Dr Aseem Chauhan, chancellor at Amity Global Institute, explains why furthering your studies matters in today’s highly-competitive job market
By Gel Cabotaje
July 7, 2019
Today’s job market is highly competitive and a postgraduate degree can be a valuable passport to better career prospects. Holding a postgraduate degree also shows employers that the person is open to new ideas and is truly passionate about the field, and this may pave the way for higher responsibility and a higher salary grade.
It’s always good to seek out schools that have a strong track record, but that doesn’t mean you have to be blinkered to tradition alone. Focus instead on inter-disciplinary programmes that cover areas like innovation and entrepreneurship, or in emerging areas like data science and financial technology. Students in these types of programmes will be exposed to exciting innovations at the interstices of cutting-edge disciplines and be well sought-after.
Choosing the right school is also equally important, as they will be providing the academic resources, including the teachers. Amity Institute takes pride in being a student-centred organisation where students come first. Our lecturers are fully qualified and committed to the delivery of the courses and will enhance the student learning experience.
Amity has operations in London, New York, Paris, Beijing, Amsterdam, Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius and South Africa.
In Singapore, Amity works in partnership with a prestigious portfolio of UK universities to offer innovative programmes such as our flagship MBAs with a myriad of specialisms such as accountancy, finance, law, leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Amity’s graduate programmes across all disciplines have generally been highly sought-after. We continually look at introducing programmes across a broad spectrum of disciplines to cater to diverse needs and interests.
Theory and practice complement each other like thinking and doing. A theory is a thought, an idea about the way the world works that allows you to predict what will happen if you do something. Practice is doing; what happens when you do the thing. The better the theory, the better the match between your thoughts and predictions and what occurs in practice. Theories are theoretical. Practice is practical. Together they make a powerful combination.
At Amity, we are innovative and creative in what we do. As an educational institute which has aspirations to transform industry for the better, Amity is focused on studying and solving problems that affect society and stakeholders in the community.
Read about new concepts in your field. It will improve your communication skills during interviews prior to being admitted to your programme of choice.
Develop the ability to manage your time well. Learn to work independently on your own assignments or projects.
It’s normal to be wary of the unknown, especially when you are taking on a new challenge. But it’s important to draw the line between postgraduate preparedness and paranoia. Postgraduate study will be a step up, but it’s a step you must be ready to make.