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Which should be my choice: work or apply for masters abroad?

Hi, everyone. I am a girl who will graduate next year, whose major is certified public accountant. I spent all the time preparing for applying for masters abroad next year. I wanna immigrate to America by getting a permenant job there.


Recently, I just got official offers from Enrst & young and Deloitte, two of the Big Four. And during my internship at Deloitte, I learnt that many Chinese have a hard time getting a job in U.S. after finishing their master degree there. I am  in a dilemma now. I am not born with a silver spoon in my mouth. It costs too much for me to study abroad if I can't get a permenant job there. I can actually get a good job in China. the only problem working in China is that I don't like the lifestyle here (lots of working overtime ) and I have spent almost all my college years preparing for my studying abroad stuff. I hate to see that I am wasting my time and my life.


The appliction process will be on in September and those two companies also requires me to give them a clear answer about whether to stay or not by September. What should I do now..


I wanna hear the voice of you!

Aug 19, 2012 7:37 AM
Comments · 3

Frankly, you will probably do well either way. If you have an oppotunity to work for one of the major gloabl accounting firms, I would do that. It doesn't hurt to get some experience. You can always apply for graduate school later; that choice is always available to you. Good luck.

August 26, 2012
I really think you should consider the job offers given to you. Getting a Masters without work experience is pretty useless. Many programs won't take you if you don't have 3 years of work experience in the field. Good luck!
August 22, 2012

I think you have to follow your heart and do what is right for you. If you never try and take a risk to get what you want, you will never get it. I think in a couple of years, the job markets will be better once you graduate. How important is this choice of lifestyle to you? I also think that USA is going through a hard time now. I also think if you consider a country like Canada, it may be easier to get a well paying job as a minority.

August 19, 2012
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