Should I mention going on to Grad School to Employers?

<p>Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this topic. I just graduated from undergrad earlier this month. I knew that I wanted to take some time off--one year, to be exact-- before getting an MA in IR, and I plan to apply in the fall. My only problem is that I'd like to get a little work experience in before then, but I'm concerned about interviewing for a position knowing I'd definitely leave after less than a year. I feel that I should mention grad school right off the bat for employers, rather than drop it in their lap come next August, and have a angry employer as a result.</p>

<p>Of course, all of this presupposes that I actually will have a job (not looking good) but I want to know if anyone has any experience in this area? Most of the positions I'm applying for are program assistant/research assistant at NGOs/Think tanks.</p>

<p>I don't have any personal experience with this topic, however I have always been told by friends and family not to say anything. I guess I had always seen it like this:</p>

<p>Would you ever tell your employer that you are looking for another job? Majority of the time no, so why tell them about grad school when the employer basically sees grad school as the same thing.</p>

<p>Who knows, maybe you find a dream job and decide not to go to grad school. There is also the possibility that the employer will pay for your grad school too. I wouldn't test the waters while looking for a job, rather wait and see corporate policies about higher education. </p>

<p>Hope this helps!</p>