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<span style="color:#000000;">Ok, so I apologize in advance for this being a bit off topic...but here goes anyways...</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;">I'm getting ready to graduate from college and my job search is going rather poorly... After spending a few days thinking about where to turn next, I figured this would be a good place to look given that I have, though rather stealthfully <img alt="blush.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/blush.gif">, received a bunch of good advice from all of you in the past. If you have any helpful hints, I'd love to hear them - any help at this point would be greatly appreciated!</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;">I'd love for my work to deal with endurance sports in some capacity - potentially communications/PR/marketing or event management. To get to know me a little better, here is a brief overview of my résumé’s highlights:</span><br><br><i><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">College:</span></span></i><span style="color:#000000;">Merrimack</span><span style="color:#000000;">College</span><span style="color:#000000;">,</span> <span style="color:#000000;">North Andover</span><span style="color:#000000;">,</span> <span style="color:#000000;">MA</span><br><i><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Major/minor:</span></span></i> <span style="color:#000000;">Political Science, Economics</span><br><i><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">GPA:</span></span></i> <span style="color:#000000;">4.0</span><br><i><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Leadership:</span></span></i> <span style="color:#000000;">Editor-in-Chief of student newspaper, President of Political Science Honor society</span><br><i><span style="color:#000000;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;">Experience:</span></span></i> <span style="color:#000000;">Intern for US Senator Susan Collins (</span><span style="color:#000000;">Maine</span><span style="color:#000000;">)</span><br><br><span style="color:#000000;">So, any advice, leads, etc.? Thank you all so much in advance!</span>
 

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Multirace is looking for peeps.<br><br><a href="http://www.multirace.com" target="_blank">www.multirace.com</a><br><br>
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You have worked to get a Poli Sci/Econ degree, with a 4.0 no less and you want a job in Marketing/Communications? Hmmm. I'm not trying to be a jerk, it just sounds a little suspect.<br><br>
That being said, I know plenty of people who have a job totally unrelated to their degree. However, it is largely a case of being patient and lucky.<br><br>
On the upside, it isn't even April yet. You've got, what, a month - month and a half to graduation? You just need to network like crazy, widen your focus, and be willing to accept something that may not necessarily be up to your standards.<br><br>
Good luck, man!
 

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is there a career link on there or something...... I am looking to make a job change. I jhave a 4 year education degree, a personal training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and I am working on my Master's Degree in Human Movement. I am also a certified corective exercise specialist. I managed the personal training department at a large club and am now working in HR/Wellness services. But, my job is with a small company and so HR is now being included with other jobs and there is a bunch of other crap<br><br><br>
Proofreading however, is obviously not a strong point!!!! <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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dave:<br>
I know it seems a little weird and you definately don't sound like a jerk! Many people have said the same thing and I've thought it on many occasions, but I really don't think anything in poly sci or economics is going to make me all that happy - unfortunately it just took me a little while to get that figured out. That said, I'm not set on any particular career path, including the one I sort of outlined above (I was just throwing those out there as a few possibilities) and I'm open to any number of options.<br><br>
I guess the original logic behind the "switch" in paths was that sports, especially endurance sports, have had a great impact on my life and I'd love to help others expereince something similar.
 

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Write them from the contacts. They are always sending out e-mails looking for people. I just delete them because none of the positions are in my field.<br><br>
They do a lot of races and it takes alot of people to do it.<br><br>
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happiness is overrated. go for the money dude. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
[seriously; GL!!!!!!!]
 

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I am in the communications field. I second this advice. If you want to combine them, go into communications for an association in the political science/economics area.<br><br>
Or...be a lobbyist.
 

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Have you considered graduate school in the area that you are interested in? Its going to be hard to get hired in something totally different than what you went to school for without any experience in the area either.
 

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I've thought about it, but I'm really hesitant about grad school right now. Because I'm so unsure about what exactly it is that I want to do, I don't want to spend the time or money for more schooling to find out I no longer want to do it. If it's possible, I'd like to get a little bit of experience, figure out if it's the career for me and then go back to school. But like you said, it will be tough to get my foot in the door to begin with so I may end up back in school the year after next.
 
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