Start School Now or Later
May 15, 2010 1:42 PM Subscribe
Should I go ahead and start school while I’m here and transfer? Or should I wait for a year doing my job (and looking for a new one) and waiting to see what happens with my girlfriend’s job opportunities?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (6 answers total)
My girlfriend and I live on the east coast and she's currently in grad school for policy studies at a well known university. She's just finished her first year of a two year program. After she's done we have discussed and planned on moving to Sacramento CA because we are both from the west coast and feel that the capital would be a good place for her to find a job. However, with California being the way it is, economics and job wise, we're not sure of this plan. Washington DC also seems like it is a good job possibility and we’re not ruling that out.
I’ve been here working at a bar and at an office job, both of which are pretty unfulfilling. I’ve recently come to the realization that I’d like to go to grad school myself for social work. However, I’m not sure that I should start school here if we are just going to move in a year due to networking opportunities (I’d lose all the connections I’d made here) and the fact that classes might not transfer. I certainly don’t want to waste time or money.
On the other hand, I’d like to get started sooner rather than later and it’s not a sure thing that we’re going to move to the West Coast. It all really depends on where my gf can get work as she will be the primary earner.
We're both in our mid 30's, if that matters.