can grad school wait?

I’m thinking, hard, about going back to get my master’s degree. I’m not certain that it will be in communications. I may just decide to get a degree that will give me some options if I get burned out. Or maybe not.

In the meantime, this post by Forward Blog discusses if recent graduates need to get their master’s degree immediately:

I think it would be a tremendous plus to be able to directly apply what you learn in grad school to your company. I also think it would help you remember the information better because you use it immediately. Am I saying I won’t remember the information if I don’t have something to apply it to immediately? Not necessarily. But it certainly gives the lessons another dimension.

I think the real question in the student’s mind is “Do I have to get a full-time job before I start graduate school to be successful?” I say no. I am confident that there are people out there that went immediately to grad school and are successful today. There is no doubt in my mind. But would it have been easier for them if they had a full-time job first? You’ll have to ask them.

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