Why not a Graduate Degree?

When I think of a graduate degree I can envisage a number of rewards. I guess the biggest visualization and reward is that of a huge paycheck. With this degree also comes increased marketability and greater chances of top positions in Corporate America. The feeling of authority and being in charge cannot be overlooked. Self-confidence, high self-esteem and accomplishment are all positive words that are attached to a graduate degree, especially the MBA.

In early 1997 I started to pursue a career in Accounting with my main goal being to sit for the CPA Examination. I successfully completed my Associate Degree in December 1999. Upon finishing my Bachelor’s degree at Clayton College and State University, I had completed 129 credit hours and graduated in May 2002. In order for me to meet the requirements for the CPA examination board I had to have 150 credit hours, which must include a Bachelor’s degree. I Therefore needed 21 credit hours to complete this requirement. (more…)

Why a Graduate Degree?

Why should I pursue a graduate degree? Is a demanding question that is often asked in one form or another among students that have completed their undergraduate degree. This question is a challenging question for many due to situations and circumstances that are taking place in student’s lives. Situations and circumstances include new marriages, new families, demanding careers, as well as, diverse social and networking activities in the church and community. Despite the situations and circumstances that are weighed against the options of pursuing a graduate degree or not pursuing a graduate degree: Choosing to obtain a graduate degree could prepare one for unlimited possibilities in personal, scholastic, or professional endeavors.

I chose to pursue a graduate degree to mutually fulfill my life long learning commitment as well as my personal development commitments established before or during undergraduate school. One commitment I made to myself was to increase my self-confidence. It was the same reason I chose to join the US Army immediately following high school; since, I wanted to fulfill the army’s basic training requirements while increasing my self-confidence. (more…)

Graduate Degree essay

Why should I pursue a graduate degree? Is a demanding question that is often asked in one form or another among students that have completed their undergraduate degree. This question is a challenging question for many due to situations and circumstances that are taking place in student’s lives. Situations and circumstances include new marriages, new families, demanding careers, as well as, diverse social and networking activities in the church and community. Despite the situations and circumstances that are weighed against the options of pursuing a graduate degree or not pursuing a graduate degree: Choosing to obtain a graduate degree could prepare one for unlimited possibilities in personal, scholastic, or professional endeavors.

I chose to pursue a graduate degree to mutually fulfill my life long learning commitment as well as my personal development commitments established before or during undergraduate school. One commitment I made to myself was to increase my self-confidence. It was the same reason I chose to join the US Army immediately following high school; since, I wanted to fulfill the army’s basic training requirements while increasing my self-confidence. Another commitment made to myself was to improve specific networking skills in my current job at UPS. (more…)