(Closed) I’m going back to school.

posted 9 years ago in College
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hooray for life plans! 😀  Does it feel good to make the decision?

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Congrats!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That’s awesome!  It will be worth it in the long run. 🙂

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Congrats!

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

congrats! the time will fly by and you’ll be done with the program before you know it!

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Congrats!!  That’s very exciting!

What type of job are you hoping to get eventually?  What does public administration do?   I sound really uneducated right now, but I have never heard of that degree.  It sounds fun!  I’ve always had a dream to be Pam from The Office and that’s what it sounds like to me, except in a public sector type job. 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Awesome for doing things and chasing dreams!

Sadly, I’m on an anti-education skint at the moment.

Do you have good scholarships or funding? Is there a good job market out there for the position types? what is your first degree in?

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@accorn:Improving yourself is NEVER a ‘big mistake’.  Good for you…I wish I had made the choices you are making when I was younger! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It took me being out of college for 2 years to realize that I was not working up to my potential, either. I recently decided what to go back for and I am very excited to be on his health insurance soon so that when I have everything ready, I can go back and knock this Master’s out!

Yay for you! Isn’t it a relief when the bulb goes off and you suddenly know what you should do!?

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

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@accorn: That’s great! I’m a big proponent of going back to school to get on the career track you want!

Have you considered just applying for a MPA program instead of getting a second bachelors degree?  Most MPA programs only have a few course pre-requisites, so you just need any undergraduate degree, not one in public admin.  If you don’t have the pre-reqs from whatever degree you have now, just take those specific classes, not do another degree.  Just something to consider so you can skip a lot of debt/headache.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Agree with BostonBee.  Can you go straight to a Master’s program?

I went back to school for my masters’ three years ago, at the same time as my husband!  It was stressful, but we both graduated last December and I got a much better job.

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