Here are some of my preconceived notions before the semester started:
- I would be one of the few males in the class.
- There would be a lot of younger classmates compared to other advanced degrees.
- I could find a full time job and handle the class work with ease.
- My classmates would be considered my "competition" in the future job search.
- Again, I thought there would be tons of young, attractive, bookish females in my classes
- Surprisingly, there are a lot more guys in my classes then expected.
- A LOT of my classmates are older, like "coworker-older;" a few of them mentioned that they are in career transitions while other are forced retirees.
- Even though my classes are blended courses (online and face to face), the amount of work for projects and papers is pretty hefty. One of my project's requirements is almost a part time job in itself.
- I never realized the spectrum of careers an MLIS can be used for; quite a few of my classmates are planning to work in law libraries.
- Yeah, I'm fairly disappointed so far with the guy-girl ratio.