People decide to apply to graduate school for a multitude of reasons but here are just a few:
It’s necessary for your desired profession such as teaching, law, social work, speech pathology, or healthcare
It can improve your income earning potential
It increases your flexibility to switch between career fields
Before you make the decision to go to grad school you should consider the following things:
Do I know what I want to study?
What do I want to do after grad school?
Am I financially prepared?
How do I start the application process?
What are your motivations for going to grad school?
Will grad school increase my earning potential?
Reevaluate your readiness for grad school if any of the following are factors in your application process:
You are just avoiding the difficulties that come with the job search process
You have always wanted to live in ____________
You think a grad degree is necessary for your next step
Having a clear vision of how your graduate degree will help you achieve your goals is an essential piece of the process of deciding if grad school is right for you. Make sure to really review your intentions and reasoning for wanting to go to grad school and it will save you time and money in the long run!
-Written by Emily Fisher, student blogger