“I don’t really think about age, [When people would learn I was getting my Ph.D.] I got responses like “Wow! You’re, you are 65 and you’re starting a Ph.D.” As if this was an issue and it just never occurred to me.” ~Dr. Philp Merry
In this episode of Quick Fix Friday, we’re going to dive a little deeper into the idea of should you go back to school. This is based on episode number 10 where I interviewed Dr. Philip Merry and talked about his journey to getting his Ph.D. at age 69.
To dive into this topic further, I found a great article on Coursera.org called. I want to talk about some of these questions as they relate to how Dr. Merry got his Ph.D.
Question 1: Will going back to school further your career? And I would also ask, does that even matter to you?
Question 2: Does it make financial sense to go back to school?
Question 3: Is there a different way that you could achieve the same result without having the time-consuming and expensive choice of going back to a traditional school?
Question 4: How are you going to go back to school? Do you need to go back part-time, while you’re still working? Or would you want to go back full-time and shorten that timeframe to getting your degree? You also want to see if you’re going to do it online or in person. Maybe you have to do something more unusual or extreme like moving, and that’s going to be a bigger consideration.
Going back to school might not be for everybody, but if you are getting that nudge from the universe, I think you want to honor that.
Catch up on the interview and my top takeaways in these other episodes:
- Episode 10: Interview with Dr. Philp Merry
- Episode 11: Look for Synchronicities – Top Takeaways from Dr. Philp Merry
Read The Transcript Here