graduate school questions

Subject: graduate school questions
From: "Schultz, Laura D" <Laura -dot- Schultz -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 12:17:07 -0800

> I checked the archives, but the last time my question was specifically discussed, that I found, was over 3 years ago. Thus:
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> I've been a technical editor for two years, working in the Seattle area, and have started doing some serious research into graduate school. (It's possible for me to attend while I continue to work.) The University of Washington has a MS in Technical Communication (MSTC) program that I've looked into, but I have also looked into their MA in English Literature. (My undergraduate degree was a BA in Psychology and English with a Fiction Concentration [2 majors, plus a business minor -- my parents prayed I would graduate in their lifetimes].)
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> While I'm excited about the opportunity to be back in school, I want to be confident that a master's degree will be beneficial, not only for me personally, but also for my career. I believe that education for education's sake is a wonderful privilege. However, I want to make an informed decision about grad school, and if I do go, I want to study an area that will benefit my career and opportunities in the job market.
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> So, I would appreciate any feedback or advice as to how a graduate degree affects (or doesn't affect) one's job opportunities and career. Also, is a master's in technical communication important, or does any master's accomplish the same thing? Could I have a master's in Medieval British Lit and be more marketable than I am now, or would a MSTC open even more doors? Or do you think that experience alone will be more than enough to open doors for me in the future?
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> Thanks in advance,
> Laura Schultz
> The Boeing Company
> laura -dot- d -dot- schultz -at- boeing -dot- com


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