OMG UPDATE: Question? Answer.

Updated on Monday, January 13

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QUESTION: So, looks like I'm not going to find a job for this term, what can I do to make the best of my 4 months off?

What should I learn (C, AutoCad, etc.) that would make me more employable (in Science)

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  1. to each their own

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  2. programming would open a lot of doors. java probably, dunno

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  3. Certainly any programming is a boon. You could also take a DE (or on campus) course or two to get ahead in your schooling. You could even take a whole academic semester. Another idea is volunteering in a lab, thus getting you experience and an in for next co-op, or at least a reference letter.

    Ask a career counselor or upper-year student as well as this site. The more input the better.

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  4. Talk to your favourite profs and find out if they need a research assistant. The money isn't glamorous, but you'll develop network connections, gain some good experience, and hopefully a little money.

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  5. Keep looking for jobs too! finding your first job is brutal, especially in science. But if you make it through, its worth it because your actually employable when you graduate!

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