One of my biggest regrets in life was not completing my education toward a Bachelor’s degree. I did get an Associate’s degree at my local community college right after high school but with no clear direction or interest in any career option, I joined the workforce. What I didn’t realize was that getting that degree in any area would have opened doors for better career choices, opportunity for advancement, and higher salary. I eventually went back to school when my son started college. I was scared to death and told my advisor I was already setting myself up to fail because I just wasn’t sure I could do it. She assured me most nontraditional students actually do better because they appreciate learning so much more. Several years later (I went part-time while continuing to work) I walked across the stage at Tennessee Tech University with a degree in Sociology, magna cum laude. It was one of the proudest days of my life. I loved learning, interacting with the other students, and finally gained the self-respect I was lacking. It was worth every minute of all the hard work and I encourage anyone who is thinking about it to take that first step. It’s the hardest. Everything beyond that is just plain rewarding.

Contact Us

We'd love to hear from you! We'll get back to you ASAP.

Not readable? Change text.

Start typing and press Enter to search