alkasquawlik said: ok thanks to everyone for all your input.
as for grad school, i've been kinda tossing the idea around in my head ever since i got home this summer. i wasn't planning on going because i'm not a huge fan of school, i'm more of a visual/hands on learner so i feel i could learn more by working in a real environment.
however, after getting back from LA, i kinda feel that I should.
how important is your GPA in getting into grad school? i was talking to some of the guys i worked with, and they said that work experience and your score on your GMAT (or whatever it is), is looked at more closely than your undergrad GPA.
if/when i did go to grad school, i would go work in the real world for a few years before applying.
Anyone done a CPA or CFA instead of getting a masters?
I think it depends on how much experience you have after your undergrad. I graduated from undergrad in '02 and started an MBA program last fall. My GPA was decent, but they didn't look at that at all. GMAT and experience were more important.
I never thought I'd be going back to school, especially for an MBA (I was a psych/spanish undergrad), but I'm here now.
I know some people who have studied for their CFA instead of going for an MBA and some others who have/are doing both. I heard the CFA and CPA are both pretty intense.