I recently graduated and I've been working as a Jr. Engineer for a few months now. I realize now that this is not a career/field I want to be in and have been strongly thinking about going back to school to get a Computer Science degree. The problem is that I have 35k in loans from my previous degree and I need to make a decision soon. Am I being reckless for wanting to do a career change so soon? [more inside]
Graduate student "Mastering out", trying to begin next steps [more inside]
In the last couple months I've come to realize that I am not alone. My personality is my problem and it is what has made this post-college thing so hard on me. ENTPs are sort of visionaries who can be the best and innovate and succeed at anything we put our heart to but we get bored very easily if we aren't socially, creatively satisfied and doing some "analysis" or "innovation" or "problem solving". We also don't take well to being "told what to do". (Sort of like a cross between Steve Jobs (visionary, creative, secretly self-obsessed) Calvin (from the comic), Jack Sparrow, The Joker, and Wile E. Coyote. ) [more inside]
Is it worth it at 40yrs. old to take out student loans and go back to school full-time for 2 years? The profession I am interested in has a starting pay around 45-60K and is in the healthcare profession, so jobs are plentiful. I would be taking out about 30K in loans and of course, losing my current salary. My spouse and I both make pretty good money, we have a 4 month old child, we own a home and have 2 car notes, but no other debt. Considering these factors is it worth it to take on that amount of debt at 40 to make that kind salary? Is having a more satisfying career, being a happier person, parent and spouse (not that I am unhappy personally, just very dissatisfied with my career) worth the loss of salary and debt? Is that fair to my family?
Are there good online programs for a Masters of Higher Education degree? Specifically I'm interested in a career in academic advising or student development and would prefer online courses that meet in the evening. [more inside]
I am considering returning to University at the age of 42, and would appreciate some feedback on how it was for you as a mature student. [more inside]
Potential student loan calculus: how much is too much at what age? [more inside]
Where can I find personal stories of popular scholars on their life as students, phd candidates and/or professors? [more inside]
As a (somewhat) older student, how can I best prepare to get into a clinical psychology PhD program? [more inside]
How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful?
How does one make the transition between "college student" and business professional" without being wasteful? [more inside]
I'm an undergrad (rising sophomore) interested in going to law school. Is it worth it to become an NALA Certified Paralegal? [more inside]
Med school is considering kicking me out - what should I do? [more inside]
How do I become a business tycoon? [more inside]
How do I approach software companies for information on getting future jobs? [more inside]
Interesting summer work for a technology/IT enthusiast soon to be graduate [more inside]
A young woman that I am helping has recently left her home country (a totalitarian regime by any account) and is going to be attending undergraduate university in the U.S. in the fall. The school has given her a full ride as her family lives in extreme poverty. After she is done with school, she'll probably want to stay in the U.S., what sort of major should she choose so that she'll have the best chance of getting a job after that will provide her with a visa? I know some will say to choose what she loves, but she needs to be strategic.