I’m a procrastinator… Making big decisions is not really my thing so I tend to wait till the last minute. For example, I haven’t decided if I want to go to do my MS until my last semester as an undergrad.
Similarly, I’m two semesters away from a Masters and I still don’t know if I want to continue my education. I think I do want to get a PHD but I still don’t have this crystal clarity of mind that comes about only when you make decisions the last minute.
But I think the last minute is here already. I just talked to one of my professors and he told me that if I want to get to a decent school I need to start applying now. Crap!
I don’t even know where to go… Who has good CS programs around here? I definitely want to stay local, but I have no clue which schools are good and which suck. I spent the past 5 years of my life here at MSU. I would do a PHD here, but we don’t even have a CS PHD program here. I figured I’ll sort all of this out next semester – but it seems like I might need to start now.
Of course if I fuck this up and apply to late, I can always take a semester/year off and try looking for a job in the industry. Sigh… I’m confused…