After college what are your plans?

Philippines
July 17, 2010 6:33am CST
So, I am in my 4th year at a college here in asia and I was just wondering what I would do right after I (hopefully) graduate. Should I continue my studies and gain a master's degree? Join a lot of seminars and complete a few certifications? Or do I just directly try to find an employment? Please help me.
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8 responses
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
That would depend on your career goals, your priorities, your interests, your location, socio-economic status, and a load of other factors. If you like the academe, and money is not an issue for you, then getting into postgraduate studies would really be a worthwhile investment. It would increase your marketability and would really make you advance in your field. If you're also considering a career in the academe, postgraduate study would lead you to the right track. However, there are some types of work where getting into the real thing and experiencing work in the real world than learning in school would make you learn more. About the seminars and certifications, that would depend on your goals. If the seminar topic is something that really interests you, then go for it. If the certifications are required in applying for the job that you like and they would also increase your marketability, then go for it. But I don't think you should do the seminars and certifications full time. It would be great to have a part time job to go with it to add to your experience.
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
I guess you're right. I think I would be trying to apply for a job after I graduate and then try to do seminars and workshops along the way. And when I feel like I need to increase my marketability more then I would continue to postgraduate studies. Thanks for this again.
• Philippines
18 Jul 10
If your goal is to gain experience by finding full time work related to your degree, suggest that you start applying and submitting your resumes to the different companies that you like so that you already have a job right after graduation. That way, you won't get bored after your graduation by being a bum. Work is real hard to find these days because of the economy so it is important to have a head start by starting early.
@bkrm_gupt (220)
• India
3 Aug 10
Wow!After completing my graduate i would like to do master in business administration and will do job experience.
@abhi000 (235)
• India
28 Jul 10
It better to find an job and settled somewhere else and after some years you can try for masters degree.While coming back their wont be any problem for you to settle.
• India
27 Jul 10
Okey, after your college it is better to join some good department and do job.After college some want to do postgraduate some want to do work. But want to suggest is that you please directly find an employment and settle down and lead a happy life.
@ferry2046 (146)
• China
18 Jul 10
i chose to chase a master's degree when i graduated but now i regret for this.speak personally,i think just go to work is better,because you can learn more and faster in work ,it's help to build your business. no matter which way you go,go ahead! good luck for you!
@venkit (2957)
• India
18 Jul 10
just to have some good job and settle down somewhere.
• India
17 Jul 10
Welcome to mylot I was in college from 1962 to 1968, i got my PhD after that.I taught in various colleges from over four decades, now guiding research schlors for their MPhil and PhD.. Thanks for sharing. Welcome always. Cheers. Professor
@tracytab (27)
• Philippines
17 Jul 10
lol..I have the same problem until now. I graduated last year and got a job but just quit last month. Right now I'm deciding take up law or take another course to pursue another career.