Master of Engineering or Work??

January 18, 2009 5:57am CST
Hi everyone, I'm going to graduate my degree this February. I'm a Machanical Engineer Student. Should i continue my studies in Master or should i get a Job to gain some years of experience first? Thank you.
6 responses
@donsky14 (5960)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Why not try doing both? Try to get a part time job and at the same time pursue with your masters. I have a friend who did that, she worked as a market researcher and then went to class during Fridays and Saturdays. And now, she's a full time teacher.
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 09
Hi, I think that it is better to go to work and make money. For me, I do not see the point of continue to study because it is wasting time and money. If you go to work after finish degree, you can get more experience and make money.
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• Australia
18 Jan 09
Yep, as donsky said you can work and continue your studies at the same time. I have seniors in my university doing that. They're conducting research and such for their further studies requirement and have volunteers to help them out with that while they work during the day. But if you have to choose, i'd say find a job and get some experience first, and see how things go.
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@dawon007 (184)
• India
20 Jan 09
Taking into account the present economic situation it will be a bit difficult to get a job . I will rather advice you to go for masters and try a part time job if you get one rather than trying for a full time job. My advice applies only if you have enough money to support your studies.
@stiener (735)
• Singapore
19 Jan 09
It depends on your comfort zone. Some people who can manage time well work full time and pursue a part-time programme. If done correctly, this will be the most efficient route towards your career development. However, if it is expected that in this industry of your profession, you are likely to expect a hectic schedule, you may want to do one at a time. IMHO, I would focus on gaining experience first before furthering my studies. At least when I have relevant experience, it value add to my portfolio and an advantage when I have obtained my Masters. It all depends on your personal preference and your objective. I strongly suggest that you consult your lecturers before concluding on your next course of action. Cheers and Happy MyLotting...
@Zezloler (497)
• United Arab Emirates
18 Jan 09
Like some other people said, I would suggest trying to do both at the same time. You have to think about whether you can handle it though, but I think a good degree and decent experience will be worth the effort put into it if you succeed!