ebw1080 wrote:Zero desire for anything corporate. Ideal job is working for the Federal government. Also, have interest in academia as well.
Academia you have to do Cornell. And understand that it's still very difficult. Prestigious gov work (e.g., feds).. also Cornell. Really, Cornell on all measures. So it's really about whether the additional opportunities are worth the extra tuition. Insofar as you can take advantage of loan repayment, this is an easy case IMHO.