Last edited by mattm; 01-04-13 at 04:01 PM.
It does however as pointed out come with trqadeoffs, most notably working your ass off nights and weekends for a number of years.
I get that there are things other than money. I should have said"economically rational".
My point is that she is taking a huge financial haircut. The English PHD will be of zero help if she practices law, and the JD will be of extremly limited value as an English academic, certainly not enough to cver 3 years of law school.
So she has to be doing this for non economic reasons, because it is a terrible business case. Assuming she's sure that it's what she wants, that's great, and I admire her courage. There are lots of lawyers who make lots of money and hate their jobs. Just realize she's making a very heavy dollar bet here.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.
If you get into track racing as many roadies do when they live near a track:
- University of Washington is a few minutes from Marymore Velodrome.
- Penn State is about an hour from Trexlertown velodrome (They host some of the fastest racing in the country. Even some international UCI races in the summer).
- University of Oregon is about 2 hours from Alpenrose Velodrome.
If Seattle was too rainy for her, I think Eugene will be too.
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I would agree with this assessment 100% and part of the reason why I like it here as much as I do. My wife is finishing up here PHD this year but we like it enough to want to stay. There are jobs here outside of the university, most are techy jobs and are very competitive to get and don't pay as much as they should but it's a trade off for those who like a small town and the outdoors.
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Just wanted to update this thread.
Virginia Tech ended up being the winner for her/us.
She ended up visiting Utah, Oregon, VT and Penn State. Narrowed it down to Utah and VT. After that, some further digging and talking to the students within each program, and VT came out on top.
We've found a pretty awesome place to live, not too far from the local MTB trails. Based on what friends have told me, research and my time racing bikes as a college student, VT has a pretty stacked cycling team, and I'd imagine racing around there is pretty good as well, both road and on the dirt. Looking forward to getting some miles in my legs up in them thar hills!
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I don't know how it is now, but when I was racing college in the ACCC (2008-2010), VT and Navy were the big dogs, with App a close third. Navy was mostly strong in women's, because they had a lot of them.
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