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Asked on 19 Oct 2019

Should I pursue a degree in media overseas or in Singapore?

The price of going overseas to pursue a degree is the same as going to LASALLE.

However, if I pursue a degree in NTU or NUS, it would be cheaper but it is not what I want or just teaching the basics of what I’ve learnt in Poly.

However, if I pursue it overseas/LASALLE, I do not have enough money and might need to obtain a study loan.

What should I do? Or should I just work?

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Junus Eu
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Answered on 20 Oct 2019

Suggestion: Learn on the job!

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05 Nov 2019

I learnt but its far from what I want to study because I was promised this role but doing something else other than what was promised. Then the thing is Yes I could change my job but its not as easy especially when there arent many in the media field.
Leslie Koh
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Answered on 20 Oct 2019

There are many people that I’ve met in my line of work, that studied one field and went to work in non related industries.

My suggestion is, work for a year in the field that you wish to pursue and using the work experience to figure what’s your next course of action while saving up money so that it will not be so taxing on you should you choose to further your studies.

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Question Poster

05 Nov 2019

To give a better example would be : Lets say I applied for barista. I am known to people that I am barista, but the actual work I am doing is more to cleaning and making juices as opposed to making coffee. I did make a few cups of coffees but it is no where near to how much cups of coffee a barista make a day. But when I joined this coffee shop, I was given the job and role as a barista and I accepted it but the real job scope I handled is so different to what I was promised.
Leslie Koh
Leslie Koh

05 Nov 2019

Hi Anon, more often than not, when you are in corporate, you don't get to choose what you want to do. If you're lucky or the company is really small, you get to do the thing you want to do. Based on the "few cups of coffees", did you enjoy what you're doing?

Overseas (by far).

Exposure to other ways of doing things and other people's thought process will go a long way to enhancing your capacity (and therefore value!) to solve problems in the workplace in future.

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Colin
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Answered 3w ago

I work in Media and I think the degree you have don't really matter.

Just go for whichever makes you happier.

Which type of media role are you referring to? For example advertising, creative etc.

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