Originally Posted by gettoasty
OSHA/EPA I learned during my 3rd year in my undergraduate business degree - it was actually a 5 week condensed course taught by the supposedly hardest bus. admin professor at the school. Many hated him, few appreciated him as I did. Many could not take the BS and extra reading material plus writing papers every week. Students thought 5+ or 10+ pages were a lot of work whereas I considered it minor. The saddest thing is that no one reads and so when it comes to writing papers or articulating your thoughts whether it be in writing or speech, it become a very taunting task. Having graduated now, I can see myself falling into the latter category. Had a friend graduate before me and he said it was so hard picking back up a book. Didn't believe him then, now I do
I am by no means knocking at what you are doing wj4 but what is taught in an MBA program is pretty relative to many undergraduate bus. admin degrees nowadays. But that is not really the point you are making, rather 1) Timeliness: Now is a good time for you whereas later down the road, too many priorities will takeaway from your studies and 2) You have an intrinsic value to the degree and the larger experience of the MBA program
SUFU, in a specific section, has a thread "dedicated" to late teens to early 30 year old's randomly posting about what is happening w/ their life whether it be academic or career wise, which i think your post fits in perfectly. Aside from that relation, I guess if you are truly looking for real world experiences and exchanges, than this is definitely the right place to share..
FWIW, you and I
you and everyone here are not so different in our aspirations and experiences. The only point that really sticks out from your personal anecdote is that you used your network to its full potential, which if you read my post, I have not made use of. And echoing what these types of threads usually end up illustrating is, network
and you'll be fine.
Now I know how you afford all those TOJ's
Most of my purchases are coming out of my own pocket, money here and there. I actually graduated with about 27k in debt, but at a ~ 4% IR, I am not really exaggerating this. Free money from the government
What exactly are you using your MBA to concentrate in? I gather from your work experience and interests, it is quite a wide breath of fields. IF anything it just sounds like you want to get into general management, which I guess is why an MBA would be important. I ask because I also really enjoyed my ethics class, as mentioned above, and at one point thought about getting into business law and one day become a board member to care for compliance, etc.
I may switch fields after I get my MBA. MBA, second to none, is probably the most beneficial master's degree out there since it is so broad. One of my company's managers is coming back to school because in order to move up to be a director, they want her to have an business degree. If I do stay in this field, I will move into consulting later on, which the degree will help me I believe if I should open up a firm.
At my current employer, now a clinical lab setting, many people have multiple degrees and it feels great to work with a group like this.
Throughout my short professional career, I've come to the conclusion that aside from a few occupations such as doctors, and lawyers, many jobs can be learned on the spot.
I agree that an MBA has lost its ooohs and wows. Back in the 70s, only a very small population had them. Nowadays, especially with online degrees, they're common.
ToJs were just the beginning, dude. Since I joined this forum, I could've bought a new fully loaded Accord with the money I spent so far, haha.