Career Advice

Smart and strategic career choices can make a world of difference. Master Academia shares the best career advice for master’s and PhD students!

  • How to write a winning motivation letter for a master’s scholarship

    Motivation letters play a crucial role in applications for scholarships that fund a master’s degree. Find out why motivation letters for master’s scholarships are unique, and learn the dos and don’ts of writing a winning motivation letter. Why motivation letters…

  • 10 amazing benefits of getting a PhD later in life

    There is no age limitation to getting a PhD. In fact, getting a PhD later in life has a lot of advantages. Older PhD students tend to master the ups and downs of doing a PhD better than those who…

  • 9 smart questions to ask a professor about graduate school

    When exploring options to attend graduate school, you may have the opportunity to talk to a professor. For instance, as part of a prospective graduate school visit. Or as part of an application interview. The professor could be your potential…

  • 10 reasons NOT to do a master’s degree

    Master Academia specifically targets master’s students. However, one decision before becoming a master’s student should not be disregarded: whether or not to do a master’s degree. There are good reasons to earn a master’s degree, for instance right after graduation.…

  • Hidden gems: 3 free apps every PhD researcher should know about

    Some mobile and web applications distract PhD students from their work. Others, however, can considerably enrich a PhD journey. The three mobile and/or web applications R Discovery, Owlstown and LastPass provide exceptional value to postgraduate students. Free of charge! While…

  • 20 questions to ask about potential PhD programmes

    There usually comes a time in a PhD application process when the candidate can ask the admission committee questions about the programme. If you made it to this stage, you may be wondering: What questions should I ask about the…

  • The best answers to “Why do you want to do a PhD?”

    If you are interviewing for a PhD position, chances are high that you will be asked about your motivation to do a PhD. And sometimes, simple questions are the hardest to answer. Therefore, it is smart to prepare an excellent…

  • The 20 best motivational quotes for academic success

    Studying and working in academia can be tough. Here is a list of the 20 best motivational quotes to inspire struggling master’s students, PhD students, and academics: to work hard, persevere in the face of adversity, and develop resilience. 1.…

  • How to strategically prepare for a PhD application

    Do you want to do a PhD in the future and set yourself up for success? You can do several things to strategically prepare for a PhD application. They will increase your chance of securing a position! Preparing for a…

  • 10 reasons to do a master’s degree right after graduation

    When you are nearing the completion of your bachelor’s degree, you have to make an important decision: Enter the workforce or immediately continue with a master’s degree? There are 10 good reasons to do a master’s degree right after graduation.…

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