Month: November 2013

Why I returned to school.

Education has always been important to me. So today I’d decided to blog a post about my decision to pursue a masters in PR in Finland, to let you understand the thought process behind this decision. It’s obviously not a decision that comes cheap. Let me do a brief cost-benefit analysis for you: For a year in Finland (My Course is 2 years) Tuition fees– 8,000 Euros. Yearly Rent– 6,000 Euros (500 Euros X 12) Food– 2400 Euros (Est. 200 Euros a month) Transport–2400 Euros (Est. 200 Euros a month) Air tix– 1300SGD Clothes– 1000 Euros Total– 20,000 Euros (Approx)/year. So YEA. with 20,000 euros a year, you don’t take this type of sum lightly unless you are still leeching on your parents. And, guess what? There is a chance that after graduation, I’d be structurally unemployed if I do come back to Singapore. Here’s why: Singapore, being a small and open economy, relies heavily on human resources. Our comparative advantage is precisely in labour, and it’s imperative to keep the price of labour, aka …