USA: Does work experience help for graduate admissions non-phd in STEM fields?
Someone told me yes, because if I already have a job, the grad school can be assured that I'll have a job after graduation and I won't hurt their statistics on job placement among alumni.
I disagree because I think that if the program is rigorous, all students who graduate should because of the greatness of the program be able to find jobs.
ONly if the program is insecure about their program's usefulness and quality should the program decide to admit students on whether they've already got a job. cough cough lots of MBA programs... I believe only diploma mills would care about whether the applicant already has a job to decide whether they should get admitted.