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Megan DaGata

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What would you go back to school to finish if you were going back?

I asked the question in the Debate section: Why is it all about the college degree?

I got a resounding - Because people think you can finish something before they hire you.

So now I wonder for the undegreed 20/30/40 somethings...What would you go back to school to finish if you were going back?

Knowing everything that our adult experiences have taught us, what would you complete a degree in? Where? What do you think it would change about your life?

Personally I would like to complete a communications degree at the University of Texas at Austin and get admitted to the LBJ School of Public Affairs. I don't think I would use the education to run for a public office or anything, but I would like to think I would be able to find more ways to positively impact the world. More eyes and ears perk up when you add letters behind your name.

Life experience has taught me why, but the degrees give me the education to say how.

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    Mar 3 2012: Oh, the places that I would go...I received a Presidential Fellowship to attend Emerson in Boston but I could not go because it would not have covered all of my expenses as an out of state grad student.
    I have 4 areas of interest:
    1) MFA in Theatre for Social Change, Theatre for Youth, or Applied Theatre from Northwestern U (to work with Michael Rohd et al), Arizona State U Tempe, CUNY (to work with the Creative Arts Team)
    2) MA in Public History (to be an Education Director for a Museum).
    3) I'm interested in Multi-Cultural Affairs at the university level.
    4) I'm interested in advocacy and health care reform.

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