ABOUT THE BOOK
Deciding whether or not you should pursue graduate studies can be a difficult decision to make, particularly when you consider the financial costs and time commitments that are involved. Don't kid yourself, graduate studies are nothing like what you may remember in your hay day of being an undergraduate student, when you were enjoying the student lifestyle. Being a graduate student is hard work that involves long hours. You'll probably have very little money to spend on entertainment, and at the end of it, while you may have that coveted degree in your hand, chances are you’ll still face uncertainties regarding your future.
If you make the mistake of pursuing graduate studies without being clear about your reasons for doing so, you run the risk of pulling out of the course later on and wasting a lot of your time and hard-earned money. Before pursuing graduate studies there are several things that you seriously need to consider.
EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK
While certain careers, such as becoming a doctor or a lawyer, require an advanced degree, many other careers offer plenty of opportunities for individuals who just have an undergraduate degree. In fact, in some situations if you have little or no job experience having an advanced degree can actually harm your career prospects.
It’s important to understand the marketplace, and what it values. One of the easiest ways of figuring this out is to take a look at other people who are working in a career or field that you aspire to, and checking out to see whether they have the qualifications that you're considering pursuing. If you have any doubt whatsoever about your professional goals, consider putting off graduate school and, instead, spend some time working on some self-assessment and career planning...
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- ISBN: 9781614648932 |
- Hardcover: 20 pages |
- Publisher: Hyperink |
- Publication date: Feb 29, 2012 |
- Language: English |
- Format: Ebook