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Friday, March 15, 2013 - 3:52am

WORKING: Grad School?

Updated: 1 year ago.
Some young people decided to sit out the economic turbulence of recent years, choosing instead to pursue a graduate degree or other coursework right after college. Is it worth the expense to go right to grad school or is work experience more valuable? Brandon Smith helps us answer that question. (Photo Courtesy of Noel Abejo via stock.xchng.)

Some young people decided to sit out the economic turbulence of recent years, choosing instead to pursue a graduate degree or other coursework right after college.

There's a tension between whether the extra investment in education is worth more than immediate work experience: which is more valuable right after college?

Brandon Smith helps us sort it out.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at theworkplacetherapist.com. While you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.

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