Found this thread, thought I'd ask a few questions.
I have a BS in Marketing, but job market hasn't been the best for me. I had an ok GPA, but nothing special. I also have a relatively introverted personality that contrasts from a lot of marketing majors in my classes. I have a job in a large manufacturing company in a factory that pays okay, but it is unionized ( I took it to get my foot in the door). It is much more involved with management than any other position in the building as I deal specifically with quality and supplier issues. However, I haven't had any success in job searches inside and outside the company (not for a lack of trying, inside at least as I feel that my odds are much greater).
I have decided to get my Masters in Accounting. This would increase career scope and feel it matches my personality and interests more. What's great is that my department has moved me off shift to attend classes and continued to get paid, benefits, etc. However, I will have to quit/get another job eventually. Also, on off shift, I don't have nearly as much communication with management, and have lots more down time. During that time I've been told I can do some studying, but not to make it obvious.
I have to take a few deficiency courses that allow me to take the grad level classes, but in total, have to take 16 courses. I plan to be done December 2015. I have started to look into Accounting intern positions within my company and elsewhere in order to get positions that may be more beneficial to my career goals (CPA).
Any bits of advice or tips to point me in right direction or words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated.