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
"I did go from a mechanical undergrad to aerospace master's. Going into my senior year I didn't consider grad school a serious option an was pretty set on going into industry. My decision came down to two things.
First, I finally realized I…"
"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…"
"Over the past few years I've passed on a couple of potential relationships because I would be moving onto somewhere in less than 6 months. I've regretted every instance. Start things off casually and be honest about your military plans.…"
"If you have some extra shelf space, consider growing a couple of small plants. Of course you couldn't do anything that would be large or require any significant amount of upkeep, but if you could find something green and leafy, I feel it would…"
"I was once told by my boss to always respond with something like, "Ya know, just getting by." If you say great or fine, that means you don't have enough work to do. I thought there was a certain amount of truth to that one... "
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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."
"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…"
"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…"
"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'…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"I don't know. I think he sold it to get something bigger. Those of us that moved out of our parents' house a decade or two ago and have several vehicles of our own don't always keep such good track of…"
"What happened to his Lexus then Jack? Couldn't he afford to pay it off so it had to get taken away? My father paid for his Lexus upfront, all 61k. You could learn something from that when you decide to buy a luxury car. "