If I had it to do over again, I would have given myself some context for how much money $20,000 or $30,000 really was. I would have spent some time thinking through each of my options, to weigh whether this was a worthy investment or not.
Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.
The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.
With the cost to attend graduate school, students and educators are beginning to debate the necessity of a Master's degree. Nonetheless, here is a list of degrees which will almost certainly guarantee success in the fields to which they lead.
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A great score on the GRE can open the door to many outstanding programs, while a poor score may dash your possibilities of admission into your top choice schools. The pressure is on for this exam, and making sure you prepare in advance will set you up for success on the day of your test.
Six years ago, I earned my master's in journalism from the University of Maryland-College Park. From then on, I have been pursuing my lifelong master's degree. This time around, there is no graduation, commencement speech, mortarboard or tassels.
That's what people picked it up for. There were many things in Coagula. People picked it up for the dirt. We got a level of notoriety. We were mentioned in the John Waters film, Pecker. There's a whole scene where he goes, "Be careful of that guy over there. He's from Coagula. It's a magazine."
The idea consistently presented to me is that really smart people go to graduate school; that's just what they do. So I should be going. This line of thinking is beginning to frustrate me. Who ever said that the top of the class has to go on and earn another degree?
I had less than two months to get all my affairs in order to move to Amsterdam for 18 months. However, I had no idea what I really wanted to do with my life. Continuing school was my idea of keeping up appearances.
Recent college graduates also get the message that a BA is not enough -- from employers, peers, and graduate schools themselves. They must continue on to graduate school. But is more education always better?
The 27 months of Peace Corps service flies by. Some volunteers start thinking about what comes next early in their service and others don't worry about it until they are back in the U.S. All of us hope to utilize new skills we gained in foreign countries.
Maybe if we stopped viewing the value of education for the value of its price tag, we'd get a clearer picture of the pros and cons of grad school. Not everything can be properly evaluated with a financial measuring stick.