Ramona Maharaj, from the City of Hamilton, had many reasons to move to Florida to attend graduate school. Maharaj wants to be a professional fiction and non-fiction writer, as well as teach English at the collegiate level. She knew that earning a Master’s degree would open the doors to these dreams, and that she knew that the advanced degree would help her nurture her intense interest in the English language and in the ideas about contemporary American literature that she has always been drawn to. Here are a few typical reasons why people pursue graduate degrees:
- Satisfy intellectual curiosity and ignite passion. For some college graduates, earning a four-year degree in a specific field isn’t enough to slake their intellectual thirst for knowledge. A graduate program is the ultimate test for those who are more curious than most about their chosen field. Graduate school can be a costly way to do this, but there are usually scholarships and work for education programs for many graduate school programs.
- Increase professional prospects. Earning a graduate degree is proof that you have the drive and the intellectual muscle to succeed in leadership roles for any company. Earning a graduate degree gives you options when you get your diploma, with many employers looking for people with the kind of drive it takes to earn a graduate degree.
- Improve your career. You can realize your professional potential with a graduate degree. Advancing in your career is easier with advanced education.
Ramona Maharaj City of Hamilton plans to realize the benefits of her graduate degree very soon.