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    Default Economics / International Affairs

    hey everyone just a quick question:

    what can someone do in the DR with a BA in Economics and an MA in International Relations? or a MA in Political science with a concentraton in International Relations

    would a JD degree do any good aswell?

    i'm in the process of completing my BA in economics and am debating on what i should get my MA on i'm tired of business so i'm not really thinking about an MBA or anything else within the Business educational world.


    note: i already have an AAS in Business magmt and Marketing..and will have a BA ineconomics i think thats enough for the business section for me.

    i figured if i broaden my education fields then i'd probably have better options..

    thanks, Gimabella


    just wondering...

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    Hi Gima,
    I guess you could find yourself a job as lecturer/professor at a DR university if that's what interests you. I have seen it done by friends of mine in other developing countries: one was a civil engineer and teaches informatics at a university in Africa, another one with an international business management degree lectures economics in Curaçao.
    You could also apply at an international institution like IMF, WorldBank, UNDP, FAO, WHO, but they may just as well send you to Chile, or worse Haiti.
    Maybe you could be managing a project in the DR for an NGO.
    just brainstorming here...
    Bartolomeo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartolomeo67
    Hi Gima,
    I guess you could find yourself a job as lecturer/professor at a DR university if that's what interests you. I have seen it done by friends of mine in other developing countries: one was a civil engineer and teaches informatics at a university in Africa, another one with an international business management degree lectures economics in Curaçao.
    You could also apply at an international institution like IMF, WorldBank, UNDP, FAO, WHO, but they may just as well send you to Chile, or worse Haiti.
    Maybe you could be managing a project in the DR for an NGO.
    just brainstorming here...
    Bartolomeo
    Hey, thanks for ur response..ive concidered teaching at the University level in the DR i'm sure it will be a nice opportunity, but there is only one problem : i've never taught before..i know spanish perfectly well, and am sure i can speak to anyone regardelss of background, class, and way of speaking i';m sure i can fiti in aywhere with everyone else..

    the reason on why i ask is because i've given moving to the Dr SDQ area a lot of thought and am really thnking about moving the only thinking still keeping me in NY is completing my BA and the current situation in the country, i wouldn't want to go and see the country doing bad and not benifiting me at all....some of you may have read few of my posts asking ramdom questions but its beacause i really want to leave to the DR

    i'm thinking about getting my MA in International Relations it will take me about a year to finish and while i do this here iu can give the DR more time to get better..and i can save more $$$ formy use in the DR....

    what can i possibly do with a BA in Economics? should i stay within the business or do what i've been thinking about, leave the business world and shoot for my MA in Int.Affairs....atleast i'll have a broader educational background...

    PLEASE NOTE: I have no Sankie, novio, jevo, amante, marido, chijo, husband, none of that which may be making me think of moving,i have been thinkin gbaout going to th eDr to live since i was aboput 18 and i am know 22,,i just want to go becuase i have a speacial interest on living in the DR , am sick of NY and feel i can manage to live in DR ...

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    Unhappy English?? Native language??

    Food for thought: think about giving some very, very serious efforts to improving your English punctuation & grammar. Whoever reads your resume, letters of application, etc. will probably be a native English speaker & well educated to very well educated. Your written English will, I fear, make negative impiressions among people with these backgrounds. 1st impressions are powerful & lasting! Food for though? Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gringosabroso
    Food for thought: think about giving some very, very serious efforts to improving your English punctuation & grammar. Whoever reads your resume, letters of application, etc. will probably be a native English speaker & well educated to very well educated. Your written English will, I fear, make negative impiressions among people with these backgrounds. 1st impressions are powerful & lasting! Food for though? Good luck.

    look i don't mean to be rude at all, i am a true sweetheart and can be very pleasent

    but..

    .excuse me if i'm wrong, i don't know if i have misinterpreted your message, but from what i have read you have critisized my writing, if i want someone to check my grammer then i would write about my grammer , i have posted this for advice, not to have someone teach me about punctuation,,if i don't ask about my grammer then don't waste your time responding to critisize my grammer.....

    i think my writing is pretty well...whether you like it or not that's your issue..i may sound Spanish when i write even though i have NEVER taken a class in Spanish nor have lived in the DR ,but thats me, but i can't deny my race nor my nationality, nor am i ashamed of my Latina ways within my writing and i refuse to change it,..i'm not saying that you said that i sound spanish but just in case,

    thanks anyways, i'll keep your advice for future reference..

    if i were you i would also check my grammer..this is spelled wrong (impiressions ) this is how you spell it (impressions)

    not to be a B*t** but i've had a very long week,
    and i had the same conversation in class last night, about accent reduction in a gender nationality class where my classmates and i were debating on whether latins should reduce ther spanish accent and if possible deny their latin ways to please the Americano/Gringo with in corporate America...

    ( no offense)...i tottaly disagreed..

    gimabella
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    Mi amor bello cogelo suave. Que tu eres demasiada dama para preocuparte por lo que dice un saltapatra. OK feliz fin de semana.

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    Gimabella

    Figure out what you want for yourself then make it happen. If your goal is to be a university professor then outline that goal and make it happen anywhere.

    One thing you will have to consider after getting your advanced degree is the debt you will accrue if you were not able to get grants and scholarships for the whole thing. It can be difficult to pay off that debt on peso wages.

    Next time you are down in the DR go to one of the Univeristies and see if there is anyone you can connect with.

    AJ

    One note: I read you message and understood what you were looking for but was very distracted by all of the misspellings and misplaced punctuation. I understand you had a hard week but it hurt my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gimabella
    Hey, thanks for ur response..ive concidered teaching at the University level in the DR i'm sure it will be a nice opportunity, but there is only one problem : i've never taught before..i know spanish perfectly well, and am sure i can speak to anyone regardelss of background, class, and way of speaking i';m sure i can fiti in aywhere with everyone else..
    I don't think dominican professors ever taught before either when they were your age or just starting their career, I wouldn't worry too much about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gimabella
    what can i possibly do with a BA in Economics? should i stay within the business or do what i've been thinking about, leave the business world and shoot for my MA in Int.Affairs....atleast i'll have a broader educational background...
    imo, it's not your number of (business) degrees that will make you successful in dominican business but your connections to business people and your previous business experiences.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gimabella
    PLEASE NOTE: I have no Sankie, novio, jevo, amante, marido, chijo, husband, none of that which may be making me think of moving,i have been thinkin gbaout going to th eDr to live since i was aboput 18 and i am know 22,,i just want to go becuase i have a speacial interest on living in the DR , am sick of NY and feel i can manage to live in DR
    imo, that's the best way to do it. You have to want to make the move for yourself, for your personal self-realization, to be a happier person, not for a lover.
    Bartolomeo

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    Default only if you want the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimabella
    and i had the same conversation in class last night, about accent reduction in a gender nationality class where my classmates and i were debating on whether latins should reduce ther spanish accent and if possible deny their latin ways to please the Americano/Gringo with in corporate America...
    gimabella

    If the Gringo is the one doing the hiring, and his clients want or need to speak to a rep with little or no accent thats part of the job requirement. How many newsanchors do you hear that have an accent at all. very few.

    gringos do the samething about their southern or midwest accents when they go north or east.

    Not saying loose the latin way, but may need to work on a really thick accent

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    Default Well, if you like school...

    If you really like school, keep on going and get the Master's degree.

    Or get a job and some experience. You may change your mind about what you really want to prove you are a master of.

    I applied to MFA programs out of college (Fine Arts) and ultimately took a job teaching (I had no education degree--I was an artist). Now I am ready to go for my M.Sc. (in education)--a choice that at 22 I would never have made (and now I consider myself an artist and a teacher).

    It is hard to know where to go right after school, so try and pick something you feel you will enjoy and gain experience at the same time.

    Sorry if there is no DR relevance, I just feel like giving advice since I am so wise and old Oh and one of my closest friends from school went right on and got her MFA. She is now teaching at a university but she says she looks at those years in grad school as one big grind.

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