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Should I take this opportunity?

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

  1. 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
     
  2. FLMountainMan

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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.
     
  3. Piobaire

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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.
     
  4. 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
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. Rambo

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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.
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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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
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. scientific

    scientific Senior member

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

    Matt Senior member

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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.
     
  11. Redwoood

    Redwoood Senior member

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    Isn't that the tree HR reps grow on?
     
  12. Connemara

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    lol. I seem to remember telling you that a couple of years ago.
    Your wise words were taken to heart Matthew-san. [​IMG]
     
  13. Matt

    Matt Senior member

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    this must be how that Cats In The Cradle guy felt...
     
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    Nothing says "I've got my shit figured out" like asking a bunch of people on the internet whether you should take up some guy's advice to spend two years doing something you had no prior interest in.

    You're going places, Teger.
     

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