No lie, it can be a little difficult to talk about careers. We all want to follow our dreams, but also make money, but also have a stable job, but also be able to work and travel the world. Real talk: we want it all. And also real talk? We totally can have it all!

Sometimes, though, it can be a little easy to lose sight of our goals and get stuck in a life rut. Or it's easy to feel frustrated when you know exactly what you want, but not how to get it - and although you can feel that way about a lot of things in life, it's especially awful when you feel that way about how things are going in your career.

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But luckily for us,  there are certain things out there meant to help us reach all our #careergoals, whatever they might be. Whether you just want a higher salary, want to travel the world, or want to switch careers completely... well, there are things out there that have our backs.

Just like the QS World Grad School Tour. These events are super key for those of us looking to go back to school to earn an MBA or a graduate degree, and turn all of those goals into a reality.

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The QS World Grad School Tour is going down on September 20 at Vancouver's Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. This event puts over 50 top international and local schools (like UBC- Sauder, U of toronto, UCLA, and 50 other institutions!) together under one roof and lets you rub elbows with admissions advisors, as well as get advice and tips and tricks for your grad school applications and entrance exams!

The event will also feature discussions and panels, and as an added bonus, all attendees to these events will be eligible to access a pool of $7 million in scholarships.

And just to give you a taste of what you can achieve with a Grad degree in hand in hand, here are the highest paying jobs in Canada for 2017/18 that you can get hired for right now in Vancouver, according to the QS World MBA:


Media/Entertainment & Arts

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Applying all the key things you've learned in your graduate degree towards a job in the media or entertainment and arts industry could net you more than $86,000 a year... which, I mean, sounds like a pretty top notch investment to me, TBH.


Education

True story: my life goal was once to become a teacher before I came to terms with how crippling my impatience really is. Anyway, for those of you who would love to dive headfirst into the education, I've got some great news - a graduate degree could boost your salary by a quite a huge amount, with an MBA in this industry earning you a salary of roughly $78,000. 78K? I mean, that's a whole lot of Ks.


Financial Services/Banking

Banking and financial jobs are super stimulating and interesting, even if you go into this industry with just a bachelor's degree. But coming to it with a graduate degree behind can score you a bunch of positions, like a financial analyst, and will net you a salary of (wait for it) almost $100,000. Yeah. I needed to sit down for that one, too.


Law

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It's kind of common sense that going into law is hard work, with usually an awesome payoff. How great of a return will you see on your investment if you plunge into the world of a law career with an graduate degree in-hand? Well, you'd be looking at about $165,000 per year, and careers like legal project manager and firm administrator! I know, guys. I know.


HR Services

Getting an MBA and going into the HR industry is basically like sprinkling some meatballs into your spaghetti. With a Grad degree in-hand in this industry, you'll be earning about $90,000 a year, and can get some pretty cool jobs, like an HR services manager or a talent and diversity manager.


Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare

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If you love to take care of people and enjoy making money while doing it (hey, who doesn't?) then applying a graduate degree towards a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries will have you balling. You can expect to earn $99,200 a year.


Retail

An MBA degree can even help you climb those ladders in your retail career. With a graduate degree, you can get all kinds of jobs in the retail industry, including a product manager, business analyst, and corporate strategy manager, along with a salary of $89,000 annually.


Sounds interesting? You know it does! You can start your brand new career journey with the help of Vancouver's QS Grad School Tour.

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They'll help connect you with the perfect school to earn your graduate degree this September 26, 2018, at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. (Protip: the beauty of them being at the same time and place is that you can decide whether pursuing an MBA or another graduate degree is right for you, right there on the spot!)

For more information on the QS World Grad School Tour, and to register for it, check out their website and Facebook page!

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