Today, Boundless published part 1 of a two-part series I wrote about graduate school deliberations. It opens:
Mike was a motivated biology student with a strong GPA. Since graduating, he’s spent the last three years as a research assistant in a large biotech company. Mike’s always been interested in medicine, and that interest has only grown since he’s been working. The thought of becoming a doctor seems increasingly exciting. Of course, it would be time-consuming to take the MCAT, apply to a bunch of medical schools, and then wait and hope for interview invitations. Not to mention the enormous expense and having to leave his job. Should he take the plunge?
Jenny always loved history. She’s intelligent and enjoyed college. Her 3.4 GPA could have probably been higher if it weren’t for her basketball and RA commitments. She likes her job as a tour guide at an important historic site, but it’s getting old. Truth be told, she’d love to be married and starting a family by now, but that just hasn’t happened. She’s thinking about going back for a graduate degree to qualify for jobs that would give her more intellectual challenge. Why not, if she’s going to be working anyway? But would going back to school derail her from someday becoming a stay-at-home wife and mom?
If it’s up your alley, read the whole thing.