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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

Four Years in our Nation's Capitol!!! What to do?!! What to do?!!

What should be my nephew check out while he's going to school in Washington, D.C.? [more inside]
posted by Hanuman1960 on Jun 13, 2014 - 12 answers

Demorialized about teaching the the University level

I feel like I am teaching to the lowest common denominator... What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2014 - 26 answers

Is Office 365 university for mac able to be bought by teachers?

Hi, I am a high school teacher in the UK (11-18). Can I buy office 365 for mac at (£54) and be eligible to install it? It is unclear about the installation process. I have my school email, bank slips etc. but it is not a .ac address so do I need to get the home and student addition instead? Don't want to waste money either way! Thanks
posted by starrjenny on Oct 26, 2013 - 2 answers

Post grad student resources - what do y'all need?

Provided those needs are cheap, and can be provided on a website run by your Faculty. [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 2, 2013 - 8 answers

PhD students: Where, when and how do you study?

PhD students: Where, when and how do you study? [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Jan 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Incessant credit card offers are one thing, but this is a whole other ballgame.

Normally, an unexpected $10,000 check in the mail would be super. Not f it comes from a secret surprise student loan. Help me fix this please! [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Feb 18, 2012 - 15 answers

How should I use my iPad at university?

How can I best use my iPad at university (and avoid buying a new laptop)? [more inside]
posted by robcorr on Jan 20, 2012 - 13 answers

"But you've already done a first year."

[UK-specific] With the Student Loans Company claiming he's not eligible for his first year of university funding, how can my friend appeal his case before the start of the coming academic year? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Aug 18, 2011 - 5 answers

FSM prop

I'd like to make a giant prop Flying Spaghetti Monster for my school's atheist student group, to present during the fall organization fair. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Apr 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Concerto competitions for big kids

Concerto competitions open to random university students? They must exist. [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on Dec 9, 2010 - 3 answers

The UK web for a new arrival

A non-English colleague's non-English son is off to the University of Warwick in England tomorrow! What not-obvious but super-useful UK websites will help him take full advantage of his new-found freedom (and maybe even save him some money)? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Sep 30, 2010 - 20 answers

The perfect laptop for my student sister.

The perfect laptop (under £400) for my student sister. [more inside]
posted by nam3d on Sep 6, 2010 - 2 answers

Digging yourself out of a mental hole.

I'm in a hole, and I keep digging. I'm behind on numerous things, and I just bury my head until problems become unbearable. Help me pull some dirt into this hole (without me in it) and lay down some concrete so this doesn't happen again. [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Aug 2, 2010 - 39 answers

Is it a good idea to return to school when you are in your 40's?

I am considering returning to University at the age of 42, and would appreciate some feedback on how it was for you as a mature student. [more inside]
posted by cleo on Jun 10, 2010 - 26 answers

Best route to a nicer future

I'm about to finish second year of Software Engineering at my mid-tier Canadian university and have no intention of continuing any further. I'd like to transfer into one of the more prestigious colleges in the US, although getting in seems like a complete crapshoot given my current circumstances. What course of action can I take in the coming months that would greatly increase my chances of being accepted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 3, 2010 - 12 answers

What should I do this summer?

What are some life-changing things I, as an art student, can spend my summer doing? [more inside]
posted by Paulefinch on Dec 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Help my American girlfriend become a Mrs. McCluskey (UK teacher)!

My (American) girlfriend is looking to come over to London to study to become a teacher. [more inside]
posted by almostwitty on Sep 21, 2009 - 4 answers

French-speaking university for a student from the U.S.?

What are some universities which teach in French that a student from the U.S. should consider? (Especially in Quebec.) [more inside]
posted by non-kneebiter on May 19, 2009 - 6 answers

Jumping into the deepend again

KOREA FILTER: Help me decide if I should leave my current Korean university and move to Seoul to focus on Korean language learning. [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Apr 12, 2009 - 4 answers

University of Salamanca Housing

Help me choose living accomodations while studying abroad in Spain! [more inside]
posted by PaulingL on Mar 25, 2009 - 4 answers

The Bank of Mum and Dad

How do we best finance our daughter's Irish University career (we're in the UK)? [more inside]
posted by Wilder on Mar 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Help with student loan

I am looking for the best general student loan company. What are your experienes with specific student loan companies? [more inside]
posted by Black_Umbrella on Jul 3, 2008 - 3 answers

How to motivate myself to make school a priority?

I used to be a model student. This semester was truly humbling. Do you have any suggestions to help me hone my study habits, regain motivation, and minimize distractions in the final three semesters before graduation? [more inside]
posted by clearly on Dec 11, 2007 - 18 answers

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”

How can an older college student integrate with younger classmates? [more inside]
posted by Liosliath on Sep 16, 2007 - 51 answers

Help a man persue education

I need a very specific type of self help... [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Aug 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Misfortune of a fortunate job?

Help analyze my terrible work situation! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2007 - 23 answers

To Exchange or Not To Exchange

Should I go on exchange next year? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Mar 11, 2007 - 15 answers

What are the key culture changes between UK and US Universities?

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 - 17 answers

Books to make me a better student

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 - 8 answers

Useful University moving in tips?

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 - 29 answers

Have any internship ideas?

[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 - 8 answers

best major for international student future visa

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 - 22 answers

Should this Canadian pursue a philosophy degree in Belgium?

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 - 13 answers

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