PhD student Ravi Bajpai writes for Deakin’s Navigator: “Taking My Opportunity: Studying International Relations in Australia”.
One can get used to working in an industry for decades; make a small niche for oneself and then believe that all the check boxes in the journey of life have been ticked. However, the craving for some further knowledge can always be a silent motivator. After working in the Information Technology industry for nearly two decades, it was a ‘sea change’ decision for me to pursue a formal degree in the Social Sciences.
After working in the IT industry for nearly two decades, it was a ‘sea change’ decision for me to pursue a formal degree in the Social Sciences.
The admission process for candidates without prior education or training in the Social Sciences is not as straightforward as it may appear, since your earlier qualifications and experience in an altogether different field does not necessarily enhance your standing as a potential student for a Masters Degree. It came as a pleasant surprise, therefore, when Deakin University accepted me as a student for their Master of Arts (International Relations) at the Burwood Campus. It was an opportunity I was not going to let go.