Originally got my undergrad in history. My plan was to go on and get my Masters in Teaching, and become a middle school/high school history teacher. I worked to put my wife through her Masters…Continue
Hey everyone, as you can tell my name is Scott. Glad to finally be a member on here! Somehow only found this site a few weeks ago, but it has quickly become a favorite of mine. The article(s) on not…Continue
"As an MBA I agree with Rebekah
What I found was that unless you want to go into Banking / Business, the MBA is the add on degree. When I was job hunting it was my Engineering degree that got me my job and my MBA that helped me…"
"For me it was not very hard because I took on an economics minor while an undergrad. Accounting does not involve difficult math, but it's only a matter of learning the rules and making sure the numbers balance. It is something that I have…"
"Thanks all of you for sharing your input with me. Daniel, it definitely seems like you and I were in a very similar situation. Currently I am not working, my wife and I are about to move back to Idaho, where we want to establish our roots. The…"
"What are you doing right now? That will tell us a lot.
I am currently in my 4th semester of 8 of going to night school for my MBA. It was not a decision I made lightly and I am working my ass off to do this. I regularly am getting with many…"
"No experience, but I read the papers.
A MBA isn't a good idea unless you have a good idea what you want to do with it. You won't get into a good MBA program unless you that that idea, anyway. And a mediocre MBA, especially one you pay for…"
"In all honesty, for your well being I would advise not doing it. I graduated with a history degree and am certified to teach high school and middle school social studies. The job market is terrible and much worse than I ever expected coming out of…"
"I agree with Qururt, at this point in time it is great to have a job and to be making some money. Quite honestly my first impression of the job would not be "wow that's weird" I would find it interesting and ask you to explain. But I…"
For me it was not very hard because I took on an economics minor while an undergrad. Accounting does not involve difficult math, but it's only a matter of learning the rules and making sure the numbers balance. It is something that I have quickly caught onto. I do enjoy it and the psychological motivation that I am learning something that is very useful in the work force helps a lot.
For me, one thing that I found easy was that I was trained to study historical events stretching from hundreds of years while a history student. It requires a lot of mental endurance to retain that information because history is never-ending. However, accounting is limited and once you have learned the major parts of accounting, that is it and there is no more information required to learn.
I would highly suggest moving to accounting if your goal is to go back to school. It is a lot more useful than an MBA. What I am doing is getting enough accounting classes to take the CPA exam. Once you have a CPA the opportunities are endless.
"Carl, Thank you so much for the kind words. I am thinking about giving 5/3/1 another go (I gave it a go a year or so ago). I just have to decide on the template I want. I am happy for any suggestions you may have since you have more experience with…"
"In the short term, podcasts, NPR, and youtube. Start with Ted Talks and Kahn Academy - just follow rabbit-holes of topics that sound interesting and see where they lead you.
But longer term, I'd suggest you need to get over "I hate…"
"If you don't know what someone is talking about, say "Tell me more, I am interested in what you know about that!".....everyone likes to talk and they will be flattered you asked them to fill you in...it works every time!"