Five Reasons to Get a Postgraduate Degree

Joanna hughes | January 10, 2018

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While earning an undergraduate degree is an undeniably big accomplishment, it may not be the end of your academic journey. In fact, millions of students all over the world choose to continue even further by pursuing postgraduate degrees, AKA degrees pursued after completion of the bachelor’s degree. Also referred to as advanced degrees, these include master’s degrees and doctorates. While a bachelor’s degree used to be the gold standard for job applicants, the hiring landscape has changed. In its article, “How the Master’s Degree Became the New Bachelor’s In the Hiring World,” Fast Company reveals, “Nearly a third (32 percent) of employers are bumping up education requirements for new hires. According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, 27 percent are recruiting those who hold master’s degrees for positions that used to only require four-year degrees, and 37 percent are hiring college grads for positions that had been primarily held by those with high school diplomas.

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Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized for academic leadership and is home to 18,000 full- and part-time students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs. The university is consistently recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education on the publication's list of "Great Colleges to Work For." Founded in 1829, RIT is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and institutes emphasizing career education and experiential learning. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend the university and with approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, it is one of the largest private universities in the nation.

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