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Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by Capablejaybee: 12:37am On Mar 22, 2020
So guys, I'm a fresh graduate of chemical engineering from one of the prestigious public universities in the country. Was a bit disheartening for a very short while towards the end because I dropped from 2.1 and finished with a 2.2. But that's not the crux of this discussion.

I have a soft skill as a designer, from which I have been earning some changes for my upkeep. Now I intend to save up and run my masters next year, 2021, God willing. My problem is I'm a bit confused on what course to opt for in my Masters cos I intend to avoid chemical engineering like a plague.

I'm strongly considering an MBA( Business administration) since I intend to become a full time technopreneur and business man later in future or Msc Information technology.

What really potentially lucrative fields can an engineering graduate pick up for masters?

Please, I beseech you all experienced and witty engineers to come and advise this young man.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by CoronaVirusRelo(m): 12:55am On Mar 22, 2020
Look for a job

BSC never pay you, you have started reasoning MBA.

What makes you think you will have an edge after getting the MBA.

Research about the unemployed pool. Large percentage have it and still looking for any kind of job.

Get a job, gather experience and from there you can determine what master's you want to go for.

Trust me, the world is driving at what you can offer immediately which is experience.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by cocu25(m): 2:23am On Mar 22, 2020
Now hustle like a university dropout.. shocked shocked shocked
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by jesmond3945: 4:16am On Mar 22, 2020
Capablejaybee:
So guys, I'm a fresh graduate of chemical engineering from one of the prestigious public universities in the country. Was a bit disheartening for a very short while towards the end because I dropped from 2.1 and finished with a 2.2. But that's not the crux of this discussion.

I have a soft skill as a designer, from which I have been earning some changes for my upkeep. Now I intend to save up and run my masters next year, 2021, God willing. My problem is I'm a bit confused on what course to opt for in my Masters cos I intend to avoid chemical engineering like a plague.

I'm strongly considering an MBA( Business administration) since I intend to become a full time technopreneur and business man later in future or Msc Information technology.

What really potentially lucrative fields can an engineering graduate pick up for masters?

Please, I beseech you all experienced and witty engineers to come and advise this young man.
why are you avoiding chemical engineering like a plaque?
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by Capablejaybee: 9:01am On Mar 22, 2020
CoronaVirusRelo:
Look for a job

BSC never pay you, you have started reasoning MBA.

What makes you think you will have an edge after getting the MBA.

Research about the unemployed pool. Large percentage have it and still looking for any kind of job.

Get a job, gather experience and from there you can determine what master's you want to go for.

Trust me, the world is driving at what you can offer immediately which is experience.
I already have a job, although not with my engineering certificate or experience. I work with a design and print firm and earn salary in the range of 70-90k. So I just want to do my MSC as soon as I can cos I have siblings coming up I may have to cater for.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by Capablejaybee: 9:03am On Mar 22, 2020
jesmond3945:
why are you avoiding chemical engineering like a plaque?
yea, in my final days in school, I realised I had more passion and interest in tech, computers and information tech.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by jesmond3945: 10:09am On Mar 22, 2020
Capablejaybee:
yea, in my final days in school, I realised I had more passion and interest in tech, computers and information tech.
you can do conversion masters. However, chemical engr is still lucrative.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by Capablejaybee: 10:39am On Mar 22, 2020
jesmond3945:
you can do conversion masters. However, chemical engr is still lucrative.
OK thanks
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by CoronaVirusRelo(m): 3:49pm On Mar 22, 2020
Capablejaybee:
I already have a job, although not with my engineering certificate or experience. I work with a design and print firm and earn salary in the range of 70-90k. So I just want to do my MSC as soon as I can cos I have siblings coming up I may have to cater for.

So with the present inexperience years you have on your CV, you believe a Master's is whats neccessary to add to it? You have a right to make choices as it's your world. I can only chip-in.

Why not try hands on profession courses like Azure, Cisco, coding or anything about cloud. Certifications that could get you on board in the industry.
Like I said, it's your world.
Re: Advice A Fresh Chemical Engineering Graduate by Capablejaybee: 4:33pm On Mar 22, 2020
CoronaVirusRelo:


So with the present inexperience years you have on your CV, you believe a Master's is whats neccessary to add to it? You have a right to make choices as it's your world. I can only chip-in.

Why not try hands on profession courses like Azure, Cisco, coding or anything about cloud. Certifications that could get you on board in the industry.
Like I said, it's your world.
thats why I created this thread, to have experts and experienced individuals advise me. Not like I have made up my mind already on what path to take.

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