Desert Fox wrote:Nobody cares you taught school for 2 years. It's not hard.
I respectfully disagree. http://www.teachforamerica.org/after-th ... tnerships/
It seems like many grad schools show interests in TFA people, giving all those fee waivers and scholarships.
Teaching as just spending time in a classroom may not be hard, teaching well in a bad school is very hard.
I believe TFA is better than nothing but there are other things you could do that will look better on your resume. My best friend in UG went to do TFA and I went into the corporate world a couple years ago. She got done after two years and applied to law schools. She got into some good schools but only one T14. She ended up taking a modest scholarship at a T50. I have identical stats as her (same LSAT, .12 lower UGPA, same ethnic background) and I got into several T14s and was offered a bigger scholarship than her at her school. The only major difference we can see between our applications (besides gender) was her TFA experience and my corporate finance experience and managerial position in finance. She is also a better writer than me so I don't think it was her PS.
TFA is good but I think law schools get a ton of former TFA applicants so substancial professional or managerial experience may make you more competitive. But like I said, TFA is definitely better than no experience/bartending job after UG.