It’s Open Mic Night: When Should You Jump Back into School for a Second or Advanced Degree

closeup of a microphone stand, ready to be used. In the background, an audience waits to be addressed.

Truth be told, it’s always open mic night at the APH CareerConnect blog. We encourage your input because we want discussion. We learn from each other; even, and maybe especially so when, we disagree.

Maybe you read To Jump or Not to Jump Back into School As a Career Seeking Adult Who Is Blind or Visually Impaired and you felt irked.

To recap, I stated, “There’s a chance additional schooling is not the answer [to your unemployment as a person who is blind or visually impaired]. Instead, maybe personal changes are in order. The missing link between you and gainful employment could actually be training in blindness-specific skills or assistive technology use; it could be improving social skills; it could be learning to “Get Your Disability Disclosure On and Embrace Your Diversity”; it could be utilizing organizational strategies; it could be volunteer work; or it could be seeking and implementing constructive criticism.”

You thought I should have mentioned it can be good to get a second degree when… [fill in the blank].

So, speak up! Let us know.

Give us a scenario or two where a second degree/ advanced degree may be the answer for someone who is blind or visually impaired having difficulty finding a job or getting promoted.

That’s it. It’s a short blog because I’m just here as the emcee; it’s your turn to speak. I’m listening.