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« on: July 15, 2015, 11:47:20 pm »
i just cross 30 recently. now job like no future... always stuck admin role. thinking wehther to invest $ in a private degree. i am married btw. just feel like even double income not enough.

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 11:29:29 am »
i just cross 30 recently. now job like no future... always stuck admin role. thinking wehther to invest $ in a private degree. i am married btw. just feel like even double income not enough.

have you thought of doing your own business maybe?  :)
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Re: private degree?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2015, 08:38:09 pm »
have you thought of doing your own business maybe?  :)

yeah biz sounds like a better idea. since your husband is working, risk is also lower.

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2015, 04:22:06 pm »
I feel that there is not much reason to do so... unless you really want to pursue a career in the specific area


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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2015, 12:16:03 am »
1) do you think the private degree will open new doors for much higher salary?
2) how about networking and know people outside your industry? most jobs are actually through recommendations instead of jobs agencies or jobs portals

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« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 03:02:18 pm »
1) do you think the private degree will open new doors for much higher salary?
2) how about networking and know people outside your industry? most jobs are actually through recommendations instead of jobs agencies or jobs portals

i dont think got use leh!!

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2015, 11:55:23 am »
if self-learning is all you want, go for all those free online courses

Coursera has many great free online courses. can take a look at them!

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2015, 11:18:47 am »
Youtube is also very good to pick up things now.  :)
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2015, 11:01:07 am »
Yeah I think it's like better to just sign up at NUS as a mature student or something, than to get a private degree. although both options are totally not subsidized by the govt, which means that you have to fork out the full tuition fees (around $20,000 per month if im not wrong?)

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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 12:26:57 am »
personally if u ask me, wld pte degree help u advance ur career, I m hesitant to give a direct ans
It depends on several factors...
If u r looking for a careere advancement in public sector, don't think pte degree esp part time one is a good idea coz  of the degree recognition issue. Perhaps a recognized pte degree wld be a better consideration


If u r looking at working in pte sector, it depends on ur field of studies. If it's related to ur current work, e.g. Hr. then upgrading ur self educationally in a similar area may help u in ur career but say if u r going into a totally new sector for ur pte degree course e.g hr to marketing, there cld an issue of finding a job in that field after graduation coz some jobs/sector requires experience maybe difficult for fresh i.e. To the sector to break in.

Just my two cents worth  :)
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« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 02:12:28 pm »
It really depends on individuals.

My pay increased by 2k ever since I got my degree 3 years+ back. For me it is the best investment I have made.

That being said, it really depends on whether or not you want to spend the time and money to pursue it. I would say having a degree is better than not having one but if that would also meant that you have to make certain sacrifices. It is not easy to juggle both work and studies.

What's more, are you comfortable with your job now? Depending on what you intend to study, you will realize that after you graduate and get a higher paying job, the amount of responsible and stress increases with it.

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2015, 10:52:22 pm »
First watch this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M

tl;dw :

Ask yourself :
Who are you?
What do you do ?
Who do you do it for ?
What do they want or need ?
How do they change as a result ?

E.g.

Who are you?
I am an educator

What do you do ?
I help children nurture their interests and be intrigued by the world around them

Who do you do it for ?
currently , a few selected individuals . Gradually , as many children as possible.

What do they want or need ?
Engaging intrinsically motivated scalable education 

How do they change as a result ?
Children would learn faster , deeper and on their own

Once you have found out who you want to be , ask yourself how you want to achieve that.

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Degree is but one way.

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WDA's current focus is to support sustainable and productivity-driven growth through CET. In the push for inclusive growth, WDA continues to help low-wage workers who require assistance to adapt to a fast changing economy. At the same, we will also look into expanding our offerings to help the PMEs

Call and ask either organisation , they might offer the right kind of help for your case or might refer you to other agencies that might lead you to where you want.

Most of the courses are heavily subsidised . Worry less about the cost but more about the time you wouldn't have.

If you want to go the way of the freelancer :

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2015, 10:32:17 am »
It really depends on individuals.

My pay increased by 2k ever since I got my degree 3 years+ back. For me it is the best investment I have made.

That being said, it really depends on whether or not you want to spend the time and money to pursue it. I would say having a degree is better than not having one but if that would also meant that you have to make certain sacrifices. It is not easy to juggle both work and studies.

What's more, are you comfortable with your job now? Depending on what you intend to study, you will realize that after you graduate and get a higher paying job, the amount of responsible and stress increases with it.

How old are you if you don't mind me asking

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Re: private degree?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2015, 10:39:27 pm »
private degree can be a waste of time... not everyone wants degree.. dont be fooled

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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2015, 06:28:44 pm »
Certain industries requires you to be qualified, such as accountancy, audit, or lawyers.
These would make getting a degree necessary.

They also steal most of your social life away..

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