[Haskell-cafe] PhD at age 45?

Corey O'Connor coreyoconnor at gmail.com
Tue Dec 3 21:29:54 UTC 2013

Related: Paths to becoming a professor of CS at age 45 (or so)?

I don't have much interest in getting a PhD, but have plenty for teaching
CS. Seems like a nice thing to pursue once I'm tired of industry. haha


-Corey O'Connor
coreyoconnor at gmail.com

On Tue, Dec 3, 2013 at 11:43 AM, Dennis Raddle <dennis.raddle at gmail.com>wrote:

> A more specific question than my last post. I guess I'm wondering if it's
> a good idea to begin a PhD in CS at age 45 (currently having a BS in CS).
> My goal is to obtain work that interests me, work that really draws on the
> skills one develops in a PhD program. Work in academia is hard to obtain, I
> understand, but I could take an industry job. I'm wondering if I'll just be
> postponing a job with no financial gain afterward and poor prospects for
> work. Or if there is ageism that will work against a guy coming out of
> school at age 52.
> Or, if it will truly lead to an interesting job with good pay.
> Dennis
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