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  1. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone finished their degree later in life? I just enrolled to finish my degree that I started when I was 18. Has anyone else done this? Thoughts?
     
  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Not me, but good for you, brother! What's the degree in?
     
  3. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Business management, I’ve been wanting to finish for years just never took the initiative. But I figured with how everything is why not.
     
  4. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    I went back in my 30s. I was simply too irresponsible earlier in my life.

    It was a great experience overall, a little humbling, but worth every bit of the investment i put in.

    I wish you nothing but success, the pride of accomplishment alone is worth the effort.

    Good for you man.
     
  5. Rockport

    Rockport AmberBeer Zone Supporter

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    I finished my degree when I was 38 in fact my military retirement and college degree are dated the same date.
     
  6. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    I would say if it has potential to benefit you professionally then do it.
     
  7. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Enrolled start 9/15
     
  8. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    Or even if it just makes you feel a sense of closure or pride.
     
  9. Tabascocat

    Tabascocat Dexternjack Zone Supporter

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    Better late than never. Even if it won’t help your current career, that diploma is a worthy achievement :thumbup:
     
  10. dreghorn2

    dreghorn2 Well-Known Member

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    When i went back to school i had one class in common with my 70+ year old uncle who decided he wanted to get a degree after a career as a flight instructor.

    He finished in four years.
     
  11. Crazed Liotta Eyes

    Crazed Liotta Eyes Well-Known Member

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    That's cool man. I never went to college and dropped out of high school. I wish I had because I would probably be further in my career now. When I interviewed for my current job, they had the whole company (20 people) sit around a table and pepper me with questions. Afterward, they took a vote on whether to hire me. I found out later that everyone voted yes except the owner and his reason was that I didn't have a college degree. He had to be talked into hiring me.
     
  12. 1LoyalCowboyFan

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    sounds like the best candidate got the job. Well done.
     
  13. Reverend Conehead

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    That's awesome that you're doing what you want with your life. Young or old, if you want something, go for it. I got my degree when I was young, and haven't gotten any other degree since then, but I did go back to college to take some computer programming classes just because I wanted to be able to write my own programs. It's way different as an older student. I was more focused and determined not to waste any time. When I was younger, I majored in German in college, and it was worth learning the language. Much later, at age 48, I decided to learn French by studying it on my own. Now I'm good enough at French that I can use it on my job. Life isn't just for the young. It's great to find something you want to learn or do, and then just go for it, regardless of any stereotypes about age.
     
  14. CalPolyTechnique

    CalPolyTechnique Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.
     
  15. visionary

    visionary Well-Known Member

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    Beyond the feeling of accomplishment, Business management is a subject that will help you in all walks of life
     
  16. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    Good for you. It is an accomplishment that no one can take from you. The best thing you can do is to invest in yourself. Best of luck to you.
     
  17. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Why not? Never too late for self-improvement. Good luck to ya.
     
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  18. roughneck266

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    Congratulations! I have been trying to figure out how I can make it happen and keep my weird work schedule. I work a month on and a month off, so it is a real challenge.
    Been wanting to get an electrical engineering degree, seeing as though that is kind of part of my job, but I am not sure it can be done.
     
  19. Crazed Liotta Eyes

    Crazed Liotta Eyes Well-Known Member

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    That would be a badass degree. Rooting for you brother.
     
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  20. Ranching

    Ranching Well-Known Member

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    I graduated college at 21. After I retired at 50 I went back and got my real estate and life insurance licenses and an annuities endorsement. I've invested in RE for about 28 years so that was pretty easy and I have life insurance and annuities, so that was pretty easy too. I use to RE one for my personal investments and only sell or list with family and friends. Was about to start helping friends with retirement annuities and insurance when all this started, so I haven't used those yet. It's been fun and gives me something to do, once in a while.
     
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