Benefits of a Civil Engineering Master's Degree

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With the rapid growth of cities around the world, global infrastructure demands are on the rise, which means the demand for civil engineers with advanced skills in on the rise, too.

A master’s degree in civil engineering will allow you to gain the advanced knowlege in your engineering specialization that will lead to greater career prospects (not to mention, salary!) and the skills to engineer better structures and systems as society creates more complex infrastructure to keep up with rapid growth.

what's up everybody Isaac here with civil engineering Academy jumping on giving you another quick tip today we're going to talk about the value of getting a master's degree and whether that is worth your time as a civil engineer to get so hang out with me today and we'll answer that question okay so the question again is as a master's degree worth it in civil engineering and today I'm going to talk about the benefits of getting a master's degree I've often kind of preached that getting your PE is looked at more valuable than getting a master's but obviously a master's degree is going to be really valuable as well in fact some people move up in a company don't even have their PE license but they're able to get into management and other positions without their PE even though they have a master's degree so let's talk about some of the benefits first of all the US Department of Labor says that the median salary for a civil engineer is about $85,000 that was in twenty twenty seventeen so that's a pretty good starting salary I think well not a starting salary but a median salary you know what I mean so eighty eighty-five thousand dollars now if you have your master's degree that actually usually is a little bit more than that so a master's degree that's a benefit right off the bat is that gaining a master's you also are paid a couple thousand dollars more to have that degree the other thing that's a benefit of having a master's degree is that it really specializes you so if you go into school you're gonna take classes that you enjoy if you want to go deeper into and it gives you an edge on the competition that is out there so if you're a structural engineer you're gonna take additional concrete courses structural loading courses still courses anything do a structural structures or structure of structural material so all those things and getting an edge with more education more education always gives you an edge on your career so getting a master's degree also helps with that the other benefit of getting a master's degree is that also future proofs yourself so by having a master's degree you are set up for the future right and what I mean by that is that you don't need to go back to school to get if you can knock out your master's degree while you're in school earning your bachelor's right after that would be my recommendation the other thing that's coming up is the ncees organization has been talking about for years trying to get people to have a master's degree or an additional 30 credit hours under their belt so they can become professional engineers now that's ten additional courses which is a master's equivalent and if you already have your master's degree you're already set up for that so you don't need to worry about it so having a master's degree really future proofs yourself you don't need to worry about coming back to school to get those things if you don't have your PE license or whatnot so anyway guys that's the benefits of getting a master's degree I do highly recommend it there are plenty opportunities out there is whether it's online through a school all your coursework online or if you actually attend a classroom so I've seen plenty of good programs with either one I've actually done a master's online as well and found it very helpful with time management especially have kids or family so anyway I do think a master's is worth it so get out there and find one that works for you and I think it will benefit you in your career alright guys that'll wrap it up we'll see you next time bye

Master's Degree: The New College Degree

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Hello. Today I wanted to talk about about a topic that’s been in the news quite a bit, which is that graduate degrees, and in particular master’s degrees, have become the new bachelor’s degrees.

There’s an interesting article that came out in Vox on February 7, 2015, and it made precisely this argument. Today, 8% of the US population, about 16 million people, hold a master’s degree, which is interesting, because in 1960, according to the US census, about the same percentage of the population held a college degree. So, essentially, in the 1960s, having a college degree set one apart and put you in a rather rarefied bracket of well within the top 10% in terms of education attainment.

Today, a college degree is something of a commodity, and that’s one reason why you see so many people applying to graduate school for the first time in their family, their parents never having considered it.

Another interesting statistic that I wanted to raise, which I actually found in another article — this is from last year, from the Pew Research Center — and, in this article, titled “For Millenials a Bachelor’s Degree Continues to Pay Off But A Master’s Degree Earns Even More,” the author, Richard Fry, shows some interesting graphs indicating how earnings for master’s degree holders in the last 30 years or so have grown much more rapidly than earnings for bachelor’s degree holders.

In particular, the statistics that he cites are a 13% increase in monthly earnings for young adults with a bachelor’s degree vs. a 23% increase in monthly earnings for those with a graduate [master’s, progressional, doctorate] degree. So not only are graduate degrees the new standard as far as educational attainment, but people who go to graduate school seem to be rewarded better [at an accelerated pace] than those who make undergraduate investments.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that a graduate degree is right for you — every person is different — but to the extent that college education has become commodified and earnings are outpacing [accelerating faster] than those of undergraduate degree holders, it’s something to consider. If I can be of help, please let me know. If you want more information, you can visit

hello today I wanted to talk about a topic that's been in the news quite a bit which is that graduate degrees and in particular master's degrees have become the new bachelor's degree and there's an interesting article that came out in Fox on February 7th 2015 and it made precisely this argument today 8% of the u.s. population about 16 million people hold a master's degree which is interesting because in 1960 according to the US Census about the same percentage of the population held a college degree so essentially in the 1960s having a college degree set one apart and put you in a rather rarefied bracket of well within the top 10% in terms of educational attainment today a college degree is something of a commodity and that's one reason why so you see so many people applying to graduate school often for the first time in their family their parents never having considered it another interesting statistic that I wanted to raise which actually found in another article this is from last year from the Pew Research Center and in this article titled for Millennials a bachelor's degree continues to pay off but a master's degree earns even more the author Richard Frye shows some interesting graphs indicating how earnings for master's degree holders in the last 30 years or so have grown much more rapidly than earnings for bachelor's degree holders and in particular the statistics that he cites is a 13% increase for the monthly earnings of young adults with a bachelor's degree versus a 23% increase in earnings for those with a master's degree so not only our graduate degrees sort of the new standard of the elite as far as educational attainment but people who go to graduate school seem to be rewarded even better than those that make undergraduate investments so this doesn't necessarily mean that a graduate degree is right for you every person is different but to the extent that college education has become commodified and earnings are outpacing those of undergraduate degree holders in the graduate fields it's something to consider and and if I can be of help please let me know and if you want more information you can visit grad school heaven com thank you

Master's Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering

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Dive in to TUT’s Master’s Degree Programme in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering and see what professor and students say about the studies.

Hello! My name is Jonathan Massera. I am a Professor in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering and I'm also the Head of the Master's program in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. A growing and aging society needs modern and innovative medicine and stem-cell technologies. To answer to these challenges in well-being and health care our faculty promotes high quality research that brings new innovations for the benefit of mankind. The industry is in need of talented students with versatile backgrounds to provide expertise to the growing health tech sector. Some continue as Academia researchers. We have high record in attracting public and private funding. if you are an entrepreneur at heart, this program and its environment will give the necessary tools to transform your idea into a product. When applying to the program you can choose from these three majors They are in the core of the expertise of our staff members and the research performed in faculty. Lectures are held by world-recognized scientists with knowledge of the most recent technological and scientific progress. I would like to mention three points: First, the degree program is associated with BioMediTech Institute and the Center of Excellence on Body-On-Chip Second, Tampere is ranked the best place to study in Finland Third, we are an international university with people from over 60 countries How great is that! Once I got to know TUT learning environment and amazing infrastructures and also the supporting staff I knew that this would be one of the best Investments I could ever do for my academic career! It's a very lively University and very lively university life and you really feel like you're studying with the other people and are not just competing with the other students You do things together, you get your voice heard if there's something, so I really appreciate that about TUT!

Beginners guide to writing a dissertation

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This video goes through the different sections of a dissertation, both at undergraduate and master’s level. Degree dissertations, Structure of a dissertation, research dissertations for beginners. Dr. Charlotte Meiedirk. Course Leader MBAs, Brighton Business School.

okay what I'm going to do is I'm going to go through the basic layout for our dissertation and that's the same at undergraduate and at the Masters level via my teacher education my teacher a master's degree in educational leadership and management and the dissertation sections are actually still very similar to those undergraduate level they're just of course a bit there's a more depth and the sections are longer so dissertations tend to be undergraduate level around ten thousand words masters level around fifteen thousand words so Jerry speak can you'll start with an abstract now people ask you well what what's an abstract what is an abstract an abstract is done pretty much basically summarizes were the way I do them is kind of summarize each chapter including the conclusion your recommendations I would say for a ten thousand words fifteen thousand word dissertations it's around the abstract for me about a page long and no longer it shouldn't be like two or three pages for that kind of length it really just summarizes very briefly each chapter and your recommendations okay next then you have your content page and I won't go through all the different sections because in the content page you also have Biggers and diagrams of where they are and next you'll have your introduction chapter that just introduces what your actual research is going to be on what the main literature is in that area but of course briefly it might give some background to that research it also will tell the reader what your movie overall aims are of your research so you might have let's say for example three aims of your research what you tend to achieve is going to be telling those within your introduction and actually revisit them later but I'll come back to that okay so that's your introduction chapter next you have your literature review mail it's your review do I tend to teach it is it may not just be one chapter it could be one chapter with different sections depending on the length of it or it may actually be a couple of chapters but again it depends on the length of this patient and the literature you're covering so what you're doing there and your literature review another video on what is a literature review and what you should do but you're going through the main let's share the arguments are there any different sides those argument any ideological underpinnings that go with that literature one side versus another and like I've got another video on what makes a good literature review but that's your lecture review so you establishing who the main theorists are within that area of research and what the arguments on the side and with the Masters dissipation I might even expect you to see where the gaps are and where are the gaps in the literature and and why therefore are you doing what you are doing okay such your literature review next is kind of like your methodology now your methodology will go through what well at masters level it might go through your epistemology what your kind of ideology is your underpinnings for doing the type of research you are doing you might be looking at different research approaches for example interpretivism and positivism and again I've got a video on that but I only expected to that at masters level not at undergraduate level although sometimes I do sit but you wouldn't necessarily have to do things like epistemology on ecology in your dissertation and some of you would be very happy to know that is the case but at masters level I expect you to touch in it I expect you to then go into what kind of research methodology you're using so I use in there for example a case study are you doing a survey are you doing at an action research which a lot of teachers for example do so within the methodology also expect you to go through your research methods what methods you are using questionnaire etc advantages disadvantages literature introduced literature on those methodologies and also ethics section will be in with your methodology as well which is really very important if you're doing an empirical research so after the methodology ends you've told your reader what research methods you are using to meet your aims of your research next what you have is actually research analysis so it might be the research results first and then the analysis okay sometimes they can go together in a chapter because that makes sense and then other times they might be separate chapters depending on the length again of your dissertation and again I'll go through in a later video what makes good research analysis I mean generally speaking the better your what's called a conceptual framework your better and your analysis so if you actually base in your analysis on a some kind of framework but again I'll come back to that that's more likely to occur at masters level rather than undergraduate level as well so after your research analysis and and you've analyzed all your research then what you'll have is your recommendations so I'm going to run out of room here from recommendations and conclusions now depending on your type of dissertation so it might be for example you are doing a recommendation for something may be action research and you're trying to find better ways to teach English grammar or better ways to teach maths with at Key Stage two then your recommendations are from your research that you recommend whatever approach you might be to teach him for example and then you'll have a conclusion now generally speaking dissipations do have some type of recommendation I suppose not all but then you have a conclusion chapter as well in the conclusion chapter is really most importantly you revisit those aims your initial aim and say to what extent you actually met those aims throughout your research and also within your your recommendation conclusion if occlusion chapter you might also look at limitations to your research now generally speaking the limitations are very similar especially for undergraduate masters students that are doing a part-time usually as things like time not surprisingly best if you're for example in full-time job and also things like maybe money would limit how big perhaps a survey is that you undertake etc okay and then of course after that you'll have your references and your appendices which will go at the end as well that's pretty much basic structure to your dissertation but each section of course you need to think about in a lot of detail so good luck

How to Apply to University for a Master's Course | Postgraduate | Atousa

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it’s almost been a year since I was making applications to postgraduate courses, and since it’s that time when students are starting to apply for master’s, PhD’s and other post graduate courses, I thought it would be a good idea to make a video talking about my tips on how to choose and how to apply for master’s courses. Currently I am studying my master’s at King’s College London in Translational Cancer Medicine. This master’s course is an MRes (which is master of research) and I absolutely love. I know the application process can be daunting, will all of the researching into courses and writing a personal statement, but I hope that the tips that I share with you in this video can help you with making the choice of whether you should study a postgraduate course, and which universities to apply for!


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hey everyone how's it going so it's not wonderful time of year again where students are making applications to postgraduate study now I know this because while I was walking away on my laptop I could hear one of the project supervisors who stood opposite me in the office having a skype interview with a master student for next gen in case any of you guys are curious and currently studying my Master's at King's College London and it is a course in translational cancer medicine so it was really weird for me to listen to the C spies that have this Skype talk because I would suspect oh my god like 12 months ago or maybe a little longer than that was just said that was me that was that was me having that conversation with my current supervisors and it kind of got me thinking that when I was making applications it would have been really useful to have and kind of you know video talking about how to apply and some of the best content of the four applying and you know all of that kind of stuff so I guess fast forward to today I thought I would make the video for you guys in case any of you are going through the same process so I guess without further ado let's just get into the video and I really hope some of these tips help you out so number one and this is a really important thing to consider is try think really hard about why you're doing a master's I think it's really important you have a good reason for pursuing postgraduate study because it is a lot of commitments it can cost a lot it's all four peaks of your time so try it avoid the attitude of I don't know what else to do so I'll just apply for a masters that have to choose can definitely come back and bite you in the butt if you halfway through decide that you really hate your courses but all I only enter the pyramid to know what to do and you know it's best to try and avoid that kind of situation right at the start for me personally I took a year off after my undergraduate just to kind of people not have to think about and course budget study and anything like that and give myself some mental space to try and decide what I want to do and I'm not saying that you necessarily have to take care of after undergraduate study but maybe just something to consider tip number two is to consider three really important before making any kind of application so if you're already starting to think about postgraduate study and maybe you're going on different websites and looking at different courses the three most important things to think about obviously do you meet the requirements and then you have the correct degree or the correct grade and you aware of what the fees are are you able to self-funded or find alternative ways of trying to get scholarship or getting the close funded and certainly have you thought well and hard about the location this is especially important if you are an international student you kind of have to think do I really want to move to a different country or even if you are insane country do I really want to move to a different city or a particular City I know these three things kind of seem a little bit obvious but I just think I should let you guys know because they are very important things that you should think about okay so assuming you've gone through the first two tips and you're already ready and eager to go tip number three is look at the course structure now when it comes to postgraduate courses masters specifically there are a whole range of different structures of the course can consist of and I'm going to share with you the science e1 because I guess that's the area high and more knowledgeable in well I think it's the same with other subjects as well so for example in science there are three different types that you can do the first is an M cell and this is usually the first year of a PhD but there are universities that do offer one year and so courses the second is an emirate which is what I'm currently doing and that is a master of research and certainly in psy and that is Master of Science now all of these things do differ slightly and the general trend is that si tends to be more taut and lecture based whereas MRIs and MPhil tend to be a lot more practical so in my case for example my course is 12 months of solid lab work working on two different projects rotation and I pick the Nemours very specifically because there were other my courses that did six months of lectures and exams and then the other six months but because I specifically was looking for lots and lots of practical hands-on work I decided to go for the camera now before is as well as researching the course make sure you research the department so for example I think this is really important because if you research the department then you'll get the best view of the overview of what your course is going to be like I think this is specially important in science because you can apply to you a project but the project title can often change because our research goals different titles and different projects will always come and go so for example if you apply to a specific project that project might change but as long as you know what that department works on or research is on then you have a better idea of what kind of stuff you'll end up doing and I think this is also important for doing kind of postgraduate studies that give you an option to do to choose modules later on so for example if you did a master's in biomedical sciences later on you will have the opportunity to specialize so maybe in cancer or neuroscience or respiratory systems or something of the sort so it's good to get an understanding of the department because safety dudas biomedical arrest and you want to do like renal diseases and their department don't offer anything to do with renal diseases then that's something that you don't want to find out later on after you've already got in number five and I think this is so important and it is to make contacts as early as you can so as I was making contact with the admissions team and I'm scaring questions about the application process something that I personally think is quite important to do is to try and get in touch with the project supervisors directly not only is this a really good way for you to build a relationship with them early on and sometimes they will even remember you so when you actually do come to replies with it oh yeah I remember receiving an an email from this person showing interest so not only is that a benefit because it shows that you're passionate and eager about wanting to study this course but it's also a really good way to get very specific hands on information right a new good opportunity for you guys to ask about that specific field or the research and traps or even very specific questions about the department's and you know all of that kind of stuff a little word of warning though don't be put off if you do not get a reply I know personally when I was looking into courses I sent out around maybe 15 to 16 emails and I only got replies from maybe a third of the people it's nothing personal being in a masters now and working with all of these academics you see just how crazy and hectic their license so if you don't get to reply don't take it personally but I would recommend is whenever you email or make contact with any of these individuals always include something in your email like understand that you're busy or understand that you have a busy schedule but I would be very grateful to hear back from you and I think that's always a nice thing to do because it lets them see that you understand that they are very busy people and the states that they do have a lot going on number six is trust your intuition or your gut feeling I think it's very important to do as much research as you can and not just a call for other things for example research city research the Society's research all of these extracurricular things that could be involved in your chosen Institute's but at the end of all of that I think it's important to really listen to your intuition and think what you think is best for you number seven and this is kind of following on from the last point is try not to get too many people's advice on where you should go this is because I know that all of your friends and although your family or the people you are they will all have their own preferences so if you ask too many people for advice then sometimes it can hinder you more than it can help you because it will just confuse you more than anything so again point six and seven are kind of like together but listen to your gut feeling number eight is once you have decided on a handful of universities that you want to apply for sit and write a killer personal statement now I do plan to make an individual video all about how to write a personal statement this is going to sound weird completely many enjoyed writing mine but in the meantime try to see your research Google is an amazing resource so just have a look on that look at example or schedule it's personal statements and look at how you should structure it and the kind of things to include and this kind of things not to include as well so yeah I think this is really important because what you want at the end of the day when it comes to your personal statement is something that's professional informative but also authentic to you and after all of that you are ready to make your application so if you enjoyed this video guys please do give it a thumbs up because it would help me out a lot and if this video was useful to you and you would like to support me in any way then I will have links somewhere my patient se Instagram and all that stuff overall though I know it's like because I went through the same process and I know it can be a little bit daunting but I honestly do wish you all the best of luck and don't stress I'm sure it'll be fine and also if you do have any other questions to do with the application process or anything that you guys think that I could make a video on that would help you out then comments always welcome below anyway my lovelies I hope you have an amazing day and until next time take care and I'll see you later

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Santa Monica Homeless Man Has a Masters Degree but Can't Find Work to Afford Rent.

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Melvin is homeless in Santa Monica, California. He sleeps in his car and works whatever jobs he can to survive. Melvin has a master degree in Molecular Science and Nanotechnology, yet he still cannot find employment that pays enough to cover the cost of an apartment in Los Angeles.

Melvin sometimes feels like his situation is never going to end, but he tries to stay hopeful. It’s not that Melvin is not trying. He’s applied to over a thousand jobs in the last seventeen months.

Melvin says he contacted every single homeless services provider in the city including the Santa Monica Mayor’s Office. Melvin used every single resource and referral given to him to no avail. Sadly, the homeless support system is not set up to help people like Melvin who are educated and healthy, and there is just not enough support for all the homeless people that need help.

The public believes that anyone who is homeless can ask for help and they receive the support they need. It doesn’t work that way. This is why we all must advocate for more support and for more services to get people off the streets and into housing!

Melvin started to channel all the anger he has from sleeping on the ground and in his car into filmmaking. He started making movies on his phone. Melvin began just to vlog, but then he got serious and turned his videos into a story. Melvin has now completed one documentary on his life on the streets and has started to work on another film.

Melvin wants to give back. He is hoping to one to go to medical school. Melvin continues to look for work hoping to find employment that will pay enough for an apartment. Melvin also continues to go down the path of becoming an aspiring filmmaker. One of his movies has been accepted into a film festival.

Melvin has overcome many obstacles in life. This smart young man and his positive attitude will go far. Melvin just needs a little help to get out of homelessness. If you’d like to help him personally, here is a link to his GoFundMe page:

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Melvyn yes we're here in Los Angeles you're homeless living in your car tell me about it yeah that's what's happening I'm actually homeless I'm living in my car formerly I used to sleep on this curb here at the cemetery and yeah it sucks State at least I don't really know what else to tell you like you know I just like been rough out here it's been going on for a very long time and it seems like is sometimes I feel like it's never gonna end but then I try to stay hopeful now you have a master's degree and stuff I can't even pronounce yeah well go ahead yeah I do is a master's in something called molecular science antennal technology it was granted in 2014 from Louisiana Tech University I love that place my alma mater I did research there did track-and-field undergrad it really didn't graduate school but you know for some reason I guess it just didn't translate in Los Angeles are even outside of Los Angeles were like working opportunities and I jobs in the field of where I want I got the degree and so I ended up basically doing jobs online app jobs like delivery for post mates basically bringing food to people's homes or whatever they asked for it through the app wasn't paying very much I was wearing down my car which is super old it was a 2002 pony no it was 2002 Buick LeSabre pretty big car it was like 12 miles to the gallon and I was using that to do those deliveries in you know I was barely able to put gas in the car with what I was making you're college-educated master's degree and you can't find work now if I apply literally for over a thousand jobs and that's no exaggeration and some of those jobs at least probably 25% of them I've applied to at least twice or three times I just saw was relentless with the job application pursuit I just decided to renew my resume multiple times over I consulted with other professional people who you know supposedly experts in my resume building and coaching you through like interviews and stuff and I changed my resume accordingly but it's just never materialized into any job not even an interview so I was never able to actually practice those interviewing skills that I learned because no one actually called me in for an interview why do you think that is to be honest and I hate to say this because I'm not like a victim person I'm always about go get it do yourself I just felt like I've been discriminated against and for whatever reason that happened people decide to not have a heart and like care about a person who just wanted to help people because when you go get a master's in something like molecular biology you don't do it because our molecular science of biology and nanotechnology you don't do it because you just want to you know have that fancy name you do it because you actually have a passion for research and for helping people and no one seems to appreciate that because I feel like I could actually help the world evolve and with science and with medicine if only given us the chance to do so and I feel like that's actually not bad as bad for me as it is for the rest of the world this kind of discrimination because you know you're holding back someone who could just help the mass you could hold him back someone who actually cares who has a passion for and that's just it doesn't make any sense but you're not stopping no I'm determined I'm determined to get into medical school to get off the streets make a living doing things that help people so I channeled all the anger I had from living on the streets and sleeping on this on the ground and in my car and to filmmaking recently I just pulled out my cell phone and started making films I started I started with just vlogging but then became very serious and I decided to turn it to a story a story that I could have used to reach people and I'm just gonna do more of that and you're in the right town for that and I'll put a link below in the description to your YouTube channel or whatever you want for people to find you your resume whatever hopefully somebody will click on this and say wow this is a smart young man and needs a chance tell me how long you been out here officially like 17 months going on 18 months and I've been homeless for about 15 or 14 months of that 17 months now you've contacted all the service providers every single service that exists in the city even as going as far as the mayor's office in Santa Monica and I contacted some people that I'm not gonna mention their names but I have been in contact with them and they I've used every single resource that they told me will work but for me it didn't work and I've no idea why even after hounding those people multiple times they just never got back to me they never gave me a place to stay they never helped me with a job and it really was almost disconcerting I didn't know what the thing I thought this I love Los Angeles and there was never anything I would say bad about Los Angeles any of the counties anybody went here but I was very disappointed I was born in Los Angeles and for me this is home even though I went to school away from here I came back because my whole life this is where I belong and also I don't have family I was adopted and homeless when I was young even but coming back to Los Angeles Tart my life here to help people to get involved with the research the universities the industry and just give myself to this community is in its big of a way as I possibly could but it just wasn't accepted and you know I just don't know why all I know is that I still have something to give and I'm gonna work and do as much as I can to improve myself so that I can finally give it because you know I'm here for everyone else I'm not here for myself and so what was it like trying to get out of homelessness and basically just getting dead-end referral after dead-end referral it's like different stages to it it's like if you had the comparator like the stages of grief or stages of death I started out with just complete and utter denial what was happening and I just couldn't believe I was thing oh maybe next week I just know they haven't seen my application yet or maybe next month I just keep applying maybe it's just I have a typo NAT resume I just kept you know uh revising it revise it and just start trying my best to stay hopeful and then there is this bit of shame that started to creep in because you see all your other friends getting jobs your friends that you knew they didn't even get a masters they only got bachelor's degrees and they're making six figures and living lives that and I can only imagine live I can't imagine living could never been there and so that shame you want to hide it from your friends you want to hi different people you know because you don't want people to know that you're in it as a desperate situation as you actually are so that's what was happening with me until I finally got to the point where I accepted it and that old part of me that was so attached to everything that was happening just died and then I was reborn and so the guy I accepted where I was and I said I'm gonna do anything and everything to get myself out of this situation because sleeping on the streets haven't has not been fun at all it's been dangerous and it has been one of the worst situations ever happen to me in my entire life now people just assume a smart guy like you can either just get a job quickly or the homeless services will help you get out or help you get a job or help you get whatever go into a shelter and that's not pending the case and no and I would have thought the same thing before I became homeless you know I do feel like it's worse for some people than others for where there were reasons there are a lot of factors to consider but for me it's just I'm like at the bottom of the bottom no one even thinks about giving me a shelter at home or whenever I go to those services and sign up I get no preference I don't even get a call back even after I called em back multiple times or show up that's the thing I tried to do I'll spend time and whatever money I can get together and to get a bus across town that goes an hour and a half away so that I can contact these homeless shelter these services that I reached out to to try to keep them like keep me in their thoughts and it just doesn't help and so you know those assumptions are not valid and they're baseless because you really don't know what it's like until you've been out here and this happens – you know this isn't your first time homeless because you had rough upbringing yes i dad went to prison when I was two mom became a seriously strung out drug addict early in life and by the age of 12 she was completely incapacitated basically and she wasn't able to support me dropped me and my younger sister off at a fire station where we stayed and for like a night until they took us to like a shelter for kids we stayed there for about three weeks no one in my family took us in and my mom's side of the family and until my aunt did and they lived in a different state so they came and got me and my younger sister and we moved to Louisiana and I'll do high school I live with them up until my senior year when they decided to kick me out because they were these super devout real was witnesses and they said oh if I'm not going to get baptized and become officially a jehovah's witness I can't live there anymore I was a good kid I never hung out with anybody from my school because it wasn't allowed it didn't do any drugs nothing I just simply wanted school play basketball and study the Bible like three or four times a week with them but since I didn't get baptized it just wasn't good enough so I was homeless all throughout high school my senior year lived in a Salvation Army until I graduated and then I just want the college and stayed there tell us about so you you've got one documentary in the can yes I do it's called there's no crying in Los Angeles it was inspired by um so while I was homeless I was so angry and I had no one to talk to I don't have any friends a few one or two friends I did have it just abandoned me and for no reason I never like borrowed money and they just abandoned me for whatever reason and they're just you know they're out of my life now but I was so lonely and I won't I had so much to say so I just wrote it down like a book basically a series of essays called dares no crying in Los Angeles I was making these little vlogs on my phone someone reached out to me from Germany his name was Julian and he came here he it decided to shoot a video of me like we had no idea we're gonna do so I just quickly designed a storyboard of what was going on with my life and I just basically reenacted everything that was happening and mind you at the time I was literally still sleeping on the street and we made up documentary it's been accepted it's a1 Film Festival so far and we're expecting more submit up more acceptances the only issue is uh submitting to more film festivals because it costs money I just don't have it but uh yeah so I just kind of ran with that and now we're making more we made another documentary and it's going to be edited and produced soon and short films and just all manner of media what we're trying to do because I found I have a talent I just want to do it now mostly it's to reach people is to help people I have a message behind it's not just for entertainment it's not just so that people can see my faces so they can hear the message behind it and you didn't really plan to be a filmmaker you was just frustrated with this homeless thing not being able to get a job and start being creative exactly it was all honestly it was out of the creativity arose out of desperation and you know I'm never one to give up and I go 100% with whatever it is I do so the only thing I had available to me was a phone and so I used it I picked it up and I just started filming and that led to you know there's no crying in Los Angeles and whatever else is next and I'm gonna be I'm gonna try to be the best I can at this filmmaking thing for right now because this is what I have and I'm not allowed I'm not being given opportunity to work at a big pharmaceutical company or biotech company which is where my major is where I have degrees for in research experience so I'm going to do what I can and not complain or worry about the things that I'll have any control over if you had three wishes what would they be I wish that people would see my story and understand why I made it and understand the message behind it hope that it reaches down the other wish would be for more people like me to be able to rise out of situations like this and accomplish their dreams so they can go and help people because that's all its main goal anyway my third wish would be that Los Angeles can improve as a city and not just the homelessness sector but you know other things that I see that are wrong and I have you know I want to be able to help with that if I could I saw those are my three wishes I say always once we end homelessness we gotta do something about the traffic exactly once we end homelessness homelessness first then the traffic thank you very much for talking to me you're welcome thank you so much for talking to me and allowing me to like do this thing I hope that some people see it and it resonates with them

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we get a lot of questions about a higher higher education so the graduate degrees phd's and things like that so we're gonna take a look at some of the trends historically about how in the u.s. we approach master's degrees and higher education so first of all we've got this chart showing the growth of master's degrees over all from 1970 until just a couple of years ago now obviously there has been some population growth in that time that is a big rise and the the quote that everyone's throwing around is that master's degrees are now as common as bachelor bachelor degrees were back at the beginning of that chart which that's interesting it's fascinating positive in some ways I'm sure yeah I think we have p.m. more educated people in this country I mean especially when you compare us to other countries where education is much more important and you know people instead of doing like you know 12 years of catering what we call K through 12th they have an equivalent of like 14 years when you add up all the hours so it's nice to see that we're focusing on education a little bit more in that sense my question though is how many of these master degrees are actually on par with the master degrees that people were getting into 60s because oh really yeah because we have a lot of like online university starting to say but that don't have the same academic rigor that some of the universities did in like the 1960s so I think there's also the question of quality and like level of involvement and engagement that universities require now versus then yeah no that's a great point I hadn't even thought about that yeah I guess the person who's going to some online university to get like a a doctorate of weil studies so they could do studies for Exxon Mobil or something like that it's not the same as someone who you know got an education degree back in the sixties uh and certainly like that the growth in this is not just that people are so much more intellectually curious as they used to be I mean there's economic pressures like when the economy's bad as it has been a various points over the past thirty years people don't want to go out into the workforce and they want to put it off by going to graduate school that's what I did that's what most of my friends in graduate school did worked out well for us um but but I do like it though because uh K through 12 high score including high school and also undergrad you're mostly learning there you're not principally concerned with sort of increasing the sum total of human knowledge that's what you get out of going to graduate school PhD you're actually creating stuff for other able to learn and I like new information new knowledge so I want as much of that as possible so I guess to that degree good job America let's pick up this next chart the earnings bump that you receive based on getting a graduate degree over the similar bachelor's degree you can see in all those cases it's pretty significant I mean in the case of like the engineering degree that's got to be at least 20,000 you see 20,000 bumps and or even more and some others like health that's probably one of the things driving this massive increase in the number of people who are getting them now a bear in mind of course that you're also going to be losing out some money and getting those degrees if you go to a two years masters you're not getting your salary for two years generally and you're also getting you know twenty to thirty or forty thousand dollars more in student loan debt so you have to factor that in it looks like you will recoup that assuming you can get a good job that's the other side of it the the debt and you see the debt is going up in fact it's accelerating 2008 to 2012 a much sharper increase in 2004 to 2008 and so you have to bear that in mind I mean we're looking at let's see for the other master's degrees it looks like we're looking at 25 to 30 thousand dollars of additional debt but for the same extra degree by the way that you were getting in 2004 that's a lot more money for the same damn thing I have to say these numbers strike me as pretty low like I'm looking at really yeah they do like I'm you know when I was looking into MBA programs I worked you know in the MBA space beforehand and most the debt that people had when they had like no scholarships was about a hundred thousand dollars all it cost like two hundred thousand dollars to get an MBA from a top program so when I see stuff like 50 I'm like no no no Harvard Stanford Wharton and mighty it's more like two hundred thousand dollars total cost well clearly the set rolls are more expensive circle tonight I'm just saying there are different like there are different programs you can attend and they're gonna have different costs yeah it's true whole lot more that's true I went to UConn like you don't generate a lot of student loan debt it you can't necessarily but I do I have at least one friend who I can think of who had over a hundred thousand dollars a lot of my friends have over a hundred thousand dollars yeah and I bet they're not trying to pay it off with a UConn degree nothing against UConn I love my experience there as great dining halls and create a great dairy bar you

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hi I'm Kate Roy welcome to my channel I get asked a lot about my master's degree and if it was worth it for me etc etc so today I thought I would talk about whether or not you should get a master's of course no two career paths are the same especially in this day and age when there are so many quote/unquote unconventional careers so take this with a grain of salt just I just hope that it helps you kind of reflect and see what is best for you and your own career interests I thought of three questions that you could ask yourself to help you determine this so let's begin the first one is is a master's degree a requirement for your career in some professions like becoming a psychologist or a therapist of some sorts whether it's speech therapy physical therapy etc you need to have a master's degree to advance to that next step I have friends that are in some of those fields and they need it to get a master's in order to move on up from becoming a therapy assistant for example to becoming a therapist to themselves so this is very straightforward and depending on whatever field you are in or are interested in you should probably know if you need to have a master's to actually get to that point there are many other professions where you don't need to have a master's in order to pursue or have that career like fields in marketing and public relations and advertising a bachelor's is usually enough so if you need to have a master's for the career that you want like a licensed psychologist then you should probably get that master's but if not then it might be better for you to get your experience and learn through work the second question is kind of related but I will explain how it's different and that is Lily masters help you achieve your short-term and/or long-term goals this is the question that I had to ask myself when I was deciding to pursue a master's in management and that's because I used to work in public relations but I wanted to change my career and go into management consulting now for management consulting you don't necessarily need to have a master's in order to become a consultant oftentimes people who are in consulting might pursue an MBA in order to just increase their pay or help them get a promotion or just learn more I guess outside of what they're doing at work but if I no means necessary to get that career which makes it different from the first question for me getting in the master's and management would help me achieve that short-term goal of becoming a consultant because I had no business background or knowledge because I majored in English literature I did not major in business or economics or something related to those fields getting some education in business would help me look more desirable to employers and would help me with my own confidence in the field maybe you have a different situation to me you might have your own company or your own practice or something where you're a nutritionist for example I have a friend who is a nutritionist and you might get a degree in nutritional science just to help bolster your credentials and help you look more desirable to clients so these are related to advancing your career like the first question but the difference is that it's not necessarily a requirement but something that could support boost or even change your career so if you have a specific goal in mind a specific place you want to get to whether it's changing your career or advancing your current situation and you think a masters would help then you should maybe go for it the thing I'm trying to get out with these first two questions is I don't personally think that you should pursue a master's if you're not sure what you want to do if you don't have a specific idea of what you want to do then you might be better off just trying to get work experience rather than getting a masters because a masters is very specialized and it is useful for a specific career in general management and MBA degrees are a little bit different because there are many different fields that they can be applied to within the realm of business but it's still important to have a goal because otherwise you might be just wasting your time and money which brings me to the third question do you have the resources my resources I mean both time and money master's degrees are quite expensive especially in the US and in the UK so money is definitely an important factor in whether or not you should go for that master's degree taking into account how important it is to you and your career and what your goals are in the u.s. a master's degree could cost like fifty thousand to even a hundred twenty thousand total and that's just the tuition so that's not counting the books or the living costs you might have to have if you move in the UK it's a little bit lower for example at UCL where I got my masters the range was from from about nine thousand to twenty-five thousand pounds for the entire degree again just for the tuition but nine thousand pounds is still nine thousand pounds time is important as well if you are currently a working professional can you step away from the workforce for one or two years however long it takes to get the masters or can you work and go to school part-time as a part-time student well I think the first two questions about whether or not the master's degree will help you advance your career or achieve certain goals are more important the resources aspect is also something that should be considered very seriously of course many schools have scholarships that you can apply for but in my experience and my research when I was applying to schools there aren't too many scholarships there also isn't too much financial aid for masters programs when compared to undergraduate bachelor's degrees that's just my experience let me know or write in the comments if you have a different experience so those are three questions that could be a starting point for you to consider if you are thinking about getting a master's degree is it something that is required for you if not will it still help you advance your career in some way and do you have the time and resources or a way to get those I hope this video is helpful for you let me know you have any other questions about getting a masters degree if you have questions about the specific program I took I already did a full video about that which I will link up here or in the description box and I hope you have a great day thank you for watching and I'll see you tomorrow

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oh man this is all starting to feel way too real hi everybody for any of you who don't know my name is Alaina joy and I am currently in the process well currently just completed the process of applying for my master's degree I am specifically applying for a master's of Counseling Psychology in beautiful British Columbia Canada and I wanted to make a video documenting the entire process taking you guys along showing you step-by-step what applying for your master's actually looks like you guys oh there's been some ups and downs but not only do I want to show you guys what this process has been like for me I want to give you some tips and tricks that I have learnt or used along the way to hopefully help any of you guys out there who are either thinking about applying for a master's program or actually starting the process without further ado let's jump into the video because I have a lot to say I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Winnipeg I studied psychology I did a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree with honors which means that I completed a thesis I did a research thesis as a part of my degree and I did that because I knew that the graduate studies that I would want to do would require me to have completed a thesis as a part of my undergraduate a little bit of terminology stuff just to make sure we're all on the same page here in Canada at least I don't know how it is in other parts of the world here in Canada an undergraduate degree and a bachelor's degree are the same thing that's like interchangeable language as well as saying a master's program or a graduate program those are the same thing a graduate program could also be your PhD but when I say graduate studies I'm talking about masters y'all and honestly that's where my preparation for my master's program already began any of you who are in your undergraduate program or who are doing a bachelor's degree of some sort if continuing your studies into a master's program is even remotely on your mind begin preparing now just just trust me you're gonna make your life so much easier down the road if you start preparing early and what I mean by that is not just your grades because obviously your grades have an impact on how you look on paper for your potential master's program but your experience there's three types of experience that you're going to want to look for the first to kind of go hand in hand and these are teacher's assistant positions and research assistant positions so when I was in my second year of my undergraduate program I got a teacher's assistant position and then a research assistant position with a couple of my professors so how do you get an RA or a TA position you ask some schools will post when those positions are available but honestly most of the time the way that I did it the way any of my friends did it was we just asked professors that we liked or that we got along with and my professor who I started doing the TA work with actually ended up supervising my thesis we did some advanced readings and research courses together I still consider him a mentor and a friend to this day he was a reference for my master's application getting a TA or a teacher's assistant position was honestly one of the most valuable things that I did in my undergraduate experience so would highly recommend and then the third type of experience that you want to get is experience of some sort in your field and I promise I'm gonna get to like the storytime part of this soon I just I want to make sure you guys have all the information because when I was in my undergraduate degree I didn't know that having volunteer experience or having a TA position or RA position I didn't know that those things mattered until somebody told me so this is me telling you if you didn't know before now you do it's important start as soon as you can also I feel like this lighting is a bit wonky is that better I can't tell so for me I volunteered as a sexual and reproductive health educator at a teen clinic in my city when you're applying for a master's program they want to know what kind of experience you already have in your field and so the sooner that you can start getting that experience the better and you also need to make sure that you have completed all of the prerequisite courses so for me even though I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I'm applying to a psychology program I didn't have all the prerequisite courses I need take extra courses in counseling outside of my degree before I was allowed to apply to this program so these are things that you want to know ahead of time before you go to apply because they can take months and months to complete you don't want to show up ready to apply like a month before the deadline and find out you need to take six months worth of courses before you meet the prerequisites and this my friends is where my story begins so I found out that for the program that I wanted to apply for I needed to take three prerequisite counseling courses that I didn't have from my undergraduate program I knew this ahead of time it wasn't like this was some big surprise but I went through some learning figuring out how to take these courses so my first instinct for these courses was to take them at the school that I was applying to because the university itself offers these courses and so I thought wow this would be great if I could take those courses at the actual university that I want to apply to maybe I can meet some of the professors maybe I can form some relationships get a feel for the school it just seemed like a really good idea and it would have been if it had worked out it would have been I would recommend taking the prerequisite courses at the school that you're applying to if that works out for you so I applied to this University as an undergraduate because these are undergraduate courses that I needed to take I applied in the Tri remember this was so long ago already this process has taken me like a year and a half this application process learn from me that's what this video is course you don't have to make any of the same mistakes I did I applied last year two years ago already holy this has been a process not last summer but the summer before I get accepted into the undergraduate program I put myself as like a non-degree program because I wasn't gonna be trying to get any sort of degree I just wanted to take a few courses mistake number one fall time rolls around enrollment into these programs opens up and I get my notification that enroll has opened for me and I find out that all of the classes that I want to take are full I can't take a single one of the classes and I reach out to the department and ask them if I can like be put on some waiting list or something and they let me know that because I'm in a non-degree program I have like last access to enrollment and it's unlikely that there will ever be room in these programs by the time my turn rolls around so I'm like oh cool cool cool cool cool cool I'll just reapply what this means is that I have to then wait months for this round of courses to be finished so that a new round of classes will open up I reapply this time I apply for the education program so that'll have earlier access to these classes this time I'm accepted into the winter term I then realized that I won't actually be able to take classes in that winter term because I had work I had travel it just wouldn't have worked out so I'm like fine I'm in I'll just wait for the next term I'll take these classes in summer mistake number two summertime rolls around and I'm waiting for my enrollment date to come around so that I can log in and sign up for these classes these classes that I've now been waiting to take for like six months at this point and I come to find out that because I was accepted for the winter term and during the winter term I didn't take any classes there's something in the fine print that your acceptance then expires so far the third time I'm unable to take these classes this is all happening last year like March April of 2018 I want to apply for my masters at the end of 2018 like I want to start my masters this year in 2019 so I needed to complete the application in 2018 like time starting to tick now to finish these prerequisite courses so after all this and wasting so much money on all these application fees and the deposits that I had to put down which you don't get back by the way I was like okay this is clearly not the road for me how else can I get these courses done and I found out that the Vancouver Community College offered these courses as well so I thought okay let's give that a try and I remember if I phone them or emailed them or what it was within like two days I was all signed up I had applied I had been accepted I was enrolled in all of the courses that I needed to take it was just so simple and I wish I wish I would have brought in my scope my field of vision a little bit further a little bit sooner because I could have saved myself a lot of headaches if I hadn't been dead set on taking these prerequisite courses at that one specific University so in that way a tip I have to offer you is know your options there may be more than one option available to you in terms of taking these classes I would also look at your transcript or look at your grades from your undergraduate degree and if there are any classes that you've taken that you think are relevant to the program that you're applying to and maybe you don't have the grade that you would like to have I would absolutely recommend considering retaking those classes and don't discount community colleges as long as they're listed on your programs website as being relevant and accepted sorry I just got some mail what I'm trying to say is don't discount a community college just because it's a community college keep an open mind so that brings us to the actual application process most universities will offer some sort of information session for potential applicants to attend and I would definitely recommend attending this if you're able those information sessions are full of so much valuable information obviously it's an information session but not only information about the program itself but information about the actual application process and sometimes they might even give you little hints as to what they're looking for in an applicant I found this session incredibly helpful even if I did lock myself in a stairwell afterwards I just masters information section I decided to take the stairs down instead of the elevator and now I'm locked in the friggin stairwell I came into the stairwell no problem and now I have gone to every level and all the doors are locked I don't know what to do I'm gonna get up here this is the only other door that there is but it says this emergency exit only alarm will sound when opened why is the door unlocked for people to get into the stairwell if there's no way out help somebody let me out of here supposed to do now we're at the fourth floor and the worst part is it's these double doors like there's another set of doors there I've been knocking and banging on this door because I can see people through that people but no one can hear me I'm gonna die in here okay update it's been a while and I'm still in the stairwell I've been banging on these doors forever and then my phone actually lost like data service and I freaked out for a second so I'm thinking wait a minute I'm actually going to be stuck in here and I'm actually gonna die so when the data servers came back and looked up the number for campus security and I called security and now they're gonna come at me oh my god the doors that say do not open the alarm you can open that door we just it just causes an alarm on our system there just so that we know that people have accidents you don't have to wait to be rescued oh and then there's writing the actual application oh the application when you're applying for a master's program generally it's not just as simple as filling out a form and saying hey let me in okay the actual application portal like the online application stuff opened yesterday and now today I have submitted the first part of the application which is basically just like my you know personal information like my name and my academic history and my references they have to review all of that before they open it up and let me submit all of the written parts but no it's crazy because I'm in the running now it's official I'm in the system they're watching me now for the next few days all there is to do is wait until they review and accept that portion and then that we just continue preparing all the other documents just check my email and my application was received bam ba-ba-bam doesn't really mean anything like I haven't been accepted or anything it just means that I'm allowed to keep applying Meryem over there so my program had three written parts I had to write a letter of intent which almost killed me I had to submit a writing sample on a topic that they provided and a research proposal since the program that I am applying for is research focused my first tip for writing these parts of your application is not to leave them to the last minute don't try to write these things in a weekend give yourself time give yourself time to flesh out your ideas what it is that you want to say and give yourself enough time to be able to walk away from what you've written and come to it like a few days later a week later to go over it all again because chances are once you've had some time away from the beast when you come back to it you're gonna have changes that you want to make hello everybody it's that time of the week again where it's the weekend it's Saturday a Saturday that I'm not traveling which means there's another day dedicated to this damn application but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel because this is the last major writing portion of the application there's three main parts to this master's application in particular a letter of intent research proposal and academic writing sample I have done the first two that's not my middle finger and this is not an engagement ring next tip is to have other folks in your field proofread your work and not just a proofread for grammar and spelling but to get fresh eyes on your work who can look at it from the perspective of somebody who's working in the field or who has gone through the application process themselves and who maybe has a better idea of what to look for than you do I sent my written portions to two of my professors as well as a colleague of mine who is an actual therapist and getting their feedback was you're also gonna need to submit transcripts from any schools that you've attended and you're gonna need to get references now references is another piece of the puzzle that needs to be started or you need to start thinking about it as soon as possible like as soon as your undergraduate degree if possible because more likely than not it's going to be professors from your undergraduate degree oh I just thought we weren't recording on audio oh my god that vote for you as a reference as a part of this application I personally used two professors from my undergraduate degree as well as my co teacher from the MSC program I teach here Vancouver I know that you guys are probably sick of this exact same shot by now but you won't have to look at it much longer because I'm about to upload the final piece of my application and I wanted you all here with me here we go choosing letter of intent Elaine offender PDF then we're gonna save it and look at that letter of intent Elaine offender has been uploaded successfully that means I've done oh my word now I basically just wait and see if they want me it's January 9th today hello future Elaina remember that time on January 9th when you submitted your first ever master's application wow wow wow wow okay that's it for me for now wish me luck oh my god mmm breathe oh my god okay I just got an email I just got a very exciting email that I made it through to the shortlist for my master's application out of all the written applications they take like 30 people and they shortlist them and then those 30 people go through the interview phase and to the submitting this like video thing phase and then out of those people the like twelve or so that are accepted into the program are accepted into the program and I just got the email that I have been put on the shortlist which means that I can stop thinking and obsessing over the written parts of my application and I can start thinking and obsessing over the potential interview questions they're going to ask me and it also means that if I don't get accepted I have a better chance of getting accepted next year so all in all great news what the heck I have to prepare for an interview and I have to film a video of me Mont counts like someone and if I get in I have to do a master's program but I'm not in yet I'm not in yet okay that's my update love you guys okay everybody here we go I am in the car ready to head to my master's interview I'm wearing just like black pants with a tank top and then this like Collard over shirt thing because I feel like it's still me like I still look like me but just like a bit more professional this is a big day this is a big moment and I'm excited for it I'm terrified but also there's excitement in there somewhere and my biggest tip in terms of going into the interview is practice go online look up questions that are likely gonna be asked in a master's interview and come up with answers ahead of time practice saying it out loud because it can be surprising how you can think that you have an answer down because you've read it a hundred times and then you try to actually say the words out loud coherent ly and it comes out like garbled gibberish so practice practice practice I have spent hours and hours and hours preparing for this interview and I think I'm about as prepared as I am gonna get so all I can do is walk in there and and do my best all right let's go and then the last thing that I had to submit was a video of me mock counselling someone because I guess they want to get an idea of where the applicants counseling skills are at today so I did that with my friend Bree thanks Bree you were a big help and that brings us to today like I said my interview was yesterday oh I have no idea how it went I genuinely have no idea how it went potentially it went well potentially it went terrible I really don't know it was a group interview so there were four of us and the other women that they were interviewing alongside me were incredibly qualified incredibly articulate intelligent women that they would be lucky to have any of them in the program so I mean I did my best I answered the questions honestly and to the best of my ability and I just tried to be myself now now I try to not run over every single thing that I said 7,000 times in my head and try to live life until the end of April which is when we find out the end of April and I think that that's it that's all that I have to share with you guys for now if you want to find out whether or not I get accepted definitely follow me on Instagram it'll be the top link in the description because everyone who follows me on Instagram those are gonna be the people who know first but with that being said whether I get in or not this has been an incredible learning experience for me and I get to make this video to hopefully help some of you guys in your process but I do want to say that something that I'm trying to keep in mind and something that I want you to take away from this video as well is that there are so many different paths so many different ways to get wherever you're going if my goal in the end is to be a therapist or a registered counselor there are so many different paths to get there this one master's program at this one University this one year is not the only road it's not the only option my whole life doesn't hang in the balance of this acceptance or denial and I want you to understand that for your life as well I know that this can all be really overwhelming and scary trust me I understand I'm in it but at the end of the day there are so many roots that your life could take this is just one of them also the launch of the other side of overwhelm my brand new six-week program has already been going so great if you want more information on that also stay tuned on my Instagram because honestly that's where I talk to you guys the most and those are the folks that get any and all updates first that's it for this video I love you so much and I will see you in the next one bye so let's do a couple of examples shall we what do you do in your spare time well interviewer I make youtube videos what do you do for it for a job well I make youtube videos any hobbies YouTube videos why did you choose this career to help people Alena fender for Miss Universe 2019 what other schools are you considering and why none this is the only one I applied to oh define success mmm Gucci slides what do you believe can be determined about an applicant at an interview not much let me into your program so that my true personality is talking through and other questions like that that's what I'm doing today

Is a Master's Degree Worth It? – 2 MYTHS DEBUNKED

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January to May 2017 I was in England in exchange and even if my focus there was to have fun and explore the country I was graduating in less than a year and I was looking for a good internship when I come back to finish up the year strong and be ready for full-time recruitment on my last semester so while I was there I couldn't go to any views in Montreal where I wanted to work and no I didn't have 800 bucks to spend just for a 30 minute interview in Montreal and then come back to England so yeah so I tried to negotiate with companies to do the interview by Skype and then they told me like them is like no we can't we don't have the capacity we don't have the people to do that like bro you're like a multi-million dollar companies like why can't you just spend like 30 minutes just to interview me by Skype well yeah I was not like special enough to give me this favor so I guess and then like two weeks later after I tried to negotiate and stuff they told me like hey we just found another better candidate so I pulled myself yeah the fact that I couldn't go to interviews like face to face was a huge handicap for my applications so I thought it was my fault so I tried to think of better ways to be a better candidate since I was like a year before graduating I started to think of doing a master's degree and I think that's a common thought among people that are graduating soon and they don't know what they can do afterwards so if you know me or if you stop me on LinkedIn I'm not judging by the way you can see that I got a job but I didn't have a master's degree and with the title of this video maybe you'll think that I will tell you that it's not a good idea to do a master's degree and you're right Nana I'm joking my goal is beyond that so you have two options when you graduate number one you get a job or number two you seek higher education because you need more training in the specialized area because you are in love with the subject for example the error people often make is wanting a particular job and they think that they need a master's degree to access it or to have it now I have nothing against people who wants a master's degree because usually these people let's say like 80% of people are really passionate about a subject and they just want more training in it and so there's nothing wrong with that but I have problems with people who think that they need a master's degree to get the jobs of your dreams and that's wrong usually these people who think that they need a master's degree to get a really good job think or believe in two myth okay the number one myth is having a master's degree will help me get a job and number two having a master's degree will give me more money so before debunking this myth I want to explore the cause so why do people believe in this myth so the number one is people assume that if they study more if they invest more in their education they will be rewarded more but if you watch the video until the end you'll learn that that's too simple we'll do a clear analysis mathematical analysis on that and we'll see that maybe it's not worth it another cause is sometimes having a master's degree will make you feel more qualified and that you will conquer the world but maybe it's not the case in the industry or the job you want there are there are companies that that don't make the difference so whether you have a master's degree or a bachelor's degree you will have the same salary and the same condition so you'll have to make extensive research about that before before handy because you don't want to waste like right and the third reason the one that I believe for many years is that if your parents worship schools and think that education is the savior of our future career maybe they introduce the idea that better education or higher education equal better career maybe with them knowing it you just believed it and yeah that's wrong okay make your own research people okay so now that we know the cause we can jump into debunking these two myths so let's start having a master's degree will help me get a job sure I said repeatedly that you have to stand up from the crap right and some of you may think that a master's degree will make you stand out that's true but when I said that I was more talking about skills and relevant experience and let's assess the situation together so let's say master's degree on average is two years right so the first one let's compare the situation of two people okay the first one got a job just after his undergraduate degree so he has two years of relevant experience with new skills acquired versus another person who decided to go for a master's degree most of them you don't really learn new skills and you don't get any relevant experience so between the two now in 2019 most companies will take the one with more experience and more Skills than someone with a higher degree now if you get a master's degree with like many internships and new skills that's a different story okay I'm not talking about these people okay let's talk about the second myth let's debunk it together having a master's degree will give me a higher salary it's commonly known that a higher education will give you a higher salary and for most cases it's true you can you can even see it online on job postings or any other websites but that's too simple yeah so I've done some research about that so let's assess if a master's degree is a good investment together okay we have two candidates the first one gets a job after his undergraduate degree the second one will spend two extra years studying for his master's degree before joining the active workforce and on average for an entry-level job at basic candidate will earn around $50,000 per year on the other hand based on recent research applicants with a graduate degree will have been 20 to 25 percent higher salary which makes around sixty eight thousand dollars but let's run that a bit and make it seventy thousand dollars a year don't forget that he loses ninety thousand dollars of opportunity cost during his first two years and that's the salary he would have made if he got a job right away let's also subtract the cost of his master's degree which is around fifty thousand dollars in major universities depending on your status and following some basic algebra equations you can see that it would take around nine point three years to pay off difference we learn two things in this equation number one I don't run really well and number two you you will have to think if you want to stay in that particular field for a lot of time if you want your master's degree to be a good investment so if you if you know that you'll stay like a year or two in that field maybe a master's degree is not a good investment okay so and that's the goal of this video I want you to think if a master's degree will be relevant for you for your career and for your goals in the long term so ask yourself do you really need that master's degree to get the job of your dreams some of you will need it let's say for example professors good morning I don't know what terrible things you've done it lawyers offense would like to call its first witness right there he's such a non lawyer or social worker yeah I didn't have any reference on like series i watch social workers so if you have one please tell me in the comment section below I'm dying to know by the way another example of a relevant master's degree is for most engineers a lot of them wants to do MBAs afterwards because they have like a technical background and they want management skills so that's relevant for them I think of software engineers as well because they they learn a lot of hard technical skills during their math so that's really relevant because they need those skills if they want to advance in their careers anyway most of the time you want me that master's degree to get the job of your dreams you simply have to experience new things to get out of your comfort zone speak to the right people and that can be intimidating at first but once you do it like once or twice you'll be really comfortable with the process and everything will turn out okay just believe me the goal here is to tell you if your master's degree won't give you any new skill that you that you will really need maybe it's not worth it and a quick and easy exercise I recommend is closing your eyes and think of yourself in ten years the goal here is to imagine what your life should be like and not what it could be like you have the power to shape your life the way you want and if you still don't know going into higher education won't give you the answer you have to jump into real life to figure out what you really want to do create your own life and be cautious about it don't just go that's the inspiring motivational part of this video so thanks for watching it all right I forgot to talk about that if you're not considering a master's degree and you just want more offers more interviews I just wrote a landing a job guide that will help you write a powerful CV that will get more any views so if you're interested it's free just download it in the link below the video so I hope you'll enjoy thanks for watching this video until the end if you enjoyed it like usual hit the like button share it with a friend that is considering having a master's degree and make sure to subscribe so that you won't miss any future career related video so yeah until next time ciao

Should You Pursue A Master's Degree (or Graduate Degree)?

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“Should i get my master’s degree?” or “I’m not sure what i want to do after I graduate, but i’m thinking of getting my master’s or taking my GMAT.”

I was in a similar situation myself in my last year of college but instead of just rushing ahead and applying for graduate school, I thought it’d be better to do some research and see if it’s the right move for me.

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– Who I thought didn’t have the right answers at all

– The determining factors in making the decision (investment, time vs. value, experience)

– Why there is no rush to get back into school right away

a mom my dad my aunt's and my uncles Jesus even my neighbor and my teachers all say I should do my Master's so should I hey guys Brian back at you with another video where my goal is to mentor you to a rewarding career and to help you create a life you're proud of and in that endeavor today I want to answer the question as to whether or not you should get a master's degree or some other postgraduate degree and to that I ask why are you asking what's driving you to look into a master's degree do you really really want to go back to school and when I was rapping at my undergrad program I was asking myself a very similar question whether or not I should pursue a master's degree or some sort of degree after I graduate when I really think about it it wasn't something that I wanted to pursue because I felt I needed it it was something I thought I should pursue because I thought I had to do it so my plan was to do some research first of all I talked to my science professors and the thing that they told me was that yes I need a master's degree in it I really want to work in the States and be treated seriously you might as well skip the Masters altogether and get your PhD at the same time I was suspicious of their advice because my follow-up question was what kind of jobs could I get out there after I graduate on with a bachelor's or with a PhD and you know what the answers weren't that great they actually hesitated so my suspicion was that the professors are coming from a place of academia coming from a place of college in universities where PhD or masters is highly respected to me I felt they were living in an academic bubble and they didn't have an accurate picture of what's outside of academia and what's actually happening in the work world it was just a suspicion I thought that maybe I'm wrong so I wanted to pursue this further I decided to talk to professors outside of the science faculty and these are professors that I highly regarded they taught the very well they bought their students very well and I thought that they would give some really good advice so I asked them what was out there what are possible career options and they just gave me wishy-washy generic advice that I could have found anywhere and it was really disappointing and it's also quite telling isn't it I mean you've got these professors who are very very smart but they have no idea what's out there as students we're looking to them for advice we're looking to them for some sort of guidance and I realize these guys don't really know anything else beyond their course material of course I'm saying I talking for another video altogether and then in one of my business classes the professor put up a slide on what the average incomes would be for the various degrees I remember how disappointing that was I think for a bachelor's degree you're making on average about 40 grand a year and of course these are all stats in terms of right after graduation so these are entry level jobs and but with a master's you're looking at 45 Grand I'm sure these stats are way different now I mean this was 10 years ago but at that time a $5,000 difference in earning potential was nothing it did not justify me spending tens of thousands of dollars as well as two to three years of my time into a master's program I wasn't done I was fully convinced I really wanted to exhaust all my efforts so what did I do I networked with people in the industry so I reached out to people in the food sector biotech Pharma and even the natural health products industry they all said the same thing you don't need a master's degree or PhD to break into the industry if anything that might actually hold you back and that you can do very well from yourself with just the bachelors so that pretty much sealed the deal for me I made the decision that I don't need a master's degree and should I ever need to further my education well guess what school is waiting for me universities colleges they're going to be there forever more I dug into it the more I realized was that what I really needed right now is real experience provide way more value to me than me spending two to three years back in school all and spending tens of thousands of dollars so my plan was exactly that get some real experience in industry go at it as hard as I possibly can learn as much as I can to network with as many people as I can so that I can get that next promotion get myself into a leadership role thereby increasing my earning potential significantly should I plant Oh should I hit some sort of ceiling and realize that my earning potential is capped in order to get to the next level I need to get a master's degree or an MBA well hey I'll just go to school then and better yet chances are a company that I'm working for will probably pay for it for those of you watching or considering whether or not you should get a master's degree let me ask you this does that job that you really want actually require you to have a master's degree or PhD well if yes then hey by all means get your masters if no don't bother if you're not sure definitely start looking into it do your homework talk to people in the industry reach out to them and ask them what the requirements are otherwise I say skip grad school and instead do as much as you can get as much as you can out of the degree you've spent slaving over the last four plus years over okay so for those of you who are thinking alright Brian you've convinced me I don't need a master's degree but I'm closing in on graduation and I don't know what I want to do I don't know how to reach out to other industries and to ask them about what the education requirements are well guess what download my free ebook the unfair advantage is on my website 101 mentoring com to free download and I'll give you all the advice tips and guidance as to how to do exactly that how to write your resume cover letter as well as seller negotiations pretty much it for me guys thank you so much for 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MA in Philosophy at Buckingham and Comedy Thesis

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and what's up guys today a longer video I know I've been doing a lot of Philosopher's I days lately a little 60-minute tidbits of a different topic topic and philosophy every week or I try to do it every week if you're not familiar with that I recommend you check that out on my channel but today I'm gonna do something a little different I just completed my master's degree in philosophy at the University of Buckingham and I wanted to give a just a description of that program and why I would highly recommend it it's a very unique program at a very unique school it was again at the University of Buckingham in England the main campus of which is in the town of buckingham north of England near mr. butt and it's you know maybe a half hour train ride from from the ring in London but my program was in the centre of London it was part of the research the Humanities Research Institute at the school it's one of their special little one-year London London programs one of the things that makes the University of Buckingham unique in general is their accelerated degrees they have a different philosophy of teaching and education which allows you to condense your studies into you know the minimal amount of time that it really should take for you to gain the knowledge and expertise that you would in any given field so for a master's degree like I got it only took one year instead of two you can get a bachelor's degree in two years instead of the typical three in England or four in the United States it's the oldest private university in the UK and the only one that has royal funding it does not rely on any public funds but it receives most of its funding from the royal family and from private donors as well and its research produces income as well that's fed back into the school so that's unique structurally these accelerated programs that might be a selling point for them and is I think but also their emphasis on open discussion and the free expression of thoughts and and ideas they're big proponents of free speech probably the least politically correct school in Europe as it's been described and because of this I think it has gained a reputation of being one of the best schools for teaching anywhere it's won a lot of awards for teaching for student satisfaction over the last ten years it's probably the most decorated school in those categories in the United Kingdom and it attracts professors and visiting professors from all over and that's one of the things that definitely made my program unique it pretty much everyone who is involved in in my MA in philosophy was there on a part-time basis almost a volunteer basis although they do get paid but they're there because they share the philosophy of teaching and education that the school offers and my program was was a bit different from most master's programs that you'll find anywhere in the world I think and there's a general consensus of everyone who's involved there even if they're a visiting professor from say Oxford or Cambridge or King's College London there is a general consensus that it's probably the best masters program and philosophy in the world because it's different because it takes you back to the roots of when philosophy began so instead of having traditional course work that you do for a grade it's more seminar base it's open discussion symposium style discussion on all the major topics of philosophy with absolutely no limits on what you can say or what you can ask regardless of how ridiculous your your thoughts might be everything's discussed openly in a symposium style in an old you know Greek old-fashioned you know Greek forum style debate and so that's how my program was it consisted of 12 seminars covering all the major topics of philosophy some of them probably about half of them were led by Sir Roger Scruton himself he was he's the program director or by a guest who is an expert in whichever topic we were discussing and Scruton as say like a secondary lecturer or talk and talker so we did have a wide range of different thinkers experts in in these different topics who let our our seminars including but not limited to Anthony oh here and I think maybe Mehta no not metaphysics I don't remember anyway Sebastian Gardner existentialism he was great Jane he'll did logic she was great and you know number of others Simon Blackburn I think did philosophy of science that was a good seminar so the structure went like this we met at the Reform club in central London it's this old beautiful building 18th century gentlemen's club and which is open to ladies nowadays you know but we met in one of the meeting dinner rooms there whoever was leading the discussion gave about an hour and 15 or 20 minute talk on whichever topic we were covering and then we were treated to the wine room while they set the table for dinner and we'd have more casual chitchat her wine and then return to the dinner room once that was over once the table is set and have a excellent three-course meal while we openly discussed whichever topic was on the night's and there was a general sense of openness willingness to learn about whichever topic we were discussing and there were readings of course they weren't necessarily required but if you wanted to contribute anything to the conversation or come up with any questions of your own it was a good idea to do the readings the more you put into it the more you get out of the discussions and the point of these seminars wasn't necessarily to get a grade it was to learn something make your thinking more well-rounded open you up to a topic that maybe you hadn't been interested in before and I think a lot of people who were in my program it was I think only 14 of us a lot of us had read a lot of scrutiny work and of course he's an expert in political philosophy and aesthetics in particular and so lots of people did their dissertations on one of those topics which leads me to the next point although we didn't get graded for each seminar and our performance in the discussion because it would be a very difficult thing to quantify we did have a dissertation or a thesis of about 25,000 words that we had to complete and it was either advised by Scruton alone or by one of his colleagues and also by Scruton as a secondary professor or adviser so the latter was the case for me my main advisor was a Ralph Weir who just completed his PhD at Cambridge and it was secondarily advised by Scruton so I met with with Ralph I guess once every couple weeks to discuss my progress and everything and I met with Roger occasionally as well so I got to different perspectives on on my topic it took me a while to decide what I was going to write about Ralph and I went back and forth for a while trying to sort that out I was initially very interested in writing about Vick and Stein because ludwig wittgenstein is probably my favorite philosopher and I saw this as a good opportunity to write something about him maybe about his two seemingly opposing theories on philosophy of language or logic or even even aesthetics intersecting his thought with other writings on aesthetics but the more I thought about that the more I wrote about that the more that turned into a PhD caliber thesis and I just didn't have the time to complete that in one year so I ended up I don't want to say settling with but going with something more aesthetic and more focused than Vic and Stein because Vic and Stein's thought about everything is very interconnected you know you almost can't talk about what he said regarding the philosophy of language without talking about his philosophy of logic and philosophy of perception and art and even religious thinking it's all very interconnected so that would have been a too big of a project so I ended up focusing a little more on aesthetics specifically the philosophy of humor and amusement my thesis was entitled the philosophy of comedy amusement incongruity and morality and it was in some ways very descriptive I gave general overview of the different terms I'd be using different differentiated between comedy what comedy is how that's different from humor more generally and how those things are kind of founded in some form of amusement and so I use amusement as the basis for what might be a you know Ness sorry and sufficient condition for something to be to be considered funny or humorous or comical was that it had to be amusing and then that was the first chapter in the second chapter I talked about incongruity in particular being a necessary condition of humor incongruity is one of one of three theories in traditional philosophy of humor the other two being superiority and relief superiority having kind of a postmodern background to it and relief Theory relief from restraint theory it's also called having more of a psychological background to it Freud wrote a lot of belt about that so I thought that there was two other theories there were maybe a little too interdisciplinary for my purposes for the purposes of writing a master's thesis so I kept it focused and I claimed that's on a philosophical basis anyway without necessary regard to superiority and relief that incongruity was necessary but not sufficient for something to be humorous or funny and what I mean by that is or what I mean by incongruity is something like what you expect out of a joke out of the meaning of a joke ends up being in congruous with what is actually concluded say in the punchline so you often you're set up to see the world one way and then you end up seeing it another way and there's incongruity and in perception if that makes sense that's a shortcut way of describing that maybe I'll do another video on that in particular and then anyway the third chapter was about morality I took a contemporary defense of superiority theory and I dismantled it that it was on Ronald Ronald de souza who we might consider to be a sort of postmodern and even like Marxist thinker in academic philosophy today gave an account of humor and its superiority basis that if you find something humorous you're necessarily looking down at that object of humor you're claiming level of superiority over that thing to laugh at something is to ridicule it and that's necessarily a bad thing he argues so I argued against that generally that and again I could do another video on this in more detail about why I think this is the case but I sort of gave an account about the of the idea that humor is because it's aesthetic that it's in some ways not subject to moral scrutiny it's it's unique you know because something that's aesthetic in nature doesn't serve the purpose of of claiming proclaiming a position of power over another person or another object even if we do seem to be putting that object down by laughing at it there's a difference between laughing at and laughing with if that makes sense but a something that's aesthetic in nature serves no purpose other than to be the best it can be for the sake of itself you know and that's sort of I think a widely accepted view of the nature of art in general and music and all of the arts and so I kind of used that as my as one of my premises you know that theory of art and if you disagree with the theory of art then you'll probably disagree with the rest of my you know theory of humor and amusement in general so anyway that's just a little bit about my my dissertation I ended up passing that with a mark of merit there are four marks kind of like in the u.s. we have in grad school anyway it's a B C or F you can't pass with a D you have to have at least a C and all coursework and grad school in order to get your degree III passed with merit which is equivalent to a B in the US I guess and I don't know given the the time restraints and my living conditions in London and in Europe for the year that I was there I think I I didn't deserve any more or any less than that I think uh the equivalent to a B was just fine so yeah got my master's degree I'm actually extracting some practical value out of that too despite just kind of sitting on and being content with all that I learned in the seminars which I did learn a lot and I have a lot of notes that I can look back on any time any time I'm thinking about one of those topics that we covered I'm I'm putting it to practical use I did get a job as an adjunct instructor at a community college here in Louisiana so I'm starting to teach there were a little bit hesitant to accept my application because I didn't because it was a research degree not a traditional coursework degree I didn't have a typical transcript you know with like grades for each course or each seminar it was by research and it was a lot of independent research we would meet at the Reform club in central London for our seminars maybe once every two weeks once every three weeks and that was all of the you know that was all that we had to do as far as like going to class going to campus and things like that I only had to go to the main campus of the University of Buckingham once for registration purposes right at the at the very beginning but everything else was in London and there was actually one guy who was working and in New York who was flying over for each seminar he would commute I think he had a pretty good job so he was able to afford that but that you know might be an option they do have funding opportunities and I'd say that you'd have to have in order to get approved for funding you'd have to have the equivalent to a first class honours degree in the UK which means probably like at least a 3.7 GPA I guess I didn't quite have that I had equivalent to a second class honours degree for my bachelor's which was about you know 3.5 and my undergrad philosophy courses and I think I had like a three point three or 3.2 overall GPA so you can get accepted to this program with without you know having a 4.0 if you come from the US but I highly recommend looking into it if you're interested in taking a philosophy master's degree it's probably the best in the world I really think that and it's advised by the great Sir Roger Scruton not sure how much longer the program's gonna be a thing you know he's getting up there in age but he stays he stays very busy and very sharp and you know there's no better well-rounded thinker to to learn from than him in my opinion of all the philosophers that are alive today he's written on every topic that you could possibly imagine in philosophy and and really really great experience highly recommend it if you can if you can manage it so that's my spiel on the master's degree by research at the University of Buckingham Humanities Research Institute highly recommend it if you're considering taking a philosophy masters if you can afford to you know make it out to London and gain that experience you I won't regret it all right you'll have a good day Cheers

Master's Programs in Economics: Professor Charles Becker Discusses the M.A. Economics Degree at Duke

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Professor Charles Becker has helped to build and direct the M.A. Economics program at Duke University since 2003. Learn more about the program: from the courses available across campus and research opportunities, to what it takes to succeed at Duke Econ and beyond.


I'm Charles Becker I've been at Duke since 2003 and have been involved in building and helping direct the master's program economics which has grown from a small program to a very large multi-dimensional program today that is one of the most exciting aspects of our department our program differs from just about every one I can every other master's program that I know of in this includes a higher range of our masters programs in that it's academically extremely rigorous students at Duke also have the run of of departments isn't it's not a lockstep program people choose the set of courses in conjunction with their advisor that they choose instead of course that best fits them fix them and those will include courses in mathematics statistics computer science political science public policy the business school of environmental science so there's this huge range of people people tailor the academic program that meets their needs best and they end up working the end of working is many workers teaching assistants or as data consultants but there's a very large proportion I would say probably a majority who at some point will end up working as research assistants that's really important because really learning economics really learning the is acquiring the technical skills of the modeling schools and the econometrics skills that make you valued in the job market is occurs when you actually have to do it not simply sit back and absorb and working hand in hand with a single where the professor one on one is by far the best way to do that we don't want just one type of student I would say the most important characteristic is not so much knowing exactly what you want to do with your life but being willing to take risks we want people that were excited engaged we want people who will not only take advantage of his program for themselves but will contribute to others learning that's the kind of personal

How to get a PhD in 5 easy steps (UK)

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Ok so maybe the steps aren’t that easy, but they are what you need to do to get a PhD!

1. Get a degree in a relevant subject. Most people also study a masters.
2. Find a supervisor and project (and funding…)
3. You must perform original research (easier said than done)
4. Write a thesis
5. Defend your thesis in a viva

A week as a PhD student:

Obviously this is all very hand wavy and approximate as I’m trying to cover all kinds of subjects, but these are the approximate steps that every PhD student goes through. Also some of the steps are someone more complex than others, with step 3 basically being the entire degree! If you’d like to learn more about my PhD then please check out videos on my channel where I talk about it in great detail, and if you have further questions about the process of applying for a PhD ask in the comments (though remember I am NOT an expert at this).

I also apologise if I got stuff wrong about humanities PhDs – my understanding is based on talking to a few friends and so is not comprehensive. I was trying my best as a mere scientist guys!

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a hierarchy of educational qualifications might look something a bit like this with elementary or primary school at the bottom stretching past degrees and undergraduates to graduates and PhD level now I'm currently studying for PhD in atmospheric physics and I thought it might be interesting to look at how you go from the bottom of this ladder to the top run and then graduating and stepping off of it so here's how you get a PhD in five easy steps step number one get yourself a degree in a relevant subject here's one I made earlier the key foundation to doing a PhD is undergraduate study in a particular subject so I'm studying atmospheric physics one PhD I did a degree in physics now most people who go on to do a PhD will do an undergraduate a three year course and then a graduate course like a masters not everybody does in fact I know ago personally who went straight on to a PhD after a three-year BA but most people will do a master's course now I was a bit different because I did a four-year undergraduate which was integrated masters so I have an M physio a BSc but like I say most people will do an undergraduate and then a separate graduate qualification this is for the UK by the way in the US they have a different thing like undergrad and then grad school I don't know anything about that so many even talk about the UK system sorry if you were expecting American stuff it's also worth mentioning that while some people will do undergraduate and graduate degrees in slightly different fields – what they do their PhD on the vast vast majority will follow some kind of progression so I did my undergraduate degree in physics my master's year of that course the final year was spent on theoretical and atmospheric physics and then I moved on to a PhD in theoretical atmospheric physics step number two find yourself a supervisor or a project here's one I found earlier now this is where things are a bit different for Humanities and Sciences I'm a scientist so in the sciences the way that it worked for me was I browse through a bunch of projects that are being offered by different universities so I applied to a couple of different universities went through the list of projects they were offering now atmospheric physics departments and pick what I thought was interesting there was a supervisor associated with those projects and it was that supervisor that interviewed me much like an undergraduate degree but a bit more focused on the project rather than sort of me solving problems it was a discussion about what the project is going to entail and then the supervisor who gets fine say over whether I'm the student that gets to do that project now in the sciences that project normally has funding associated with it so there are research councils for example like Newark who found a lot of science PhDs in the atmospheric sciences and there's a stipend associated with that so you don't have to work during your degree in the humanities things aren't quite as rosy for some students it's a similar kind of thing where you apply for a project but more often than not you have to get funding together yourself this isn't something I have a huge amount of experience with but the gist that I understand is that you do apply to research councils it won't be Newark it will be the equivalent full history or art or whatever it is you wish to study then generally you will track down a supervisor ask them if you can do a particular project that you've devised and then there's a interview in a debate about whether you get to do the project or not most people will have more than one supervisor generally one main supervisor and then like a backup a secondary supervisor who just kind of looks at things from afar and gives advice where necessary but some people will have a whole team of supervisors one or many though you do need a supervisor in order to get a PhD step number three you must perform some original research now there are two key parts of that sentence you must perform the research and the research must be original innovative new it's not enough to simply rehash what somebody else did in a scientific paper and reframe it you have to take what other people have done and expand on what they've done or suggest the new idea and test it or maybe show how what people have done in the past was incorrect and show why and how it's incorrect ideally then presenting some new idea about how it is done instead so in my PhD the research group that I'm part of we have this hypothesis which as part of my PhD I took mathematically framed and I'm in the middle of testing to see whether the hypothesis sticks and explains the data or not so while the idea may not be original to me it's it's original to the research group I'm the person that mathematically formulated it that did the analysis that presented something that hadn't been done before psych though it doesn't actually matter if you're right or not the important thing is that you performed original research it doesn't actually matter if your hypothesis is correct or incorrect it's still adding to human knowledge because in the future people will say well we know it's not this so it's still a valuable contribution he tells himself anticipating that his PhD is full of things that are wrong step number four you must then write up this new innovative research in a PhD thesis the plural of which incidentally is PhD theses and I'm in my fourth year and that's still funny a thesis is basically the essay to end all essays even if you choose to stay in academia you will never write anything like a thesis again thesis is anything between 120 to well actually there's no upper limit but generally like a hundred to 200 maybe 300 pages in that you present the work that you've done in context so generally you have a first chapter we introduce the problem you're looking at you then have a second chapter which is like a literature review getting background about what you're doing and then you have a couple of chapters explaining what it is that you've done and then at the end like any good essay you have a conclusion and of course a bibliography the bibliography can be vast I read a thesis the other day where it was about 20 pages long really quite small text generally speaking you write the thesis at the end of your PhD after you've done a whole bunch of work well actually that's in an ideal world because most the time you write bits of your thesis as you go along which is then completely scrapped and at the end of your PhD you kind of rewrite it again and then you're constantly updating it as you keep doing more experiments or keep finding new readings if your humanities student until it's like some Frankenstein monster of what you planned and just bits that you kind of cobbled along along the way one of your supervisors key jobs is to make sure that your thesis is in line with what the examiner's more on that in a second will expect from you so your thesis is kind of like your write-up of everything you've done over the three to four years in the UK that you spend on your PhD and then Step five you defend your thesis in a PhD diver advisor can be thought of as the examined end of your PhD but it's not really like that it's a defense of what you do you defend your thesis and a fiver the point of it is to make sure that the work that you've done is up to scratch that you completed the work and you can answer questions about it and that you basically haven't plagiarized it from somewhere else the way that this is done is that you have two examiner's normally a internal and an external examiner now the internal examiner is someone from your University who isn't a specialist in your field who's basically there to make sure that you and the external examiner play by the rules of your particular University while the external examiner is an expert in your field like a laser-focused person who has done exactly what you've been doing in your PhD for their entire academic career normally this means this person is terrifying to you and it's this person's job to read your thesis and go through it with a toothpick and make sure they understand every figure every equation every page and then talk to you about it and ask you why you make decisions why you did certain things why you didn't do certain things the Viper can be kind of a protracted affair generally there a couple of hours long and it's just three of you in a room together but they can be anything up to a whole day long somewhat depressingly the two examiner's are basically the only people that will ever read your thesis in its entirety apart from maybe your supervisor you have a good supervisor at the end of the Bible you then walk away and some time later you find out about your verdict you either fail and I'd like to point out that literally about 1% of PhDs who go for they're vipers fail and most of those people haven't had touch with their supervisor for like a year it's very rare to fail a Viper or you can get corrections minor or major basically means that yeah the work you did was up to scratch but there's a bit more that could be done so if it's minor Corrections that more often not just means like formatting of a figure or some spelling mistakes if it's major Corrections that means that you have to do a bit more work and maybe do a bit more analysis if it's minor Corrections that generally means it takes a couple of weeks at most maybe to fix everything it's major Corrections you're looking at a couple of months of work then lastly if you're some kind of Wonder child you could get no Corrections and you know one person that had no Corrections and I mean he deserved it he's a genius but generally most people aim for major or minor Corrections if you get minor Corrections it's the equivalent of like a stellar result that's kind of what everybody hopes for really and then after that you go to your graduation you wear a floppy hat you get to collect your degree and you can call yourself doctor and have that sweet sweet bank appointment where you go in you say I'd like to change me on my account for a mr. to a doctor please is that where anyone else does their PhD it's kind of a reason why I'm doing mine and that's it congratulations you are now a PhD you've reached the top level of academic achievement the kind of question of what you do next is a bit more difficult that I don't know the answer to so don't ask me I hope you enjoyed this video it was kind of cathartic to make makes it seem like what I'm going to do is a bit less terrifying if you do have any questions about the PhD blight process then put them there in the comments and if you enjoyed this video please do give it a like oh and if you do want to learn more about the process of kind of going through a PhD I'm going to be regularly vlogging throughout this last part of my PhD and you can come on the ride with me if you're a but for that if you'd like to do that then there's a subscribe button down there thanks very much for watching

Studying Mathematics in Göttingen

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Well prepared for research and business: The research-oriented Master’s Degree programme in Mathematics (M.Sc.) offers numerous options for individual specialisation. With excellent capacity for analytical thought, graduates of Göttingen are in high demand in various areas of research as well as in industry and business. This degree also allows students to pursue doctoral studies for example in one of the interdisciplinary research training groups at the University of Göttingen. This graduate programme takes place in an international and interdisciplinary atmosphere which characterises the reputation of Mathematics at Göttingen.

in a t-33 there was a copper wire which they used for communicating via binary code when Carl Friedrich Gauss and will Henry the physicist developed the first electromagnetic Telegraph of the world and this application laid the cornerstone for modern telecommunication at that time carl friedrich gauss was the director of the observatory here he was working in living getting is a very modern university which at the same time has a long history in the beginning of the 20th century many important mathematicians did their research here in getting these days i'm working on my master's thesis here at the Institute for mathematical statistics and getting I'm working on blind separation using multi scale techniques it has an important application in cancer genetics I hope that one day geneticists will use my results to detect copy number variations and cancer cells one real nice thing about cutting in ASEA close collaboration between the different Institute's that we have so we are working for example on apply topology and applied geometry but we are closely collaborating with the Institute of mathematical statistics because there are many questions which were interesting also from the statistical perspective so students learn both aspects topological aspects and aspects of Statistics topology geometry also play on a significant role especially geometry dance and physics and what you can see here are so called elastic rods that if you twist one end while all the other and fixed and they form these flecked amines and some of you may still remember these structures from the times when telephones had ports and then you would have this annoying in our research group we're developing a theory for good public transportation systems as a partner from practice we're working with the Danish railways as a student during my master's degree I've already been working with scientists from this research group the atmosphere is very familiar you can approach anyone everyone here is very helpful if you've got any problems this is the place where I learned to work in the team the level of the courses is very high but in my opinion it pays off to invest yourself the courses are organized in cycles including lectures seminars several cycles start every year and continue for the whole programme with these cycles you are perfectly prepared for your masterpieces in getting in we've got big departments for pure and applied mathematics for example we consider minimal surfaces what do complex numbers have to do with soap bubbles I myself would like to do PhD in getting them it's possible to choose the topic between math and physics that connects both fields after the master's thesis it's possible to pursue one of our PhD programs such as mathematical structures in modern quantum physics and this is a program at the interface of pure mathematics and theoretical physics we have a number of international students from all over the world who are currently working within this program and all of these programs are part of the Graduate School Gauss here in getting in girls to prince of mathematics he made several important contributions in mathematics such as normal or Gauss distribution the historical importance of göttingen was a good reason for me to choose this university other important reasons to come here for the low cost of living and the spoken standard German as a hostage you can live directly in the city center I for example live in the house where cows used to live while he was in getting in that's something really special there are short ways you can use your student ID as a ticket for the city bus but you can also take the train with it for free and go to Hamburg or cousin Gooding is in the center of Germany during my Master's I've been studying in Seville going abroad is not a problem I've been in Birmingham UK for three months in order to write my master thesis I wanted to go to Edinburgh and it worked out it's a student advisory service helps you a lot with the organization of your semester abroad the mathematicians are quite connected also in getting the city itself is a real student city with a broad variety of ideas for living such as those common gardens where everyone can basically participate this is the graph of cows and even from here you can see the cows via valets after sunset you

Philosophy (University of Groningen)

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Faculty of Philosophy, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

the Department for philosophy as a whole is absolutely one of the best philosophy department singh in continental Europe it's a place where cutting-edge research and education and philosophy is done while at the same time it's a place where you find a very friendly atmosphere what's really great about this faculty is that it's in the middle of the center and the university library is just around the corner after high school I did not right away enroll in an academic study and I drove on a truck in the transport business for a while and that was really adventure for me and during those trips well some church were very long you make long days and I had these CDs with philosophy lectures on it and while it really inspired me and it spurred me on to study philosophy my specialization is more psychology which is an interdisciplinary field between psychology sociology and philosophy and it studies morality as religious math student I'm engaged in research group at the faculty and it research group consists of other researchers and we discussed their proposals for future research we discussed papers it's like playing in a major league in a way because your work closely with other researchers show yeah looking at them you can really develop your own skills and knowledge so I'm from Brazil originally I'm from the Netherlands I'm from Poland I'm from Sydney Australia when I had to decide where to do my PhD project and I I thought coning would be a really nice place that I I thought it would be great to to work amongst those people who might have mine so much and felt I still had a lot to to learn from we offered many courses in English and all these courses are given by top researchers in their own fields so it's really about excellence in research and excellence in research is rewarded is promoted so this really creates a very fruitful environment for for researchers what does morality expect what is information how is it one of the properties that underpin our ability to reason how is human knowledge what do we owe knowledge doesn't she might eat something the philosophical question that has always been on my mind is the question are there normative constraints on action and if so which ones and how do you build the argument for that philosophy deals with questions that are immensely important but can't be answered by doing experiments or looking through archives like the question of a doctor who faces a decision a difficult ethical decision and who starts to wonder like what should I do and why what I really enjoy here is the way people talk to each other have lunch together talk about philosophy and about and all kinds of other things across disciplines I value that a lot because all sub disciplines of philosophy hang together and so if you stick to your own little group and you don't talk to each other you miss out I think philosophically one of the things that struck me when I first started thinking about coming to work here is that people actually have lunch together every day in the kitchen here downstairs and I thought this was wonderful I mean that's perfect for me I love to have lunch with people so that's really add that you know doing a lunch lots of things get discussed and everybody sits together around the table and that's that's great it's still an independent faculty we're not part of a big faculty so you have all the personal contacts you need as a student to do your your MA thesis to work on your MA or ba or research master there's a closeness as a sort of camaraderie with you you don't get in a lot of places even some places that are world renowned for their research I live three hours away from here by train so I mean the very fact that I do these three hours here and back every week and I think says enough about what I think about you know about this place I think it's the faculty here absolutely is in which with it is without without any reservation one of the best places in the world to philosophy but you would be probably was mildly mad if you took my word for it you should you should come and visit us

Library & Information Science at Simmons University

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Simmons SLIS is ranked in the Top 10 for Library and Information Studies programs. In specialty areas they are ranked #1 in Archives, #3 in Services for Children and Youth, and #10 in School Library Media.

These videos are from Simmons University. Simmons University is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. Founded as a women’s college in 1899, Simmons is dedicated to innovative teaching and engaged learning. Simmons University offers the only undergraduate program for women in Boston and numerous graduate programs open to all.





you you we have a very strong face-to-face program here in Boston and given our location we're right at the forefront of opportunities our program will prepare our students and then future librarians and information professionals with all the important skills related to Library and Information science they can go out into the world but with a firm grip on the new technologies I'm working on increasing and creating the social media presence for the library bringing what the library offers outside of the library like tech classes a lot of the ability to do the job well and to be passionate about it comes from the philosophical grounding that you really get at Simmons that's what prepared me fast one of the greatest things about this program is that it is in Boston which provides a lot of opportunity for networking meeting people and discovering different worlds of libraries that aren't maybe anywhere else there's just so many cultural institutions and information settings that a person can work in you know there's so many University there's museums there are companies where they are looking for people with the kinds of skills that were graduating from here talking to faculty and interacting with faculty is a great way to practice networking and they are also very interested in getting you a job but they want you to leave here and go get employed which is one is a wonderful wonderful thing we have some really great people who work on External Relations they really actively go out there and try to make connections with the different organizations that might hire our students there are so many other Simmons grads out there so many alums and it's a very supportive alumni network we want our students to think in an entrepreneurial way to be innovative and to also accept change I'm always being challenged about my ideas I'm always you know discovering something through my classmates or learning something based on what they're doing outside of the classroom or based on their own background so enjoy that Simmons does a really great job of having a diverse array of courses so that you can really get a feel for the different directions that you can go there's no question in my mind dad the professor's know what they're talking about and teach it very well think through my coursework and through my professors who have basically worked everywhere I mean they've worked everywhere they've been everywhere I've been able to sort of learn more about what it is to work in different types of archives and the background that you need to be able to do certain things the faculty and staff at Simmons honestly are there for the students the ratio of student of faculty in a classroom is not very high so that you can get that personal attention that I think is highly valued I think the AmeriCorps grant that I got is a great example of really being able to follow your own path and and find your passion and then help you get there it's really great

Why study at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics?

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Masters students and alumni explain what they got from studying at the Barcelona GSE. See our available programs:

the GC buildup is repetition very rapidly and there are great professors and the quality and reputation is just quite astonishing and I thought that would be a good place to do my Master's pgoz and macroeconomic policy is unique across Europe I think maybe even worldwide I mean if you google it it only comes up here and then it has an amazing image so there was not really much of a question to come I'm honored to be a part of the GC community because it gave me my masters it gave me a knowledge gave me the best professors I've ever had it's a place where it allow you to actually grow you are having professor that they're willing to help you at all time but in the same time as well there's so much room for you to improve yourself I think will help me a lot in the workplace afterwards it's something that we love to your profile for life so it's an investment of for sure we'll pay out you get exposed to a theoretical level of knowledge and then and then they ask to to sort of exploit this knowledge or apply this knowledge using actual real data you get specialized in the field so technical stuff like methods econometrics all these things and I think then this is rather unique being like that focus I'm in the class of twenty 20 students and thirteen of those students come from different countries meeting all these international people the fact that it's really international is for me really great for me being a part of the GC community means having a great time learning a lot and meeting awesome people Barcelona you can't say no it's pretty a pretty cool place to study I'm going to say and not done think you can really go wrong with anything you do here

Philosophy MA

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Our Philosophy master’s covers everything from pre-Socrates through to the modern day and the entire spectrum of philosophy from aesthetics to logic and everything in between. At King’s our course can be taken by both philosophy graduates, to expand their philosophical grounding and by students who are new to philosophy, to introduce them to key philosophical concepts across the philosophical spectrum. Hear more from lecturers and students on our course.
Subject area: Philosophy and religion

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one of the benefits for studying philosophy at King's College London is our special focus upon the history of philosophy here Kings you can do everything from Plato to Descartes and also contemporary philosophers like jean-paul Sartre the benefits of studying at the King's philosophy department is that students have a broad range of areas that they become familiar with what stands out is the quality of the lectures it's like a journey into into good philosophical thinking prospective students can find the King's a huge range of modules available we do aesthetics let's go philosophy and lots of topics of the history of philosophy we have an incredibly strong department in various areas we have these incredible research strengths in ancient philosophy in philosophy of mind and in fact were one of the leading departments in the world in these areas you can meet any member of the academic staff whenever you want you send them an email you make an appointment and you can have a very good philosophy discussion this course will equip students very well after study they learn how to approach a text how to analyze it closely how to negotiate assumptions and also how to critically evaluate them there's a variety of benefits for studying philosophy at Kings in London and London's just a wonderful city to live in but more specifically as a department the staff at King were engaged and we're committed to our students success