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  • Pros And Cons Of Going To Graduate School
  • Submitted by Peter on 2010-01-07
  • Pros And Cons Of Going To Graduate School
    By Staff Writer

    It is that time of the year when many students either plan to find a job or decide to go for the higher education. The decision to join a graduate school depends on an individual’s choices and goals. Attending a graduate school is not beneficial for every one.  If you are confused, whether you should join a graduate school or not, then you should read the pros and cons of attending the graduate school given below.

    Pros Of Attending Graduate School

    Attending a graduate school gives you the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of your favorite subject. If you are academically inclined and want to do research on some specific topic, then you should continue your education further. But, you should always remember that to complete graduate school you should be patient, determined and motivated.

    While doing research, you get an opportunity to work with professors and pioneers in that field. You may also get a fixed stipend.

    You have good chances to get a high paying job after completing your graduate degree.

    Cons Of Attending Graduate School

    It requires lot of time and money to complete graduate school. If you are not serious and want to join one just because you are not able to decide what to do, then it is a sheer waste of time and resources. Also, you will lose years of experience that you would otherwise gain if pick up a job.

    Since, you have to spend considerable time and energy on research and studies; you would be hardly left with any time to pursue your interests and hobbies. It is also hard to do a part time job while doing a graduate degree and hence funding your education can also be a problem.
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