M: I should tell you that with the present cutbacks, we've only got one full-time administer assistant in the section.
M: How would you feel about doing your own word processing, photo copying, that sort of thing?
W: Oh, I'm used to that. I've done all my own word processing for ages. It's the only way to write really, isn't it?
W: I can type well about 60 words a minute. I did a secretarial course after I left school, so I learnt typing in short hand.
W: Then a few years later, I bought a PC and I learnt how to do word processing, too.
M: Well, that's handy. Now in the position you've applied for, you'd have five to six assistant researchers responsible to you.
M: That's considerably more responsibility than you've had before. So you're obviously ambitious. And as you said, you like challenge.
M: I was wondering what you see yourself doing in, say, five or ten years on the track.
W: Oh, that is a difficult question. Let me try to answer your question in this way. I'm particularly interested in experimental design and also in teaching.
W: I'd like to continue the organization and planning side of research, but do some teaching, too.
W: I know that you have lecturers here who do just that sort of thing—some practical worker and some undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.
W: So that's what I really be aiming for—to be a lecturer here as well.
M: Well, that is certainly a career path that we'd encourage you to follow. But of course it might be necessary to upgrade your present qualifications first.
M: I see from your resume that you've enrolled in an M. A. in experimental psychology. Could you tell me a bit about the courses you're planning to take?