Should graduates go for their masters immediately after leaving University or is it worthwhile to get some work experience first before making that decision?
Oluwakemi Makun who recently finished top of her class, at the Executive MBA programme of the Business School Netherlands after many years of working as a Lawyer, believes that waiting to get some work experience has many advantages.
She shares her experience below during an event at Abuja:
“If I had gone for my masters immediately after graduating from the University, I probably would not have made any sense of it. Studying at this stage in my life makes more sense to me because I already know what I want and what I need. As a lawyer, I should have gone for LLM, but over the years, I developed an interest in commercial law, business advisory, and development, An MBA is just right for me.”
She believes it is advantageous for fresh graduates to first gain some work experience, identify their areas strength and weakness, before deciding which course will be suitable for their career paths.
Oluwakemi Makun graduated with Second Class (Upper Division) in Law from Lagos State University, Ojo in 2001 .
She is a Principal at Allianz Solicitors in Abuja. She is also a corporate and commercial legal practitioner.