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Eyeing a career change from Engineering: Am I being reckless?

I recently graduated and I've been working as a Jr. Engineer for a few months now. I realize now that this is not a career/field I want to be in and have been strongly thinking about going back to school to get a Computer Science degree. The problem is that I have 35k in loans from my previous degree and I need to make a decision soon. Am I being reckless for wanting to do a career change so soon? [more inside]
posted by This Is Reality on Aug 29, 2014 - 16 answers

What's the deal with the MSL degree?

Goes by several names: Master of Studies in Law, Master of Legal Studies, Master of Science in Law. Wikipedia says: "a master's degree offered by some law schools to students who wish to study the law but do not want to become attorneys." I'd never heard of such a degree until recently -- is it present in the public consciousness? I read MBA or MFA and I have intuition for what those involve, but not so much MSL. [more inside]
posted by mf_ss on Sep 27, 2013 - 12 answers

Are you a neuroscientist? Happy in academia? Want to do science...

So I have been working in an entirely different field for the last years and was never entirely sure about what I wanted to do with my life. I am certain at this point that I want to work in a field which involves, you know, nervous systems. Unsurprisingly, I am thinking of academia. [more inside]
posted by epibatidine on May 26, 2013 - 18 answers

Should I Keep Working Toward My Masters in Social Work? Now or Later?

In a nutshell: I'm almost 38 years old, happily married, and am currently raising 3 kids (the youngest is 9). I work full-time at a job that I love – and that loves me back - but which doesn't pay particularly well. My husband's income compensates for that. We are decidedly middle class with some debts, low savings, and a mortgage. I have a (Canadian) college diploma in social services that's a little over 2 years old at this point. I am trying to decide whether to further my education - and whether to do it now or later. [more inside]
posted by VioletU on Mar 14, 2013 - 10 answers

Going back to school at 33 is a great idea! Right?

Recently I've been thinking of going back to school to get a Computer Science degree but I have a few questions: [more inside]
posted by Mister_Sleight_of_Hand on Jan 30, 2013 - 17 answers

I seem to have misplaced my motivation.

What motivated you to get through college successfully? [more inside]
posted by bumpjump on Aug 16, 2012 - 51 answers

Can I sue my university?

Can I sue my university? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on May 16, 2012 - 20 answers

Long distance relationship or transfer university?

I'll be moving to London in October for work, but my partner is enrolled in university here with two years of studies to go for his undergraduate degree. We need to weigh up our options and are looking for advice on transferring schools or the prospect of a long distance relationship. [more inside]
posted by hannahlambda on Mar 13, 2012 - 9 answers

In my 3rd year of an engineering degree, hate it, failing and loaded with debt. What should I do?

I'm in my 3rd year of my mechanical engineering program and I hate it. I've dropped 30% in grades since my second year and now I'm tip-toeing failing/passing every class. I've gotten stomach ulcers and anxiety attacks as a result of the stress and I've started to just give up. I want to switch but I'm already sacked with 40k of loans. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by CreativeUsername on Dec 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Considering doing a Psychology Degree. How many legit Universities offer the option to do classes both online OR in-class and if so, where can I find them?

Considering doing a Psychology Degree. How many legit Universities offer the option to do classes both online OR in-class and if so, where can I find them? The reason I ask is because of the restrictions of my F/T job. [more inside]
posted by audio on Mar 1, 2011 - 5 answers

I want to learn, not get a degree

How can I get a comp sci education without all the BS that goes along with getting a BS? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso on Feb 25, 2011 - 18 answers

Finish my engineering degree? Or switch to I.T.?

I've decided I have more of an interest in computer software than mechanical machines, so I'm contemplating switching to a lesser Bachelor of I.T. from my Bachelor of Engineering degree, even though they would both take the same amount of time to finish. [more inside]
posted by jord on Oct 14, 2010 - 10 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

Are Degree's Public Knowledge?

If you had a bachelors degree from a university in Canada., how searchable is this by other parties ? Is there a master list somewhere of everyone who has graduated? If someone wanted to find out if you had a degree, how would they go about it? This is in Canada.
posted by cascando on Apr 1, 2010 - 9 answers

University of Phoenix - Scamminess = ???

Is there anything like University of Phoenix, except not a "scam" or a "diploma mill"? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jan 11, 2010 - 34 answers

Back to School Alphabet Soup: BA vs BSc vs HonBA vs HonBSc

So, I'm at a transition point in my life. A bunch of things are ending and a bunch of things are beginning. Seems like a good time to finally get around to finishing that degree. Only question is, which degree? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Is a BS a BS? Or just BS?

Is a BS degree a BS degree, or are there "lesser" degrees - I don't even know how to ask this. I'll try, though. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Oct 28, 2009 - 14 answers

Are expensive American undergraduate educations worth it for foreign students?

Is it worth it for a foreign parent to squeeze his budget to manage very expensive undergraduate educations for his children in elite American schools? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on Apr 17, 2009 - 28 answers

Two Master's Degrees... What are my options?

This spring I will be finished with my second Master's degree. I've been at my current job for almost three years and while I enjoy it immensely, I am wondering about other opportunities that having two graduate degrees might open up for me. Am hoping to obtain answers especially from individuals who have multiple degrees and have gone into somewhat different career paths. [more inside]
posted by msposner on Nov 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Presentation tips and advice

What are the best ways to encourage audience participation and reception of potentially boring presentations? I have two presentations late November / early December and want to keep people alert and do a memorable presentation. What tricks did the best / most memorable presentations you have seen use? [more inside]
posted by philsi on Oct 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Balancing work experience and college?

I am switching from full-time college with a part-time job to part-time college with a full-time job to gain more experience. I'm in the Web software development industry. How do I keep motivated and not get discouraged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Writing a scientific paper on scientific illustration - where can I find sources?

I chose an unusual subject for my third year dissertation- Scientific Illustration. I need to compare past and present methods of recording images and their pros and cons with a named example (at the moment I've chosen Phytophthera, potato blight), as well as methods by which students and researchers observe and record their images. I'm a little stumped though, as there is very little (to my knowledge) peer-reviewed referencable texts out there for me to study with. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by D J Robertstein on Oct 4, 2007 - 17 answers

Distance Ed

I stopped 3/4 of the way through my degree. I'd like to get the piece of paper, but I don't necessarily want to study on campus or with that Australian university. [more inside]
posted by simplesharps on Oct 1, 2007 - 3 answers

In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job?

In China, what (unique) challenges do the locals face in getting a good job? [more inside]
posted by gttommy on Sep 16, 2007 - 7 answers

Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program?

Can I take graduate courses before I'm enrolled in a Ph.D. program? Do any grad students do this? [more inside]
posted by ifranzen on Jul 27, 2006 - 14 answers

graduate student support group

Grad students unite! Calling all Ph.D. students, but especially those in the humanities, literature, languages, or history departments. How do you stay healthy (mentally and physically), keep sane, be positive, get work finished in a timely manner, stay happy? [more inside]
posted by fionab on May 1, 2005 - 35 answers

Pros and Cons of an Economics degree

My friend needs help deciding on either a BA or BSBA degree in economics. He would like to work in international trade or something related. What are some pros/cons of each degree (and possible minors for the BA)? He would probably be working for a few years before pursuing a master's degree.
posted by Sangre Azul on Aug 31, 2004 - 1 answer

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