- 5 years ago
Hi Ladies! I’ve never written a post before so I feel kind of funny starting off with someting that’s not wedding related (although I’m a long time lurker), but I think you are all very intelligent and considerate women and I value your opinions so I was wondering if I could get some advice. I just recieved a recruitment email from a Teach for America representative for a personal meeting as a “top senior leader” for my “leadership with Advanced Veterinary Specialists.” I’m a senior in college for my bachelor of science in biology and I’ve been testing out career options I’m interested such as veterinary (I worked 13 hr overnight shifts as an emergency room veterinary assitant for a year. Needless to say working these hours along with being a full time student turned out to be too stressful and turned me away from the veterinary path after seeing how unhappy most of the doctors were. In fact multiple doctors told me not to go to vet school and that if they could go back in time they wouldn’t go). So then I thought about teaching kindergarten and I have been volunteering in a classroom a few days a week for about nine months. I really enjoy the children and they seem to really like me. Although I am not 100% sure that I want teaching to be my career path I don’t want to miss this opportunity. I have been struggling with school due to pretty severe anxiety and depression (although I’m in therapy now) and I have been looking forward to just taking a break after college and working a low stress job that I can live off of. This opportunity sounds great since they forgive student loans (which I have a lot of) and offer the same pay as a credentialed teacher, however, I am in a very serious relationship and had planned on getting married soon after college. My SO wants to go to med school and staying with him and maintaining our relationship is most important to me. Teach for America requires two years of teaching and my SO only plans on taking one year off before medical school. I had planned on just following him wherever he goes since I don’t really have an exact path I want to follow. This sounds like a great opportunity, but I’m not sure whether it’s feasible because I am not okay with long distance. Does anyone have experience with Teach for America or can offer me advice? Thanks!