May 18, 2007

Another Summer of Underemployment

As has been my lot in life after taking the graduate student vow of poverty a few years ago, I am about to embark on another summer trying to stitch together enough decent-paying part-time jobs to make ends meet.

The academic world continues to see graduate students as 9-month employees, meaning we have to find alternate employment for the three months in which they deem we are expendable.

I have a few irons warming in the fire, but if you know of anyone looking for a fairly bright graduate student to work June-August, drop me a line at mbrooks AT utnet DOT utoledo DOT edu.



-Sepp said...

You're no dummy HM, there is no reason why you can't get hired doing something creative. Someone out there will see that untapped talent and find a good use for it.

Hooda Thunkit said...

Several campaigns could use your skills Mike. But then, you'd be tainted for more promising future employment.

That is, unless you would consider a lifetime as a political analyst or pundit.