Grad School – Umbrella?
17 Jun, 2009 - Alissa Wilkinson
From the Boston Globe: Why Going for Another Degree Right Now Isn’t As Safe As It Seems.
But let’s face it, introspection doesn’t pay the student loan bill. Recently, Harvard University held a seminar on how to handle rejection. Good idea. Learning how to innovate and cope is a skill that will become as crucial as any other as the job market continues to sputter. My generation was taught to believe we could accomplish anything. But the stinging reality, one that my husband is coming to terms with, is that hard work and ambition aren’t good enough anymore. Flexibility and steeliness are key. For schools to remain relevant, it’s a lesson that must be taught in the classroom.
(On a personal note, I [Alissa] am not sure if this should be good or bad news for me, as I graduate with my M.A. in December. I currently have several jobs that add up to full-time work, so I’m hoping I’m a little immune.)