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Old 01-26-2006, 07:24 PM   #1
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A bit of background.
I have been working towards an associates degree (2 year) in Computer networking.
This semester is to be my last. One thing I have to do this time is my co-op. The other class is a newtorking one. Point is, I have very close to the requirements for a 2 year.

Here'* the problem -
If I do not finish, I can't really transfer my credits cause I am moving out of state this summer. You know how that goes...AND, they are giving me a run-around with my co-op. Long story there.

Now the question -
If I had most of my school done, but not going, would I still have any shot of doing anything except low wage jobs like working in a grocery dump? I am hoping to get my foot in the door at a computer type job, working with computers and not being the janitor.

Any feedback is appreciated.
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I'm not sure I really follow, what is stopping you from finishing?
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Bottom line- finish what you started! Get that degree. It will mean the difference between low wages and good money. My son is still in the process of finishing up 2 classes to get his degree. They have jerked him around for the past year and a half over this crap. He can't go into the management program without it. His current pay is decent but the management program means $$$$$$.

A winner never quits and a quitter never wins.

You can do it. I know you can.
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I myself am about a year away from graduating with a Bachelor'* in Risk Management/Insurance, but I've been forced to take a semester off of school because my financial aid never went through so I had no other choice but to come home. I was never notified until the end of the semester that I wasn't getting aid. I couldn't register for classes at that university, so I was choiceless.
My personal opinion is to finish NO MATTER WHAT. Most money-making jobs require at least an Associates in anything. No more GED'* or High School Diplomas for minimums anymore. In order to do anything meaningful with your life, I highly suggest getting a degree, no matter what that may mean. Otherwise you're making your life a lot harder than it should be.

Just my .02

Yeah, I'll be starting back up in the fall at Roosevelt University, hopefully only needing one full year of studies.

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I started and didnt finnish, big mistake, finnish what you start. It adds character and shows your future employers that you can be counted on.
I later went back and completed my studies but it was much harder to do and it did set me back a few years in my career dvelopment.
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At this point I have little to offer as far as life experience goes, but that degree means something. It will help you get jobs in places...even if they aren't computer related.

Heck, there are english profs out there with a degree in bio...it just shows the doors it opens.
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I'm with everyone else--do what you have to to finish your education. You'll have a hard time supporting yourself, let alone a family, without one in many jobs today.
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I'm with everyone else--do what you have to to finish your education. You'll have a hard time supporting yourself, let alone a family, without one in many jobs today.
amen...unless you want to be self-employed like me
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Associates degree is a good start. You really should continue on and get your Bachelors too.
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I'm not sure I really follow, what is stopping you from finishing?
I am on my co-op. I do have another class but it is nothing big.

So they send me to the co-op place where I was to teach computer classes and do some computer maintenance. I talked to the guy and we had a plan in place, one that looked good on paper (as plans always look good on paper)
The first week he was sick all week. Then I called Sunday, and he said not enough people were signing up for classes. Then he said something that gave me a lot of reassurance -
"Uhhhh (pause) ummm, we will have to figure out what we are going to do."
(The guy is a real dip)
I told my school advisor about it on Monday, and he said "let me call Tammy and see what we can set up. Talk to me tomorrow...
And tomorrow has yet to come (3 days later)

We are moving in June, and I am not about to extend my stay another 6 months to find out if I get another run-around in Fall.

So I am really wondering is even some college is better than nothing.
Note to the younger forum members - if you are planning on college, do not have kids or bog yourself down with other life obligations that will slow you down. AND really check out the school. Had I known this crap was going to happen, I would not have set foot on campus.
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