I am an international student from Singapore who has come to study Marketing and Management degree here. As I approach the end of my course, I am faced with options just like every other person who’s going to graduate. Here are mine.
Finding a job vs Pursuing a Masters degree
As a business student, I would imagine that these three years have given me the base to understand the dynamic business world. However, I feel that only after working in a company would I truly start learning first hand and put these theories into use. I am pretty sure that students in placements can attest to that. Moreover, in the age of split-second information exchange, most of the course learnt might even run the risk of being outdated! Refer to the (outdated) youtube video.
So I have decided to work. But where? ‘Investment bankers in the U.K. favor working in Singapore over New York and London’ says Bloomberg. But I am no banker. I would like to explore what else Britain has to offer after having lived here for three years. Moreover, I could always go back to Singapore. Its the classic case of the grass is greener on the other side. But after having seen both sides, I am willing to give Britain another try. But is it willing to give me a shot?
The alteration of Post-study work arrangements has greatly affected the employability of many international students. I understand the need for the government to do this but I also believe that if I am talented, I will get opportunities. So if you’re in the same boat as me, good luck to you! We will survive! 🙂