Graduate school can seem like the logical next step for many people wanting to advance their careers and specialize in a specific field. But with the high price of graduate school, it’s important to consider the return on your investment.
For me, I had always dreamed of getting a master’s degree. It seemed so prestigious – a way to stick out from the crowd and learn about wildly philosophical ideas. But my dream school came at a high price, which I gladly paid, because I believed it was worth it at the time. Although I can’t honestly say I completely regret my decision to go to grad school, I have mixed feelings now about my graduate school experience. Even though, I’ve learned a lot from attending graduate school (it’s a learning experience in and of itself) through my own experiences and those of my classmates, I feel I would have been better off trying other things.
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