Saturday, April 12, 2008

$15,000 worth of paper

Finally got my diploma. I wasn't all that surprised that it took a few months to get. After all, it took me 19 years to get it. My timing may or may not be unfortunate. The job market is tightening, and I don't think that's going to help Kentucky and Tennessee that much. Relocation may be in order; I haven't looked into it that much yet because I still love what I'm doing now. I'm undecided. At any rate, here's what fifteen grand worth of paper, and an eighteen dollar frame with a crappy mat looks like.

I have yet to make a decision on pursuit of an MBA. I think I need to do a serious hard look at my prospects and go from there. I think an MBA program may actually teach me something I don't know. Most of my bachelor's degree was made up of skills I already had and things I already knew. It was by no means a waste of time, but having about a dozen years of management experience, I can say with certainty that it didn't prepare me to manage a business. I guess that's proof that education without experience isn't that useful. Besides, you don't get free stuff from vendors at school.

2 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

Congratulations! IMO it's a good idea to keep going while you have the educational momentum. You can probably scoop-up an MBA pretty quickly with your years real-world experience, and without becoming "an MBA type"!

Josh said...

About damn time, you damn slacker! You're lettin' damn kids - like me - whoop your ass at that schoolin' thing.

Check out National/UofPhoenix for the MBA programs. I'm getting set to start up my Masters again, while I debate whether I really want to be a lawyer or not. It will only take me 10 months, maybe 12 for an MBA.