Hello to everyone.
I have a serious problem that I don't quite know how to address due to my unique situation. I am thirty years old and work full time during the day and go to college at night. I'm a junior entering my senior year in the fall. I'm working towards earning a BA in business administration with a major in MIS. My dream and goal is to one find a great career in management. I currently work as a dental technician and have absolutely no experience in the field I'd like pursue, IT/MIS. I have a great GPA (3.7) but I'm deathly afraid of how my lack of experience will affect my employment prospects after graduation. The people I ask for advice on this dilemma ( professors, career counselors) don't seem to grasp the gravity of my problem. I'm married and have a 8-year-old son. I feel a passionate responsibility to succeeding for the good of my family. They are depending on me.
I don't feel like the MIS classes I'm currently taking will be enough to get me an entry level IT/MIS job. One of my professors suggested me going to another school on weekends and getting certified as an MCSE to help boost my resume. Would this actually help? I'm also currently debating going to earn my MBA after I graduate if it would increase my chances of getting a better job. Is this a good idea or should I wait a few years?
Any and all advice would be greatly and sincerely appreciated.