Incidentally, The Science Goddess instructs,
Research indicates that career-long patterns get set by about 6 months into one's career. Better to ponder now...and with others in the same boat...before their ideas are completely cemented.Note to all you activists out there: that's probably where their political involvement or lack thereof gets cemented, too.
For me, it was the massive march to the Capitol that gave me not only a sense of mission, but a sense of what's possible, practical, and realistic in education reform. Best part: I'm still an optimist.