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3 Tips to help you decide about graduate school

I recently had the opportunity to be a panelist for a recent ‘Grad School vs Life’ Twitter chat with Black Enterprise magazine. We discussed the recent article I was featured in, Misguided: 4 Worst Excuses for Pursuing an Advanced Degree.

I wanted to share some tips from the Twitter Chat with you that are based on this article:

  • Instead of going to graduate school, or in addition to going to graduate school, you should gain additional experience and education. Find ways to learn within your current job and work experiences. Some options are to volunteer or suggest new projects to your employers. The key is to look for opportunities that will allow you learn and expand outside of your job description.
  • If you choose to go to graduate school, you need to have a plan, and understand what having your degree will do to advance your career, and make sure that it will. Review people’s LinkedIn profiles who are in the job or industry you are interested in, to find out if earning an advanced degree is a must-do.
  • Even if you don’t know if your employer offers education reimbursement or you think they won’t, it doesn’t hurt to ask. You may be pleasantly surprised to find out that they might pay for part of it. Start with your human resources department to find out the policy, and then speak with your boss if necessary. Don’t be afraid to ask! You never know what will happen.

If you’re a college graduate and you want help taking the next step on your career journey, contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

Hallie Crawford
Job Coach

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