3 Questions To Answer Before Applying To Grad School

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Going to grad school was one of my better life decisions. As an undergrad, I went from a fashion design major … to a business major … to a degree in international affairs (I wasn’t exactly the most focused student). For me, capping off a liberal arts education with an MBA was a good investment—and it definitely helped me land a great job.

However, grad school isn’t for everyone. Before you apply to any schools, consider the following three questions. With many schools’ application deadlines looming in December or January, now is the perfect time to answer them.…

“My MBA Has Influenced My Career Far More Than My Education Degree”

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What do you want to be when you grow up? Where do you see yourself in 5 years? These are tough things to figure out—and, often, your first answer may not end up being the correct one.

Aaron Weber spoke with someone who dealt with her own shifting career goals. This person went from academic administration to marketing management, picking up two master’s degrees along the way. Check out what she had to say about her educational path and what it did for her career.…

Money-Saving Ideas For Furthering Your Education Post-Undergrad

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I have been job searching since graduating. Now, I’m feeling the pressure to find work from my parents, but more so from my wallet—thanks to student loan payments kicking in.

I’ve begun weighing options that can help me land work, including going back to school. But, with a tight budget, furthering my education seems hard. So, I rounded up some less common ways to keep learning post-undergraduate without completely breaking the bank.

If you’re in the same boat, check out this quick information to see if these options may work for you.…

Ask 5 Questions Before Borrowing Money For Graduate School [EXCERPT]

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As anyone who has attended grad school knows, it can be expensive. Really expensive.

However, going to grad school is an investment in your future, and taking on debt to do so makes sense for many students. Sometimes, they simply can’t avoid it (I’m looking at you, med students). But other times, borrowing more money just may not make sense for you—at least, right now.

If you’re not sure whether you can afford grad school, you may need to have a tough conversation with yourself about continuing your education.…

3 Places To Find Additional Money To Pay For Grad School

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I’m a huge advocate for managing your finances independently. I think the sooner you can break off from support from parents or reliance on credit cards and loans, the better off you’ll be.

However, sometimes there’s just not enough money to make ends meet—especially if you’re in grad school like I am. In grad school, you have to watch every penny to survive, and even then, you may still run out of money.

Fortunately, if that happens, one of these three options could help you. …

Grad School In My Late 30s: “The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For My Career”

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Everyone follows their own path for education, and some paths take more twists and turns than others. Not sure where your education is taking you? It can help to see how things went for other people who have been there.

When David B. was in high school, he wasn’t sure he’d go to college at all. Spoiler: He did, but it took a long time. When he was 38, he went back for more, and got a master’s degree. More than a few years after that, he shared his experience with Aaron Weber.…

3 Ways To Make Your Money Count While In Grad School

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I’ve been back at school for a little while now, and I wouldn’t say I’m totally sold on being a student again. I grossly underestimated the workload of an MBA, and the study skills I mastered in undergrad are somewhere in the recesses of my memory where I can’t reach them.

Thankfully, managing my finances while in school is not something I have to study up on! Here are three things I’m doing to stay on top of them.…

“It’s Not Just The Low Pay—Adjunct Teaching Often Involves Low Morale”

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Should you go to grad school? What should you study? What’s the career path like for social science majors? Aaron Weber talked with an anonymous young professor to get the real scoop on paying for grad school, osteology (the study of bones), and suffering academic survivor’s guilt. Check out what this person had to say.…

To Survive Grad School, You Have To Worry About Every Penny

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Going back to school the same year many of my friends are finishing their law and medical degrees feels weird.

For the past few years, they’ve watched me and other working friends enjoy the fruits of full-time employment—while they endured a student budget for nearly a decade. Now that I’m heading back to the classroom while they finish up and secure big salaries, it’s my turn to watch them enjoy spending money while I budget.…