Graduation’s in May. So what’s next? Graduate School should be the next logical step, right?
For me, I don’t think so, not immediately after undergrad, anyways.
Being in college for as long as I have has been an eye opening experience. If you were to place me next to my 17 year old self right now, I can assure you that you’d be looking at two totally different people. And for that I’m thankful.
I’ve been in school since the age of 5 and with my 24th birthday approaching this December, I feel like a break is in order. 19 years pursuing mandatory and higher education has left me feeling like there’s more out there that I’m missing.
Civil Engineering (and Engineering as a whole) is a TIME CONSUMING major. I can’t even recall the long nights at the Engineering building past 2 and 3am to study, or having to turn down friends and completely disregard my social calendar (the small one I did have), just to be able to finish all the work in front of me. And to be completely honest.. i’m tired of it.
So. As of right now… my plans for pursuing a Master’s Degree are on hold. At least for a few years. I need to move out and establish my own. Start working. Build some credit. Just get out and enjoy my 20’s without have to worry about textbooks and all of that.