I am very much considering going back to college to do another undergraduate degree.
Here's my background. Sorry for the length:
I graduated from Georgia Tech with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a pathetic 2.9 cumulative GPA. I have worked for 2 years in a job where the management refuses to give me any real engineering work and just gives me mind-numbing busy work (that anyone could do). I have pushed the issue numerous times but to no avail. It's obvious my employer just doesn't care. I am planning to leave soon; the frustration is always stressing me out, and it's not worth it.
I have tried all avenues of trying to get another job. Sadly, I have no real connections (which is the last bastion of hope for people in my shoes). I've wasted so much time over the past 1.5 years editing and revising my resume and applying to over a hundred positions.
I realize now that my GPA is the problem. It doesn't matter that I have a great degree from a top-5 engineering college. GPA is everything. I averaged a 3.3 for my final two years, but no one cares about that. Plus, as someone two years out of school with no developed skills, a kid right out of university with a strong GPA with outshine me any day.
I am afraid my only choice is to go back to college. I don't want to incur more student loans , but sadly I don't see any other way. My goal with this is to get a stellar GPA (probably in another engineering field) at an easier school and then try to get a job in a top-level consulting company (Accenture, Deloitte, Cap Gemini, etc.).
I have heard that colleges tend to raise an eyebrow to people who already have a degree, so I know this will make admission that much more difficult. It's been 6 years since I took the SAT, so will I need to take that again? Also, will I need just high school transcripts, or college transcripts too? I don't know how long my high school keeps records after students graduate, so hopefully there's still something on file.
Honestly, it wasn't supposed to be like this. I was a superstar in high school. I don't drink or party. Still, it has all gone downhill for me since high school. I hate to be a 25-year-old freshman, but I just don't see any other way.