Learn about the criteria to examine return on investment for degrees, including learning, people, cost, career, and inclusiveness.
- If a degree is required by the employer…to pivot or grow your career, you'll need to obtain one.…At this stage of your career it is imperative…to evaluate the different options carefully.…You need to know the best return on investment.…Many folks jump to rankings or well known schools…which isn't a good strategy.…At mid-career there are many options…online and part time that may fit your lifestyle better.…I have worked with many disappointed students…that didn't thoroughly vet their decision.…
This is because the return on investment for a degree…will differ for everyone based on the importance…they may put on the five value returns.…The first return on your investment is the learning.…You should ask yourself how the degree will enhance…your skills and knowledge.…The measures in this category include the types of classes,…the expertise of the faculty,…and the extracurricular activities.…You'll want to consider how you learn best,…how this learning can add value to your job search,…and the reputation of the faculty.…
- Name the norms that are used to define success.
- Cite the importance of exploring new work roles mid-career.
- Define a parallel career.
- Summarize the salary considerations you should take into account when changing careers.
- Identify the factors that can lead to a promotion.
- Explain how to play to your strengths.