Opinions sought - is it really worth finishing grad school?
15 Jul 2013 - 2:19pm
2 years ago
I'm thinking aloud here, and wanted to hear some other opinions..
I'm an MFA Interaction Design graduate student doing my first internship as a UX designer. One of our clients planted a seed in my head that maybe I shouldn't finish my graduate program and just get into the job market, and that seed has taken root.
There are lots of messy details as to my background and why I'm considering this, but I'll bench those for the time being. suffice to say, my current resume says I have undergrads in Computer Technology and Communication, worked in IT as a content manager / technologist for 12 years, and can do lots of user evaluation, cognitive science and visual design "stuff". I have fluency in entrepreneurship/business and consumer science, but no work experience there. I'm also 35 and have "life experience".
Is there a case for finishing the MFA? What is it? Why/Why not? Would love to hear from folks with more real world / industry experience than I.