by Locker Room contributor
… for some Locker Room readers, but here’s some advice: don’t pursue a Ph.D. in the humanities. If you are considering doing so, please follow these four simple steps to a brighter future:
If you’re still not convinced, check out the first 36 or so out of 100 very good reasons not to go to grad school. Or try Mark Bauerlein’s essay from Monday about the plummeting job market for Ph.D.’s in literary studies.
If that doesn’t work, watch this slightly macabre but still funny Youtube clip in which an adviser tries to drill some sense into the head of a young woman determined to go to grad school.
If that still doesn’t work, watch this other Youtube clip in which the Simpsons mock the “terrible life choice” of some Ph.D. students.
And if none of those work, I would suggest going back to step one and starting over, although I fear your condition may be terminal.