What to Think About Before Committing to Graduate School



What Are Your Strengths and Weaknesses?

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses but people often find out what they are later in life. The same holds true for young people who have just finished college. Many graduates go on to realize that the subject of their major isn't what they really wanted to do, or through work experience find something that better suits their talents. Your decision to get a graduate degree might be based on the type of degree you want. A business administration Masters can be applied to a variety of different fields, while a Master's in Music can only be applied to one. If your major will allow you to enter different business sectors, and you know you want more options, then committing to graduate school might be a good idea. 


“… committing to graduate school might be a good idea.”

Determining whether or not you want to go to graduate school now should be based on affordability, time constraints, and your subject of study. Consider a hybrid schedule of work and graduate courses if you're still unsure about attending on a full time basis. Hopefully you can make a decision that works best for you.

"Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan."