Can you explain your grad school research to relatives over Thanksgiving Dinner?

You are an 18-year-old about to take out over 100k in student loans to attend a prestigious state school and choose your future career field based on a few brochures, a naive high school level understanding of STEM subjects, and maybe some internet searches. You have decent grades but no particular study outside of playing Xbox is calling your name. What will you study in college?

Study Electrical Engineering, looks high paying and you get to build things I think

Study Math, you’ve always been decent at it in high school, how much harder could it get in college

Study Chemistry, just imagine living the rest of your life in a lab coat

Start a Pre-Med program, you were born to heal and you love Biology

Published by B McGraw

B McGraw has lived a long and successful professional life as a software developer and researcher. After completing his BS in spaghetti coding at the department of the dark arts at Cranberry Lemon in 2005 he wasted no time in getting a masters in debugging by print statement in 2008 and obtaining his PhD with research in screwing up repos on Github in 2014. That's when he could finally get paid. In 2018 B McGraw finally made the big step of defaulting on his student loans and began advancing his career by adding his name on other people's research papers after finding one grammatical mistake in the Peer Review process.

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