Here’s my situation. I have a 3 year degree from a Canadian university, (Bachelor of Arts). No major, its a Generalist degree and I have a pretty crappy GPA to boot. The option exists to go back and upgrade to a 4 year honour’s degree with a major. I’m not sure if I can transfer to other institutions or not and see what credits they will take, or if I’m excluded because a degree has already been conferred… but I can return to the original institution.
I’m thinking that upgrading the arts degree isn’t going to make much of a difference toward my job prospects and I have no interest in any sort of Masters of PHD programs, so I was thinking of getting some type of technical diploma (no clue really in what… maybe Business, etc).
After graduating the first time round I got suckered into going to a technical school for a diploma in Network Engineering, I finished the program and did get my MCSE, but I couldn’t find any work whatsoever. I had the misfortune to get my MCSE right when the dot-com bubble burst. So now, my MCSE is basically worthless because it would cost me another $10,000 or so to upgrade to the current MS track.
For the last two years or so I’ve been doing crappy part-time jobs and then teaching english in Asia to pay bills.
So now that its time to come home and get on some sort of career path, what do you recommend? Upgrade to a more respectable degree or get some kind of technical diploma in a viable field?