Should I take this opportunity?

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by Teger, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    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.
     


  2. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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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.
     


  3. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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
     


  4. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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.
     


  5. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    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?
     


  6. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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
     


  7. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    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.
     


  8. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    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.

    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.
     


  9. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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
     


  10. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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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.
     


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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?
    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.
     


  12. Joffrey

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    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
     


  13. Teger

    Teger Senior member

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    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.
     


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    can't you just go backpacking somewhere to find yourself?
     


  15. Matt

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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?
    lol. I seem to remember telling you that a couple of years ago.
     


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