Hi, 23 and about to leave my job as a consultant.
I'm looking for an opportunity which allows me to meet/talk to a lot of people. Ideally I'd like to travel as well. I read about WWOOFing -that seems pretty interested and like I could learn a lot but there's no guarantee that I'd be able to meet a lot of people. My background is in Econ/Finance, but the work doesn't have to be in this area. I’m pretty smart (analytical/logical) but my strength is understanding people and I want to work in a setting which allows me to do that,
My goal is to get know what drives people from different backgrounds- and I dunno maybe I wanna write a book, start a blog or something
Few make it. You in that one where you gotta carry heavy sh!t?
I know few make it; for my MOS we had 19 graduate. I carried some heavy shit on my back. My infil ruck for our culmination in school was 106 pounds. But I only had to carry it for 20 some hours.
I am sure you have carried your share of heavy sh!t though.
Fvck no. I picked that one where you have to talk to everyone and remember everything. Fvck all that lifting heavy things. Just standard gear. And these new MBAVs are a lot lighter than those old Interceptors I went out with the first time.
I was most definitely in the military (Air Force for 6 years) along with my father being in the Marines (22 years). I moved all over the country and world as a kid (Japan, Hawaii, California, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, and in the Air Force I went to Germany, Italy and Tajikistan).
So yeah, the military is definitely the way to go if you want to see places.
Swamps and deserts. Got it. Although if you're going to go, go Air Force.
No, MY MOS is the best! I'm so awesome! Sheesh.
Anyways, multitudes of consulting jobs offer internships internationally. Just look in your own industry.
If not, peace corps and other noble organizations offer up quite the experience.. and could always use qualified people. Being a security contractor works, if you have some sort of experience.
Don't listen to joining any branch of the military, unless. as worldwide assignment doesn't always mean 'worldwide' . I mean, the military has done great things for me (a few years in europe and other places), but it's a crap shoot, like I said.
Shane and I weren't in competition for best MOS......so you win!!!
The Peace Corps offers travel. But if you even think you might want to do work someday that requires a security clearance you may want to avoid the Peace Corps.It's almost an automatic denial.
You will get out of the military what you put into it. I have often told young soldiers that if they don't manage their career then the Army will. And you probably wont like it.
Yeah, we have complimentary MOS's. No need to be competitive about them. Speaking of MOS's, I just saw a bit on AFN that was trying to make bulk fuel specialists out to be all badass. If you want to sound badass, just say you're a bulk fuel specialist but never talk about your job. Everyone will think you're a sniper.
Is Peace Corps even a viable option to do "noble" work anymore? Everyone I've talked to runs away from them.
I am glad we are all a big happy family, however, you can count me in on the MOS that carries heavy stuff.
The Peace Corps and Red Cross still do good stuff. It's up the individual on how culturally sensitive they are.
I'm sure I'm not smart enough for that, Shane. Try something a little more rudimentary. With more guns, and lots more walking.
Well, that is a loaded goal. It seems like a life goal, not necessarily a job prospect.
I am always amazed at the diversity in my own backyard sometimes. I officiate lacrosse so I get some exposure to the first nations. My academic program at McGill has me working with Persians and Indians. I grew up between a putero rican and Indian neighborhood. My five closest friends are 1st generation canadians from latin america, first gen canadain from china, a kid fom vancouver, and a Jew. and I've got a couple of aussies in my lab group to round out the bunch.
Just talk to people, everyone has a story.