Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle against graduate school marketing departments. The brochures, the photos of smiling grads tossing things, people in suits going off to work that they’ve secured because of their amazing degrees.
But graduate degrees are expensive, especially if you aren’t sure what you want to do. And it turns out they may be a bad move if you do know what you want to do.
If you’re looking to change the world, for instance, public policy programs may not be the place for you, according to yesterday’s Washington Post. Public policy school graduates aren’t making a dent in the world problems, and worse, and no one in positions of power is reading their research,
according to the piece. Definitely an article worth reading if you’re considering a policy degree.