Being a Newhouse student, I am confident that my experience and education will make me an asset to any company or PR agency. I am also very flexible in terms of location and positions. Finding a job should not be too difficult but without a Master’s degree in a different field or an MBA, senior level management positions will be very difficult to attain in the future. I don’t want to have an opportunity placed in front of me and not have the qualifications necessary for the job.
After talking to some PR professionals and reading articles, I am certain that a Master’s degree is necessary. However, I do not need it right away. So here is my game plan: I will continue with my job search as planned. After a few years once I know what I want to specialize in, have enough real-world experience and a stable life, I will pursue my Master’s or MBA while working. I have begun researching companies that offer tuition reimbursements and are located in cities with credible graduate programs. I am all about work, but I must remember that education is important. I feel this is a dilemma that faces many students and I just wanted to share my experience in the hope that it will help and encourage someone else.
Below I have included some articles and links for further reading: