Why graduate studies?

Simply put, why not?

Graduate degrees open doors and are sought-after assets in the labour market. An increasing number of employers are hiring employees with master’s degrees for positions previously only requiring a bachelor degree. The Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS) notes that graduate degrees are a valuable asset for a growing number of jobs.

Not surprisingly, Statistics Canada confirms the clearest benefit of a graduate education: higher employment rates are associated with higher levels of education. Master’s degree holders earn a larger premium over those with a bachelor’s degree. Labour market outcomes show that master and doctorate graduates are the most likely to obtain a job they had hoped for after graduation. Read more...

 

Coast to Coast

Brittany chose Memorial University for her doctoral degree because it offered her the opportunity to study anadromous fish species, expanding her research scope with freshwater systems, and to experience living in a new country. What she didn’t expect was the opportunity to live in two new countries. Read more...