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What are the pros and cons of supervising others at work?

What are the pros and cons of supervising others at work? I have never supervised others in my entire working career. Given my story beneath the fold, should I consider doing so? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2014 - 13 answers

I want to become a primary teacher even though most do not support me.

I have just graduated from university with a bachelor of science in environmental sciences. My dad would love for me to continue down that route and become an environmentalist. I want to be a primary teacher and he is not happy with that decision. [more inside]
posted by lovisa91 on Jun 8, 2013 - 23 answers

What's it like being a university staff lifer?

After three and half years as a university staff member, I'm trying to figure out my next step. Tell me about your college staff career and help me decide whether the field is right for me, longterm. [more inside]
posted by serialcomma on Apr 11, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find my inner unicorn tamer

Help me consider interesting and unconventional career choices out of university [more inside]
posted by awesomathon on Jan 3, 2013 - 4 answers

How do you turn your business into a company?

Do you have to know how to cook to own a restaurant? [more inside]
posted by azn_hunnie on Jun 13, 2012 - 26 answers

Branch campus annoyances

I work as an administrator for a university and am based on a branch campus. My department would prefer it if I would spend the summers on the main campus, which involves a more arduous commute for me. My commute would bump up from 40 minutes to 1h20minutes. I would prefer to remain on my branch campus. My "higher-ups" like to frame things in terms of "let's negotiate something that works for everyone," but the power differentials tend to mean that I usually just go along with their preference. Are there tried and true methods for underlings to resist persuasion/coersion?
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2012 - 7 answers

the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

How do I explain a university medical withdrawal to a prospective employer without damaging my chances of being hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 21, 2012 - 17 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

What to expect in the real world?

What are the drawbacks to taking time off of school? On the other hand, have you had a positive experience taking an unconventional route to education? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Dec 3, 2010 - 31 answers

Is it worth it to drop my work in favor of school?

Should I quit my job in order to better focus on my academics? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Oct 4, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me be sociocompuspatialistically useful.

I'm not sure if I fit into the typical "liberal arts graduate" box, so what jobs do I apply for? Please help me work through my ridiculous interdisciplinary special snowflake details. [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Sep 18, 2010 - 4 answers

Give me a career direction!

What kind of job can I get with this business degree that would let me have a degree of autonomy over my work, interact with my coworkers, and provide a measure of stability in this unhappy economic climate? [more inside]
posted by Phire on Jun 22, 2009 - 5 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

A suggestion box

I graduated from university a few months ago, and have absolutely no idea what to do next. After reading about my past and current circumstances, could you swell folks offer me some suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Lemon of Byzantium on Nov 4, 2008 - 8 answers

What do you do in an advanced degree?

Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Oct 22, 2008 - 14 answers

Is taking a year off uni for work a bad idea?

I'm a third year CompSci BSci Student in Large Canadian City, and I've just been offered to extend my co-op term into next winter or probably next year. Is this a good idea and it's worth it to delay my degree by another year? Is this a bad idea, and I would be better off graduating asap? [more inside]
posted by pmv on Jun 16, 2008 - 16 answers

Being the bright kid at 30

I would like to be the bright kid again, but I've just turned 30. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by dcrocha on May 17, 2008 - 33 answers

Getting hired into academe?

Looking for help breaking into academe - fellow academic Mefites, what am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by LN on Aug 29, 2007 - 24 answers

Misfortune of a fortunate job?

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

Help me survive an appraisal at work

Tomorrow I have my annual appraisal with the deputy head of the department at the Uni. where I work. This is not my first time, as I been in this job for several years, but this time I am looking for advice on how to make this into a meaningful and useful meeting instead of the usual box-ticking exercise. Also, what is the best way to answer the standard questions they ask such as: "What were your most significant achievements since the last interview?" [more inside]
posted by slimeline on Jul 12, 2007 - 3 answers

Miserable with a future, or on hold but with less misery?

I have almost certainly won an eighteen thousand dollar award to do my Master's degree, but every day I find myself semi-wishing that I don't win it so that I don't have to do my Master's. Do I suck it up and advance my career, or turn down more money than I make in two years and end up working at the mall? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2007 - 21 answers

Dressing past the interview...

What should I wear to work in a higher education student services setting? Interview attire is one thing - I'm all set with that. But once I get the job, what should I wear to work? I want to build up my professional wardrobe and I want to do it right. [more inside]
posted by srah on Sep 23, 2005 - 15 answers

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