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So, just wondering how you all deal with this as the holidays brought it up in droves for me! I'm the first person in my family to go a route that is even remotely academic. My siblings and I are first-generation college students, and only one of my four siblings has a bachelor's degree and is using it for her job. How do you explain the prospect of a PhD and general academia to those who are way outside of it? I'm currently in the application process, and it feels like everyone assumes I'm just a bookworm who doesn't want a 'real job.' I'm very aware that the confusion is out of
Okay, so I'm a first generation college student, trying really hard to wrap my head around grad school and my odds of being accepted. Background: I have a bachelor's degree in elementary education from a small, private liberal arts college. Graduated in 2014. Immediately after college, I joined Teach for America and spent two years in an inner-city school. After, I moved back to the western Chicago suburbs. I have since been teaching kindergarten at a not-for-profit child care center since June 2016. Here's the catch: I have decided I want to do research psychology. Psychology
Hi All, I find myself paralyzed by the prospect of selecting a graduate program before even applying to a single program! Crazy, I know! Nevertheless, I'd greatly appreciate strategies, wisdom, or anecdotes from anyone who has considered planning for a masters and a doctorate. Thank you so much! Some context -- For the last couple years, I have planned to go for a MPH in environmental health, followed immediately by a PhD in medical anthropology. I decided on that order, hoping the MPH would buy my some time to explore other PhD tracks, and give me a stronger skillset and more refine