American universities have faced significant funding cuts due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In California, for example, higher education services were cut by $1.7 billion to address a budget shortfall of $54.3 billion. It’s no secret that colleges and universities across the country are facing budget cuts. The secret, however, is the total amount that these budget cuts will impact on our nation’s education system. In this blog post, we will examine the effects of budget cuts on colleges and universities. Let’s see how these budget cuts affect students, staff and faculty across the country.
Students are the first victims of budget cuts. Many students are forced to take on more debt to pay for their education. Also, students are forced to take fewer courses and graduate later. This has a negative impact on their training and career prospects. Not only is the graduation time taking longer, but the cost of education is also increasing.
Case study: thesis at ESEI
One of our students, Rodrigo Ramos Sampaio, who studied international relations and international affairs, defended his thesis two weeks ago . He chose to focus on sustainability and titled his dissertation Towards a Green Future: An Analysis of Supply Chain Sustainability in the European Union Soybean Commodities Sector.
We asked him about the thesis process, from concept creation to completion, and what he thought of the experience.
Set your “thesis clock”
Don’t snooze your alarm clock for 10 hours and you will finally arrive at the office at noon.
During the first months of a thesis period, many students think they have a lot of time. Then for the last few months they’ve been going to work like zombies because they don’t get enough sleep to try to finish everything in time (me too!). A lesson I’ve learned over the past 6 months is that your life will be much easier later on when your thesis is professionally handled.
If you decide to stamp your thesis from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the week, make it a routine. Do not repeat your alarm clock for 10 hours and finally arrive at the office at noon. Work productively during the thesis hour and after that give yourself free time to do whatever you want, hang out with friends, play sports or be as lazy as you want.
What is the difference between a master’s with and without a thesis?
A thesis is a common requirement in many research-intensive fields, but not all master’s programs will require you to complete one. Additionally, some fields allow you to choose between a thesis track and a non-thesis track. In the case of a non-thesis program, you will not have to write a long article, but you will have to take several courses to meet your degree requirements.
Whether you choose a program with or without thesis, you will still be required to complete a final project to demonstrate your critical thinking skills. If you prefer a non-thesis program, your project could be a capstone project or field experience.
A non-thesis program will help you avoid a lot of research and help you continue to work with professors to enhance your learning. It is closer to the experience of a university college. You can also do a hands-on apprenticeship at a local business related to your field. The disadvantage is that you always have to test the additional knowledge you have acquired at the end of your thesis. It may be necessary to devote many more hours to classes to make up for the time you would devote to your thesis. In most cases, both MS options will give you a wide range of career options. However, if you pursue a thesis-based master’s degree, you will have a better chance of landing a job in research. Thanks Abhishek Kumar Author, Scholarships for Indian Citizens