Advice for Masters Students from Masters Student
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In 2019, a Master’s degree is now basically a given for most graduate students. Chances are if you’re a graduate you are probably in a Master’s Degree program or you know someone in one. So here’s some advice for you and your colleagues pursuing a master’s degree from other people taking Masters classes.
1. Consider online classes
Many colleges and universities now offer online classes to both undergrad and masters students, consider taking some of those for your master’s program over a full term on-campus experience which may require your quitting your job or putting your career on hold.
2. Don’t abandon your 9-5 or side hustle
In line with the above advice, however, students who choose to leave their full-time job should consider a side hustle they can continue with while pursuing a degree.
3. Consider an education in a different country and consequently employment
It helps to get a degree from a different country and some employment experience during and after your degree as well.
4. Consider more affordable options
An expensive Masters education does not always mean a valuable one, its always a good idea to consider both quality and cost when applying for masters.
5. Manage your time and consider a PA
Make good use of your time and consider getting a personal assistant
6. Rework your CV based on your degree and start applying early
Update your CV and start applying to companies you may want to work with after your Master’s degree program
7. Save as much as possible
During your program, make good on savings from any opportunities, consider investment is you have to (you can read about some investment opportunities here)
8. Make plans for your future
Make practical and viable plans for after your program
9. Get excellent grades and focus on your program
Put in a lot of focus to get excellent grades as this could potentially impact your career afterwards.