Unemployment Or Grad School?

unemployment vs grad schoolWhen I started grad school in 2000, my stipend was almost half that average.

But it’s hard to complain when you’re being paid to learn what you love, cultivate your mind, and prepare for (hopeful) entrance into an elite profession with eventual bullet proof job security and the possibility of working well into your later years without physical wear and tear.

Just don’t get sick, unhired, or denied tenure.  Oh yeah—and be sure to finish the goddamn dissertation.

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