EconoMeter: Should grads get advanced degree if they can't find work?
Roger Showley, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Kelly Cunningham, National University System
Unless having clear professional goals and commitment to the field of study, one could end up wasting a lot of time and money going to graduate school. Recent graduates may be better served finding work with a company even in an entry level or unpaid internship loosely connected to the field they are pursuing. The exposure of real world work with defined hours and performance requirements is highly valuable in advancing one’s professional career. The experience and knowledge gained will reveal one’s genuine affinity for their field of study and better serve those committed to seeking graduate level endeavors.