It'd be funny if it were happening to someone else.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Show me the money!
So I've been doing some rough calculations and I'm guessing that a fairly full scale application process is going to run in the ballpark of $600-$800 this year. I'm sure the mailing will get cheaper when I'm not rushing things off to Nov 1 deadlines, but so far I think mailing out each app is going to end up costing something like $10-$18. This includes sending out my basic app and then seperately sending out my letters. (It should be noted the super awesome placement committee at my institution is probably going to find some money to reimburse us some unknown amount so that cost should come down).
Does that sound normal? Am I too worried about getting applications in "on time"? Or more generally, outside of paper, ink and postage, what costs am I forgetting?
Regardless, landing a job would totally be worth $600..