good job students

Yesterday, one of my discussions sessions was talking about the fear associated with wanting to be a math major, but not thinking of themselves as ‘math people.’ 

I told them I was never ‘math people,’ that I learned trig at age 23, calculus at 24, higher math at 25, and started graduate math at 26. Being ‘math people’ is a decision, and it’s never too late to decide to be just that. 

…Then they asked me what I did before age 23, and I told them about my law career…

…They expressed surprise that I had walked away from a very well-paying career to go back to school, then stayed in school after finishing my program. 


…I might have gotten too real. I say it all the time on here, but I said it to them:

There is nothing more important to me in this whole world than their understanding of mathematics. It is the reason I exist. It is everything to me that they will, in this lifetime, witness mathematics as I have come to know it. It is my life’s work that they meet this beautiful, indescribable thing that I love with all I am and everything I will ever be. I quit my career to dedicate all my time to it, traded my house for a one room efficiency so I could afford tuition and books, lost my marriage because my spouse didn’t support my decision to do this, and it was still a steal of a deal because what I got in return is the most valuable, important thing I could ever possibly do with my life. I’d live in a gutter and eat sticks and leaves and think myself a king as long as I could teach calculus all day and work on research all night. As long as I felt like I was doing a good job and my students were building a better understanding of mathematics, as long as I was ever refining my understanding of the inner workings of this incomparable abstract creature called mathematics, I would feel like a millionaire. 

I told them also that they already are math people. We talk about math all day, and we teach each other in the process. They bring new problems that I had never considered before, challenge me to think in different ways, and (for crissake) help me improve my shitty arithmetic abilities by keeping me in consistent practice. They make me a better mathematician, and it my greatest privilege and joy to think that I help make them better mathematicians, too. 

…Anyway, there were some interesting expressions on faces in that room, so they might think I’m a lil’ cray. But I don’t regret that, because I like to think it was obvious already (both that I am cray, and that I care a LOT about their learning calculus). My students deserve educators who feel that their learning of the subject matter is the most important thing in the entire universe, because it is. 

Friendly reminder that the Free! Iwatobi Swim Club and Eternal Summer OSTs (Ever Blue Sounds and Clear Blue Notes respectively) have beautiful music and you should listen to those soundtracks at least once in your lifetime even if you’ve never watched the anime

The French Connection Job is the most overlooked, best episode of Leverage fight me.  If it weren’t for the Hardison-not-tipping thing it would be perfect.

  1. Objectively Good Guy client
  2. No messing with anyone’s head/gaslighting/etc
  3. No drugging anyone
  4. Just a good old-fashioned con about money
  5. Eliot calling Nate ‘the other guy who kept me from falling all the way down’
  6. Nate’s little smile and head nod at that
  7. Bad guy who is skeevy and sketchy and exploitive without question
  8. The traditional dim strong-arm sidekick
  9. Sophie’s theater group
  10. Sophie’s tree-hugger character
  11. Positive Eliot backstory
  12. Great side characters that Eliot totally helps and appreciates and respects as students
  13. Teacher!Eliot
  14. Chef!Eliot
  15. Hardison all !!!!! over the molecular gastronomy equipment
  17. Every one of Hardison’s ridiculous molecular gastronomy menu ideas
  18. Eliot Spencer in the kitchen cooking and fighting
  19. Eliot helping Parker to feel things, and Parker getting some self-actualization
  20. Eliot listening to Parker and using her feedback to improve his food.
  21. Eliot giving a taste of his sauce to the third thug before kicking his ass
  22. Eliot taking a second to say ‘good job tonight’ to his students when he kicks them out of the kitchen.
  23. “I’m gonna eat that when I’m done with you.”
  24. “Serve your head on a platter?” “Too much?  Was it too much?”  “Not at all, I liked it.”
  25. “We’re Palmer and Snead, like the golfers, only we’re not golfers we’re federal agents.”
  26. Long-term win for everyone
  27. Parker’s smile as she looks at the art at the end

This is a list of good job options for anyone looking for a summer job or a job generally!

This is mostly my opinion from experience + some research and some of it could vary based on where you live. 

  • For the obvious, standard part time jobs at places like Walmart, Mcdonalds, or Cineplex (movie theatre chain), can be pretty good since they’re usually able to bend around your schedule. These jobs are especially good if it’s your first job since they rarely require any experience. Even if it’s not your first job though, these are fine for when you’re in school. Since they usually have a lot of employees, you can usually find someone to cover for you when you need extra time to study. Also, it’s usually not too hard to move up the ranks a little to become staff trainers or low level supervisors which looks really good on your resume. However, these jobs do have the obvious flaws since all coorperations are run through capitalism which relies on exploitation and you will be treated like just a number.
  • Serving jobs can be alright depending on where you live. If you live in an area where servers wage isn’t too low and tipping culture is big, then serving can be one of the more lucrative jobs for students. I live in Ontario, Canada and servers wage isn’t much lower than minimum but tipping is still a standard thing so you can usually make pretty good money. Obviously, the money made from serving can really vary and in a lot of places servers are treated like shit so it’s not always ideal. In my opinion, thought, serving can be a pretty good student job. 
  • Campus jobs are also a pretty good option. Most school’s have programs for low-income students to work on campus and usually these jobs pay fairly well. The downside to this is that you often don’t get many hours. If you are a low-income student but are taking a very rigerous program and do not want to have to work a lot of hours to make money, I would suggest trying to get a campus job. At a lot of them you can even do your homework during you shift if it’s not busy. 
  • Other really good jobs for students are things like office helpers, receptionists, or other admin jobs. Depending on where you work, you might be able to do homework when you’re not busy and, particularly for post-secondary students, these jobs can be helpful since almost every industry needs admin stuff so it can be a good way to gain some experience in your field. Further, a lot of admin jobs will pay more than minimum, too, especially when you start to gain experience which is a plus because then you don’t need to work as many hours and less work = more time to study. For a first job, admin isn’t a great start since most require some kind of work experience, even just customer service. They also usually look for people who seem mature and don’t usually hire teenagers (obviously, if you are a teenager and think you’re a good fit, apply anyway. You never know, and the worst that can happen is you don’t get it). 
856. Some NEWT charms students from Ravenclaw figured out how to make a magic-deadening field in a corner of their common room, where none but the most powerful wizards can practice magic. Even then, their powers are greatly weakened. It’s useful because they can adjust how much it blocks magic, and is helpful when practicing non-verbal spells because students can say the incantation out loud, make the field stronger so they have to concentrate more, do this over and over again and they’ll have to concentrate harder to make spells work as the field gets stronger. Then when they step out of the field they can easily concentrate hard enough to do non-verbal spells. Of course, this was not originally the intended use. It was made so that people could use WiFi at school. Teachers who are smart enough to get past the door of their common room regularly go there to unwind and check the latest updates on social media. The students with more Slytherin-like characteristics offer to put these fields in the common rooms and dormitories of other houses for a exorbitant monthly fee, because the fields require regular maintenance and reinforcement and only Ravenclaws taking NEWT Charms can do the spells.

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Wrote a thing. A short(ish), fluffy thing, featuring Clark, Kara, and Alex, inspired by this. (As always, hoping that I’m not stepping on anybody’s toes or anything.)

“She blew out her powers,” Clark explains. His voice cracks, and Jeremiah isn’t sure if it’s from worry or simply due to the boy’s age. “I didn’t even know we could do that.”

“Tell him—tell him what you named it,” Kara wheezes, forcing a smile to her face. It’s strained.

Clark doesn’t say anything right away, looking at his cousin with wide, concerned eyes. He’s never seen her look weak. Or tired. Or hurt.

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i overheard one of my students talking with his mom in the hall at pick-up:

child:  mom, can i kiss ms. c?

mom:  hmm.  i’m not sure.

child:  why?

mom:  because different people are okay with different things.  you’d have to ask her if it’s okay.

child:  can you ask her?

mom:  me?  no, you can ask her.  you and ms. c are buds!

child:  ….

then they came back in together.  he still didn’t want to talk, so she asked me what my policy was regarding getting kisses from students.  i said i liked when students blow me kisses.  he peeked out from behind her while i demonstrated how to blow a kiss.  then he blew one back to me!  it was a good way to end the day.

i honestly dont get why that “badcharacterdesign” blog is popular sorry, but this is like the exact same shit as just grabbing random shitty drawings off deviantart and creating a wall of shame for them

and honestly whenever i look at their blog im just kinda feels like they actually dont get what makes a character good or not. they seem kinda elitist about it too :/ their reasons for shitting on designs are really shallow and not objective at all


nerdaday  asked:

What can I do with a civil engineer degree?

Civil Engineering is considered one of the best jobs by U.S. News. The highest paying civil engineering positions require a Masters degree.

Once you choose your specialty it will be easier to understand what you can do with your degree. 

Civil Engineer Specialties
Water Resources
Government & Urban Planning
Construction Manager
Compliance Officer

Search Civil Engineering jobs here on the American Society of Civil Engineers website. nerdaday

There’s No Place Like Home

My first bughead fic. Hope you guys like it. I did my best with what i know about english vocabulary and grammar. So i apologize for any mistakes. And has of now i’m reciving prompts. 


Word Count:1.159

Pairing: Betty & Jughead

Warnings: Lots of Fluff

Pop’s bright neon lights brought back memories for Jughead. Some good, others not so much. But it was oddly good to be sitting in the same booth that he and his three best friends always sat, drinking Milkshakes and eating burgers. What really was weird is to think that all of this happened 20 years ago.

“Daddy, can I have the burgers and fries please?”

His little girl asked, pulling him away from his memories.

“Of course, honey.”

He replied with a little smile, and then called the waiter who wrote down their orders. While father and daughter waited for their equal meal, the door was opened and Jughead felt like his heart skipped a beat. The girl next door, ex-girlfriend, Betty Cooper walked in. Her blonde hair was shorter then he remembered, she’d cut it neck high and bangs covered her forehead, the signs of her now current age were there, wrinkles on her eyes, the skin wasn’t smooth like when they were young, but even now she’s the prettiest woman he has ever seen, however, her smile, was the same. Bright and honest, the kind that makes you feel warm.

Betty turned around to see Jughead sitting in what used to be their booth so many years ago. Looking at him made butterflies fly in her chest, memories rushed in to her head, and made her smile widely. Has she walked towards him, she saw his curls, now turned grey, that she always loved, and his expressive eyes that always told her a million things without him saying a word, his smile that made her heart melt.

When she got to the booth Jughead stood up and gave her a hug. Her hair still smelled like vanilla and that familiar scent made him smile on her neck. As they broke their hug it took a while before they exchanged words.



They said at the same time.

“It’s been awhile. How are you?” Said Jughead.

“I’m great. How about you?” She replied, The smile still on her face.

“I’m good to. Bet’s this is my daughter Claudia.” He said to her pointing to the girl sitting quietly with a book in her hands.

“Hi Claudia, I am Betty an old friend of your dad.” She said greeting the girl with a hand shake.

“It’s nice to meet you Betty” Claudia said back.

Betty looked at the girl and saw a feminine version of Jug, the exception being the big brown eyes, and full lips.

“Do you wanna join us?” He asked.

“Yes, But only if you’re treating.” She answered. Both smiled at the memory of Jughead saying these same words during sophomore year.

Claudia moved closer to the window so that Betty could seat beside her. At this moment, the waiter came back with the burgers and fries and Betty asked for a strawberry Milkshake.

“Tell me, what have you been up to since collage?” Jughead asked.

“I spent some time working at a newspaper in Chicago has you already know, but I found my thru passion teaching here on Riverdale’s Primary School. How about you?”

“I’m still at the newspaper in New Orleans and writing my novels. The usual. Except for being a dad too.” He said the last phrase looking at Claudia and greening, the girl gave him a smile.

They ate, talked and laughed of silly random things, old memories from their younger days. Claudia was happy to know more about her dad’s teenage adventures, she in her 12 years of life didn’t know much about her father when he was her age. However, she never pushed him to tell her about it, Claudia had the knowledge that a lot of those were painful memories. It made her glad to also hear about the good stuff that happened to him.

“So, Jug, what about Hayley? You two are still together?” Betty asked.

“No. We’re not. Hayley and I, despite of loving each other, we were too much alike and it didn’t work out. We split up 6 years ago.” He answered, with a sad intonation.

“I’m sorry about that. You two seemed to be happy the last time I saw you.” She said to him kindly.

“We were happy for some time, the three of us. But some things aren’t meant to be.”

Betty turned to speak with the girl sitting beside her.

“Do you see your mom often?”

“Yeah. She lives a few neighborhoods away. I usually stay with her during the weekends. It’s cool. I mean I always get two of everything. Birthday presents, Christmas.” She replied with excitement.

“You’re handling well with divorced parents. Aren’t you a rarity.” Betty said.

“I try to make the best of every situation. A girl has got to get something out of them, right?” Claudia spoke sassy.

Betty and Jughead laughed.

“She’s definitely a Jones” Betty spoke.

“Yes, she is.”

“Now tell me Bett’s, what do you teach?”


“Oh, that’s nice. I bet you’re setting those kids on the right path. Good books, good movies, show them that old is also good.”

“I do my best. But so far, I think I’m doing a pretty good job. My students are great, at least they’re grades and behavior show me that they actually like my classes.”

Betty spoke cheerfully about her job and Jughead watched and heard like there was nothing more interesting in the whole world.

She saw the way he looked at her, and she could feel something dormant starting to work again inside her. It was a good feeling. And God, she missed that feeling that only he could make her feel.

As the hours went by, the three of them laughed a lot more until it was time for them to live.

“We need to do this again.” Said Betty once they were outside.

“Yes, please!” Claudia spoke.

“We most certainly will.” Affirmed Jughead, looking deep into Betty’s eyes.

“Well… It was nice to meet you Betty. I’m gonna, wait, in the car.” Claudia said slowly leaving the two friends alone.

“It was amazing seeing you again after 13 years.” Jughead said.

“Yes, it was. But we still have a lot to catch up.”

“Then we have to fix this.”

“We will Juggie.”

Each word said was without breaking eye contact. They spoke a million things to each other with just a look. And has they talked, the distance between them grew shorter, they’re hands touched, and they simply stood there for what felt like hours.

Betty cut the distance between them to zero, and placed a soft gentle kiss on Jughead’s cheek.

“Good Night Jug.”

“Good night Bett’s.”

As the slowly turned away, hands still touching, they knew they still loved each other. They always would.

Jughead went to the car where his daughter was waiting and started the car. Looking at him through the rearviewer Claudia said with a large grin:

“So… You and Betty?”

“Shut up Claudia.”

-The End -


anonymous asked:

Hey, do you know any good ways to search and apply for scholarships? Thank you!

At your school: 
Most universities have a ton of random scholarships funded by the university itself or donations made my alumni or community members. Unfortunately, a lot of schools don’t do a very good job telling students about those scholarships.

You should send a quick email to an academic counselor at the school you plan to go to. You can speed up the process by telling them a little info about yourself like your GPA, your class (freshman, sophomore, etc.), and your major (or what you intend to major in).

There are thousands of national scholarships running basically all the time.

General Tips: Once you have applied for a few scholarships it will get easier. You will be able to apply for them like a machine.

  • Don’t reinvent the wheel. Every essay you submit doesn’t have to be completely different.
  • Apply for every possible scholarship.
  • Watch out for scams. (You should never have to pay to apply for a scholarship. You should never release private bank or social security info.)