Should I quit my job to do an internship? I have been working after completing my NS and am doing a part time degree but do not have relevant experience in my field of studies.? - Seedly
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Asked on 24 Jan 2020

Should I quit my job to do an internship? I have been working after completing my NS and am doing a part time degree but do not have relevant experience in my field of studies.?

I am currently working in the O&G sector and am in my 3rd year of a 4 year degree. I wanted to study part time because I couldn't afford a degree or go to a local university but I have managed to save up since I do not spend much. I can probably quit my job and do not have to worry about employment for another 10 years with my savings.

Should I quit my job to do an internship? I read that companies do not recognize part time degrees and I may end up unemployed without a job after it ends.

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Coffee Cassio
Coffee Cassio
Level 5. Genius
Answered 2w ago

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Lim Boon Tat
Lim Boon Tat, Mathematics at Cambridge University
Level 6. Master
Answered on 24 Jan 2020

Employers and companies may judge your work ability based on the university that awarded you the degree, but it’s unlikely they will judge whether you took it part time or full time. If you ask me, it’s bloody difficult to do it part-time, and if you managed, that’s a big plus, and companies will recognize that.

If you could share more details on your degree and what your dream job/company is, then i can give much more targeted advice.

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CH
Level 7. Grand Master
Answered on 24 Jan 2020

Companies will even recognise fake degrees if they want you in their team. seriously.

it's all down to how you impress the interviwer with your CV and interaction. no harm writing to companies and let them know you are looking for internship with the hope of landing on a full time employement.

but my question is you should have considered these factors before starting on a part time study. what is your field of study, if I may ask.​​​

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