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[Jan. 10th, 2006|11:01 pm]
Unmotivated students. Unsure graduates. Us.


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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[User Picture]From: specific_us
2006-11-17 11:10 pm (UTC)
I guess you could do MA by research or something like that part-time, while working. You could publish a couple of articles in academic journals and get your name known in the field... and then, who knows, you may get an invitation to work as a consultant in some community service.

Research is a good thig if you like it - I've been enjoying it lately, thanks to my academic supervisor, how had giving me a few part-time projects, and now I am seriously thinking about it as one of career options.
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[User Picture]From: museumfreak
2006-12-15 06:49 pm (UTC)
I don't know anything about your specific subfield, although I know quite a lot about disability studies, but this is really to say that iHeart your icon.
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