As I’ve mentioned, I’m headed to grad school this month. No big deal, just casually moving from Seattle to New York City.
About three months in to my two year Peace Corps term I decided to go to grad school when I got home and began obsessing.
On my weekly trip to the capitol city, I would copy and paste page after page or poorly loaded content from university websites and compile them into guides on my computer. I got pretty into tables of contents. From there I would read through each guide, judging the school’s education program on three excel pages of factors, organized by priority.
After a year and a half, I had a spreadsheet of over 40 schools. I applied for three.
My point is that I had the time to obsess about grad school and systematically evaluate my options before picking the best fit. I then had enough…
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