Q. Two Roads Diverged in a Yellowed Wood: I’m about to graduate with my Master’s degree this spring and I’m at a loss of what to do next. I’ve been (informally) offered a more permanent job where I’m currently a graduate assistant. I love the work I do and I know the money/benefits would be a great start in this field. But the job has nothing to do with my degree in English Literature. I’ve wanted to get my Ph.D. and become a professor since I was in high school but the cost and time burden with no real promise of a guaranteed position at an institution has me favoring the job offer. Any advice?Prudence's advice seems pretty good to me (and I also like the fact that she's standing up for the value of a job that doesn't require a college education earlier in the column), but I thought we might have an additional word or two of advice to add. If so, have at it below.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Shooting Fish in a Barrel?
This one may be too easy, but there's someone over at Dear Prudence actually soliciting advice (Hi, Monkey!) about whether to get a Ph.D. in English Literature: