Career Change in Mid Life - International Development
October 10, 2013 9:54 AM Subscribe
Am I employable at 46 years of age in the area of International Development/Public Policy if I get a Masters having had no prior experience in the 'industry'?
posted by spicynuts to education (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I am interested in the new McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown. They have a program in International Development which seems right up my alley, but: I'm 43, I have no prior experience in the world of public policy or international development, the program is 2 years so I figure I'll be pushing 46 by the time I'm done and entering the job market as a complete noob with a Masters. Would I generally be considered unemployable at that age with no real world work experience? Or would my 20 years of corporate life (software and interactive project mgmt) and my 5 or 6 years of volunteer service in my community (parks and green space activism/mgmt which is what has got me interested in public policy) be of some transferable value?
I guess I'd like to hear from people who work in the industry or who may have made a similar mid career, late life change. My point is I don't want to waste the time and money to come out unemployable at 46 years old.