May 4, 2006 by Allen George
I’ve never outlined what I’m doing at Waterloo. Since I’m bitching and moaning about it constantly, I should clarify the background.
For the next four months I will be working as a Research Assistant in the Distributed Systems Group at the University of Waterloo. I make far, far less than a Starbucks barista per month. The irony.
If I adapt to the research mindset I’ll continue with the Masters program at Waterloo. I’ve been ‘recommended’ to the ECE graduate applications committee, but again, the letter I signed states that (and I paraphrase) a recommendation is not tantamount to a guarantee. Waterloo wants to expand its graduate program. Ontario politicians continually speak of the need for higher education. I’m willing to return to a city I dislike (despise?) to get this higher education… What’s the holdup? Again, the irony.
A Masters program is 6 consequtive terms; two years of study and research. I don’t know if I can handle living at Waterloo constantly for two years.
I just don’t know.