To work or to have a further study

China
August 15, 2012 3:15am CST
I had graduated from college in June.Mang schoolmates of mine choosed to have a post-graduate or a overseas study. I made up my mind to work to increase more working and society experiences. I wonder to know which one you will choose,to work immediately or to have a further study if you have both opportunities.
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8 responses
@sbrn11 (415)
• India
15 Aug 12
i think further studies is better. you will get a higher degree and better job opportunities later in your life because of your higher education. you can get your working and society experience later. you shouldn't hurry now. i have done my masters, and some of my friends are graduates with bachelor degrees. although they started working before me. i get better job opportunities then them as i have a higher degree. waiting for a couple of years is not bad, you will get a better job ahead. if you still want to work, there are some institute where in you can work and also do your studies. like half day you work, half day you study. something like that. you can try for that. you will get your higher degree and also you will get work experience. Good luck.
• China
16 Aug 12
Appreciate for your advice. What you suggested is just my thought cross my mind.I can have a try to study while working.
• India
16 Sep 12
I agree with sbrn further studies is better but if can do the study with job then more better. Because your money problem also solved because big study means more money spend.
• China
19 Oct 12
I prefer the further studies to getting a working.I have got work and i have no time to study.
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
To have a further study for me, because I believe that you will have lots of opportunities when you proceed learning many things. Good day to you :)
• China
16 Aug 12
That's true .
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
why choose between the two if you could do them all together? i mean you've already graduated so work and find a job opportunities, make experience then you can have to study to improve your skills and career. you can do it. think of all those positive vibes.
@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
Hello joyce If you have the opportunity to study more then why not. If you are interested to have a masters degree then want to have a job at the same time try to go for a part-time job. You can work in the morning or study in the evening.. Have a great day
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
24 Aug 12
hi joyce, i am going to face teh same issue as you do in a few months. i'm going to graduate in another semester. most probably i'll be taking my masters straight. hwoever, it's still not confirmed yet!
@anehc12 (58)
• Philippines
18 Aug 12
The answer depends on many things - your financial status, your degree, your chosen profession, the market and demand for your skills - and what country you are in - or can work. Networking is how 80% of jobs are filled - it's not via applying to newspapers or online - it's through networking - FACT. If you establish your links through working earlier in your career it will open doors your peers won't have. Despite this, a previous comment about losing enthusiasm for study may be true. I did my degree and Masters later in my career - and they mean absolutely nothing. They act as a simple selection discriminator between me and some other guy - but it's my experience that counts. Of course this depends on how specialised you are. If you are a good worker many large companies will pay you to upgrade your skills and study part time for your masters. Good Luck.
@natliegleb (5186)
• India
15 Aug 12
i am also having this mild confusion right and strong dilemma for long time.The actual trend is several of my friends prefer higher studies but as far as the inputs go ,i heard that in the placement interviews they are asking for work and hands on experience.assume if you have real industry experience that will surely help you to land in a decent job
@Fulltank (2896)
• Philippines
15 Aug 12
If you have the time to study more (and money to do so) with your "Masters Degree" or "Post-graduate studies", the I recommend to go with it while your still young. It is because it will make you more money later on than what your classmates will earn. Its because many companies do acknowledge people with a post-graduate studies which will landed you to a more high paying job.