If there is a span in graduate planning programs between programs that focus on practical skills and applied knowledge, and those that focus on theory and research, what do you prefer?
I went to a highly theoretical undergrad program, but gained a lot of the practical skills in the public sector afterwards - it doesn't take that long to figure out how to write a staff report!
What do you think? Better to learn the theoretical stuff and develop the skills on the job? Or better to get the technical skills in the classroom and learn the theoretical stuff on your own time as you go?
And how did your degrees (from one side of the spectrum to the other) affect your performance in the workplace?