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One of my friends has recently been offered a position as a professor in a foreign university. While discussing the offer with him, I thought about our job market and would like to share some ideas about it.
I’ll start with the step just after graduating from university. There are people who work in spheres that have nothing to do with their university degree, and that is mostly due to low wages in the professional spheres they would occupy.
DateMay 16, 2012 | 1:57 pm
TagsFreelancing, Gender equality, Job hunt, Job market, Russia, Salaries, Teaching, Universities, Women's rights
After reading Emmy’s entry about Kenya’s system of education and its impact on young people’s choices, I’d like to talk about the same issue in my country.
Things are set up differently in Russia. Our schools use a 3-5-2 system. The first two steps are: primary school, which usually takes 3 years, and secondary school, which takes 5. Both are compulsory. Then there’s a choice between attending high school for 2 more years and getting the right to enter a full-time university or leaving school and doing a vocational training program.
DateMay 10, 2012 | 9:52 am
I ran into some friends from school at a birthday party this weekend. A lot of my friends studied humanities or social sciences – some of them were able to find jobs rather quickly; others needed more time. I myself participated in my first assessment center (AC) with a big German company last week as part of my job search.
DateMay 9, 2012 | 11:00 am
In December 2008, I graduated with a bachelor’s in communication with an emphasis in journalism. I wanted to work in audiovisual production back then, but later on I came to know that my aspirations didn’t matter much. What was important (and still is) was that I made something of my degree, and that somehow that came close to my original wishes. That means re-thinking your original plans when you realize where you are standing.
DateMay 8, 2012 | 4:08 pm
After almost 23 years of being in school, you would think that one has had enough education to last the rest of their lifetime (considering that average lifespan is about 60 years on this side of the globe). Well, for many this is usually just the beginning. This was also the case for me. Let me explain…
DateMay 5, 2012 | 1:22 pm
Many people naturally think that we deal with education for only a limited period of time: when we are students ourselves and when we have children of school-age. Still, don’t forget about those who contribute a lot to this sphere – teachers.
I’m a teacher of English, though I had never planned to be the one at first!
DateMay 4, 2012 | 1:47 pm
Last year, I finished my degree in American studies, political science and communications. That means I’ve completed the long journey through Germany’s educational institutions: elementary school, the Gymnasium (high school) and the university are all behind me now.
I think I’ve had a lot of freedom, especially starting in the 11th grade. That’s when we’re able to start choosing some courses that we want to focus on and like the most. But when we think back to our time in school, we remember the people more than all of the studying.
DateMay 3, 2012 | 6:52 pm