Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Big Changes



Oh boy, where to begin. Well I guess I'll just get down to it. I've decided to go back to school and get a Master's Degree. SURPRISE! I'm hoping to get an MBA. Another surprise coming from a girl with communications and poli sci degrees. I just figured that with my two bachelor's and with a Master's in Business, so many more doors will open, the potential for advancement will be greater, the PAY will be better (although just about anything would be more than I'm making now), there will be more stability, and I'll be more marketable! Plus, I'm a nerd and I miss school. I like learning. Sure, I complain as much as any other student, but I do enjoy it. Not sure how I'm going to enjoy accounting classes, but we'll see.

Unfortunately, I made my choice a little late. A lot of deadlines for my top schools have already passed. However, I think I've got it narrowed down to three choices.

1. Kennesaw State University outside Atlanta. From what I can tell this looks like a great school with a great program and the best part is I can finish in 18 months. LOVE that. I'm waiting to hear back from an admissions officer on exactly what they're looking for in an applicant. Website just says professional experience, undergrad transcripts, and GMAT scores. Since I was a business major in college, I'm just wondering if I need to take prereqs or anything.

2. FSU!! GO NOLES! Of course my alma mater is still in the running. I missed the deadline for their accelerated program on-campus, but I can still make the deadline for their online program. Only problem is it takes 28 months to complete because they only allow you to take 2 classes each semester. Boo. We'll see if there's a way around that.

3. And lastly, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This school would be great if I got a certain job that may or may not happen in Blue Ridge. (This job would include my own cabin in the mountains rent free!) However, I'm not putting all of my eggs in this basket (haha Easter reference. ok corny).

So that's how it's looking right now. I'm studying like crazy for the GRE and the GMAT and I won't lie, all of this math is super intimidating. I'm so lucky to have a math-genius mom and boyfriend.

Say some prayers for me! I'm really praying that everything works out just how it's supposed to and things FINALLY start falling into place. I'm so sick of instability.

Love, hugs, and getting my nerd on...

4 comments:

Ashley said...

fingers crossed for ya girl!! congratulations on making the decision to further your education -- how exciting =)

Stephanie said...

Good luck! You'll make the right choice!

Beatriz Craven said...

That's amazing! Good for you! I think some of the best choices we make are based on intuition (take that polisci degree!) Sounds like a brilliant idea. I would probably go with Tennessee just so I could live in Tennessee, it's so beautiful!


Hope you have a wonderful day! Best of luck
B.

That Girl in Pearls

Sundresses and Smiles said...

sound like 3 fun locations! good luck! i'm a book worm too, so i look forward to reading more of your posts. i'm new to blogging, please stop by!