Should you do a Master degree after Graduation?

Training and studies have been the strong impetus to bring any social change. Therefore, with the needs of education are increasing with the changing times.

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The Big Question aims to answer those queries that students find themselves asking everyday- the big and the small; the serious and the everyday. Stuck at an impossible crossroads? Let Impact help you make an informed decision.

The addition of a degree to your career will help you only if you know how to apply it. It is not a good decision only if it is for the sake of studying and getting a degree. If just getting a degree is the only aim, then it may not be that fruitful.

Here is the first step to it- Before you abandon your academic ambitions entirely, do a little research. Which course to take and why to take. The reason why to study is most important. Cost also becomes a concern at times. Most schools within the university offer funding in the form of scholarship or funding from trusts. Different schemes and different funding structures are available.

We should have long lives ahead of us, so why not spend an extra year immersed in a subject you’re passionate about?

Apart from Career aspiration, students should put there one or two years into learning subject they are passionate about or the subject they want to learn. It’s a final opportunity to really hone your skillset and subject knowledge before you enter the workplace.

Tuition fees and the potential of unemployment after graduation didn’t stop you doing a Bachelor’s degree and it shouldn’t stop you doing a Masters either.

Your best bet is relevant work experience

The cost of studying is hardly cheap and a Masters certainly means one thing…even more debt, and lots of it. If it will be a degree that is directly relevant to your future job aspirations, then yes, perhaps a Masters could give you the edge you need. However, if you don’t want to spend that extra money than your best bet is relevant work experience.

A Master’s degree alone just doesn’t cut it

As students we are very much aware that in order to get the job we want we need to stand out from the crowd. Getting selected for the job is a composite of your Interpersonal skills, soft-skills, technical skills and other skill sets demanded by the employer.

When it comes to job hunting, work experience can really give you the edge

Work experience and internships are not just something therefore that you can put down on your CV to show off to future employers; they are essential. When it comes to job hunting, work experience can really give you the edge- there are some things that further education simply can’t teach you. Internships and placements can give you that much needed step in the door. The best way to say to an employer that you’re perfect for the job is to show you’ve already done it. It’s hard to admit, but we can’t stay students forever!

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