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Unregistered 12-01-2015 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61246)
Point in initial post still stands. Unless the field that you are eyeing requires specialisation, e.g. engineering, accounting and etc., taking a second degree (from UniSIM, no less) is a major waste of time and funds IMO.

I also take it that you still intend to enter the CS in the end, Engineering to Communications as a mere example or not. In this case, your first degree from NUS/NTU/SMU will be of far more assistance than the UniSIM one.

And no offence meant to UniSIM folks. I am stating the facts.

i'm planning on going into psychology, and though it isn't a professional field like engineering, it's only open to psychology honours grads.

my second upper nus degree is in comms and new media. i can't apply to psych jobs with that.

Unregistered 12-01-2015 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61252)
i'm planning on going into psychology, and though it isn't a professional field like engineering, it's only open to psychology honours grads.

my second upper nus degree is in comms and new media. i can't apply to psych jobs with that.

No offence, but you might have quite a bit of problem finding a job with a psych degree. Especially one from unisim. There are seriously tons and tons of psych grads being pumped out of the local universities AND private ones. There arent many psych jobs to go around. but then again, even if you fail to get a psych job with your unisim degree, you can always fall back onto your nus degree to find another job.

Unregistered 12-01-2015 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61258)
No offence, but you might have quite a bit of problem finding a job with a psych degree. Especially one from unisim. There are seriously tons and tons of psych grads being pumped out of the local universities AND private ones. There arent many psych jobs to go around. but then again, even if you fail to get a psych job with your unisim degree, you can always fall back onto your nus degree to find another job.

I've heard of similar things from a NUS psych graduate, who end up continuing to post-graduate study in another field after failing to find a psychology job.

Unregistered 13-01-2015 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61016)
I don't think they gave U extra increment for the master degree.

To put things into perspective, 3.6k is what a fresh grad with second upper hons and NS will get, as at 2014.

They are giving you a fair salary because a 2014 fresh grad with second lower hons and No NS will get about 3k. So with three years of experience, an extra 600 sounds just about right.


so sad to hear that masters degree is not worth a single cent.
thanks for the perspective.

Unregistered 13-01-2015 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61304)
so sad to hear that masters degree is not worth a single cent.
thanks for the perspective.

Here's a tip - join the civil service when u r young, prove ur worth in the first few years, get a gov scholarship to do a masters degree related to ur field of work, and study full-time while getting paid

Good deal, no?

Unregistered 13-01-2015 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61304)
so sad to hear that masters degree is not worth a single cent.
thanks for the perspective.

Lol. Why must masters degree be worth anything at all? Most masters degrees are all coursework based. Its basically just an extended undergraduate term. Most masters degrees can even be completed in one year full time. What makes a masters grad so special? PhD might be a totally different story due the intensive research. But masters is just like doing another final undergraduate year.

Unregistered 13-01-2015 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61153)
why are u such an idiot?

how dare you?

Unregistered 13-01-2015 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61316)
Here's a tip - join the civil service when u r young, prove ur worth in the first few years, get a gov scholarship to do a masters degree related to ur field of work, and study full-time while getting paid

Good deal, no?

only a lucky few can get this...

Unregistered 13-01-2015 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61319)
Lol. Why must masters degree be worth anything at all? Most masters degrees are all coursework based. Its basically just an extended undergraduate term. Most masters degrees can even be completed in one year full time. What makes a masters grad so special? PhD might be a totally different story due the intensive research. But masters is just like doing another final undergraduate year.

Being involved in the hiring process at my company, I can say that whether your masters degree counts for anything generally depends on your previous work experience and the position you're applying for.

I work in the RnD industry and the best masters candidates, in my opinion are those who have relevant working experience, know the domain and took up the degree to train themselves up in a niche area. I find such candidates to be even better than the average PhDs that apply. For masters without relevant experience, it's very much a hit and miss whether they are better than a bachelor's.

Unregistered 14-01-2015 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 61329)
Being involved in the hiring process at my company, I can say that whether your masters degree counts for anything generally depends on your previous work experience and the position you're applying for.

I work in the RnD industry and the best masters candidates, in my opinion are those who have relevant working experience, know the domain and took up the degree to train themselves up in a niche area. I find such candidates to be even better than the average PhDs that apply. For masters without relevant experience, it's very much a hit and miss whether they are better than a bachelor's.

career changers who took up a masters more or less unrelated to their first degree?


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