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Need some advice on career

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Sun, 15 Nov 1998 16:45:17 EST

To whomever may have some advice for me

My name is Matt, I am in the midst of contemplating the next move in my
life--career path I graduated from college almost three years ago with a
B.F.A. in Printmaking and Painting--I spent the year after graduation as a
volunteer through Americorp teaching high school art on the Navajo reservation
in St. Michaels, Arizona I was given a classroom made up my cirriculum as the
year went by it was one of the toughest things I have ever done but one of the
most rewarding by the time the year had ended--I came home and after so many
months was able to find a graphic design job--designing year book covers--I
have come to be very disillusioned by my job and miss my contact with the high
school kids--I had once befor e contemplated grad. school for printmaking to
go on further to teach on that level--but was unsure of it considering the
difficulty of finding university level jobs--job security--here I am again--my
plan is to quit my job at Christmas and take certification classes in January
for K-12 in the mean time apply to grad. school for the next fall if I can get
in--I could have my head start on the certification which I can always come
back to later--It is a tough decision because--at one time I enjoy high school
kids and like being a role model for them but at another instance I have
higher ideas in art I would really like to express with students on a college
level--grad. school is something at the very least I would like to attain as a
personal goal for myself yet at the same time what would it be like to get a
masters in art education so many intricate possibiites and as many things I
have done in the last so many years I just want to find the best path----Does
anyone have advise from there experience with make these similar decisions--I
am all ears--as I enter a very tough and crucial next two months--Please
respond thanks Matt D.

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