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MIT [May. 20th, 2008|01:39 pm]
And now that I've been considering the possibility of graduate school, I come across this.

Expensive as hell, but damn, I wanna do it. Means moving to Boston for a year, which is quite doable - I'd put most of my belongings into storage until I finished. I could easily fly the boy up every couple of months to visit, and I think the chicklet would be amenable to being somewhere for 12 months. It'd be more like a really long, educationally intense (albeit expensive) vacation.

I dunno. Some thought will need to be put into it.

[User Picture]From: la_luna
2008-05-20 07:40 pm (UTC)
Wow...that's geeky.

But it could end up being lucrative.

What do you hope to do with it?

And student loans? Ha...I'm 100K in with no end in sight. Get used to it.
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-05-20 08:16 pm (UTC)
Geeky as HELL. I'm looking at it as a step to a doctorate, more than anything else. I figger it would be a good way to demonstrate how flexible I am in my work.

Yeah. I'm pretty much resigned to being in debt until I die.
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[User Picture]From: la_luna
2008-05-20 08:36 pm (UTC)
Which means, basically, that you plan to teach (and write and research). And you plan to be brokeass, but have great vacations, decent benefits, and maybe even tenure.

Personally my plan for getting over on the feds involves making sure I die well before my loans are paid off...since that is now the only way you can get rid of loans outside of forgiveness programs (which mean you commit to work a shit job for 3-5 years so you can have just a small portion of your loans forgiven) or total disability.
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[User Picture]From: trillian_stars
2008-05-20 07:45 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a really cool program -- I had no idea such a line of study existed. Just as long as you don't lose sight of Shakespeare!

And there are definitely worse things than being stuck in Boston for a year.
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-05-20 08:17 pm (UTC)
Bill will always have a special place in my heart. And I could think of several ways to bring Shakespeare into this kind of writing too!
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[User Picture]From: la_luna
2008-05-20 08:37 pm (UTC)
And if you want to know what it's like to be a Mexican in Boston, talk to my friend Roman, ongelofelijk here.
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From: saralogan
2008-05-20 10:52 pm (UTC)
LOL Writing school is so overrated.
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[User Picture]From: argent_fish
2008-05-21 10:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it is. But employers sure like those degrees from big name schools.
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