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post #16 of 34
related but OT, my cousin told me that teachers in canada make 90k once they hit 12 years. It was a wtf moment, especially since there's such a huge over-supply of people that want to be teachers.
post #17 of 34
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yea I guess I'll apply. I should make a thread about the costs of applying to grad school: I've spent approaching 3k now...

How the hell have you spent $3,000 applying to grad school? I'm not sure I spent that combined on my 3 grad degrees.
post #18 of 34
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How the hell have you spent $3,000 applying to grad school? I'm not sure I spent that combined on my 3 grad degrees.
are you kidding? I've spent $280+ on sending GRE score reports alone $400 for registering for tests, $22 / school per score report (and I had to send most of them twice because of ETS being terrible with holding things for all scores to be in), $75 - $120 application fees, $5 / transcript, most schools want things sent in the mail too ( $10/school for delivery confirmation, etc) shit adds up
post #19 of 34
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Yes, but I'm talking about giving up 250k (minimum) to get a few years more of graduate education to pursue a career, where apparently, "most people" in the sector make 40-60k.

how am I giving up "250k minimum"? most careers I would be interested in pursuing are not particularly high paying.
post #20 of 34
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
are you kidding?

I've spent $280+ on sending GRE score reports alone

$400 for registering for tests, $22 / school per score report (and I had to send most of them twice because of ETS being terrible with holding things for all scores to be in), $75 - $120 application fees, $5 / transcript, most schools want things sent in the mail too ( $10/school for delivery confirmation, etc)

shit adds up

I guess that makes sense. I knew what schools I wanted to get into, so I didn't have to deal with all that.

How many schools are you applying to?
post #21 of 34
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I guess that makes sense. I knew what schools I wanted to get into, so I didn't have to deal with all that. How many schools are you applying to?
10 total, and would apply to more if I had the $ and time. anyway, the better the program, the higher the application cost and the more extra shit you have to do. did you have to take any tests? I took both the GRE and the GRE Literature in English test
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
10 total, and would apply to more if I had the $ and time. anyway, the better the program, the higher the application cost and the more extra shit you have to do.

did you have to take any tests? I took both the GRE and the GRE Literature in English test

Just the GMAT. I got my MPA same place as I got my MBA and they made an exception for me and took my GMAT score in place of the GRE. And I took the LSAT of course.
post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
how am I giving up "250k minimum"? most careers I would be interested in pursuing are not particularly high paying.

I'm not sure why you are not understanding the question.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
So if you were making the SF minimum salary, would you give that up to complete a Ph.D. and teach, making the average wages a non-tenured prof gets?

This question asks, "If you had a job, and that job paid at least the SF minimum salary, would you ever give it up to finish a Ph.D. with the plans of going into teach."

I almost had to make this choice, at least the part about working on a Ph.D.
post #24 of 34
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Just the GMAT. I got my MPA same place as I got my MBA and they made an exception for me and took my GMAT score in place of the GRE. And I took the LSAT of course.

typical cost breakdown is something like this:

I applied to UVA

$75 application fee (IIRC)
$46 for scores (once with just GRE, once with GRE Subject)
$10 for 2x transcripts
$10 to mail the additional packet of work
post #25 of 34
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I'm not sure why you are not understanding the question. This question asks, "If you had a job, and that job paid at least the SF minimum salary, would you ever give it up to finish a Ph.D. with the plans of going into teach." I almost had to make this choice, at least the part about working on a Ph.D.
no I understood the question, and my answer was "maybe". luckily (or unluckily?) I don't have to make that choice so I don't see how it's super relevant. even if I went and got an MA in something and then worked for 5 years, it would most likely be in a field where making $250k isn't a realistic possibility.
post #26 of 34
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I don't think an MA in history is conducive to job placement. I say this as someone with a BA in history...I love the stuff, but where would you use that MA?
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i think you should keep overeducating yourself in the liberal arts until you're completely unemployable
+1 to this. What the fuck would you do with an MA in History? If you want to teach, just kill yourself now.
post #27 of 34
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post
typical cost breakdown is something like this:

I applied to UVA

$75 application fee (IIRC)
$46 for scores (once with just GRE, once with GRE Subject)
$10 for 2x transcripts
$10 to mail the additional packet of work

Wow, you got shafted. I took the GRE (general test) in December, didn't pay to have scores sent, didn't have to pay to send transcripts, uploaded all documents for application packet. Based on your maths I saved $66 per application
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Wow, you got shafted. I took the GRE (general test) in December, didn't pay to have scores sent, didn't have to pay to send transcripts, uploaded all documents for application packet. Based on your maths I saved $66 per application

the fun of the GRE is when you take both a subject test and a general test you have to send everything twice because of grading time discrepancy.
post #29 of 34
can't you just go backpacking somewhere to find yourself?
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
I don't think an MA in history is conducive to job placement. I say this as someone with a BA in history...I love the stuff, but where would you use that MA?
lol. I seem to remember telling you that a couple of years ago.
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