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I'm trying to find a good backup plan if I end up getting rejected from grad school again. This seems to be something that can and (probably) will happen. This is my 2nd time applying and if I don't get in this time, then I never will, because I tried really hard this time.

OK, anyway. If I don't get into math grad, what are some other options? I did a double major in applied and pure math. I took courses like probability, stochastic processes, computational geometry. While I liked all those, I didn't delve into it as deeply as my proposed grad interests. I really did put all my eggs in one basket.

I have no programming skills. I don't know how to use any sort of specialized computer programs, like any stats programs, photoshop, etc.

I was thinking about becoming a teacher. I am currently tutoring high school students in precalc and I enjoy doing it. I am considering sending off a Math for America teaching application. They have a nice fellowship program and they seem to do a good job placing teachers in the right situations.

Other than that, I don't really know what else I can do. I don't see myself picking up any programming skills in the immediate future. I haven't taken any coursework outside of mathematics for the last 3 years. Any work experience has been tutoring or related to math as well.

I have an offer of Masters admissions from NYU for next year, so if I don't get into any PhD programs, I can go to NYU. I might do this, but I am so freaked about taking on so much debt. I have written about this before and I just don't know what to do.

Any ideas? Help?

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