# Just got Phy+Math Degree, Waiting for Grad School, what to do

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I'm looking for suggestions on ways to:
a) Make some money
b) Get valuable experience that looks good on my grad school application

My timeline:
Right now it is September 2018. I will be taking the Physics GRE in September 2019/Oct. 2019. I'll be applying for Physics Grad Schools soon after this by Dec 2019 in hopes to get in for August-ish 2020.

That gives me roughly 1.5 years before I enter Grad school.

My history:
I just got a BS in mathematics and a BA in physics in May. I have plenty of research experience from this time.
Right now, I am moving back to my pops house as he is going through some challenging health problems. This gives me free rent/elec/internet, which is double nice since I have debt pouring down on me starting January 2019 (Roughly $350.00 per month or so). This also means I am settled somewhere near Tampa, Florida for the 1.5 years. Right now I am looking at: There is a tutoring center very close to my house. I am pretty sure I can get a job here. However, this would be minimum wage, roughly 20 hours per week, and not available during the off-season. This would be a good job for my resume/experience AND i'd actually really enjoy it. So I'm ok with this. But it only marginally gets me over the$ issue for the time that it is in school.

My question to you:
Is there any opportunities that I am passing up that would both look good on my graduate school resume AND pay me well?

Thanks for the help!

StatGuy2000
To the OP:

I have a question for you. You state that you have plenty of research experience from your time pursuing your undergraduate studies. What types of skills have you acquired during that time?

I ask this because if you have developed, say, computational skills, then that should give you opportunities to pursue work in, say, software development as an example. Also, Tampa is the location of several military bases -- if you have the security clearance, perhaps seeking some time of defense-related work could be something you could look into.

You mentioned the tutoring centre. Have you also looked at local colleges/universities to see if there may be lab tech type of work available there?

RJLiberator
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To the OP:

I have a question for you. You state that you have plenty of research experience from your time pursuing your undergraduate studies. What types of skills have you acquired during that time?

I ask this because if you have developed, say, computational skills, then that should give you opportunities to pursue work in, say, software development as an example. Also, Tampa is the location of several military bases -- if you have the security clearance, perhaps seeking some time of defense-related work could be something you could look into.

You mentioned the tutoring centre. Have you also looked at local colleges/universities to see if there may be lab tech type of work available there?