Deciding to Go or Not to Go

Student Talking with Professor

Benefits of Going Right After Undergrad

  • You’re still in study and student mode
  • You may have fewer family, work or financial commitments
  • The degree might be needed to get the job you want
  • It can help speed career advancement in some fields

Benefits to Working First

  • Gives you time to be sure of your career goals
  • Experience can make grad school easier and may help your chances of admission
  • You can save money first or an employer might pay for your education
  • Graduate school is demanding and you might be more motivated after a break