Hey my loves,
never thought this day would come: I’m officially have my Bachelor’s degree. But you got to start planning what’s to come after…
Well, for me it’s two more years of University. Yeah, I know I am crazy, but I really worked hard for this and just want to end my University experience with a Master’s degree. It’s also much more efficient later on for me, so it makes total sense to add two more years. But it has been a struggle to come to this decision.
I was not sure if I wanted to continue studying at all.
I’ve spoken to friends and family and to a Career advisor, but ultimately the decision had to be mine and I had to be sure of it. I have good grades and am eager to learn more, but those are not the only factors that were important to me. I also considered my career plans as well as financial reasons and well I also went with my gut. I was pretty certain that I need some more working experience and I wanted to achieve that with internships, but in the last two years there was simply no time for it, so I figured, well I do it after my bachelor thesis, but that did not make sense to me once I reached that point of registering for my thesis. I wanted to be done after it, whatever that actually meant.
I made a pro and con list and I ultimately decided to continue my studies and add a Master’s degree to my University experience. It was the most logical decision for me, but also an emotional one… Honestly, I am not ready yet to give up my life as a student and all that comes with it. And I learned that it is okay to feel so.
My advice to anyone who is unsure if they want to continue their studies or start a job: Trust your instinct. Trust in yourself. And most importantly talk to friends, family and career advisors. What do you want to achieve? What is your dream job? What do you want to be earning after graduation? All those things and a lot more are important for a decision like this.
I am very happy right now to start my new journey in October and I cannot wait to see what the next two years will bring.
I wish you all a wonderful day!