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coffeesp00ns  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

Well, I can, but I didn't go to university to get a job, really. I'm a musician, and I'm an Academic, so I go to school because I love living and working in academia. Long term I want to be a professor at a university.

bioemerl  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What does it mean to be "an Academic"?

coffeesp00ns  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

well, to me it means that I am always thinking of my topic of interest, trying to constantly see it with new eyes. It means I'll be thinking about stuff and go "I should write a paper about that". It means writing scholarly articles in your spare time because it's fun. It means being an unabashed, overenthusiastic nerd about your subject.

Of course, all of those things can and should exist outside of an academic setting, but it's a lot easier for me to do those things inside of an academic setting, at a university.

_refugee_  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sounds to me like you should try taking the year and teaching undergrad at a college somewhere while you wait and re-apply? That should be an option at your education level. The pay won't be great, but it'll be in-field and in academia. Is it too late for you to start looking for adjunct/part time positions?

Sorry to hear, spoons. Rejection sucks.

OftenBen  ·  1952 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Build dat resumeeeeee