Back to School?
Well I’ve made the decision with Harmonie that I’m interested in going back to school. I’ve been pondering this idea for quite some time, but today it really kicked in that I want to make it happen. In order for this to proceed, I need to work a couple of things out.
What Degree Should I Work Toward?
My family will especially understand why this is a difficult question. I was in college for a few years before joining the Air Force and I must have changed my major four times. Computer programming, website design, english, and accounting are the changes I can remember. These changes steered me away from taking very many normal core classes and I have a feeling I’m way behind.
So, what direction do I go in? With hopes of running my non-profit, do I go toward a business degree? Maybe back to website design so I can build the entire website on my own? Possibly a different direction? How about obtaining skills needed to be an inspirational speaker or a better veteran advocate?
I hope to choose the right program for me. The next decision may be even more difficult.
What College Do I Attend?
In choosing a college, I would need a school that would be willing to help me learn in the way I want to learn? I have taken online courses as well as “brick and mortar” classes. I learn much better when I’m able to be in the classroom itself. Unfortunately, I am severely limited in being able to commute to classes. I have a solution though! I hope the school I choose will work with me by allowing me to “attend” classes from home using a webcam in the classroom. This way I am still able to learn from the teacher and be able to ask questions as if I was in the class.
In addition to selecting the correct school, this school would need to be willing to allow me some concessions. My memory has been severely hindered due to a severe concussion and very strong pain medications. Being successful in school is important to me and failing is not an option. I may not be able to learn at the same pace as 18 year old kids fresh out of high school, but with the proper time allotted to me I have no doubt I could pass any course.
If anyone knows of a college who is very pro-veteran, please let me know. I want to start classes in the fall and any help would be greatly appreciated!
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