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Issue #657 :: Tuesday, January 28, 2003

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Editor's Note
Welcome to Careers, Spring 2003. In my job, you learn a great many things. You learn that the computer's "save" feature is your friend. You learn not to let people talk you into things. You learn that late nights are the rule rather than the exception. You learn that what appears to be a great disaster is nothing more than a key to creativity and thinking outside the box.

Enter Web Redesign
Amid the afterglow of the dot-com hype, the failure of the "new" economy has left many fewer jobs in the technology industry. Many of the trendy upstarts have gone out of business, and those that have survived are left with the responsibility of servicing the Internet needs of household names from the "old" economy. Enter Web redesign.

Veterinarians: The Other Medical Doctors
An unofficial survey I just fabricated in my head establishes that one out of every five children between the ages of five and 12 want to become a veterinarian. While I have no real numbers to back my claim, the field of veterinary medicine seems to be a hot choice with the preteens, right up there with firefighters, presidents, princesses and ballerinas.

English Professor Talks About Changes in Field of Study
Abdul R. JanMohamed is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley, where he began teaching in 1983. He is the founding editor of Cultural Critique, a social and literary magazine, and is one of the most influential postcolonial theorists.

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Enter Web Redesign
Amid the afterglow of the dot-com hype, the failure of the "new" economy has left many fewer jobs in the technology industry. Many of the trendy upstarts have gone out of business, and those that have survived are left with the responsibility of servicing the Internet needs of household names from the "old" economy. Enter Web redesign.

Veterinarians: The Other Medical Doctors
An unofficial survey I just fabricated in my head establishes that one out of every five children between the ages of five and 12 want to become a veterinarian. While I have no real numbers to back my claim, the field of veterinary medicine seems to be a hot choice with the preteens, right up there with firefighters, presidents, princesses and ballerinas.

English Professor Talks About Changes in Field of Study
Abdul R. JanMohamed is an Associate Professor in the English Department at UC Berkeley, where he began teaching in 1983. He is the founding editor of Cultural Critique, a social and literary magazine, and is one of the most influential postcolonial theorists.

Fry Cook Philosophizing
My name is Paul, and I am a philosophy major."

When the Choice You Make Is Grad School
Think for a moment about why you go to school. At some point, education stopped being about the basics-reading, writing, using scissors-and began to be about your future income. You didn't go to high school because you wanted to; you just didn't want to drop out. You're in college because it will help you get a better job.

Retail: A Different Kind of Temp Job
No traditional temp jobs have not gone the way of the dinosaurs, but a growing number of jobs in retail is adding to the list of choices for those seeking work of a less permanent nature.

The Road to Employment Starts Here
So you're finally ready to take the plunge and search for a job. The only problem is that you don't really know where to start looking, you have only a vague conception of how to format a resume, and you have little practice interviewing.

Editor's Note
Welcome to Careers, Spring 2003. In my job, you learn a great many things. You learn that the computer's "save" feature is your friend. You learn not to let people talk you into things. You learn that late nights are the rule rather than the exception. You learn that what appears to be a great disaster is nothing more than a key to creativity and thinking outside the box.


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