Under what circumstances did you enter an advanced degree program? Was it because you had a passion for the professional area and you yearned to learn as much as possible in order for you to maximize your knowledge base as a subject matter expert in your field? Recently, I became acquainted with a person who earned an MBA and her highest professional goal is to apply for an entry-level position with a state agency. On a separate occasion, a scientific researcher stated that her goal professionally, is to make as much money as possible. Although, in retrospect, she stated that she loved science and loved teaching science to children. So what do these 3 things have to do with earning an advanced degree? Many people are paying in excess of $40,000 or more to obtain a graduate degree, but still don't know nothing. Let's recommend 3 things for those who are obtaining a graduate degree to do to know something:
- Know what parts of your professional area you are passionate about. People want to your passion to shine! To help you to develop your passion, click here for a list of associations affiliated with your career areas.
- Know who's in your field locally, regionally and nationally. Having an advanced degree, you will be expected by employers and other professionals to be well on your way as a subject matter expert in your field. Click here to join linked in to connect with key experts and others who are passionate in the field.
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