Aug 17, 2018 - 12:34 PM
If you plan on working in the tech industry for a while, then a position at Microsoft or Google will certainly be more impressive on a resume than a graduate degree. However, if your end goal is to obtain a PhD, then you will definitely need that master’s degree. You need to consider what your ultimate career goals are, so you can make the right decision now.
Another option would be to see if you can work and go to school simultaneously. Many companies, including Microsoft, offer tuition assistance. If you think you can handle it, then it is good to speak with a recruiter to review your options.