I know this might sound a little selfish, but here me out. My wife and I are moving back to the US from Taiwan (my wife will be immigrating), and we will be spending our first six or seven months in Charleston, S.C. (where I’m from) before we go to wherever it is that I get accepted for grad school.
During our time there, we will have to pay rent and I will have to take prereq courses in micro- and macroeconomics. Not to mention, we’ll need to save money for our move to D.C., New York, or Boston at the end of summer (assuming one of these grad schools accepts me). Thus, we really need to make some money.
That said, I really want my job to be something that allows me to get out in the community help people. What are the chances that I could do this, while not having simply to volunteer, which, frankly, isn’t an option?