Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Post-Undergrad Contemplation

So, I get my undergrad degree at the end of the year (if all goes well, which it should). Now I'm pondering what to do after I graduate. At this point, I'm looking into graduate schools - University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Kentucky, and several others offer not only a Master's in Sociology (which is my goal), but also a Ph.D. of Sociology (which is my ultimate goal). One of the schools that offers this is.... Yale. I know it's really hard to get in, and I know it's really expensive... but I'm thinking about applying, anyway. As one of the other soccer moms I talk to said, "Yeah, it's hard to get in, and only maybe 5% of applicants make it, but you can't be in that 5% if you don't try." I won't be ready to start on my graduate plans until after October 2009 anyway, so I have time to contemplate it. I'll see how my grades are. Being a Yalie would be pretty cool, though, don't you think?


Tooz said...

Absolutely. You're a nontraditional student, and sometimes there are nice financial aid packages for such folks. Love you.

Suze said...

Definitely worth a shot. but make sure you visit first to see if it's a good fit.

Suze said...

Not that I have ANY doubt about you...I don't want you to think that I am being discouraging at all in that last comment. I just get the willies from Ivy League schools is all :)