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Should I quit university for a job?

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    Okay, so I literally just started university this year (doing an MA) as when
    I finished my BA I was only able to get part-time/temp./volunteer
    professional jobs so I decided to save up and do a Masters degree abroad in
    Germany, which is where I am now!

    Anyway, I know I've barely started my course, but I just feel too old to be studying
    again and having to live in dirty, smelly student accommodation for a year . I
    even have to share a bedroom with a stranger which SUCKS.

    I also don't think I'll even have enough money to keep me going until I finish, I
    could borrow from family but they can't really afford it, and I'd feel bad...I
    thought I'd be so excited to be a student again, but honestly I just want to find a
    decent job, settle down somewhere, preferably in Europe, and get some money
    coming in as I've been working crappy minimum wage jobs, or saving all my
    income so far.

    Anyway, my question is, should I start applying for professional jobs straight away,
    and if I get one, should I quit university to take up the offer? I know it won't be an
    amazing job, even if it was working as an research assistant/charity worker for
    £20,000 etc.
    I want to apply in all/any EU countries, as I'd rather not return to UK...
    Is this realistic? If I apply now, how will I explain that I'd be quitting my MA to work
    for their company?

    So stressful..Ahg!
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    (Original post by MangoTime!!)
    Apply for jobs, and only when you hold an appealing job offer is this question relevant. You probably shouldn't quit university when you haven't got a job offer.
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