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RE: Where to Finish my Degree? - natshar - 06-29-2019

(06-29-2019, 11:34 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: You may not want a Masters, but if the BA and Masters would cost you "pennies on the dollar" or if it's paid for by your future employer, why the heck not eh?!  I don't have that luxury, but if you do, go for it!

Of course. I just don't see the point of pursuing a masters directly after my bachelors "just because." If I got a job that paid for it, of course, I'd do it, but right now I don't have that. Masters (or least MBA's) are usually good for people with the experience to back their degrees up and I don't have that, not even close. I don't even know what I'd get a masters in. I'm not opposed to masters just not until I'm established in my career or have direction, seems pointless now. Right now my goal is just undergrad.


RE: Where to Finish my Degree? - allvia - 06-29-2019

(06-29-2019, 11:40 AM)natshar Wrote:
(06-29-2019, 11:34 AM)bjcheung77 Wrote: You may not want a Masters, but if the BA and Masters would cost you "pennies on the dollar" or if it's paid for by your future employer, why the heck not eh?!  I don't have that luxury, but if you do, go for it!

Of course. I just don't see the point of pursuing a masters directly after my bachelors "just because." If I got a job that paid for it, of course, I'd do it, but right now I don't have that. Masters (or least MBA's) are usually good for people with the experience to back their degrees up and I don't have that, not even close. I don't even know what I'd get a masters in. I'm not opposed to masters just not until I'm established in my career or have direction, seems pointless now. Right now my goal is just undergrad.

I laughed when you said you're a late bloomer at 25 - Many of this forum would consider you a spring chicken, with a go get'em attitude.  You're not required to know what exactly you want to do at this point in your life - you do have plenty of time yet. 

Since you are still so unsure what career path you want to go down only confirms with me that you should take option 1 - finish with TESU with no debt and get out and explore your options. The BSBA will fit any path - even if you went to work for non-profit dedicated to saving 'something', they'd still run under the business basic rules and regulations  (plus with no debt you could afford to work at the non-profits often lower wages and still afford to live - because you're not strapped with student debt).  Of course this is only one available scenario - being a debt free college grad IS THE GOAL - ask just about anyone who is paying on those loans.

TESU is a RA state school with an ACBSP BSBA program - that is great!  And if you're looking for connections, mentors, opportunities, etc get out into the community and volunteer; not only does that build real connections it builds your resume as well.