Is getting a bachelors in both international business and finance a good investment of time in the long run?
Job opportunity and job security is what i'm looking for.
Hi Josue. That depends. Here are a few things to think about:
Do you know the specific job you hope to land once you graduate? If so, are these degrees required?
How are you funding your education? A good rule of thumb is to not take on more debt than you're anticipated to make in your first year working. For example, if your ideal position has an entry level salary of, say, $50k, ensure you don't accumulate more than $50k in school related debt.
Are you networking within your desired career field and seeking out internships to build relationships? This can be a great use of your time while you're going to school.
Could your desired career necessitate a Master's degree in the future? If so, it might make sense to focus your bachelor's in the primary area and slowly work towards your Master's over the following years while building your career.
If you're not sure exactly what you want to do, paying for the extra credits and taking the additional classes may not be the best use of your time and money. Sometimes real world experience (the networking and internships I mentioned) go father than a specific degree.
I hope this is helpful as you think about your future!
Kate | 01.15.15 @ 19:40
Spend as much time as you can shadowing those in the jobs you're interested in, interning for companies in your field, and - ideally - getting paid positions or projects to help you figure out what you ultimately want to do. Think about interviews post-graduation. Yes, a degree is required most places just to get in the door, but what if you also had experience, recommendations, and could speak from a position of confidence knowing what job you want and why (because you've seen/done it first hand)?
By the way - I got my degree in photography, have had a great career, and now run my own firm. | 02.03.15 @ 23:10