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6/5/10 10:07 P

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That is so AWESOME that you followed your dreams and even MORE AWESOME that you can share your experiences here!

Hoping others can be inspired or catch up with you with more questions about pursuing THEIR dreams!

Don

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6/5/10 3:25 P

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I actually did this. I was working full-time, and wanted to finish my degree. My employer wouldn't help at all, so I enrolled with the University of Phoenix, transferred all prior credits and then finished up in just over two years.

I will admit that at times it was brutal. People who think that online education is easier are wrong! However, it WAS easier because I did not have to drive to class, sit away from home listening to lectures, or carry heavy textbooks with me wherever I went. It was tough in that the participation is mandatory and University of Phoenix crams a 15 week semester into 5 week classes. Adult learners have a different set of learning skills than youngsters straight out of high school, and kicking the pace up means you finish sooner!

I heartily recommend it to anyone who wants to finish an associate or bachelor degree, or even go for a graduate degree. Send me SparkMail if you are thinking about it and I will tell you about my experience!

At age 48 I now have a bachelor degree hanging on my wall in a really nice frame because I worked my tush off and earned it. And I can go get the master's degree I want because I did the early work!!

Go for it...

Leslie

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DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 23,697
6/5/10 2:36 P

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Looking for work? Perhaps while looking you might consider furthering your education...?

Check this out for details on how to do this through the convenience of the internet!

How to Complete an Online Degree:

www.ehow.com/how_2346287_complete-on
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ne-degree.html


"There has never been a better time to take college classes and acquire a degree online. Gone are the stressful days of not only trying to get to class on time, but having to sit through a long, drawn-out lecture on material that you're probably already familiar with. Taking classes online requires a lot of discipline, so if you're not serious about buckling down and completing your assignments, you'd better consider taking traditional classes or forego college altogether."

See what you think...!

Don

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Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

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