Prospective college graduates are facing uncertain times as they search for employment in the time of Covid-19. If you are one of these students, you may want to consider graduate school. It could be a great opportunity for you to increase your career-related skills and earning opportunities while waiting out a struggling job market.
Increase Competitiveness - Many professions prefer applicants with graduate degrees, which means adding this credential to your profile could move your resume to the top of the pile.
Demonstrate Persistence - Show potential employers that you are serious about your career development by using your time wisely during the economic downturn. Although experience is normally considered more desirable by employers, everyone is facing a decline in experiential opportunities - research positions are being canceled and internships are disappearing due to unemployment. This is a great time to add an asset to your profile that others may not consider or pursue, making you more competitive when you’re ready to enter the job market.
Pursue Your Passions - Employers love applicants who are passionate about their work. Graduate school is a great way to go deep in a field that you love.
Students who are interested in graduate school should start reviewing their options right now. For students interested in starting school Fall 2020, medical and dental graduate school applications will be opening up by the end of the month. And although most other programs have closed their application windows, there are still some schools accepting applications for Fall. If you are interested in starting Fall 2021, you have lots of time to research options, take standardized tests, and prepare compelling applications.
If you’re not sure where to start or how to make yourself competitive for graduate school, contact me at World Awaits Academic Consulting. Me and my team are always happy to answer questions, and we will serve as an advocate and partner during these unprecedented times to help you reach your fullest potential.