Question- Masters or Work Experience then Masters
My name is Shrinivas. I completed my Engineering in 2011 in Information Technology. I got a job on November 2011 in an IT company and then worked for 5 months over there. Now I am in another IT company as a Developer since last one month.
I always had a dream to go to USA for studying Masters. Now I am faced with a situation that when should I give GRE and go for MS? Should I wait for one year of experience and then go for MS or should I leave the job and study for GRE and go for MS by January 2013?
Is leaving the job studying hard for MS and then going for MS by 2013 January a good option?
Please guide me through this situation. Awaiting for your response.
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Work Experience or Masters
Its April 2012 and you are out of time for Fall 2012 semester in USA.
You can try for Spring 2013 (January 2013) or Fall 2014 (August 2013) or later.
You have started in November 2011. If you apply for Spring 2013, you would have over 1 year work experience.
Quitting the job is not the right move.
You should be able to prepare for GRE while working full time.
I don’t think quitting the job and preparing is the right idea.
You might be thinking, if you study full-time for GRE, you can improve your score or you cannot concentrate on GRE prep and full-time work at same time.
If you think you don’t have time, then read this post How to Create the Time You Don’t have.
Complete GRE before June End or Max July 2nd week.
So, the answer to your question
Now I am faced with a situation that when should I give GRE and go for MS? Should I wait for one year of experience and then go for MS or should I leave the job and study for GRE and go for MS by January 2013?
You should go for Masters (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany or other countries) with 1 year work experience.
Even if you have a shadow of thought that you cannot work and study for GRE, then take this as a challenge and go for it.
While studying Masters, you will be facing similar tough, time crunching semester end situations. This experience will help you.
Also, several folks have shared GRE Experience on how to prepare while working full-time.