Option 1 after you get your master's in political science is you can go on for a PhD in political science. Option 2 is you can get a job. (Scroll to the bottom for helpful links--social scientists with methods training have opportunities in non-profits, NGOs, IOs, government agencies, research institutions, and more.) Recently I selected option 2. I start my new job on October 28! Because I did not foresee this happening, and because hunting for non-academic jobs is very much not a discussion topic within academia in my experience, I'm writing about it here. I hope to save someone else some of the anguish I experienced, and also I hope to help someone else find their perfect job. Timeline of my experience: Dec 2009: ...
It can be pretty hard to get going again once momentum is lost. It's uphill for forever. There are rocks for forever, that shim under the right cleat makes it so impossible to clip in... Just walk the bike. Which is stupid in cycling shoes. And there are probably rattlesnakes at ankle height under those rocks. Those rocks that are in fact ridable on the big wheels. So just ride the bike. And hope many are within earshot because they must notice how good I am at whistling "Clementine" and Beethoven's 7th. Being scared or frustrated while whistling is like keeping my eyes open while sneezing, I can't. -- For those who wonder about my silence, and now my reliance on metaphor (and also for ...
Even though over-plurality is tolerated in other University of Colorado at Boulder realms (namely, the 4 or 5 "official school websites that all are essential and have different school things on them and are not merged"), I was not able to register for every graduate seminar in my department. How annoying. I'm having the worst time being focused and directional about my course and sub-field selection. Explanatory side note: of the 6 sub-fields in our Political Science department, we choose 1 major field, a second major (taking comprehensive exams in both), and a minor field (coursework only, no comps). Policy, International Relations, Comparative Politics, American Politics, Methods, and Political Theory are our choices. Everything sounds interesting! Which I guess is how ...
This time 'round, I chose swim... I just finished a 3 week block with 61 kilometers of swimming in total, a new record for me. After a couple of lessons with Monica and plenty of FAC swim practices, it's become clear to me that swimming is sort of like losing weight. There is no magic secret pill that will replace hard work! Swimming 20k a week takes me kind of a long time. On the plus side, I am enjoying the time in the water, and, per my last post, I'm totally not pale! School starts tomorrow. I teach an 8 a.m. recitation section (which is what ...
Yes, loquacity has returned, with a bit of a vengeance. Enjoy it while it lasts - school starts up again on January 10th! I should be studying for my statistics final tomorrow but starting today I am officially not holding it together any more. I was doing pretty well all Fall, I was so proud of my awesome balancing act, but now I've got less to be gymnastically proud of. And my back is killing me. I have got to stop crying in public places. I have got to stop crying. And, side note, I've got to stop looking at shopping as a cure-all, even though it kind of is. And it's way preferable to an eating panacea. The ...
So hooray for the last week of my first semester. Couldn't come soon enough, I'm starting to feel so fried and dum, and hungry because for four days in a row I have been out of milk and food but I keep forgetting to go to the store! Right now I am proctoring the final exam for my Environmental Policy undergrad class. I'm dreading grading it a little bit because it's all essay questions, 80 kids... ONE OF WHOM JUST CAME TO ASK ME A QUESTION AND HE HAD NOTES WRITTEN ALL OVER HIS HAND! Are you kidding me. He started talking and I pointed to his hand like "what is that"... "uh, my notes from when I was studying?" Then ...
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