MLIS v1.0

This will be my 3rd week into my first semester for my MLIS.

Here are some of my preconceived notions before the semester started:

1. I would be one of the few males in the class.
2. There would be a lot of younger classmates compared to other advanced degrees.
3. I could find a full time job and handle the class work with ease.
4. My classmates would be considered my "competition" in the future job search.
5. Again, I thought there would be tons of young, attractive, bookish females in my classes

The reality:

1. Surprisingly, there are a lot more guys in my classes then expected.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Yeah, I'm fairly disappointed so far with the guy-girl ratio.

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Ah, but while the ratio is not satisfactory to you, your fifth notion was that there will be "young, attractive, bookish females". Whether the ratio is good or bad is beside the fact; it's the qualities of your classmates.

Yay pedantics!

the higher the number of women, the higher the odds of having young, atrractive, bookish females! ;)

... how can you expect the women to look that much better than you? what are you? a six? (basing my guess of typical library dudes' blogs or twitter photos) so, how can you expect the women to be much hotter? or even be single?

when I was in library school, most of the women were either married or in committed relationships or in the early stages of cat love. and I was an alt-rock, comic book boy with a receding hairline... woo-hoo! what a catch!

clearly, you're goofing, but library school took all my free time, so much so, that I had to schedule in getting drunk, maybe once every 2 weeks.. what kind of college is that?

like everything else, it got easier when I established a routine. and when I learned which students I could beat up and take their homework. in library school, that was pretty much all of them.

The library profession has always been a late career for many. The ratio of library school students and new entries the the profession is well documented and should not be a surprise. What research did you do before pursuing a MLS?