Do schools matter in industry?
dorwe001 at MAROON.TC.UMN.EDU
Wed Jan 10 12:59:07 EST 1996
I wish to second some of Linnea's comments on waiting vs. not waiting to attend
grad school. Maturity and a sense of identity is definitely something you would
gain by waiting if you complete your UG by 22. It does appear to be a bit
harder for grad students in this age group, though not insurmountable. If you
do decide to wait, however, set a definite timeline for yourself. I know of
several instances where someone went to work for financial reasons, intending to
return to school later, but never returned because it never seemed like the
right time, or they got too accustomed to that comfortable paycheck. Regarding
grad school finances, yes, stipends are pretty much the norm, as well as tuition
waivers. I would think twice about attending a school without those benefits.
To prepare for industry, my impression is to be flexible, look into
interdisciplinary programs, and train as a generalist in addition to having your
Julia wrote that grad school is no longer considered a grace period for school
loans. I may be mistaken, but I thought that bill was defeated.
Anyway, good luck, whatever you decide.
Jane Dorweiler ** Regardless of what they say about the
Department of Plant Biology ** cat, curiosity is a good thing. It's
University of Minnesota ** what makes each and every one of us
dorwe001 at maroon.tc.umn.edu ** a scientist!!
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