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  •  Law School? Later, if that. What's your Major now? (0+ / 0-)

    First, let me just tell you gently, if no one else has, that after 30 years of talking with all kinds of people, as I've always ended up working the front desk job, whether it was service desk, catalog desk, or library- most of the people I met ended up working in a field other than their college major, and that in retrospect it all didn't matter as much as it might have seemed to at the time.
        Yes, you are in big debt, but just go about remembering that and be frugal. (and since you mentioned fiancee, may I say politely birth control is imperative until you guys are ready...) I forget what it's called (someone here can tell you) but I know there is a personality/aptitude test that can help guide you to where you belong.
         Think outside the box: did you want to go to law school because you can't help but argue the points of every story you hear and you need to be the one to make the statements and prosecute or defend? Or do you see the law degree as a stepping stone to something else?
       Perhaps if you have difficulty with things like the LSAT you are not cut out for that world, but you might be someone who is on the one hand highly compassionate, and on the other hand smart enough and competent enough to wend your way through paperwork as a victim's advocate or some such thing using both personal and legal skills. Fresh out of college, applying to a hospital for that kind of job might get you started. And actually, that is where a degree in Sociology can take you. And at the University nearest me you can get a job at the dining hall that gets you into the system so when a job in the Sociology Department opens up you hear it first...
         Since I don't know you, that may be way far off the mark. But I like to brainstorm things which is how I landed as a writer and part time library worker even though I first went to college for Anthropology but then later finished in Journalism because I thought I was going to go to Law School...

    We are all pupils in the eyes of God.

    by nuclear winter solstice on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 08:50:30 AM PDT

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