Saturday, November 08, 2008

Out of Place

I am currently doing what might best be described as career change shopping. I don't know what I want to do, but I have this vague feeling that it's not what I'm currently doing. I was looking up OR and related fields, and came across Financial Engineering. So I went to an info session for the Financial Engineering program at Berkley. The lady who was giving the info session talked a whole bunch of stuff. Along the way she was trying to make the point that the students tend to be well rounded ... and even pleasant,
"If someone is going to spend more time than their wife and their kids with you, they are going to want you to be a certain way."
I doubt she was trying to imply that their female alumnae tend to be gay.

A few years ago, right out of college, this wouldn't have bothered me. Yesterday it made me take a glance around the room to confirm I was the only female in the room.

And boy, did I find the other participants ... irritating. Maybe MFE is not for me :)

So, how long before the US elects a female (who's not named Palin) to be President?

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