Back to school?
This internal debate has been going on since well before I even graduated undergrad (granted, that was only a little less than two years ago). I’ve broken it down to the following options:
- Suck it up. Go to school. Go to work. It’ll be tough, but just do it.
- Take a year off from work and get it over with.
Another question to ponder is, “Do I really want to go into more debt?” Another obvious answer: “No!” But once again, what about the ROI? Will the money I earn from having my master’s even out the debt I will initially incur?
To ease my way into the process, I’m taking a professional development course in hotel real estate and asset management from Cornell University (I’m shooting for a master’s in real estate development if I take that route). It’s extremely flexible, and although I’m not sure of the course load, I believe this will give me a good grasp on how I manage school and work.
Time management has always been an issue with me. I’ve become much more efficient with my time, but I have the tendency to jump from project to project without finishing the initial task at hand. If you ever interview me, there’s my “Where is your opportunity for growth?” answer.
One of the benefits of this blog is the opportunity to reach out for feedback and advice, which I am always grateful for. Maybe some of the hotel vets out there can weigh in on my dilemma? I’d also love to hear from the younger hoteliers who have gone through this process and can offer some insight.