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Post Reply So is anyone else an adult going back to school?
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Posted 7/13/16
No, I can't imagine going back to school. While going to school, I felt that it was a waste of time because the teaching (if you can call it that) was always far too slow. I dropped college after three classes partially because of that. School was a waste of time for me, which was even more irritating with college where I had to pay for it. I shouldn't have any trouble with my career, as it isn't something that would become obsolete and I make good money as a Senior Programmer/Analyst. If anything, I would just need specific training, but I would hopefully be able to get training that was at least moderately paced, rather than so slow it feels like it isn't even going anywhere.
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Currently enrolled at Tenn College of Applied Technology studying computer information technology.
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Finished my BA back in '08 and got an associates in '13 to recenter my skillset. Hard to believe its been that long already.
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If your school has online courses available that's something that made it so much easier for me. It also makes time management the easiest thing in the world. If you don't have time/money to go to school there are big advantages to these types of classes, and it's getting a lot more popular lately. Some schools even have hybrid courses where you do part of the work online and show up for tests/labs.
Posted 7/13/16
I prob will
At the current moment I can't as my family needs money and I barely make enough to help them out and I don't mind it tbh, you hear stories about people that graduated from HS because of personal problems and I say good on them for doing that
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Going back to school... to teach

I do plan on getting a masters at some point though, not sure if I'll get a M ed or follow my business roots and go for an MBA in international business.
Posted 7/13/16
Well, there's Coursera for people like me who actually enjoy studying and learning...
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I'm thinking about going back to college next year for something in the computer field. I'm teaching myself some programming languages and enjoying them so far, so the thought keeps popping into the back of my head that maybe I should go for it. I went to college right out of high school and skipped around a bit and never graduated with anything because I couldn't keep my head on straight for long enough (burned out of being a great student in high school most likely and just wanted to have fun for a while since I wasn't able to when I was young). Fun for a while turned out to be ten years as a bookseller, which I like but it's not a career. My fiance is in the IT industry and while I like IT stuff enough, I really think my drive is in something else still computer related. So I'm thinking about it. But that'd mean that it'd be after my move next spring, so it wouldn't be until fall of next year and I'd already be 30. Scary to think about ... but I feel like that's probably what I should do.
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