I was wondering if any of you could give me some insight as to whether I should consider another undergraduate degree before pursuing graduate school. The issue is this: the school that I had graduated from did not offer grades (pass/fail system), and my degree was in Fine Art (BFA). Now I know that it has been mentioned here more than once that your major as an undergrad is not something that many schools really take so much into account during admissions. But a student pursuing a MUP with a Geography or Poli Sci degree is one thing, but Fine Art? And the fact that I did not receive a GPA is pretty worrisome as well, not to mention frustrating.
More importantly, I would like to know how employers treat graduates with a relevant graduate degree, but an irrelevant undergraduate degree. I know that this is a tough time to pursue planning, and the idea of failing to make the cut simply because there was another candidate whose educational experience shows more consistent interest in planning-related fields is discouraging.
To try to offset this disadvantage, I've enrolled at the local community college for a GIS certificate. I have also been interning at a local non-profit that deals with many planning-related issues. Hopefully these types of pursuits will prove to schools and employers that I have made some commitment to learning the trade before moving on to the next step.
What do you all think? I'm 27. Not exactly an age where I would like to find myself trying to get another bachelors degree.