doing master or not

@ungu89 (2001)
Malaysia
November 5, 2012 9:47am CST
recently i just finished my degree,already had the convocation 2 month ago. i already thinking to further my study before i finished my degree. but, the problem now, i feel like selfish just because of my need. as u can know, im the eldest in my family and all other my sibling are still in school. sometime i just think to go to work. certainly i not what can i do now, already got the offer to do master in 2 years time. what do u think?
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12 responses
• India
6 Nov 12
hello dear, hope you remember me? i think first you should ask yourself what you want to do? second thing is that whether your financial condition is pretty enough that you can do master degree then i will suggest you to go with master degree as it will be more helpful for you. any more help you need just feel free to share. have a nice day and may god bless us.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 12
thanks,yes, i remember u. i response on yours before. i hope i can manage my financial.
• India
8 Nov 12
you are welcome. then you should go with your master degree(according to me). because it will help you a lot. you can do it afterwards also but if you will do it now, then it will be easy for you. because you will be in link and it will help you to get your master degree easily. this is only my suggestion according to me. have a nice day and may god bless us.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
13 Nov 12
yes, i will proceed it.it a waste if i let it go, i already get nice supervisor and look like he is ok too.
• Philippines
10 Nov 12
I think you should consider the circumstances, and think of it really thoroughly on what's the best options you can do at the moment. Having a Masters Degree after completing your Bachelor's at a very fresh start is a good choice, However it is always up to you on what really suits you. I think also that finding work after graduating from your bachelor's is also a good way to not just only earn some decent money for future use, but also is in a way helps you in building working experience. You may think of having a Master's degree once you already filled up your experience workwise, But with that type of situation of yours, you need to sit down with your family and talk about it and the possibilities it would brought up.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
11 Nov 12
thanks for the response, i already talk slowly with my parent and they ok know.. its just i need to help looking for my first entry fee. because sometime the scholarship can be get so let.
• Philippines
12 Nov 12
Wow, great to hear. :D good that you are keeping some savings. It can really help you a lot in terms of finances. Good luck. :D
• Greece
8 Nov 12
In this current economic situation, having a master's degree will not guarantee a higher position or a better pay. It will help depending on the country and maybe the type of work that you have. Some people are encouraging me to take master's degree after my bachelor but like you I also want to start working immediately in order to support my family. I also think that taking a master's degree right after finishing bachelor is too early. Without experience, knowledge seems insufficient and for me, it is better to have a bachelor and working experience since I can be effective in my work rather than finish master's and know nothing about the basic of the work. And sometimes, the theoretical parts is totally different when you came in the actual working environment. But if you got the offer to do it, and if that offer is once in a lifetime then I suggest that you grab that opportunity. You can try finding a part-time job or online job in order to help your family financially.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 12
thanks for the advice,i also have been think about different in theory and real working environment too. after seeing my supervisor. i think i can manage between study and work.. hoping for the best after this
• China
8 Nov 12
Family is not the reson that stop you developing your education. The family also want you have further education. In our life there are many so called stubborn stones in our way, however the one succeed is always the one pursuing his dream consistently. Do not have excuses for the difficulties put in front of you. Maybe your family economic condition is not so stong, you can just do some part-time when you are in your master. Becoming more dilligent and saving more money for the household is another way for you as the eldest to help the family. It is just a little choice in front of you and there are also many problems waiting for you to solve. The solution is finding out a way on your own instad of giving up with several excuses.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
8 Nov 12
thank you for your words, i already discuss with them, they will be ok if i choose this part . the support me 100% now. it normal, in life to have problem, there will be no fun if there are no problem to solve.
@artemeis (4021)
• China
6 Nov 12
I believe you need to have a talk with your parents and understand your family's financial situation before you start looking at yourself as a problem. Also since, you are offered to further your studies in 2 years time, you can always consider applying for a job and notify your prospective employer of your offer and plan. Sometimes, you may even find a willing employer that might offer you a scholarship or bursary to help you realize your academic pursuits. It will be a good time to see where your education has brought you and help with your self confidence which you need.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
7 Nov 12
thanks for your advice. i will look forward about that with my parent. i not so worry about the scholarship,because i think i can find that suit me. it just for the 1st fee for the registration sometime the scholar money can be so let. so that why i need to think all the possible problem will i face for the first fee.
• United States
6 Nov 12
With a bad economy it is hard to find work and I am working towards my second Master's Degree. I am doing an online university (Walden University) and am really enjoying it. I will be done with my second one the end of February. Then I will be able to devote my time to looking for a job and doing my crafts full time. I am hoping to sell my crafts online so I can pay off my bills and start saving up to buy the trailer we are currently living in. I think the Master's Degree will help you in the long run and will help you get a better paying job and ahead of the game.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 12
i also thinking like u, finished all my study to the highest level .im thinking to finish my master and phd in 5-6 years time.hoping that after that i get job that really pay off.. well,i doing some craft project too..more on crochet thing.even it took time to make one. but i still enjoy doing it.
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
Funny, I was thinking of hanging up with my degree. I suggest that you work first before you plunge into that. See the world and go everywhere. You might think it is easy but it is not. Work gives you experience that might come in handy. Some people go into the degree without work or knowledge and they can cope. However, you somewhat get the feeling that you don't much about you are studying. Remember,this is a degree higher than the last you got. It's not for everyone. Also, you every time in the world after working to get this. If you feel that your duty is to help your parents raise your family, do so. Studying for this degree can wait and you could do it if you already set your priorities and you think you need extra time and work to keep you busy. No one will shun you if you are 40 years and you want the degree at that age. Little old but also a little wiser. That could not hurt. You have two years. Do some work and reflect again if you really afford, have the time and commitment to want this.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 12
thank for your advice. yes, i realize sometime is better to have the experience is self not just based on book. i hope i still can manage between study and work later.
@Shavkat (54374)
• Philippines
6 Nov 12
In my opinion, it is essential to have masters especially if you are aiming for supervisory positions. It adds to your credentials and be competitive for landing a stable job with a lot of benefits.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
6 Nov 12
thank for your opinion, i really hope after i finish it, i get better job
@zeedo666 (150)
• Poland
5 Nov 12
You could continue your studies and go for a student exchange so you wouln't live with your family for a year. In the second year you would have probably fewer subjects so you could start working then and maybe move out.
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 12
im not so sure about the exchange thing. i take the full research mode
• Philippines
5 Nov 12
Congratulations on finishing your degree! Have you tried working a bit? Maybe since your siblings are still in school and need your support, you can try earning money first for them before going back to school to get your masters. There are some cases that you can go on part time work while studying at the same time. I don't know if that's applicable with your schools. But it's still up to you. Good luck and I wish you all the best :D
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 12
yes, i already thinking about doing part time job later,just to make some money for the registration fee. i just dont want to make any trouble to them with this kind of problem later.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
5 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i can understand your situation very well. See u have two options, if u think that by the time u finish your masters u can get a good stability in your life and run your family then u can go for masters but if u think that your family needs u the most now then u can search for a good job since u are already having a full time degree and in the meantime pursue any distant course and move ahead. What say?
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
5 Nov 12
thank you for your advice, just maybe i just think that im not ready in working now. its sometime i feel that i still dont know what actually i want for my life.
@ARIES1973 (9533)
• Legaspi, Philippines
6 Nov 12
Hi ungu! Before you made your decision. Make a list of the positive and negative effect of the issue. Personally, I would choose to work first so that I could also help my family and my other siblings. The fact that you are having a second thought of the plan that you have, it only means that you are being bothered f the consequences it may bring. Have a nice day!