I am a EE undergrad. My ultimate aim is to go for further studies in Power Electronics, I am departmental rank 1 ,hence a good cgpa , am a head of reaserch for IEEE in my university and recently was a finalist for a prestigious competition sponsored by IEEE. To sum it up, I have so far developed a decent profile to apply in good universities. But as the placement season is starting up, there is a thought of first working for a company for a year or two to strengthen my finances and then go for gre.However people are saying it is very difficult to again go back to studies after 1-2 years of job, i am capable to take up loans if i apply next fall.And if i dont go for placements i will be working to write some research papers during this semester and improve my technical abilities. Help me out which way to go?