When to know whether to go for that training and when to acquire the skills
Value of being educated or skilled
Have you ever sat down and looked down your history of learning; well you will realize something sinister. 80 % of graduates do not apply what they have learned in the course work. There has to be some training so that you can have a grasp of what do to do with what you have learned. I believe in having the value for what you have acquired through learning. Though some may differ, the best time to do your masters is when you have acquired some skills in the job market, that way you will really understand what that masters is all about. Many of the graduates who leave campus unfortunately don’t land on their dream job and are faced by two choices either to do volunteer work or go back to campus for masters for the lucky ones. Unfortunately the African culture is highly corrupted that no one is willing to work without money even for the compulsory school internships, it’s a great pity to this kind of people as this are among the greatest percentage that will go back for masters immediately after their degrees. They say experience has always been the best teacher, utilize your education and it will always work for you.
When do I go for a Higher Learning
Pursuing your masters immediately after your degree is not a taboo but again there is need for your undergraduate studies because I believe if it was not necessary one would just study to come out with a masters or a PHD. Why don’t people make use of what they learned for four years? Over the last couple of years, the amount of college graduates that have foregone working and headed straight to post graduate studies has skyrocketed. This is not just in the sciences, where going to post graduate studies has been more accepted than other majors. It’s a trend being witnessed at business schools, law schools, and liberal arts schools across the nation. A lot of papers and no experience makes one more trained and less skilled, and even a PHD won’t guarantee one a good pay with no experience and skill.
Food for thought
It is always advisable for fresh graduates to do some volunteer work and internships even without money. This is because life is not all about money but what skills you can bring to the organization. After working for some years with hands on experience it gives one the Direct target of what they need to pursue, This means they are undertaking masters because they to have a clearer goal compared to a fresh graduate. With this one can get the most out of the classes. You will be more selective in choosing your classes and you will earn more as you have a practical judgment that comes from your experience or interests. From day one, you know what you want and you will behave accordingly while other students are still trying to decide what they want .While juniors are trying to figure out what they want and looking for internships, you are a step ahead. As always, there have to be some exceptions which are always from a rational view acceptable. Give us your thought and keep the conversation going. From WEAC, It’s always a pleasure seeing you pop-in.