I always feel pressured to find a volunteer or part-time job that is health-related for my medical school applications. When I moved back home, a friend suggested applying to be a volunteer research assistant but I hated the fact that I had to apply to these "positions" as a data-entry monkey with a resume and references. I honestly (and hopefully without coming across as conceited) think my time, labor and skills are worth more than that. And they don't help me pay for my med school applications or bills. When it comes down to my applications or interviews, I would rather have to explain that I worked at XYZ because I needed to support my own career goals than to volunteer for a position that may or may not be fulfilling to me.
I have agreed to return to the middle school after school program where I used to work before my AmeriCorps assignment. The pay is pretty good, considering its 15 hours per week and I get to
I was also offered an interview next Monday for a P/T bilingual receptionist position at a physical therapy clinic. I'm looking forward to the interview, and would like to scope out the hours and my chances of getting the job. I was surprised that I was even contacted, because the craigslist post was a few weeks old. If I get it, it would solve my need to work for money and I would be working within the health field, but I think I would only be able to work at one job, otherwise I would be sacrificing time and energy for MCAT-studying. I would feel bad to withdraw from the tutoring job after already I already made a commitment, but I'll worry about that if or when I have to.
*Someone who went away for college, then moved back home with parents because the job market sucks.
**My favorite was a kid named "El" who reminded me of a cute chipmunk, but she grew and now she's taller than me, so now she reminds me of a Meerkat.