That more of us have turned to tertiary education in the face of an anemic job market has been well documented … The Educational Testing Service reports that in 2011, 800,000 people took the GREs, a 13 percent increase from 2010 and a record high. In a recession-plagued economy (and careerist society), Grad School stands for hope.
—Katy Waldman is obsessed with grad school admissions and the forums where applicants gather to trade hopes, dreams, and admissions news. Perhaps you can relate! Or perhaps you never want to go back to school or anything that resembles school, ever. (Also a fine option.)