(Closed) Am I crazy for going back to school?!

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 17
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@maiathebee2013:  I just graduated for the second time at 30.  I was 7 years older than most of my classmates and I hardly noticed it.  I know you’re going ot have a bigger age gap but as long as you’re open and eager to learn I think you’ll have a great time!

Post # 18
1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go for it! Im in school too (part time) education is never a bad thing!

Post # 19
397 posts
Helper bee

@maiathebee2013:  I just turned 40 in February and got my Associates in May.  I start my BSW in 13 days!!!


Good for you!!!!!!!  You can never have enough education in my opinion!!!!


Post # 20
11268 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@maiathebee2013:  there’s always room for more knowledge (at any age).  i think that this is wonderful.  congratulations.  i wish you all the best.

i too went back to school later for similar reasons to you.  i was so ready.  it was the best decision ever.  i still worked full time so it was a lot of work but i loved it and was very focused.  top of the class.

i am sure that you will do extremely well.  good luck.

Post # 21
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@maiathebee2013: Hi! I have wanted to go back to school for the past 2-3 years. I have a masters degree in finance, and work in my field. I have 10+ years experience and am comfortable. But I would love to go back to school and study dentistry! It would be 6+ years of study. I would be almost 40 when I finish. So I think it’s out of the question for me now πŸ™


I would love to know what you are going to study?

Post # 22
463 posts
Helper bee

@maiathebee2013:  Yay!

Don’t worry about the ages! My SO went back to school in his 30s and had a blast – for post-graduate degrees it’s really not much of an age gap at all. Many people might not even notice! Don’t feel awkward about it, just enjoy the additional experience you’ll bring to your courses by having seen the inside of some real businesses, instead of the idealized examples that can come up in the classroom πŸ™‚

Post # 25
777 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@maiathebee2013:  Yay I’m going back too!! I’m 25 and never finished my bach degree. My major is business administration with concentrations in management and possibly HR or marketing… not 100% sure yet!

I was debating on whether I really wanted to go back to school. I read something that really made me feel better about it: “Never give up on a dream because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” SO TRUE!

Post # 27
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Do it!!!!  I just got my Master’s at 30, and it was well worth it, especially with free tuition!  I found that in a MS program (much like an MBA), it’s not young kids in there, it’s working adults.  It’s people who for the most part, got their BA/BS and took some time off in between.  I was one of the youngest in some of my classes!!  And grad school professors treat you like adults in a way that undergrad never did, so you’re right at home πŸ™‚

Do it!!!!!

Post # 28
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m 34 and just started grad school this year. It feels good to finally have some direction in my career and to have figured out something I enjoy well enough to be studying it. My undergrad was pretty generic, so I’m also enjoying taking classes that are specific to my profession.

I bet you’ll enjoy this a lot more than your undergrad classes!

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