Hi, this is my first post here! Just reading through these forums has already been really helpful though... what a great resource. I'm just starting out in the process, and want to make sure that what I'm doing makes sense... would love to get some advice from you! The situation: - 24 years old, with a BA in physics/math minor, and an MS in physics... 3.62 undergrad GPA. - In the process of moving to Berkeley and don't have a job yet - Registered for an EMT class at a CC, which will run mid-Jan through end of May. - Planning on applying to the Mills post-bacc, which would start in the fall (anyone know what makes a competitive applicant there?) - Trying to figure out what to do with myself in the mean time (or even just until the end of the EMT class... and then get a job as an EMT) I have some experience doing math/science tutoring, so I've applied to a couple of tutoring companies but haven't heard back yet... it seems like doing this would make sense because a) I could make ~ $40/hr doing it, so could support myself on just a few hours a day, leaving plenty of time for volunteering and EMT class, and b) it's pretty flexible/doesn't require too much of a long term commitment, so if I wanted to get an EMT job after the class (which I do), I could either just stop or work at reduced hours... same for once post-bacc classes start. The key is actually getting a job though... any other ideas if I don't? I've also been looking for healthcare-related jobs I could do right now that would let me interact with patients... which would be really appealing, though these jobs seem to be few and far between. I'm having a hard time figuring out what to include on my resume for something like that, given that my only medical training is as a WFR! I do want to make sure I get some non-emergency face time with patients *somehow* though, because I'm pretty sure I want to do Family Med in an underserved area (though I would also like to keep up my emergency skills... is it possible to do both?). Maybe volunteering would be best for this. So ideally it would look like... Jan-May: tutor/EMT class/volunteering May-Sept: tutor?/work as EMT/volunteering Sept-?: post-bacc/work as EMT/volunteering Something like that? Plus some shadowing in there. It's not that complicated a plan and I think I'm in a pretty good spot, but I've been obsessing about it a little... probably need to stop thinking about it and just *execute* the plan... story of my life.... it would be great to know what you guys think and if there's stuff I'm not thinking of. Thanks so much and happy holidays to everyone!