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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2006|11:06 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.

Hello guys.
What a good idea for a community.

I've just been discussing it with my friend lately. We are both over 25, both doing our MAs, and will surely end-up doing shitty jobs after the graduation. Things like "visitor services assistant". You don't need an MA to do that. But they require you to.
Doing Cultural Industries Management (me) and Museum and Gallery Management (by friend) by the way.

Actually, I was browing communities looking for people interesting in the arts, because I'm writing my dissertation at the moment (surprise-surprise... due in on 10th January) and I wanted to post a link for a number of nice educated people to complete my online survey. Shouldn't take you more that 10 minutes and you may discover something new for yourself. It's fun. (Hopefully no one is going to ban me for that!)

It's here: http://www.questionpro.com/akira/TakeSurvey?id=526772

Thanks tons!
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Article Requests [Apr. 12th, 2006|10:14 pm]
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I have just created a community article_request to help out students who need to find articles.
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Hello hello! [Jan. 19th, 2006|02:01 pm]
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[Current Mood |boredbored]

Hey everyone! I'm not sure how often this community is actually used but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway. I've just moved in with my parents after finishing my B.Sc. in another city. I've looked for a job in my field (environmental science) for a while, but I'm not having any luck, or perhaps I'm looking in all the wrong places. So far I've seen a lot of management and senior positions that I have no chance at. Where the entry-level positions at?!

Anyway, I'm extremely bored these days because... Well, you know... Unemployment usually means you're not doing much of anything every day (unless you have money somehow). I've applied to some retail positions recently, which I'll probably end up working at for a while. Hopefully my hate for other people judging me will stop me from being a lifer in retail. Not that there's anything inherently wrong with retail, it's just that it has got nothing to do with my degree, which costed me tens of thousands of dollars (which I now owe back to the government, wahoo!).

I've been passing the time with Harry Potter books these days (when I'm not job hunting of course). They're actually a lot better than I thought they would be.
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(no subject) [Jan. 10th, 2006|11:01 pm]
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This seems like a nice little community. I am soon to be finishing up my BS in Therapeutic Recreation, and I have no clue what I want to do after I done. Some of my professors are pushing me towards grad school(and have even told me I should get a PhD), but my main interest is providing community recreation programs for people with disabilities. Does anyone actually get a Masters in Recreation? I mean really?! Research sounds quite interesting, and being able to talor a program to exactly fit my interests has always been a dream. I just cant figure out if I would be able to gain anything other than a pile of debt and an extra degree that wont get me any further than I could have gotten on my own without it.

The concept of being an academic nerd sounds appealing, but does it really do me any good?
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I think I've come home [Jul. 22nd, 2005|05:23 am]
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[Current Mood |exanimateambivalent]

I'm a 23 year old super senior (been going to school for 5 years straight now without pause) who will graduate this year with a BA in sociology. Now I need to figure out what the hell to do.

I enjoy procrastinating on my studies, drinking by myself, and staying up all night, listless and wollowing in self-doubt.

Hope to here from you.
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(no subject) [Mar. 5th, 2005|05:02 pm]
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I've graduated last summer with BA in "linguistics and Intercultural communication", now I work in Colorado College as Russian TA. Plan to apply to grad school next year. Have no clue how to fund it but I'm working on it.

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i think i fit the pre-reqs... [Feb. 7th, 2005|11:12 pm]
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[Current Mood |boredbored]

So after stumbling upon this community, I think I fit in here pretty well. I'm a 23 y/o graduate student in Applied Math. I graduated in 2003 with a BS in Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science. I wrote a senior thesis. I got an undergraduate research award. I joined the BS/MS program my senior year since I was already working on some research with my advisor. Now I'm in my 4th semester of my graduate program. I have everything done except my thesis. I have a seat in a doctoral program for Scientific Computing on hold for me. And honestly I could care less about any of this.

I've been a teaching assistant a bunch of times and I might get a tutoring job, but other than that I'm stuck. I still live with my parents and the constant nagging about the thesis is getting out of hand. And yes I do have an advisor and a topic, so those aren't the problems. I've considering being a teacher, but the pay is unreasonably low.

So I'm confused and conflicted and unsure of what to do. But i'm glad that I'm not the only one.
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Introduction [Jan. 14th, 2005|12:50 pm]
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I'm Jenn. I'm 23 and a 2003 graduate of Syracuse University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Music Industry. I am currently working a crappy
office job in the mortgage recording department of a title and abstract company. I live with my parents, am too poor to afford even basic luxuries like health insurance, I am more educated than almost everyone else here including the managers but I don't leave because I don't know what else I want to do with my life. Therefore I slack off all day long until I find something else. I joined so I could find other 20 somethings in similar positions as myself to commiserate with.
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Just joined... [Jan. 9th, 2005|01:40 pm]
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This community sounds like it fits me. I'm a 20 y/o that keeps telling himself and his friends and family that he's going to college to pursue an engineering degree. I've changed my mind from computer science, to electrical engineering, to accounting even. I'm stuck in a liberal arts college in my hometown that feels like a high school. I have maintained above a 3.5 GPA the past year and a half in this college, but I doubt I've actually learned anything. I doubt that if I transfer over to a REAL university to start my engineering courses that I will crack. I live at home with my parents, studying and pissin away my time with computer games while on a scholarship to go to this shitty school.

I suppose that when I began this dream of being an engineer or computer programmer, I felt that because I loved messing with computers and did well in high school, I would enjoy that. Now I'm beginning to see that's not really enough justification. Am I truly interested in mathematics, etc.....not really. Sure, I look like I could pull it off with my GPA now, but I've only been through Cal II...just getting the core stuff done at this small college. I'm unsure to say the least.

Half of me wants to ride this scholarship, get some accounting degree from this school, etc. Other half wants to see how far I can take this engineering thing and transfer. Meh. I dread differential equations this semester. At least the rest of my courses are accounting courses.

Hope to see this community pick up once the semester kicks back in...I've got to get used to being around people again after this long winter break. College starts up tomorrow.
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