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Decision on Decision Science

What careers directly relate to a BS in Business Administration, Concentration in Decision Sciences? [more inside]
posted by o0o0o on Nov 27, 2010 - 4 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 answers

I want to kick some cognitive memory ass!

I just got hired at a psychology research lab at a very prestigious university. I have no background in academic research and very little academic background in this field. I have an associates degree in humanities, and psychology is a field that interests me greatly. What can I do to not mess this up? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Visual Communication is close enough to Graphic Design, right?

I want to be a web designer. Am I making a big mistake trying to transfer from community college into San Francisco State's Visual Communication Design major rather than Cal State Long Beach's Art with an Option in Graphic Design or San José State's Graphic Design BFA? I currently live in southern California (Long Beach, to be specific), but want to get away. [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Nov 13, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I convey university grades when applying internationally?

I'm a physics graduate trying to sell myself to potential employers in a variety of industries. One of the points I'm trying to emphasize when applying is that I did comparatively well at university. However, I'm unsure how to best convey that fact to international employers. [more inside]
posted by themel on Nov 3, 2010 - 10 answers

Further education for the itinerant journalist?

A generalist grad school program: Does such a thing exist? And can you recommend something like it to a listless journalist? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish on Nov 2, 2010 - 21 answers

May I have your schedule please?

What is it like to work as a scheduler for the President of a University? I can not seem to find a job description online and want to know what it entails. Bonus points if you know the general salary as well...
posted by MayNicholas on Nov 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Experiences at women's colleges?

What was your experience at a women's college? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 26, 2010 - 32 answers

I want to go back to school. Help me find grants and scholarships.

I want to go back to school. Understatement: I'm a non-traditional student. I've been living below poverty levels for most of my life. I need funding - loans, grants, scholarships. How? [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Oct 26, 2010 - 56 answers

strict or lenient teaching and testing

Is it better to be strict or lenient in a university teaching/testing situation? [more inside]
posted by SymphonyNumberNine on Oct 26, 2010 - 42 answers

thinking about learning

I am interested in people's exam preparation strategies (especially if you study psychology like me). It has suddenly occurred to me that I'm not very metacognitive about my learning. How do I intuit what are the most important concepts (likely to be on an exam, in short-answer format)? How do you pick up on hints from the lecturers? [more inside]
posted by KLF on Oct 24, 2010 - 9 answers

How can I bring myself to study when I want to but I just can't focus?

I want to study and do well, really, I do. I have full intentions of spending the whole day reading my materials but when I sit down I just can't bring myself to do it. Help me! [more inside]
posted by cruncheweesy on Oct 24, 2010 - 24 answers

Teaching demonstration at University level

I have a teaching demonstration at University level tomorrow. This is my first. I have some questions on what to expect from the audience/evalution panel. I heard from another candidate (there are three positions open being managed simultaneously) about her experience on Monday and it sounded like a deliberately hostile audience and interview session. Is this normal or to be expected? [more inside]
posted by The Lady is a designer on Oct 20, 2010 - 13 answers

Help me reference my thesis!

Please help me find an article or book I would like to use for my literary theory thesis. This is all I know about it: 1) It was authored by two french males. 2) It is about tragedy in 5th century BC Athens. 3) It introduces the phrase 'tragic moment' 4) It is from the 20th century. [more inside]
posted by rigby99 on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Is academic editing the right job for me?

Just got offered a plum academic editing job, but it would be a strange tangent to my current career path. Help me decide if it's the right direction. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 7 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

Engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class?

What are some engaging argumentation topics for a first year composition class? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 11, 2010 - 11 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

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

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

Which MBA program is better, Liberty or Walden?

I am contemplating whether or not to enroll in an online MBA program. I am on the last term of my undergraduate degree and will be done on October 15th:) I am doing Liberty University's online program and will have a BS of Multi-Disciplinary Studies with cognates in Business and Psychology. I am weighing out whether to stick with Liberty and pursue their MBA program or to enroll in Walden for theirs. It seems impossible to find unbiased ratings online to adequately compare the two. Is there a significant prestige difference between them? Would earnings potential be higher at one over the other? Am I making a mistake all together in going for it online? I have a full-time job and soon to be two children that take up a lot of my time, so the online format is very helpful for my lifestyle. Thank you very much for taking the time to read my post. I appreciate any relevant insights or experiences that you could share. Have a great day!
posted by gibbsjd77 on Sep 27, 2010 - 26 answers

Lost in wiki-land!

What online resources are the kids using these days for university research? [more inside]
posted by Carlotta Bananas on Sep 20, 2010 - 19 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

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

What do I need to know about applying to grad school?

Wannabe grad student demonstrates that grad school is probably a bad idea by asking you to hold her hand. [more inside]
posted by Kutsuwamushi on Sep 3, 2010 - 22 answers

What should I do about this prof?

ProfessorFilter: I screwed something up with a professor from college (a few years ago) and I want to make it right. Lots of details and beanplating. [more inside]
posted by alternateuniverse on Aug 27, 2010 - 18 answers

After High School

How best to advise a 12th grade student on their college plans. [more inside]
posted by bach on Aug 26, 2010 - 5 answers

The best presentation you ever saw.

I'm looking for examples of great presentations, including visuals (PowerPoint or otherwise). I've been browsing TED.com and keep finding inspiring speeches but not necessarily examples of great supplemental visuals. I'm sure there are examples there and elsewhere. YouTube links or otherwise would be great. [more inside]
posted by pithy comment on Aug 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Majors versus minors

Is getting a minor in college worth anything? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Aug 23, 2010 - 41 answers

Who should I ask to be my referee when I apply to university this year?

Who can I ask to be my referee when I apply to university this year? I have no appropriate professional relationships, I cannot ask a friend or family member, and I have been out of school for three years. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2010 - 11 answers

Biology = Destiny

Can you recommend a book chapter or article that summarizes the biological and/or psychological perspectives on gender without devolving into straw-man attacks or interdepartmental backbiting? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Aug 8, 2010 - 20 answers

Help me with a move to Galway, Ireland!

I've just been shortlisted for an academic position at the National University of Ireland, Galway campus, but I'm currently living in Australia! Help me with the logistics of starting to consider this move, how we might do it and what Ireland (and NUI Galway, Galway the town) is actually like! [more inside]
posted by ranglin on Aug 7, 2010 - 12 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

US and Canada - HE compared?

Can anyone advise me on some specific comparisons between the US and Canadian University systems? I am in charge of internationalisation at a British University and we would like to investigate establishing academic partnerships and indeed possibly some direct recruitment in both countries. While we are roughly clear on how the US system operates, Canada is a bit harder to grasp. [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on Jul 20, 2010 - 11 answers

Computer Science at University, hit or miss?

Would you recommend Computer Science to school leavers? If so, do you have an opinion as to why dropout and graduate unemployment rates seem to be so high? [more inside]
posted by grahamwell on Jul 14, 2010 - 22 answers

I Choo Choo Choose You.

To what extent is it acceptable to "shop around" for graduate programs in the basic sciences (as far as initiating contact with potential labs goes)? In particular, is it ethical to contact more than one PI at the same institution? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Jul 2, 2010 - 9 answers

Where should I apply?

Help me narrow down universities to which I would want to apply? Coming from a mid-MI community college, looking for programs that will lead to accounting careers. [more inside]
posted by asciident on Jul 1, 2010 - 10 answers

About to start a new life in Glasgow; need to be bombarded with advice

What should a young couple moving to a new city know? Know of any decent job/temp agencies worth checking out in Glasgow? What about gigs/concerts/pubs/clubs? I'd even appreciate some words of advice regarding living with a loved one for the first time. Anything at all will be received with much thanks! [more inside]
posted by jhighmore on Jun 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Linguistics college class?

What should I expect from a college-level linguistics course? [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Canadian "firsts" in university

UK university terminology in 1940s Canadian university - what would a "first" have been? [more inside]
posted by TAP on Jun 20, 2010 - 5 answers

What can a BSc of Physics do for a living, other than flipping burgers?

Finishing a BSc in physics. What are my job prospects? Do I need to study some more? [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jun 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Why is cross browser support so difficult for Blackboard

What's so special about Blackboard that makes incompatible with all web browsers? [more inside]
posted by thisisdrew on Jun 18, 2010 - 17 answers

Hedge my bets?

I'm a young second year university student needing advice on making the right choice in academia and my future options. I study Politics and Philosophy at a decent British university and have to make a choice on whether to carry on with my joint honours course or switch to single honours to focus on what I really love, and want to pursue, academic philosophy. Should I be worried about the following?... [more inside]
posted by freud on Jun 13, 2010 - 15 answers

Should I get another bachelors degree?

I have a bachelors degree in philosophy. I wasn't a great student. My career path seems to be boring and unpredictable. I want a job where I can use my brain and be a part of pushing the world into a techno-utopia. Do I need a new bachelors degree? How will the admissions process go for me? How can I prove to myself that I can do my degree well? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 13, 2010 - 11 answers

Tutoring at university: What to expect and what is expected.

I've just applied for my first university tutoring position (English Literature) and just want to know a bit about what I can expect. Example: how much of the preparation/material is guided by the lecturer of the course you end up tutoring for? Tutoring, like lecturing, seems to be one of those things that have no set route for getting into. While I'm sure the pay rate for tutoring on campus varies from one university (and probably, from one course) to another, is there an applicable standard rate to keep in mind? Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.
posted by New England Cultist on Jun 12, 2010 - 6 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

Transfer troubles

So, I have a problem of the college admissions variety. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 10, 2010 - 31 answers

Help me help my coworker manage our money

Asking for a coworker: Need help with finances (really long, sorry) [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Jun 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Skeletons in a closet

NYC/bioloogy/education filter A home for the skeleton in my closet and other biology supplies [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on May 26, 2010 - 2 answers

Tell me where to move

Looking to move on to grad school, hoping for input from the hivemind on livable cities. [more inside]
posted by sotonohito on May 26, 2010 - 34 answers

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