(Closed) Any older bees back in college?

posted 7 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Newbee

It’s never too late for anything!! I’m 25 and recently got out of the marine corps. Before the Marines, I was going to Cal State Fullerton majoring in comm/journalism. I go back to school starting thursday working on a nursing degree, lol. I knew I didn’t want to raise a family with both Boyfriend or Best Friend and I in the military, and like you I was working behind the desk in the legal section. I just can’t be behind a desk for 20+ years, I have to be moving around doing something. Good luck with school! Much respect for wanting to be a middle school teacher (those kids are crazy, lol)!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m 42 and still plugging away at a doctorate – 3 more chapters!

Keep at it, ladies! courage!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m also working on my doctorate at the moment – 2 months to go! 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

YAY !!!! another one! good for you!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yay for all of us! I’m 35 and have 2 more years before finishing a degree in Education – I want to teach elementary school. (I wanted to teach middle school, but my kids told me middle schoolers would eat me alive – I think it’s a neat age, though).

I like my current job, but it’s not a career and it’s not especially rewarding. I won’t get rich teaching but I hope to have a feeling that I’ve made a difference 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MissPine:  I teach middle school…you get used to it 😀

I’m not changing careers, but am going back to school on Tuesday (eeep) to start my Masters degree.  It will be night classes and I’m pretty nervous about being overworked/not having written a paper in over five years. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

It’s hard to go back as an adult, but when you’re done it’ll feel great.  I sometimes feel down on myself that I am 29 and don’t have my bachelors yet, but the way I see it it’s that you get it, not WHEN you get it that’s important.  I’ll be done next spring and it’ll be the best feeling! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@clane616: I’m also 29 and finishing up my bachelor’s degree. I’m a junior, so I don’t have TOO much time left; I just feel a little sad that I’ll be 30 and over when I finish. The worst part for me is I’m going full time, so I’m surrounded by 19 year-olds whose lifestyles are vastly different, and I don’t have much in common with. I miss WORKING, but I do not miss my previous career path at all.

I used to be in the insurance industry, and I went back to school because in early 2009, my company cut about 40% of its staff, and I was one of them. So, I figured I could turn crisis into opportunity, and return to school to do something I loved. I’m getting my degree in history, and I’ve been putting in time with internships at different museums to get acquainted with curatorial work and / or conservation work. I want to be absolutely sure I’m a good fit with one or the other, because like other bees, I don’t want to be stuck behind a desk with an unrewarding job! Handling claims was such a thankless task; I’m happy to leave it behind.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I am in my early 20s and my best friend is in her early 40s.  We met at college when she went back to pursue her degree!!  I love her.  And 27 is not old to be in college.

I’m also a secondary edu major.  Certified to teach 6-12 grade in December.  I’m currently interning! 🙂 I wish you the best of luck in achieving your goals!

Post # 14
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Newbee

I’m 26 and going back to school as a sophomore for an undergraduate biomedical engineering degree. I wish I had known about this major before! When I got out of high school I wanted to be a chef or manage a hotel or a restaurant. So I worked in hotels/hotel kitchens and restaurants and found out that I absolutely hated it!! So a couple years ago I started taking pre-reqs for nursing and found out I cant get in anywhere until August 2013 because waiting list are sooo long. So I took a career asessment test at the school I was going to and the job category I was most interested in was math, science, and technology and several types of engineer jobs were suggested. I also found out I only had a mild interest in being a nurse. So here I am starting school next semester. Good luck to us older bees going back to school.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I am!  I am 28 and starting over.  Sort of.  I am taking art courses at a local college (all transfer to University).  I will be applying for graduate programs… I am not rushing myself though.  I was rushed through University the first time, so now I am just taking my time.  I might go to grad school for something art related, otherwise I think about law school.  I can do whatever I want, I just want to do so many things.  So I am not rushing it, I know what is right will work out.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@RahlyRah:

I’m 25 and just went back to school for my second degree. I worked in marketing for 3 years and hated it. I worked with kids during college and at nights as a second job, and one day I realized I enjoyed that 1000x more than I ever enjoyed my marketing job. Since I only need 30 education credits to open a preschool/daycare because I already have a BA, I don’t really need a degree, so I’m just going to community college this time around. So. much. cheaper lol Most of my classmates are older than me. It’s never too late to start!

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