Day #25: 3 Reasons to Go Back to University
I had more than three reasons to go back to university. However, half way through the masters program, I realized that there are three defined reasons why I would go back to school if I were you. Reasons that deal with being inspired and entrepreneurial. The job market if great to actually do things, but academia can be very addicting to dreamers. I’ve been thinking about it for a while now and if I had to give myself three good reasons to go back to school one year ago, the list would be more or less like this:
1 – Be There To Be Free
The main difference between an undergrad and a master program is that you are in charge of your academic production. I mean, really in charge of it! Every single paper, every single idea that I have is meant to fit into the scope of my research. It’s great to have time to invest in my ideas and actually develop them. It’s a bitter sweet experience since failure is just around the corner and getting lost is part of the process. However, overall, it’s a very rewarding experience.
2 – Constant Feedback
Remember the time when your grade was all that mattered? Well, it’s quite different in grad school. I am getting used to receiving solid feedback for my intelectual production. Grad school is great to understand how your work is perceived and test your ideas. There is always space for improvement although it’s great to know that you have the support to get there!
3 – Poetry
Maybe this one only applies to me, but I love the fact that I can stop and observe people on my breaks. Poetry is everywhere on campus (and I know it sounds super cheesy!). I enjoy sitting around and observing stories unfolding. You have no idea how many love stories happen before my eyes every single day I am on campus. And yes, I see love triangles, and platonic relationships that wouldn’t be platonic at all if boy or girl would make the first move.
Read more: An Introvert’s Guide to Networking (in case you’re back in the job market)