Thursday, February 18, 2010
Third year attrition
Many people in my program are thinking about leaving. Some already left. Some are switching from a Ph.D. to Masters. After two or three years, maybe they still haven't found something they are excited about, or maybe they found something they are excited about outside of grad school that doesn't require them having a Ph.D. Some of them are good friends. They all need to do what is best for them, and right now that's not staying in grad school, at least not here. Still, I'm sad that they will be leaving Big City.