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Decision on delaying education

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Aug 7, 2013. 16 Replies

Hello everyone! I've been an AOM reader for awhile now, hoping to get some insight on a life decision.  I've been planning on starting grad school this fall but, without going into to many details,…Continue

 

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Dec 14, 2013
N Fan replied to Sean G.'s discussion Academics and Masters Professionals of AoM: Making my Masters Matter
"First off, congrats on getting into a funded Master's program! By the way, I'm currently in an engineering master's program and have decided against getting a PhD so I hope some of my experiences are applicable.  You seem to have…"
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David F. replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"Thanks for the update!!!  It really is encouraging to those that comment to know how our advice is listened to or not.  At the minimum it lets us know we where heard. I wish you good luck in your studies.  Work hard and network hard…"
Aug 7, 2013
N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"So if anyone is still paying attention to this, I thought I'd provide an update. Sorry its been a long time coming, but I've been in and out of internet access for the last couple of weeks. I will for sure be going to grad school. One of…"
Aug 6, 2013
StaggerLee replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"If you really feel you'll be missing something valuable in your life if you go straight to grad school then don't go but realize you will be a different person than who you would have been if you did go. Same is true the other way. If blow…"
Jul 22, 2013
Adam Birch replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"I would recommend doing this at a low cost state college or community college. I often tell people unsure about what they want for the future to hold off on college because college is an extremely expensive way to find yourself."
Jul 22, 2013
Christopher replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"Unless you have commitments of some kind (financial or other), it is too easy to try to answer your question directly as a rational choice between continuing education and travel. Apart from anything else, the experience of travel can be an…"
Jul 17, 2013
Rebekah replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"My mother went from kindergarten to MD without skipping a single semester. She did spend a couple summers in Europe. My father left a graduate program he didn't like to lead Bible studies, met my mother, went back to graduate school, but…"
Jul 17, 2013
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N Fan replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"Some good points being made out there. Its interesting hearing peoples' personal stories and I think valid arguments have been made for both sides. As for me, I'm in engineering. I'm viewing grad school as more of a not 'if'…"
Jul 17, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"Little bit of my life. I joined the military right out of highschool and spent 14 years on active duty with a year break between enlistments when I worked as a computer tech for a small business.  I was in a technical field and could have…"
Jul 16, 2013
David F. replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"I agree with your comment about wondering around broke for a year. However once you have your life partner and a career it is harder to take off for the a few months.   My wife and I have talked about Europe for over 9 years.  Life seems…"
Jul 16, 2013
Rick Shelton replied to N Fan's discussion Decision on delaying education
"That's what I told my 17 y/o son about college; almost word-for-word.  We've recruited our daughter in talking to him about college.  He's kind of in drift mode because he's not sure what course of study he…"
Jul 16, 2013

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