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Friday, March 15, 2019

Can a postgrad boost your career prospects? | Education - The Irish Times

Peter McGuire, Freelance journalist (The Irish Times) writes, Postgradstudents can earn a better salary and have stronger employment prospects.

Many postgrads work in full-time jobs and complete their studies in the evenings and at weekends.
Postgraduate courses are a big commitment. Whether one-year of full-time study or two years part-time, students have to invest significant energy and money in their course. But there’s fresh evidence that postgraduate students earn both a better salary and have stronger employment prospects than those with an undergraduate degree alone.

We spoke to two career experts about whether a postgraduate course can really boost your career prospects. Mary Hosty is a career guidance practitioner with over 20 years experience, and the founder of SouthDublinCareers.ie. Laura Walshe is a trained guidance counsellor and social care practitioner offering career guidance in Dublin and Limerick and she runs FindYourPath.ie.