Going to Graduate School Immediately – Pros and Cons

Going to Graduate School Immediately – Pros and Cons
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    In the last few years, college graduates are increasingly choosing to forgo searching for jobs and head on to graduate school.

    In the past, science majors were the ones seen to head to graduate school.

    However, it has become a new trend for business, law and even liberal arts majors.


Making the decision whether to go into the job market or go on to graduate school is what senior years battle with. There are advantages and disadvantages of both scenarios that we will discuss below.

Advantages of going into the Job Market

  1. Heading straight on with grad school is quite expensive.
    You will be getting into more student loans even before you start paying off for your undergraduate. This means that you will have to find the funds to cater for the extra years in college.
  2. The other reason is mainly for those in business going on to do an MBA.
    The MBA program wasn’t just for you to get an education. MBA was initially designed for those in employment to be able to gain more skills from their current experiences, to be able to earn promotions.

    Graduate programs are meant for the students to share and learn from one another using their experiences. Therefore, heading on to do an MBA or other graduate programs may not be of value if you don’t have some work experience.

  3. If you are going on to graduate school, you should have a very solid reason.
    This is because many students choose graduate school because they haven’t found a good job or they haven’t decided on what to after college. Once they begin graduate school, and a job opportunity opens up, they drop from school.

Advantages of going on to Graduate School

  1. There some colleges and universities that have joint undergrad and graduate school programs.
    This means that you can graduate once with both degrees without breaking. This makes lots of sense as it will save you both time and money.
  2. If you are lucky enough to have a job while still an undergraduate, it is a smart move to find out whether your employer offers any educational benefits.

    Most of the companies in the Fortune 500 offer some kind of education benefits and can pay either part of or full tuition.

  3. In the majority of cases the return on investment is high after going on with grad school.
    This is because you will be able to network with fellow classmates and get better job opportunities or even business ideas

The disadvantages of going on with grad school are the advantages of going into the job market and vice versa. The only person who can really make the choice between going to grad school or entering the job market after undergraduate is you. Although you can ask for advice or guidance from various people and sources. That is why you should share this with as many people through Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


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