Aug 20, 2011, 7:46 PM
Post #111 of 169
I did the advertising thing. Maybe you need a special degree for an edge, but it's something you can teach yourself or learn on the job easily if you get your foot in the door first. I think you're doing the right thing. Advertising can feel like it kills your soul, spending your life promoting products or companies you don't always believe in. (And working very late often or sitting around with nothing to do wondering when you'll get fired.) Nonprofit is the way to go if you do copywriting. It doesn't pay as well, but you feel like you're doing something worthwhile. And if you get into the right place, it can be a fun environment (i.e., wearing jeans to work!). But still, copywriting is a sales job. A lot of people don't realize that, or think about how you'll have clients crapping all over your work.
I've been watching HBOGO on my phone while exercising, but now I'm wondering if I could use the vocab thing. Probably too dangerous!
By the way, if you need GRE prep books or 2012 planning calendars, check your Borders store before they close. Mine has a few left at half off.
Back to the MFA, I know you're right about working on all this stuff. It can't hurt anything. The worst that would happen is I spend a little money on the GRE without needing it.
Next week, I need to ask to observe a workshop at my local university with an MFA. It think this will give me a better sense of whether I'd enjoy a program. Or it could be I'd hate it while I'd like another one...