Career Switch Podcast

10: Getting an MBA through his employer for a career switch

July 27, 2021 Season 1 Episode 10
Career Switch Podcast
10: Getting an MBA through his employer for a career switch
Show Notes

If your company offers tuition assistance to pursue a degree, you can start making your career switch NOW while you’re at your current job. This is what Weavy Garcia did when he decided to diversify from IT.  Getting his MBA through his employer was an opportunity to learn about business, get his master’s, and switch into sales, a more lucrative option for him.

In this episode, Weavy tells us what it was like to work full-time during the day and take classes at night (and even on the weekend) to earn his degree. Spoiler alert: it was tough, but it was worth it for his career switch. His MBA, along with his IT experience, have helped him secure his future by always being employable, whether in IT, sales, or both. He now has the flexibility and diversification he was looking for. He also shares how he had to move on from his employer after he got his MBA in order to grow and how networking was key in making his career switch.


Weavy’s podcast: The Uncanny Coconuts

Weavy’s drone business: FlyTechGuy Drone Services


Resources:

10 Best Master’s Degrees for Career Changers: 

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/best-masters-degrees-for-career-change

 

These Fortune 500 companies will help pay for employee MBAs:

https://fortune.com/education/business/articles/2021/07/15/these-fortune-500-companies-will-help-pay-for-employees-mba/

 

50 Companies with Amazing Tuition Reimbursement Programs:

https://myscholly.com/50-companies-with-amazing-tuition-reimbursement-programs/

 

25+ Companies with Tuition Reimbursement Programs:

https://getschooled.com/article/5206-companies-with-great-tuition-reimbursement-programs/

 

How to Use—and Ask For—Employer Tuition Reimbursement Benefits:

https://extension.harvard.edu/blog/how-to-use-and-ask-for-employer-tuition-reimbursement-benefits/



Music credit: TimMoor from Pixabay 

Podcast info:
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