Hi Kaiting and everyone,
Just like everyone else who has written in the Forum, I’m really grateful to you for creating this elaborate platform for aspiring UX designers to have a dialogue. Both, the list: Top UX school and your tips, served as very useful references in helping me decide on which schools to apply to.
I aspire to work in the capacity of UX Designer/ Interaction Designer. I have an admission offer from CMU’s MDes in Design for Interactions and have another 10 days to make my decision about it. I would really like to accept the offer, but my decision rests on ROI and hence everything that affects that. Hence following are my questions:
- The name of the course is Design for Interactions (previously known as Interaction Design), would a course of this nature equip me with the skills necessary to work as UX designer too?
- Studying at CMU is a huge investment (120,000 USD to be precise) and naturally, I wonder if it is worth collecting so much debt. Having said that, some insights into the average salaries one could expect entering the industry as a CMU graduate might be helpful.
- I’m a Canadian Permanent Resident, my husband would be located in Toronto for the foreseeable future and hence I might like to move back. Any insights into the Canadian UX industry would also be much appreciated.
- What would be the pros-cons of me studying at CMU v/s applying next year to universities in Canada considering my situation?
Any suggestions and thoughts are welcome, thank you for the help in advance