Long story short, I'm pursuing a second degree (u.s.) in engineering after having received my B.A. in the liberal arts. I also have some graduate-level credits. My concern right now is getting some work experience while in school. I do have some technical skills under my belt, but I'm worried that degree may actually be a liability on my resume. Putting myself into the shoes of a potential employer, even one simply hiring for a student/part-time position, I might question the motivations of someone like myself, and simply pass the application up for someone a bit younger. I've thought about only putting the most recent education on any apps and my resume, but I have a solid year of relevant work experience coming from being a research assistant at my previous university. Maybe I could list skills/objectives first and put education last? So, I have a dilemma. How can I best highlight my recent educational experience while maximizing the benefits of having that B.A.? Should I just lay my hopes on the whims of a hiring manager letting me in to an interview where I can explain and justify my varied experience?