About to graduate and conflicted, thought NS might have some advice.
On one hand I took some time off to work and travel before school and am kind of itching to get back in the workforce.
I have some pretty solid opportunities in fields that I find interesting/exciting. Very well compensated but definitely going to be tilting on the work side of the work/life balance. Since the work is fun, I don't think i'd mind.
On the other hand though I have my major, which I love and find fascinating I just got offers from 4 schools, 2 top 10.. Research is interesting but pretty sure I don't want a career an academia. I could work in the same fields I have available now but in roles much more interesting. Job prospects probably pretty good but means 5 more years of school.
Part of me, the part of me that loves school, is screaming that its a once in a lifetime opportunity. The other part of me says that I'm wasting my life on campus.
Need to decide soon.