neener Posted November 10, 2010 Share Posted November 10, 2010 Hi all, Could very much use some advice, particularly from anyone who's already been through this process. For several years, I've been planning to apply for PhD programs this fall. I've been out of school for about 5 years, and the plan was always to work and then go back to school with the ultimate goal of teaching at the university level. I've now done all the legwork to apply this year: GREs, research on programs, talking to undergrad professors about LORs, drafting a personal statement, etc. But when it comes down to it, I'm having a lot of trouble deciding if this is actually the right choice for me. Too many people have told me "don't do a PhD if you can picture yourself doing anything else and being happy." The truth is, while being a professor is still my "first choice" for the next 30some years, my job now is fine, and I can picture myself doing a lot of different things and being perfectly happy. Does anyone have any advice about how to make the decision about whether or not to take the plunge? Obviously applying is a lot of time and money, and completing a PhD programs is even more time/money, and I'm terrified I'm going to choose the wrong option here. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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