September 2, 2011

"Create your own grad school. Open your own doors"

Penelope Trunk's Best alternative to grad school strikes me as quite good advice.

If you are thinking of going to graduate school, you need to understand that the process of discovering what value you bring to the adult world is a very hard process to endure. Because you are probably smart, and you like to learn, and most jobs are not about paying you to learn. You have to create that for yourself.
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Life should be a process of learning and doing, learning and doing. Grad school is all learning. It’s an imbalance that is not fair to you, and not right for you. Create your own grad school.  Open your own doors.
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Find a foot in a door and then start learning everything you can to open that door wider.
Posted by Jill Fallon at September 2, 2011 11:24 AM | Permalink