Q: I am interested in a new field. I have an undergraduate degree in history but I have recently developed an interest in Web design. My work experience has been in office management and now community relations for a large nonprofit. Do you recommend that I return to school and earn another undergraduate degree in Web design? I would need to continue working and return to school part-time at nights and it would take me quite a long time. Are there alternatives?
A: Returning to college and earning a second undergraduate degree is a significant financial commitment unless you have a very generous employer that offers a liberal tuition aid program. Further, your tuition reimbursement program must be willing to support your new career