January 11, 2021 Ask Me Anything Winter Break Series

Welcome to the CDC’s Ask Me Anything Winter break series.

Missed yesterday’s? We got you: https://careers.newark.rutgers.edu/blog/2021/01/08/january-8-2021-ask-me-anything-winter-break-series/

Today’s question is: Should I go to graduate school instead of looking for a job right now?

In short: Weigh the costs and benefits and consider the job market.

Some questions to ask yourself as you’re deciding:

  • Have you done research in your industry, is there a value add to getting another degree?
  • Do you need this degree for licensure?
  • Is this a professional graduate degree?
  • Is it possible to get an employer to pay for the degree?

We have an entire page dedicated to Graduate and Professional School: https://careers.newark.rutgers.edu/channels/graduate-and-professional-school/ 

For more in-depth tips see this Muse Article: Should You Go to Grad School? 5 Things to Consider in the COVID Era  By: Patrick Mullane

As always, we are here to support you with all of your career needs! You can also schedule an appointment with a career coach or stop by during our drop-in times.

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