BETA Unplugged

BLUE ENGINE ASKED BETAS FOR AN HONEST PERSPECTIVE ON THEIR YEAR OF SERVICE.  RESPONSES WERE UNEDITED BY BLUE ENGINE STAFF AND WRITTEN BY THE BETAS THEMSELVES.

  1. What made you decide to do Blue Engine over other national service programs?
  2. What’s it like living on $1200 a month in New York City? Is that some kind of joke?
  3. What does a typical day look like?
  4. How was training? Do you feel like Blue Engine prepared you for the academic year?
  5. What are some of the pros/cons of working alongside teachers and other members of your team inside classrooms every day?
  6. What kinds of opportunities are you exploring in the year(s) beyond this current service experience? In what ways has Blue Engine helped clarify and/or confuse your thinking on this?
  7. Anything else you’d like to add? Any advice for prospective applicants or observers in the education field?