I am currently nearing the undergraduate career (I graduate in two semesters), and I was going to have to start applying to graduate schools for their Fall deadline (AND take the GRE, eep!). I am an English major with a Linguistics minor, and I have taken 4 semesters of American Sign Language, and by the time I graduate, I will have taken 2 semesters (10 credit hours--it's an intense class) of Filipino (I'm learning it for personal reasons--my partner and his family are first-generation emigrants from the Philippines). I have a 3.9 GPA. I am on the elected board of my school (Northern Illinois University)'s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honors Society, as the Historian and Webmaster. I am also active in two other clubs (one a religious organization focused on paganism, and the other focusing on the mythologies from cultures around the world).
I am not the best at standardized tests, so I was wondering how much weight programs actually placed on your GRE scores--is your statement of purpose more important? What scores on the GRE should I shoot for? I'm worst at the quantitative sections (reading those confusing graphs will be the DEATH of me; I stink at math, but by comparison to that skill-level, I'm an algebra genius).
A little about my course history: I've taken several linguistic classes (Fundamentals of English Grammar, a general linguistics class, a linguistic anthropology class, and one specifically on the structure of modern English). I aim to take more--specifically, Phonetics and Phonology, and Linguistic Anthropological Research Training (an independent study class--I will have to develop a thesis, run experiments, and my final grade depends on how I organize and present my findings), and possibly Language and Gender.
A little about my work history: I'm currently an Undergraduate Research Apprentice, helping a linguistic anthropology professor with a research project of his, analyzing data. I start an online internship in March, (more info here: http://linguistlist.org/internship/browse/intern-browse-announceProcess.cfm?id=4552122
), helping transcription work to revitalize a dead Native American language. I also hold a more mundane student-worker job in the campus computer labs.
Taking my current course history and work history into account, is their anything else I can do to make myself a stronger candidate? As an undergraduate applying to doctoral programs, I will be competing with people who have Masters degrees for these programs.
The problem is, I'm not terribly certain WHICH programs would be the best fit for me. My ultimate goal is learn and study endangered Native American languages (especially Apsaroke--Crow Nation--and Ojibwe, though I'm open to others as well), and help with documentation and revitalization efforts. My greatest interest is in Linguistic Anthropology. I really want a program that has a good working relationship with the local Native peoples.
I would very much like to jump straight into a PhD program (or a doctoral program that has an MA option after the first few years of study), though I realize that may be impractical; I am open to getting an MA first. I am also limited in the respect that I will only consider schools that offer funding (given my financial situation, loans are not an option). I understand that PhD programs are more likely to be funded than MA programs.
Another problem is my geographical constraints. I would prefer not to stray too far from Illinois and my long-term partner, and we both have family in and near Chicago. I'm looking at Montana (though I'm a bit dubious because of the distance, and I would definitely like to return to the Midwest after finishing their MA program), University of Wisconsin at Madison (they offer Ojibwe), University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (also offers Ojibwe), and University of Indiana at Bloomington (they offer Lakota, though their MA-to-PhD program may not offer funding for their MA levels, in which case I need to cross them off the list). Are there any other programs I'm overlooking?
NOTE: I have emailed these programs for more information and browsed their websites and course listings, but still remain somewhat in the dark about the questions I've raised above. I'm also arranging advising interviews with some of my school's linguistics faculty, but they've been out of school for a long time, and I fear the system may have evolved since their stints in grad school, and their advice may not be as valuable. I'm seeking advice from many sources, not just Yahoo! Answers (lol).
I was just wondering if there are any jobs which are frowned upon in Jewish society, or any that are particularly good for Jewish people. Thanks!
I am a hard worker but every job I have had I have been asked to do something dodgy or being bullied or not paid if I refused, Had to beg for overtime/Racial/Religious bullying/work sabotaged for working too hard or taken advantage of(Royal Mail)Had to ignore dodgy goings on by being threatened(Virgin) and being harrassed because I didnt like RAP music and called a racist, extreme prejudice, theft of letters and parcels from the Post Office, supervisor justified stealing from VIRGIN(Richard Bransons got lots of money he wont miss it) dodgy tradesmen, shoddy quality control, certain races getting paid more and others having to beg to be paid, bullying bullying bullying, scams, racism, threats, theft of my property when I refused to let stolen stock be booked on my account, no wonder most people choose to stay on the dole!
What jobs are in need and welcome in us?
My husband is a pastor and has two degrees..one in Religion and the other in Communication. He's changing jobs for a while and going to grad school. What can he do with those?
I'm planning on getting a part time job during as I go to school in the fall. The problem is that I don't have work experience or a reference. Don't I need to make a resume to apply for a job? How should/could I make one?
And do you know any jobs that require little to no work experience?
Oh yeah, and I'm 18 if that matters to anyone...
Not religious based.
I am very curious (even at a young age, currently 17) about the origin of life, and its purpose. I have been like this since I could say the word Universe.
What jobs would lead into amazing discoveries?
And yes I know there will be unfun work to go along with any career like this, and I am willing to do that too.
I am an honour student, very dedicated to school, perfect attendance.
I am involved in many volunteer programs, sports, a local political group etc.
A great public speaker and a hard worker.
Any suggestions would be awesome! Thanks!
I am 27 year old, all my life I waned to live and work in the USA.I don't qualify for a green card but i still like to live my dream to have a life and a job in the USA.
What should be the career objective for the humanitarian worker who works on vulnerable persons and tracking missing persons?
Note: English is not my native language.
I,like how missionaries go to Africa and help people but im not really religious and I also would like to make enough money to live off of. Its not that I don't want to help people for, free its that its what I, want to do and I want to devote all my time doing so. So im going to need some financial support.
Like the ER. A lot of things go on in ERs that go against religious beliefs held by many people. Why even apply for a job you know full well required you to do things that go against your moral beliefs, and then claim everyone is out to destroy your religion because you have no right to force your own beliefs on a patient?
My brother just graduated in June and is currently waiting tables. What sort of job employers would be looking to hire him?
To apply for a job in the US online and to be taken seriously by an employer, must I be based in the US at that moment? Do I need a visa? I am a British citizen based in the UK but planning to move to the US. I can't really go to America and just look for work as I need to work to pay for my bills here. Although, I am ready to quit my job if I find a job in the US and can arrange to move everything there myself.
My boyfriend is applying to several jobs in the states. We are both Canadians. If he is offered a job there, can I go with him? Would I be able to work there as well??
We are not trying to be american citizens. Just live there and work for a few years. You do not need to get married.
I live in Romania and I want to emigrate to the US. I work as a policeman in my country but the salary is dirt. I have a faculty license in Law and Administration, speak fluent english, and also worked as a network administrator and help-desk but don't have any IT certificates. Where could I get a job first, what salary? Thanks.
How does my friend in the Philippines get a job in the Texas, USA?
1) Does she have to apply online for jobs and let the employer process her paper or whatever? Or she applies for visa?
2) How long does it take for her to get everything done and come to the USA to start working?
3 She got 2 years college degree in computer and certificate in care giving.
4) Are there any easy or faster way or suggestions?
My job wont give me religious holidays off, Is there any legal I can? I am a very good worker never late, havent taken off in the last three months. Also I feel like that my manager is being prejudice towards me, What legal actions can I take?
im in ga, usa
My boyfriend wants to get a job here after he is done with his course in college for IT. How would he go about getting a visa and/or a green card for permanent residency? We are both slightly confused about the process. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
He is going to school in Ireland and finishing there too.
I'm not being specific, just let me know because I need the information right now, I'm at my summer school class and for some reason can't find the salary range, job duties, and requirements for a photographer. Please and thank you. Help me! Urgent!
Don't give me websites, just give me the info!
Suppose English skills is good, but there is no job experience in any of the countries. It's pretty tough, isn't it? But what about studying for your masters and also working in a part-time job? Is it doable?
I have BS in both mathematics and philosophy of science. Also I have a teaching certificate (not sure it will be valid in any of the countries).
@ ? : Thanks for your valuable answer.
@ ibuguru : You are a bit harsh but thank you too!