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I started working on a Masters degree in Biotechnology before I was offered a job at Accenture. I am currently part of an application support team for a pharma client and I’m continuing my education on the side. As a biotechnology grad student I’m confused on how this degree will help me grow within Accenture. I really do want to be a part of Accenture long term so I’m wondering whether I should change my course of study or continue and apply else where after graduation. Any advice?

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Having a masters will look good on your resume long term, and help with client credibility. Continue part time and try to get tuition assistance from Accenture.

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Honestly you don’t need the degree to stay in ACN

Are you going to be a consultant forever? How sure are you about that? Please share with us your formula for predicting the next 25 years.

I would pass on the offer, stay where you’re at, finish the degree then come back to Accenture at a higher level/salary

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