Advice on starting in industry and entering a cosmetic science grad program
I graduated from Rutgers back in January, took my gre exam, and have been planning on applying to the personal care science graduate program at Rutgers and the Fairleigh Dickinson cosmetic science program. I'm leaning more toward the Rutgers program since I'm familiar with the area and have been able to meet with the director of the program and learn more about it. However, the courses at Fairleigh Dickinson seem more appealing to me because all of them are related to cosmetic science whereas the Rutgers program requires several business courses and I'm more interested in formulating and testing.
I was wondering if anyone here is familiar with either of the programs and might have some advice on whether business courses would be useful for a cosmetic chemist. Also, how good are job prospects after graduating from this type of program? I've been applying to mainly lab tech jobs online or through a staffing company and have been on a few interviews since I graduated, but I haven't had much luck and there aren't many entry-level opportunities so I was wondering if getting a masters degree would make me more marketable.
Thanks in advance and I appreciate any input.