Answered by Natesa, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Great question! Unfortunately, there isn’t going to be a “one size fits all” answer. Ultimately it depends on your personal goals, and the organization you are potentially working for. If you have a clear idea of what exactly you want to do with your career, it may be better to go right into grad school. For me personally, I wanted to join the workforce right after graduation to get some experience before continuing my education. Going right to grad school just didn’t make sense because I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted my career to be yet. In most organizations, an employee will reach a “ceiling” in which they can’t progress any further without a master’s degree. But then again, it is always a case by case basis. Something to look for when applying to jobs is if the company has a grad school assistance program. These programs help employees further their educations while still working. Hope this helps!