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Discussion: Grad school?

in: Ari-o; Ari-o > 2015-12-17

Dec 18, 2015 5:28 AM # 
Tell more?
Dec 19, 2015 5:29 PM # 
Yeah, so … I've made some friends with the MIT transportation people (Fred Salvucci keeps calling me a genius in public meetings). Suggested I apply this cycle. I thought everything was due in January, but it turns out that one of the applications was actually due on the 15th of December, which I found out on the 12th. Which was a bit of junk show but I did make it with a couple of hours to spare. And I did get out for a rollerski last Sunday.
Dec 20, 2015 6:18 AM # 
Good good.

Transportation planning or engineering? And would it be good for you or for them? (That's not a trick question... an MIT degree is never something to be sniffed at, and the cost of grad school is HIGH when you add tuition to lost income for two years.
Dec 20, 2015 8:39 PM # 
Dec 21, 2015 3:45 PM # 
Sort of both. Applying to both, seeing what sticks.

And, hopefully good for both. I've been doing a lot of, well, let's just call it "pro bono" work this year in the field, and would like it to be a bit more compensated. And they have quite a bit of funding. Now, if I get a sweet job offer in the next 6 months, I could be convinced otherwise. But there seem to be some interesting things they're doing, and that are in the field of research I want to do more.

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