My students usually ask me at least once during the semester: "I want to go to grad school...What should I do?"
I designed a short 1-page assignment (see below). This exercise forces them to think about the decision-making process which only they can control.
I tell my students that they will have a more meaningful experience in graduate school if they have at least 2-3 years' on-the-job experience.
This is the (optional) assignment I give my students.
Graduate School – to go, or not to go
In case you thought I wasn't going to list my "fav" schools, here they are:
My alma mater in Ithaca, New York
Would have loved a teaching stint at the University of Nevada Las Vegas!
This is where Denney Rutherford (editor of Hotel Management and Operations) was teaching in Washington State:
This is where I've been an adjunct faculty member since 1997, at Hawaii Pacific University: