You just completed your degree. Your parents are forcing you to go for a job. But you want to do higher studies. You’re in a dilemma, parents are in a dilemma. What are you going to do? How do you choose what is best for you? Here are 5 points that should help you choose –
Financial status of your family:
Money. This is the reason that some parents might not want their child to go for higher studies. If your parents are low on cash, start working with a company until your parents or you can afford education. Else you can do your higher studies with a loan, but you must be sure that you are going to pay it back. At the end of the day, you must have food to eat, a home to live and clothes to wear.
Enquire about the upsides and downsides from your seniors
Keep in touch with your seniors who have done higher education and ask them about their experience. Make a list of all the positives and negatives and then decide whether you need to go for it or not. Opinions and experience always matter.
One year experience in a company before starting your higher studies is good:
1-2 years of experience is crucial, as it can change your mindset in many ways. The experience you have in India before pursuing higher education can help you go abroad and this will make you eligible for a couple of good universities than compared with others.
Don’t settle for small colleges:
Doing your higher studies in some random college is not the best way because it shows an impact on your placement season with less or no job offers in hand. In such cases, it’s always best to start preparing again for the same exam, else join a job that could get you some income.
Your best friend or neighbor or the whole world’s going for higher studies doesn’t mean that you have to do the same, or vice versa. You have to be eventually making your own decisions and work according to that, and not looking at how the world does it. Never get influenced by people, as it is your own life you’re dealing with.
Do your research. Check the trend in 5 years. Decide accordingly. Would you need higher education down the line, would it affect you in a positive manner? Research well and decide.