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  1. After being out of anthropology completely for ~5 years (got a MA in Museum Studies/American Studies, working in CM since then) I am strongly considering going for a MA/PhD in Applied/Public Anthropology (not Museum Anthropology), blending my undergrad work and my current museum's focus. As I am reaching out to previous advisors, favorite professors, supervisors, etc, I emailed my field school advisor asking for general advice about coming back into the field, slightly switching subfields, etc. Basically his response was that since I was not considering his subfield it was good luck and g
  2. DH thinks I'm over-thinking this and it's a non-issue but anyway... I have a second interview with an organization that just hired a close friend for a position that works closely with the position I'm interviewing for. This should be an asset practically speaking, since we know we can work well together. While they should realize we know each other from our resumes, neither of us have had a chance to let the administration know that this is the case. They seem to typically have the entire staff sit in on part of the second interview, so she'll be there when I interview. Is this a conflict of
  3. If you want to do museum ed- have you looked at GW's Museum Education department? It's not the normal Museum Studies Department program (collections, exhibit design/development, admin, historic house). If you have practical experience then you'll already have the gaps filled that I found the Museum Ed program has (some seem to think that by going through the program they have the other areas of museums down pat if they take an intro class. I've taken a educational programming course but I in no way feel qualified to be an educator.) Like the MSTD department, I believe Museum Ed allows you to h
  4. DH and I "accidentally" eat "clean" for the most part. I have a sensitive GI so I need to control what ingredients go into our food, and I enjoy the process of cooking and baking. So why buy the prepackaged stuff when I spend time away from mindlessly watching TV or surfing pinterest? We also have fantastic farmer's markets here (kohlrabi, three types of kale, a dozen varieties of apples? I never saw that growing up in a farming community.) I think part of the novelty comes from the fact so many of the 20-somethings grew up with quick meals. Despite my in-laws pretentious tendencies toward
  5. In the US you are supposed to only use the name (on official, legal documents) that the Social Security Administration has you listed as - however, you are alright using aliases for professional work as long as bank statements and contracts reflect your legal name. I would go with Option 2. I took the GRE before I got married but applied after my name changed. I simply notified the administrations office or department secretary that my scores were under my maiden name and to be sure to match the SSN. All the departments were able to access my scores without any problem.
  6. I'm supposed to be doing 6 hours of exercise (ideally mostly cardio) a week for my cholesterol but it usually works out to 4-5 hours a week of mixed cardio and resistance/weight training. It's worked out for me, over the first three months my cholesterol dropped 80 points, and I go in for my 9 month re-test next week. I've also dropped to an athletic (for women) body comp percentage, which makes my joints *very* happy. Right now between grad school and a job I work out whenever I feel like it but during the school year I would work out in the evening. I run a little, I'm not built for spe
  7. DH and I have been together for 5 years or so and I'm still pushing him to stand up to his parents (it is getting better.) Sometimes I've found it's just easier to stay quiet and just rant to DH (who has his own rants) when they're gone. However, I have made DH call them back when they inform us of their plans without consulting us, and he didn't stand up to them. In a competition of stubbornness, I win. I have made it a rule that I will not live within several hours of them. So far the closest job I have considered is 8 hours away, in another state and another time zone (my parents only get a
  8. I'm done with grad school!

    1. Munashi



  9. DH really wanted/wants to green card hop around the EU as a programmer while we're still young but two problems have come up (he's qualified enough that getting a job wouldn't be as much of a problem): 1. This plan was devised before he realized how hard it is for me to find a job 2. How sick I got at field school and our honeymoon made him realize just how poorly I travel and how much I need a doctor I can clearly communicate with - the only modern languages I know are Spanish and Norwegian and neither well enough to communicate my health concerns As far as Norway is concerned (caveat, we
  10. It wouldn't matter if the teachers remember the OP or not. Knowing that they made a difference in a student's life is important and appreciated. Coming from a family of teachers, I've seen how many students they remember and how keeping in touch and running into students later on in life is enjoyed. Kleene- an option could be to write a note to a teacher you have a closer relationship with and ask them to post the letter in the teacher's lounge so that everyone has an opportunity to read or a similar space if they don't have a lounge in the school. I think it's a thoughtful gesture.
  11. For two adults, one with food restrictions, we pay about 110-130/week. This includes: little to no meat,organic produce if we eat the outside, no snacks other than fruit, way too much iced tea for DH (I want to make our own but I got him addicted to Turkey Hill when visiting my family), and occasionally some special ingredients like more expensive spices. With my food restrictions we eat mostly vegan so that does have an effect on the cost.
  12. If your schedule allows and you are a competent dog-person, I had a friend who worked as a dog walker during our grad program. It's easier/safer to be employed by an agency/company who organizes the bonding and insurance (which protects you AND the client). She spent a couple of hours around midday and there were occasional evening and weekend walks, too. Her company paid her half of what they took in for each walk, plus tips (I tip my walker ~15%) so for a 30 mn walk, she is paid $10. Some companies do require you to have access to a car, depending on the quality of public transit and how dis
  13. My WTP team was a lot like that- I'm still surprised one guy even graduated. A mixed bag, especially if you look at where we are all now- think tank researcher, environmental conservation, software engineer, mass com major, bar manager, landscaper, and museum collections manager. We ended up coming in 2nd at states behind a team that combined two class to get close to 40 people (we had 8.) In the end, we still went on a trip to DC, but for fun and we didn't have to pack suits
  14. Submitted my very last paper for grad school!

    1. Munashi


      Must feel good! Way to go!

    2. fuzzylogician


      Um, not counting the dissertation/thesis, right?

    3. PhDerp


      Or for paperwork? :)

  15. You're not the bad guy for furthering your career, at least in my book. Relationships are about compromise, it's not like it's a permanent move to the far off yonder (necessarily) so there's a chance you could end up closer later on down the road. I mentioned before, when making life altering decisions I did consult DH on his opinions (he won't drive in snow) but he also wanted to keep in mind the best programs for my success. My first choice program was in the middle of no where, where it snowed a lot, but is one of the best in the country. He was supportive, but not thrilled about that move
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