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...

 

Virtually unstoppable

Afsaneh Rafighi came to Canada from her home in Mashhad, Iran to begin a Masters in Computer Science in the fall of 2013. Read more...