Make Online, long distance studies a compromise

Many times students, workers and employers find themselves confused when it comes to gauging between experience and more academic qualifications. This week, we join this interesting debate.
Allan Brian Ssenyonga
Allan Brian Ssenyonga

Many times students, workers and employers find themselves confused when it comes to gauging between experience and more academic qualifications. This week, we join this interesting debate.

Whenever students complete university with their first degree, all job adverts they come across will come with the condition that you have experience of about five years. Since there is no school for experience, such job pre-requisites leave many youngster frustrated.

As if that is not enough, many other job adverts will, on top of experience, insist on one having a Masters degree in a particular filed. Studying for one is quite expensive. But the changing demands of the job market compel one to go back to the university.

The hot debate about which one counts more really depends on who you talk to. The truth is that for one to move ahead in their career both are crucial. Experience will have you perform better, while the university transcript will get you to the interview room and arm you with some new knowledge.

Acquiring one comes at the expense of the other. However, there is a way to have your cake and eat too. It is possible to stay working and accumulating job experience and then enrol for an online or long distance degree arrangement.

In that case, you are able to get the Masters Degree qualification without leaving your job. You shoot two birds with one stone. To pull this off you must be ready to put in extra effort so that you do not compromise the other. You should not get good grades while accumulating warning letters at work.  

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