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Subject:Re: Grad school vs. the real w From:Oppelt <tscom008 -at- DUNX1 -dot- OCS -dot- DREXEL -dot- EDU> Date:Tue, 26 Oct 1993 20:24:03 -0500
Gordon Meyer writes:
>I totally agree with Len, the yearn for someone to get a "couple
>years experience" before going on to grad school quickly becomes 5,
>10, 15,... years before they can go back to school. I'd advise your
>student to go to school _now_. It's easier to enter the work market
>late than leave the market for school. I suppose one could always do
>both (take classes and work) but I think that's a poor compromise.
>Grad school, in my opinion, is best experienced full-time.
I wish I had the option to experience grad school full-time. Financial
realities (and my marriage right out of college), however, put grad school
on the back burner until I got a job with a company that would pay my way.
Last month I began in a Masters' program. I love my wife (and my baby
daughter), I enjoy my job, and I am thrilled to be back in an academic
setting - but I am extremely overcommitted and all three commitments get
short weight. I wouldn't change any of my decisions, but I don't think my
current pace is for everyone. Set your priorities early on and go after
what you REALLY want. The "real world" (if it exists) can wait.
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