UW Graduate School

Edgar Garcia

Edgar-GarciaBank of America Fellow

Grad major: Classics

Hometown: El Paso, TX

Undergrad institution: University of Texas, El Paso

Undergrad major: History

Why did you decide to attend graduate school?

I’ve always had a profound interest in the ancient world, and after I did my MA in Classics, I was sure I wanted to continue expanding my knowledge of Roman and Greek literature by pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field.

What are your career plans post-graduate school?

Ideally, I’d like to get a job in academia. But I’m also open to a non-faculty job at a university or teaching high school.

What advice would you give undergraduates thinking about graduate school?

If you’re not entirely sure you want to commit to the five or so years a Ph.D. requires, either take some time away from school or apply to terminal MA programs with funding as this will allow you to dip your toes into the water and see if you’re as passionate about your subject and about graduate school in general.