My secret dream

posted 3 years ago in College
Post # 3
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@lalalyanne:  Hey, I say do it. I dropped out of college 5 years ago and just started my first term towards a bachelors. But that’s not good enough for me either – I will eventually go for my masters. If you’re going to do it do it right! 🙂

Post # 4
11614 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My advice?  Don’t get a PhD unless you know you really want to be in that field and that it’s going to help you out.  It sounds to me like you don’t have a plan and are just looking for a PhD as a time-filler.  It’s a huge committment that you need to be sure about.

Post # 5
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Getting your PhD is an awesome idea, but if you don’t know what you want to do, its a huge drain on your finances. 

I would say start looking at jobs you think you would like, and look at what PhD program would be appropriate. 

Post # 6
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@abbie017:  +1

I’m not anti-PhD, but it requires a huge investment of time and money and doesn’t necessarily open as many doors as a bachelor’s degree does.  Concentrate on getting your BSW first and then reevaluate how far you’d like to take it.

Post # 7
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think you should work for a while first – you don’t want to get a PhD and find out that you hate the field you’re in. Internships don’t count – I’m talking about a real, in-depth job.

Get into it for 5 years or so, and then decide if you want to pursue your PhD.

Post # 8
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@abbie017:  +1, OP. I didn’t mention that I worked in the field I’m getting my degrees in for that whole time I was out of school. I hit a ceiling that to advance willl need a degree – I’m not just getting it because I can it will actually help me! 🙂

Post # 9
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Yeah, it’s crazy unless you know what field you want it in and it would be a real asset for employment / salary in your field.

Unless you’re loaded, the time off from an income and the cost of the degree are SO not worth it just for fun / betterment.  Also, getting a PhD is fucking hard.  Really really hard.

Sorry that’s kind of jaded and overly-realistic, but it’s true.

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