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After Ur Bsc, Is It Still Worth It Going Abroad To Hustle?

Hi nairalnders, This is my first thread on nairalnad although i have enjoyed reading through threads for over 2 yeras now. I am a 23yr old graduate seeking to live the good life, my dad is late and my mum is classed among the middle class.I have a handfull of younger ones.I am nursing an ambition to go abroad( canada, US, UK) in 2 or 3 yrs time to pursue my masters degree and hustle while doing that so i can support myself and family in nigeria.I am definately coming back to nigeria after masters. After seeing me through school, i am due for NYSC by march and i have already recieved some offers from 2 nigerian banks and 1 microfiance bank( i wonder if na only bank i submit submit CV to) in nigeria.i really want to bless all those who helped me through school in someway.  and i was thinking Is going abroad to hustle still worth it as it was sometime in the past? some of my collegues in school are doing everything to go abroad. Nothing in particular to go and do , just a few are going for academic purposes. With the global financial crisis and tight economy in the world, with countires cutting jobs and some nigerians coming back home. It appears not to be a good move,maybe working in nigeria is not bad afterall.Some of those whom i know went abroad to pick up legal jobs(not fraud) are not necessarily above thier nigerian collegues who got good jobs here in nigeria.Speaking with one of my friend's dad who  lived almost all his life abroad, he  said it was no more attractive going abroad to meet uncertainty and hustling, staying in nigeria and planning ur life well,getting a good job and by God's grace could get u much more. It is now becoming an option only for the uneducated.I will be glad if nigerians abroad could shed more light on this.I want to welcome evryone to 2009ice, cause gongo aso.

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Sorting out your data once again,

1.your mum is classified as 'middle class' Which means she's doing not bad financially.

2. You have 3 job offers already (two banks and a microfinance)

And you are thinking of going abroad to "pursue Your masters degree and hustle while doing that so i can support myself and family in nigeria" Believe me,There is no job that you will pcik up as a student in any developed country including some of those you have mentioned that would pay you as much to further your education and also be able to send money back to your family at home, (Believe me)

Life as student is all rosy in any country especially for foreign student as you have restrictive hours of working and limited shcolarship/bursary opportunities and note that will surely pay double the fees being paid by local students,

My advise, If truly you have been offered a job here, take it and grow yourself finacially in investments and savings for now and the good news is that you can always visit any of these countries and see things firsthand before taking the plunge further.

Like i said, It's just an advise,

The Lord will show you the way,

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it is 100% better if you travel abroad. your future is secure in countries like the US/Canada/Australia/ and Japana but providing you enter with a student visa so you won,t be running all about.

Nija is good but our leaders are very wicked. ok? why are they sending their own children abroad. you better wake up.

emiabinuyo@yahoo.com

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Dude, u ve answered some of the key questions urslef.If u have the resources u may as well go for ur masters and take it up from there.Who knows u could get a multinational job dat takes u round the globe. At the same token, nja is equally an emerging economy;hence thingz will get better. At the end of the day,the choice is urs mate. All the best!

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men stay here, like they said except you are going for fun

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@ promise72

I am not.Just trying to encourage whoever cares to listen. why on earth would u live that country if u secure a good job.i think u got me

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at least i dont have to worry about getting killed for my handset. Or robbers come to our street and stay for 4hrs with no police in sight.

Why do you sound bitter?

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YES. At least u will gain a better point of view of life by living elsewhere.

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WELL, YOU CAN GO AND STUDY THEN GO BACK TO NIJJA BUT I KNOW YOU WONT WANNA GO BACK HOME,

GIVE IT A TRIAL ANYWAY,

JAH BLESS

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Never go abroad to hustle cos you will be frustrated 10 times over. Better to go as a student, then you can raise your head and be counted.

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If u can get a job in nigeria, stay there!!!

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@David

The guy said to "hustle" meaning, to go abroad to suffer to make it, to go abroad to steal, to go abroad to do yahoo yahoo, or what do you mean by "hustle" my guy? Do you mean to go to school abroad, i.e. further your studies? then say so, but to go to hustle, i think your hustling will pay you more in nigeria because over there, na o.y.o.

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jst finished school and am due for nysc same time as u(we're the same age too, lol)anyway i'm going for an Msc immediately after service then i'll prolly chill bak for like 2-5 yrs(not sure if its uk or us or canada tho)thats cos the field i'm going into(energy management) is not yet developed so i want to gain more experience before coming bak home(if i cant get proper work i wont stay a day longer o!)

u didnt state wot crse u read in uni, pple might be able to give better suggestions if u did!

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go abroad . . . get a masters and possibly an MBA on the way and come back. It would be well worth the effort.

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Not worth it if you live a good life in Nigeria. Rather, visit during the holidays and see if you can withstand the hustle of life in the western world.

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some people are being cajoled to travel out of naija flowing with milk and honey and on getting to there destinations they are disappointed though good road,stable power supply and lots more are available over there but the job available are cleaning,dishing washing,security,fruit picking &post office job(i mean distributing papers under harsh weather correct cold) etc.It depends on you anyway,but life over there is not easy as we though.if u get a job pls stay back.i mean it stay back

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