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Experience or MSc

 
#1 Experience or MSc
08/09/2003 00:00

Bonasero

I recently graduated with a 1st Class honours degree in a Science related subject. I must point out that I did not attend an "ivy league" institution. I'm currently working as a Business Development Analyst at a VERY small company (4 employees). Would you suggest I did an MSc to expand my knwoledge base or continue with this Work Experience? - I am trying to prepare myself for a career in Technology Consulting.

Kind Regards

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#2 Re: Experience or MSc
02/10/2003 00:00

jon mcglone

Bonasero,

Given that you already have an academic qualififcation, do you really think that you need to waste any more of your time in "school"? I am an IT Security Consultant working in Ireland and both the opinion of myself and that of my employers is that experience counts for a lot more than you spending maybe three years messing about at university. Do you honestly believe that you could gain more, spending time drinking, womanising and generally not studying (be honest) than learning on the job training, developing skills that would better you in face to face discussion with clients and learning vendor specific information? It is more important to be client facing with the knowledge of the products than it is to have a general appreciaition of the IT world. I think this applies across the board.

Hope this is of help,

John

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#3 Re: Experience or MSc
03/10/2003 00:00

Dobby

Hi

I understand that experience is important but if you have the opportunity and funding to further your education, i would always advise to go for it. it might take you a little longer to get a job than someone who has work experience but you never hear anyone saying that they regret doing a degree/masters degree etc. Just remember that unlike a job, once you have your masters it is yours and no one can take it away from you. It will only take an additional year if you do it full time so i would say go for it!

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#4 Re: Experience or MSc
27/10/2003 00:00

Nimi

Hi, i was in exactly the same dilemma as you and am now a month into my Msc @ UMIST. I get to study abroad for 6months next semester at Bocconi university Milan or HEC paris and i think that is experience in itself. I will be ready to bid 'adieu' to academia after all this but I definalty dont agree with the view that a masters is all about another year of "drinking and womanising"... just choose wisely and im sure you'll gain loads from it. Good luck.

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