knag91 Posted August 3, 2013 Share Posted August 3, 2013 Hello, I am a graduate who finished my bachelors in Economics and GIS, and have been accepted into the University of Maryland College Park school of Public policy (for an mpp). I wanted to ask more experienced/knowledgeable people on this forum on whether it is worth it to do an mpp, is their proper return on investment, or should I just enter the working force right not? My prefered area of work would be more towards economic policy and working as an employee for the federal government (not really interested in non profit or the private sector) Also should I have work experience before I obtain an mpp? I am a recent graduate (2013) and only have a few summer internships worth of experience, so would it be better for me to work a few years and then get an mpp or would it not matter for job prospects. Also how do users feel about the Maryland school of public policy (in particular those who have attended UMD), I know it is well respected and one of the best ranked in the washington area, but it is not one of the ones which are very well heard of or esteemed. Would it be better for me to reapply to an even better program next year or after a few years of work? Any answers would be appreciated, thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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