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I've seen posts regarding PhD decision-anxiety after the April 15th decision deadline, but most posts seem to have dealt with regret/anxieties over selecting one program over another after April 15th. I made the very difficult decision of turning down a fully funded offer but am now feeling some regret. I'm wondering if it's possible to change my mind now... (And, even if the department was able and willing to make it work, would this be too much of a faux pas?) The last thing I would want is to start off on bad terms with my department and advisors. Has anyone else (either in th
So here's my story. I went to an elite US school and got good grades. After spending a year not getting any jobs I enjoyed, I decided that I needed more expertise. For me, as a polisci student interested in research, the choice was between a PhD or a MPP. For a long time, I was sure I wanted to get a PhD. But as I thought about it, I wasn't sure I was ready to do such a rigorous program or if I needed to do PI work to feel fulfilled. I reasoned I would be satisfied doing RA work, consultancy, or a less involved form of research. I was also scared off by all the dismal statistics about a social