Good Morning Green Panda Friends. Today is the next post in our Ultimate Success Tips for College Students series. Today we are discussing the decision to go back to school after Graduating from College. Many of us go to college in order to get a higher education and then get a good job. Some of us only go to college because we were forced to by our parents, and some others go to college because we had no job prospects after high school. A lot of our Parents went straight into the workforce after they graduated from high school because that was the reality of their time. Nowadays it (usually) takes at least a Bachelors Degree to get a job, and even that doesn’t guarantee us anything anymore.
Get Your MBA
Some professional careers now require an MBA in order to even be considered for a job. I think that this is totally ridiculous because many people can barely afford to get their Undergraduate Degree, let alone pay for the price of an MBA. A Masters of Business Administration also doesn’t guarantee that we will get a job, but it could be an alternative solution if we don’t have any job prospects after we graduate with our Bachelors Degree.
After I graduated from College with my Undergraduate Degree I went back to school…twice. The first time I went back to school to study for and become a Certified Financial Planner. I am proud to say that I received my designation as a Certified Financial Planner in 2007. I also went back to school and completed a Diploma in Business Law. I really enjoy studying, but as I get older (I will be 31 in October) my ambition to go back to school is dying out.
As a Certified Financial Planner I had to complete 10 different courses before I could apply for and be accepted to (Yes they can decline you) write the final exam. Once we pass the final exam we officially become a Certified Financial Planner. Some schools offer credits of my Financial Planning courses towards the courses for an MBA. This means that if I choose to pursue my MBA I would already have almost one year of credits completed before I even walked in the door. Both my Parents and my Employer have suggested that I do pursue my MBA, I would be the second person in my family to achieve it. However, it doesn’t interest me. I enjoy studying as long as it is my choice to study and as long as I choose the course topics. I hate being forced into anything. In my option getting my Masters of Business Administration would only add the letters MBA on by business cards beside the letters F. Pl.
Attending Graduate School
An MBA is not the only option for Students who wish to continue their studies after Graduation. Students can Attend Graduate School and achieve a Masters Degree in a variety of subjects, it is not just for Business Students. However in my world of Business and Finance attending Graduate School means getting your MBA. If I did decide to pursue my MBA, which I am not, I would do it for the social aspect of attending school. I like studying and I like learning, but I really love meeting new people and making new firends.
Students who attend Grad School are older. In Graduate School our classmates could eventually become our friends and then possibly our co-workers. The advantage of attending Graudate School is that the Students are already educated and some may even have work experience. In Grad School we can learn from the experience of others.
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