Post # 31
CakeSniffer : Oh no I completely agree! Something in the business/marketing side would really be beneficial for you I think.
I was referring to what I would tell younger high school graduates as a word of advice about a two year degree in a field that would yield a high return. Sorry if my post was confusing!
That is awesome that your employer is willing to pay!
Post # 32
- Wedding: July 2017 - State Park
Classes from your associate’s will likely have expired if they were taken more than 10 years ago. Exceptions are typically made for humanities and English classes, but math and science are pretty firm. So just something to keep in mind.
I recommend this interest inventory (link below) and then when it asks you select a “job zone” choose job zone 4 – that’s typically a bachelor’s degree level of training. It will suggest jobs based on your interests and level of training and you can click on them and get an awesome summary page of info and can even be linked to schools in your area offering majors likely to lead to that career. That last functionality isn’t perfect, but it will give you a good idea! https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
Let me know if you have any questions or want more help. This is my FAVORITE thing to do with students. (I work at a community college helping students with transfer and figuring out what they want to major in/their career goals.)
Post # 33
sarahparkview : Thanks for the link! I’ll poke around the site more when I have the time, but I like the gist of it.
Aww, man, that’s depressing about my credits possibly having expired. That was one of my biggest gripes about school when I went to community college, that I felt I was having to repeat classes I’d already taken in high school. While my community college is renowned, I had some amazing teachers and AP classes in high school that I felt taught me so much more. I get bored having to repeat things just for the sake of getting a grade. If I’ll have to retake a lot of classes it’s possible this going back to school thing isn’t for me. I’d rather spend the time I’d waste on school reading new and interesting things on my own instead. All of my student friends seem to have zero time for reading on their own. Since that’s such a large part of my life it makes me sad to think about missing out on new experiences and education just to get a degree. Argh! Now I feel like I’m having the same conversations with myself that I did 15 years ago when I talked myself out of further education!