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Since it Affects Me Right Now…

Posted by invizweb on February 1, 2009

Thanks to Klintron who pointed this article out here in a commented posted on his Technoccult.

The following excerpt is by Penelope Trunks, the Brazen Careerist for her personal blog.

It used to be that the smart kids went to graduate school. But today, the workplace is different, and it might be that only the desperate kids go to graduate school. Today there are new rules, and new standards for success. And for most people, graduate school is the path to nowhere. Here are seven reasons why:

1. Graduate school is an extreme investment for a fluid workplace. If you are graduating from college today, you will change careers about five times over the course of your life. So going to graduate school for four years—investing maybe $80,000—is probably over-investing in one of those careers. If you stayed in one career for your whole life, the idea is more reasonable. But we don’t do that anymore, so graduate school needs to change before it is reasonable again. Read the rest of this entry »

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