Masters by Degree

Marge Freking

You earned your bachelor degree. Now what? Do you opt to conquer the world or continue in the halls of academia? What options present themselves for employment? What might further study offer? Does the job market look solid? Would further study enhance your chances in the professional arena? Can you afford graduate school? Can you afford not to attend graduate school?

 Questions like these present common concerns for all students, and they need answers. Talk to your graduate school advisor. She can help you decide whether a particular job might meet your needs, or she can help you design a program of study to accommodate your special interests. Your academic concentration contains built-in flexibility. You just need to discover acceptable inroads to pursue. Your advisor can guide you through the process. However, you have homework to do before you talk to her. Visit the graduate studies office and read their literature. Your bachelor degree gives you latitude to study 600-level classes in areas of your minor study too. You may even decide to pursue some of your required credits in a class involving graphic design, computer technology, electrical engineering, or speech communication. You have to decide where your interests lie, then approach your advisor with that information.

 She can help tailor your schedule to include subjects that seem fun and interesting to you. Remember, you studied for a career. Now you need to make some tough decisions to ensure that your career meets your interests on all levels. You deserve a career you enjoy. 

Graduate school gives you the opportunity to polish your skills and refine your abilities. Refuse to limit yourself. Invest in your future. And never, ever make choices you could live to regret.  


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