Monster in the Closet


As I am nearing the end of my studies, I realized that shortly I will be expected to somehow put my degree to work and get some kind of gainful employment. At first glance, this would seem to be a daunting task. Unfortunately, there isn't an abundance of jobs in Canada that rely on sciences or the kind of theoretical and principial knowledge that I have acquired. The majority are in applied sciences, like clinical practice or engineering (This based off of my recent explorations on Monster, the employment site). So for the jobs that I am best suited for, there a alimited number and they are most likely highly competitive, and so somehow, I will have to strengthen my resume so I can get a leg up. I think it is past time that I started finding industry contacts. I realized today in my class on the principles of gene manipulation that I have a midterm coming up on Friday. This is in addition to the midterm that I had planned on in Environmental chemistry. I hardly feel ready for either. I have spent quite a bit of time on the chemistry class, at least, but looking through the solutions to the problem sets makes me feel like an idiot. The prof's problems are quite complex, and require extensive and thorough knowledge of principles from previous chemistry courses: ones I forgot. Hopefully I can rectify that situation somewhat in the next 72 hours.