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  •  I have worked at universities (2+ / 0-)
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    Vacationland, Khun David

    for most of my working life.  Now looking for a job after being forced into premature retirement, I still have a .edu email address from my last employer.  Your point 5 is valid, but one size does not fit all.

    "Sometimes, late at night, while I’m lying down outside of my hut, staring at stars I never knew existed,... I’m 100% sure, this is what heaven is like." Mika Bangcaya, Senegal PCV http://mikadoo.tumblr.com/

    by Tonga 23 on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 10:54:58 AM PDT

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    •  You wouldn't fit the "new grad" label (3+ / 0-)
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      Tonga 23, Odysseus, Khun David

      And in your case, having an .edu address may help you secure work in academia or a related field, since it gives the impression that you are still actively involved in the academic community, even though you took an early retirement. You're right, there are always exceptions!

      Consulting firms often hire former university employees (I'm one myself!) since they tend to understand the nuances of securing grant funding and competing for contracts, are good at navigating complex systems, and tend to have a quick learning curve, which are all assets in this line of work. It's a leaner, more efficient operational model (no managing by committee!) but it can be a good fit. The nonprofit sector is also a good fit for people used to the soft perks of university employment...you may never get rich, but you do get your time off!  

      Good luck to you.

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