Your level of education

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Your level of education
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Mon, 05-12-2014 - 11:51am

Did you finish high school? What about college or graduate school? Are you satisfied with your level of education? How did you make the decision of where to stop?

Karla
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Registered: 10-22-2001
Sun, 05-18-2014 - 9:41am

Yes, I am...:)
I went back to school as an adult to College.
I was a single mom with two kids dd and ds.
Very proud of myself for doing that.
You have to do it for yourself though and not for anyone else.

Nightangel
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Registered: 07-31-1998
Tue, 05-27-2014 - 12:52am

To answer your question I would have to say yes and no. I was a very poor person in college and even ended up homeless. So when I finally graduated I was very happy. Then I fell and broke my arm and couldn't work. When I was finally well I started my job and the first year I made over 5 figures! That means I made more than $10,000. This was in 1968! I had a small student loan to pay off and I started paying it back as soon as I could. But I didn't have the money to go on to graduate school and I had had such a difficult time financially in college I wasn't willing to live on a starvation diet any more. But still I really wanted to get my masters. I mostly worked for non-profit situations and so eventually I decided I wanted to go back to school to get either a masters in non-profit administration or a certificate. I went to a private university in San Francisco and found out what it would cost and that it was a 2 year program with 2 weeks off each year and I figured there was no way I could afford it financially and time wise it was impossible since I was still working full time. I was extremely disappointed. Eventually I found a certificated program at one of the state universities and I enrolled in that. My husband and my sister were upset with me since I was not going to get a master's degree. But I told them to leave me alone and let me do this program. It had been many years since I had been in college and I wasn't sure I was up to it. Well, I had a ball! It was a two year program that I could have done in nine months, except I got sick and had to drop out of a required class and I needed to wait for that class to come around again. But I ended up doing the program in 18 months. I learned a lot and it gave me credibility when I deal with boards of directors and executive directors. I am so glad I did it! So my message is, if you are able to continue your education, do it! Adult learning now a days is very different than when I first went to college and mostly they value your life experience. You won't be any younger when you finish either!