Alchemical Thoughts

Some additional readings on whether to go to graduate school

Posted on: January 15, 2010

I just posted a small essay over at The Gypsy Librarian entitled "Just Because You Have a Ph.D It Does Not Mean Librarianship Should Be Your Backup Plan." It was a response to a column I read in Inside Higher Ed (you can get the link and details over in my other blog). However, I have seen a couple of other postings and articles on the topic of going to graduate school. With the bad economy, a lot of people figure they can wait out the storm by going back to school. In some cases, getting an education, or additional education, can be a good idea if it means you enhance your skills and can get a better job. In many cases though, especially for something that can be as pricey as graduate school, the idea of waiting for the recession to pass while in graduate school may not be such a good idea. Anyhow, these are some of the posts I have read recently that have made me think, and they can be a little further reading for the post I wrote.

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