There are certain points in life when you start questioning the meaning of existence altogether. Then you are quite likely to think – why do I need to study at all, when I can educate myself with books and videos, and work, and life… Yet again there are certain things for which Masters can surely be helpful. By the end of this article you will know them. However, here you will find “Five reasons why you should never get a Master’s degree”.
1) You don’t like reading, or learning, or exploring, or meeting new people – Don’t get a Master’s degree!
While studying your Masters you will have the opportunity to travel around, to be provoked to learn, study, interact with your study mates and professors. Every day in university would challenge your view of the world and help you understand more the others and yourself. If it is not important for you – don’t do it!
2) You don’t want to build a career. “Fries with ketchup coming right over!” – sounds like a good moto. – Don’t do Masters!
In a certain point in your career you might want to advance further, but you suddenly reach the thin, but thick glass ceiling that stops you grow further. If you are from the people who want to stay in the beginning or the middle, but never reach the top, then may be the Masters studies aren’t for you.
3) You hate research, hate the idea of becoming an expert in a certain field – Don’t even start with a Master’s degree!
The postgraduate studies are the perfect time for deepening further in your interests and specializing in a narrower field then in your Bachelors. Whether you are doing a research in Biology or writing a thesis in Sociology, this will help you become the person who knows the answers in that field.
4) You don’t need networking, contacts and recommendations – Don’t go for Masters studies!
One of the most useful things when doing Masters Studies is creating the contacts you might need in the future. It is not only the professors that could give you recommendations for your career, or connect you to the right people from the business, but also your class mates. They can become your future business partners, your colleagues at work or people who help you with the job search. You shouldn’t underestimate the power of connections in today’s society.
5) You hate the idea of discovering the whole world, being paid to travel and developing your potential – Definitely give up now. No Masters for you.
While in your Masters Studies you can make use of the various student mobility programmes that will help you fund your accommodation, travels, studies and student life in a different country – somewhere around the world. You will be able to learn a new language and directly practice it. Moreover, you will be able to find good friends in a different piece of the world.
If all this 5 reasons didn’t discourage you to do a Master’s Degree, but on the contrary – have motivated you even further to discover the perfect Master’s programme for you, there is one event that can help you a lot with your choice.
Come to the International Masters Study Fair Masters in More that is coming for the first time in Amsterdam on December 1, 2016. There you can meet universities from the Netherlands and all around the world, talk with experts and get all your questions on your future studies answered. Don’t forget to preregister for a chance to win a Masters award of 500 EUR directly at the fair. Here are the requirements: http://www.master-and-more.eu/en/masters-award-amsterdam/
When registering, input the promo code #MASTERSFAIR so that you receive a compliment from us – free entrance to the event instead of 5 EUR on the fair day.