Dear Experts, I can't find a job right now in this market so I'm seriously considering going back to school in the fall. I already have my B.A. in Political Science, so what are the best graduate degrees to earn? Is it different for me than somebody else based on the degree I already have? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: @gradversity Q#178 I would say either a program in engineering or business (specifically accounting) if you are just looking for a job. @juliaerickson Q#178 Cd be u can't find job b/c don't know just what u want 2 do; ID that & u'll know if need more edn 4 it. @heatherhuhman: Q#178 Completely agree w/@askamanager & @jtodonnell. Only go if it adds to your skillset or required for job. @sweetcareers Q#178 Job markets change quickly (relatively), so choose degr u love & ntwrk constantly both in & out of school. @DebraWheatman Q#178 Get an MBA. Give you strong business, analytical foundation. @jtodonnell Q#178 Should only pursue 2nd degree where actual skill set is acquired - not worth it otherwise!!! [ie. nursing] @askamanager Q#178 You don't hide out in grad school. You go ONLY because the job you want requires it. Doesn't sound like the case here. Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.
June 25, 2009