masters

Navigating life's transitions can sometimes feel a whole lot like making your way through a maze: lots of dead ends, confusion and maybe even a scare or two. There are a number of factors to consider when facing any potentially life-changing situation, especially when it comes to applying to grad school.

The decision to pursue a master's or doctoral degree is becoming increasingly popular. Canada saw an increase of more than 40% from 2006 to 2016 in student enrolment for graduate education. In a competitive job market, a master's degree can be an excellent way to differentiate yourself from other professionals in your field, giving you the edge you've been looking for.

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Not only is it a new year, but we've just made it through what has arguably been one of the most difficult years yet. Maybe you've changed jobs or work circumstances, or perhaps you've been out of employment for some time.

Whatever situation you find yourself in as 2021 kicks off, it could very well involve a desire to switch careers, find a new challenge, or change your life in some way. And that could involve going back to school, which can be pretty exciting!

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I know you guys can agree with me when I say that careers can be a difficult topic to talk about. I mean, we all want to be that career-driven individual our parents taught us to be but discovering what we want in life is not always easy and the road there can be full of bumps.

via @nehaastar15

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Remember when you were forced to pick a university major at 17? You still need your grapes cut in half at that age! But you picked, and maybe through that four-year degree, you discovered something you would liked. Or you didn't! The point is, you've decided to continue studying.

I remember being asked, "do you want an academic or professional degree?" when considering grad school. My barely audible answer sounded something like, "ughhhmmmshhhh..."

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