How important is grad school for a advertising degree?
Am currently in college as an advertising major and considering the option of grad school. Is it important or worth it to go and do it or just go out in the world and begin a job?
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That said, it's a very competitive world out there now so while you don't necessarily need to go for a Master's, you may want to find other ways that make you stand out of the crowd (internships, volunteer work in the field, job shadowing, staying on top of industry trends, etc) -- anything that will make you stand out once you come out with your degree.
Best of luck to you! Advertising is a fantastic and fun industry to pursue!
Either way, a good internship can lead to jobs and give you far more practical experience. Don't dismiss them, and treat them like real jobs. They have potential for opportunity.
Much like everyone else's comments, I agree that you should focus on getting professional experience first and foremost in the field. Now later in your career, after having some experience under your belt, then you should consider a #masters-degree if you feel that you need it. While it's not necessary, you may discover a particular field or industry in advertising that you want to further learn about and set you apart from the rest. I think something that is helpful to think about is, when getting a Masters degree, you're choosing to be a master at something, so you should reallllly know what that is before you jump in! Hope that helps and good luck!