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Old 08-11-2012, 04:10 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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I already have a BS in Marketing from one of the top business programs(not that it matters),3 internships and 3 years of regular administrative experience. However, I haven't found work after 2 years. So I was thinking I go back to college to pass the time and make connections. I really don't need to go to college to do the actual job, but I need connections and/or resume filler, and maybe this could be it? And maybe I will find a job in college, or some kind of lead to a real job and then I will just quit college and work that job or finish the rest of college part time through the years? I don't plan to take out a loan (i'm debt free from the first 4 years-i went on a scholarship and paid the rest myself), I will hope I can pay it myself or work study or my (online) store.

I'm getting a bit desperate and I don't know what to do.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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You should only go back to College if you're earning a Master's Degree.

If you're able to pay for it without adding up debt, why not.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Get a masters or learn an actual skill of some sort. Other than that, I would highly recommend getting out of a high COL location if you can bring yourself to do it. There are jobs elsewhere that have lower COL, because employers don't have to pay so much.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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Get a masters or learn an actual skill of some sort. Other than that, I would highly recommend getting out of a high COL location if you can bring yourself to do it. There are jobs elsewhere that have lower COL, because employers don't have to pay so much.
whats COL? and a skill set? like a trade? I wouldn't mind going to trade school
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC and Gaithersburg, MD
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I would think that earning a Masters could only help you in the long run. If you are able to make some connections in college and possibly find some job opportunities through networking, then that could definitely help you as well.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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whats COL? and a skill set? like a trade? I wouldn't mind going to trade school
COL = Cost of Living.

NYC has a high cost of living (assuming you live in the city).
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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COL = Cost of Living.

NYC has a high cost of living (assuming you live in the city).
oh i'm not there anymore, i'm in new orleans now, there was actually more opportunity there then here
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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whats COL? and a skill set? like a trade? I wouldn't mind going to trade school
New york has a pretty high COL, depending on what part. I certainly wouldn't want to live there.

A skill set would be something that you can show up to the customer and do, no questions asked. Can you fix this, or can you make this, or can you DO...? Yes I can. Do the job and get paid. There are many such skill sets. Marketing is a lot of theory. Theory doesn't always pay the bills. When someone needs something fixed/made/serviced, I get to eat. That is a trade.

Going to trade school is fine and dandy, but at your age, you'll be likely competing with immigrants who have been doing their trade since 18 or before. It takes a good bit of time and experience until you can make decent money at a trade. You're paid based on what you can do, not on potential. But trades do offer good opportunity to those who stick with them and take them seriously. Just gotta pick what interests you.

Ironically, you are an "artist" by your title who would like a profession. I am a professional tradesman who would like to be a musical artist someday... Food for thought I suppose. Keep your mind open, the world has a lot to offer if you are receptive.
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Old 08-11-2012, 04:31 PM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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New york has a pretty high COL, depending on what part. I certainly wouldn't want to live there.

A skill set would be something that you can show up to the customer and do, no questions asked. Can you fix this, or can you make this, or can you DO...? Yes I can. Do the job and get paid. There are many such skill sets. Marketing is a lot of theory. Theory doesn't always pay the bills. When someone needs something fixed/made/serviced, I get to eat. That is a trade.

Going to trade school is fine and dandy, but at your age, you'll be likely competing with immigrants who have been doing their trade since 18 or before. It takes a good bit of time and experience until you can make decent money at a trade. You're paid based on what you can do, not on potential. But trades do offer good opportunity to those who stick with them and take them seriously. Just gotta pick what interests you.

Ironically, you are an "artist" by your title who would like a profession. I am a professional tradesman who would like to be a musical artist someday... Food for thought I suppose. Keep your mind open, the world has a lot to offer if you are receptive.
oh i'm not an artist , i just liked a song called les artistes so i made myself l'artiste ..however i do photography (and i get contact from jobs in nyc for commission-too bad i'm not there) for a hobby
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