School after college?

By Justyn Loguidice

Continuing with the theme of the “real world”, another question comes into mind. This time I am talking about graduate school. Graduate school was something that to previous generations was assuredly there only to serve the very best and brightest. In today’s society this isn’t the case.

It seems as if the world is growing more and more difficult, and in order to combat these difficulties, more education is becoming the norm. In a culture where the Bachelors degree is the new high school diploma, the need for a graduate degree (MBA, PhD etc.) is becoming more and more necessary.

Now it may seem easy to say, “Okay, I’ll go to graduate school”, but this is not an easy step. There are many variables that need to be accounted for when making this decision. One of the major issues involving graduate school is money. For most American college students the word debt is synonymous with their immediate years after graduation. Graduate school therefore will enhance this debt and in some cases bring it to exorbitant levels. So where is the payoff? According to this article, a graduate student’s earning potential is magnified greatly with an MBA and a great return can be seem after putting in some experiences.

Another variable you have to take a look at doesn’t deal with numbers, but it’s crucial, and that is personal wants and desires. Many people are perfectly content with getting a college degree and calling it a day. Some are lucky enough to achieve that dream job with one college degree and that is great as well. One thing to take from this is that graduate school is not an easy decision. You have to want it badly because classes and workloads that will be accrued during a graduate school program can really throw you for a loop.

Whether or not you feel up to the challenge, be sure to read up on the questions you may have of graduate school located in this article here. This will give you in depth perspective to what grad school is all about, and ultimately helping aid you in future decisions.

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