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Ask Alexis | Should I Go Back to School?

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Dear Ask Alexis, I’ve recently stumbled across Idealist and your column in general. I’ve been out of school for about a year and a half but am having trouble landing the full-time gig. My degree is in sociology and I know I want to work in social services with kids specifically, but the problem I […]

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I Got My Grad Degree in the Wrong Field! Now What?

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When you’re working toward your undergraduate degree, it’s almost expected that you’ll change your major at least once. Bouncing around a bit, academically speaking, has become almost a right of passage. But what about when you’re in grad school? Is it still okay to make a change, mid-study? What do you do if you’re halfway […]

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4 Columbia Students and Alumni Changing the World with a Master’s Degree

The master’s programs at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies—one of the many programs in attendance at the Idealist Grad Fairs— bring together academic theory and professional practice, preparing students to propel their careers forward, take on leadership roles, and potentially, to pivot from one industry to another or even across sectors. With a master’s in hand, […]

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How to Test-Drive a Graduate Program

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Choosing a graduate school is not so different from purchasing a car (hear me out on this one). Both are “purchased” with the hope that they’ll get you from Point A to Point B, and they’re both significant investments. And trying to decide from among the hundreds of graduate programs out there can sometimes feel […]

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