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.)

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Liz (#504)

As someone in grad school, the idea that it “stands for hope” is literally insane. What hope do people in grad school have? A minimum wage job with too many responsibilities, a virtually non-existent job market, and an expensive degree that will most likely never result in greater earning power than the associate’s degrees my parents have. My friends and I went to grad school despite knowing all that, because it means getting to do something we love. Grad school has never been a way to escape the responsibilities of the real world. Does the author think my rent is magically paid and I no longer receive paychecks or have to report to a boss? That has never been the case for grad school.

max (#6,196)

Please post more of this. I largely enjoyed it. online trading :)

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