Hundreds and Thousands of Pakistani students study in various colleges and universities across the world, and their global footprint spans almost five continents. Most of these students will go on, as their predecessors did, to fame and fortune in cutting edge careers, and impactful research. They will make the world a better place.
The magic ingredient? Let me tell you.
Why do we go to college or university? Of course to strengthen our career prospects and to make sure we can follow a career path that is both fulfilling and lucrative.
Keeping these in mind and seeing people achieve their goals, studying abroad is the most logical answer.
Global Fortune 500 companies are headquartered outside Pakistan. And almost all of them are recruiting on campuses outside Pakistan. So, to get a chance to work at the world’s richest companies, it’s obvious that you should be there where they are recruiting.
Another benefit of studying abroad is, it’s easier to work abroad if you studied abroad. It would take years to study in Pakistan and then find a job in an MNC to get the required experience for securing a job out there. It would also take years to save sum for affording your first-time visit for work abroad. Studying abroad benefits in both sense, you get to study in top-notch institutions and you get to work at the same time at no extra cost or time. That is why it is the easier route to working abroad and setting your sail for working at Global Fortune 500.
Let’s say you don’t want to work out of your home country, still, an education from abroad is a good investment. As we see here, students with foreign education usually skip the job queue and get straight to what they want their career in. On the other hand, if you haven’t got a foreign degree, your chances of getting the job will take a few years. So, a foreign degree makes your career growth from a linear rate of development to an exponential rate; a global degree is like adding rockets to your career!
Your network has a great impact on your career, the strength of network determines your career largely and it’s true for many countries. Once you study in the best universities abroad, you will be able to use their strong network of career cell, their industry partnership and their large alumni network to your benefit of getting what job you want and where you want. This is a very valuable safety net to have, especially when the economies are uncertain and are something you can not do anything about it directly. So this is where you are helped by the Network in career.
Finally, the research prospects. An important career path usually followed by people with an interest in research. You get a chance to work on some of the most current research projects which might get implemented in the near future. No door is closed to you – if you did research on such projects during your education. You will get to work with some of the top research institutions, the world’s largest research wings – be it Apple, Google, Microsoft or any other giants with state-of-the-art labs. All of this gets easy while studying abroad and is difficult to think if studied in Pakistan.