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    Geography undergrad, now what?

    I'm so... lost on where to go from a Geography undergrad. I've gone from wanting a MUP to MLA (emphasis in ecological restoration) to MRED. Any advice? I've read so many program courses from this school and that school and I feel like my brain is completely fried. Anyone else have this problem?

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    Cyburbian beach_bum's avatar
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    Have you thought about taking some time off from school and working in the field before committing to graduate school? In my own experience, I found that taking a couple of years to work really solidified my grad school decisions because I knew exactly what I wanted to do after a stint in the real world.
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    agreed. working full time for a bit (i did two years) will help you more fully define your goals and interests. working before grad school saved me from a horrible death a la architecture school and directed me to an MRED instead. i'm very grateful for the time i took to figure things out and work for a while.

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    I agree with beach_bum and The District.
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    Thanks, guys. I feel like I have no clue what to do with a Geography degree.. right now I'm just interviewing for assistant positions in real estate development and an arch/landscape arch firm in NYC (both next week). Hopefully this will help me.

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    those sound like fine prospects--good opportunities to try some things out.

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    If you are bouncing around with what you want to do like that, then I strongly recommend you take some time to explore the working world. In fact, there's nothing stopping you from applying and taking deferred enrollment. Also, those programs should have some crossover courses if you are just really wanting to get started.

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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