 24, 2005 -
What is the least expensive way a student with a good deal of date-flexibility can travel between Omaha, NE and London? Tricks, vendors, websites, any advice will help. [more inside]
posted by herting
on Apr 26, 2005 -
I have around $20k in private student loans. I get an ad in the mail about every 10 seconds offering to consolidate my federal loans, but I don't get a lot of information about consolidating private loans. [more inside]
posted by anjiro
on Apr 21, 2005 -
Does anybody know of any websites that offer pretty comprehensive categorized lists of summer programs, like upward bound programs, sports camps, learning tours, etc., available for high school age students. All the searches I can think of haven't produced any. Thanks
posted by rabbus
on Mar 29, 2005 -
Despite MetaFilter's members' fantastic advice for my boyfriend to choose MIT over GA Tech, my guy is most likely going to stay in Atlanta. He's talked about the possibility of buying a house in ATL, but living on a student stipend, and without substantial savings, how would that work? (He's curious, too, not just me.) Renting in Atlanta is expensive, so a house payment could very possibly be lower than rent . . . and we've heard sometimes people buy without down payments now . . . but we're not sure about the logistics. Any good info is appreciated. : )
posted by sally_jp
on Mar 20, 2005 -
I teach computer literacy to 9th graders at a small independent school, and we're currently trying to figure out the best way to give our kids their own blogs. They'd blog assignments and observations for several subjects, and we'd leave comments and feedback on their entries. It would need to be private (only for students and their teachers), customizable (to allow for individual creativity), and public-web accessible. Any suggestions? We can probably host our own server, if need be, but we have limited funds.
posted by tomadelic
on Mar 4, 2005 -
Financefilter: I am about to begin grad school, and I am wondering how on earth I am going to live on dramatically reduced funds. Any former starving students out there with tips? [+] [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Feb 4, 2005 -
I am currently a philosophy student at the University of British Columbia
(Canada). I've applied to transfer to the Institute of Philosophy
at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
for their strong involvement with continental philosophy, and because I want to live in Europe. Will getting a Belgian degree significantly complicate things for me if I choose the pursue a graduate degree in North America? Will it be detrimental to getting in to a good school?
posted by ori
on Jan 23, 2005 -
I'm in college in the U.S., and have a few state student loans. They were under a forebearance that I once requested, which ended four months ago. I didn't realize this, and ignored the mail that was sent about it because I thought it was the usual mail they send me about how I have a loan and ads for consolidation. I just recently got this fixed and the forebearance backdated so it will have another year from when it ended. But I now have two 60-day late marks on my otherwise good credit report. Anything I can do to get rid of them?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 8, 2005 -
. I live in a student flat in the UK built in the last two years, that has a radiator with a large turning knob and a small dial on the end of the knob. How am I supposed to set it? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Dec 2, 2004 -
I lack a college degree and I'm finding that full-time work and school is really wearing me down. I work for gratuity and I'm finding the tips are not making up for the cost of living and the monies needed to pay for college.
Does anyone have suggestions when it comes to good paying jobs that don't require a degree that can support me while I go to school?
posted by Vicarious
on Nov 23, 2004 -
Language programs abroad.
I'm a university student, I'm Canadian, and I'm wondering if anyone could recommend a good immersive program aboard for studying French or Chinese. I doubt I can be proficient in either in one summer, and I already have a very basic grasp of both. What I'm looking for instead is a chance to go aboard to develop my french or mandarin further. Any suggestions other than commercial programs geared for Business-persons?
posted by phyrewerx
on Nov 17, 2004 -