Friday, May 27, 2011
My Experience with an Online School
I want my degree in business. I am still a night owl and I can feel the drive burning inside of me. It's well known that people with degrees get paid more in the work place than those that don't have one. I'm proud that I've been able to climb the corporate ladder and have earned a leadership position. I know that the lack of a degree is preventing me from earning the compensation that I believe I should be earning. So the mission starts now! It's time to start browsing though online schools to find one that offer online degree programs in business or possibly accounting. I'm a nerd at heart and I love numbers. That's why I like my current job. I go through financial statements, analyze them, and make credit risk decisions. It's my life. So even though I have a strong love for music and design, my innate ability to comprehend numbers makes a degree in business or accounting a better fit for me.
I'm actually looking forward to this. Maybe I'll get my wife signed up as well. I know that she's been interested in taking a course here and there and the best thing about online courses is that you definitely have a flexible schedule. The only thing that I don't look forward to is the forms. There are many forms fill out and it takes quite awhile to complete them. Especially the FAFSA. I remember going to the FAFSA website, and filling it out online. I had to save it many times and come back later to complete. At least you feel rewarded when you've finished it. Especially since it's the form for financial aid.
So what's your experience with online higher learning opportunities? Good? Bad? I know a few people that opted to go to a "regular" school as opposed to an online school but I just don't see myself driving to a school anymore. Not with these gas prices, at least. I need something that will accommodate my schedule and family life and I think I am ready to make that commitment to head back to school. Wish me luck. Later!