Eugenie Danglars wrote:I'm in Peace Corps, not TFA, but I do education, so it's similar. There are a few people in my group who joined to "travel" or to "take time off before grad school." They hate it, and their schools are really dissatisfied. They don't understand why the rest of us are always busy doing enrichment activities, grading, planning, or hanging out with students. They play video games all the time and just show movies in class and generally complain about how dull life is.
Only do something public service oriented if you're in it for the service- otherwise, it's a waste of everyone's time.
@Eugenie - I'm an education PCV as well. Where are you located?
And yes, this is totally accurate.
I read somewhere that one of the best ways to get into a law school and have a fulfilling, meaningful career is to do what you love. If you don't love it, if you don't have a passion for it, it'll show, and no one wants to work with/hire a miserable person. Figure out what you're passionate about, and the rest will fall into place.
That said (sorry I know that was a bit cheesy-inspirational and shit), many law schools give TFA applicants fee waivers, which will definitely help out, considering they can cost anywhere from $60-$100 each (+$12 LSAC fee for each).
Good look to you, OP