Hey everyone, I'm graduating this May and I have two options: 1) Go for a MSEE, which entails writing a thesis, and not working during this period. I'm assuming that it's unreasonable to work while pursuing this option because I don't see how you can research for a thesis part time. 2) Go for a MEng; a master's degree in engineering. For this option, I just need to take a certain amount of courses and then complete a cumulative exam. I believe this would be the best option if I were working. However, I think this is a "terminal" degree. That is, I don't believe you can move on to a PhD easily if you get a MEng. Now, there are a few wrenches to toss into this decision. 1) I want to work, and I don't doubt that I'll be able to find a job, so I would like to try something new besides homework and lectures. Also, I feel bad not working right now. I am not strapped for cash and I'd be able to go to graduate school without starving, but I don’t want to be living like a student forever. However, working isn't an urgent necessity right now with respect to finance. 2) One of my life goals is to get a PhD. Therefore, I'm leaning towards the MSEE. Is it possible to work while writing a thesis part-time? Is it incredibly stressful? I just spent 4 years without a lot of free time - I'd like some time to relax. I’m kind of lost right now considering all of these factors and I’m looking for some advice. Has anyone here worked while writing a thesis part-time? Thanks.