Input on what's next

I’m wrapping up a master’s in 3-4 weeks. Gonna kick back for a few weeks, then I’ve got to do something to fill my time. Please comment on my options, knowing that as always, I’ll likely not listen to your sage advice.

  1. finish my asa credentials. Something left undone for too many years. Downside, math is hard.
  2. volunteer tutor for local high school students, specifically set up a free course for upper year hs students targeting the Euclid. The Euclid exam is out out by uwaterloo and is a factor in getting accepted into the very competitive stem programs. This is likely a ton of work for me, and be about a 3 month zoom thing. Downside, a lot of work upfront, and decent commitment ongoing.
  3. ramp up my fishing with nerds, go ice fishing more often. Downside, it wipes out all day Saturday, and the costs can add up.
  4. something else.

How many, which exams?

What is your masters in? I fantasize about going back to university to study the subjects I never prioritized when I was getting my degree, things like history, philosophy, etc.

You can burn a fair bit of time getting better at chess…

Cost is a big factor for US folks. Canada has way cheaper postgraduate degrees.

Anything mathematical will suck up a lot of time (not super difficult but will involve going over past questions on exams) but if it will give you closure (ASA), why not?

I think about three plus some modules? The core life contingencies. I’ve got srm and all the vees and the first prelims, and I’ve seen the unpassed material before in my undergrad. Prolly about 2 years? Give or take?

Master’s in math teaching. It was course based and part time, so it suited me well.

Also I’m getting close to the age where…free tuition!

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they all seem like worthy goals. I’d do the ASA probably only if you think it will help you in your career.

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I’ve recently completed an undergrad math degree, and in a few weeks will be completing a masters degree, none of which matters to my career. I’m too far along in my career for educational credentials to matter.
I mean, maybe after retirement if I do consulting or pivot somehow, having an asa would be beneficial. But that depends on what I do in retirement.

As long as there’s a possibility of it helping you. If there was no possibility then I’d vote against that one. But it sounds like there is