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Inev Should Go to Grad School?

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Inev Goes to Grad School
« on: October 30, 2013, 02:34:46 am »

I don't know if we have one particular place where we've discussed this matter so I just started a new thread because I saw this blog post and wanted to share.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2013, 06:25:53 am »

Where is the option for Chile?
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2013, 09:26:27 am »

Where is the option for Chile?

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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2013, 12:39:04 pm »

Can I change my vote?
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2013, 01:46:44 pm »

Ain't they got universities in Chile?
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2013, 05:58:54 pm »

Oh god, go to Chile.  For serious. 
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2013, 05:59:56 pm »

I wish I hadn't told you guys about that idea, because it is not happening.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2013, 07:46:51 pm »

You're right, it is dumb, that is why I am going to grad school.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2013, 08:35:50 pm »

I would say that working in a grocery store will teach you more about the human condition and how life works than a graduate degree...

But I dunno, I've gone down the path of Life Experience and Grand Adventure more than a few times and crashed and burned and here I am again in my childhood bedroom in my thirties.

Maybe I would be a success had I picked a different path than this. Hell, probably.

But I don't think I'd be a better person. I think that what I've done has beaten some of the worse burrs off of my soul.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2013, 08:36:25 pm »

 
Well, if you have an undergrad degree that isn't putting any zip to your life why not pick up a grad degree to keep it company...
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2013, 10:54:28 pm »

You need to decide if your argument is that getting a master's is "too safe" or a stupid gamble.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2013, 10:08:00 am »

I mean he might enjoy it?
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2013, 11:49:29 am »

Sure he might but there aren't a lot of people who can go to grad school just because they enjoy it and then not feel bitter if it doesn't get them a job.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2013, 03:05:57 pm »

I loved the HELL out of grad school, and I still get a little woozy whenever I see how much I still owe on my student loans and think about the prospects for ever getting a job in my field of study.
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Re: Inev Goes to Grad School
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2013, 05:31:02 pm »

Well, the programs I am applying to have 90+% job placement rates. So that looks OK. Although we have already seen that I might be in the bottom 10% of achievement in terms of turning skills/credentials into a job.
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