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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Next Semester Starts Soon!

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of USC. All opinions are 100% mine.

I got the rough draft of my paper for school done yesterday. Like I said I was going to do, I stepped away and will finalize it today. I have on e set of case studies to finish up tomorrow and then I’m done. I tallied my grades and I know I passed already, but the last two assignments just might earn me my A!

The coolest thing about taking my term online has been the flexibility. I have made dinner while doing class work, taken a break to run to the store in the middle of a review and yesterday I did 2 loads of laundry. I bet I can even fit that multitasking ability in as a plus in an interview. Well, at least for an internship – I can research a problem AND get coffee for the boss!

Now I know not everyone reading is an aspiring change-of-careers computer geek, but in this tough economic time, isn’t it a good idea to make your bottom line worth more, not less? Less is what your job market value is if you are out of work for an extended time and it leaves a hole in your resume. But if you are stagnant jobwise from a bad economy and school is increasing your knowledge and abilities in the workplace, your value increases and it puts you in front of everyone who’s waiting for things to get better when the market starts to open back up.

Okay, maybe you are working now. Ever wonder how much easier the holidays would be if that first number on the paycheck was a couple notches higher? Hmmm? An online class or two that you can wrap around your work and family schedules could open that door for you too!

If you have a teaching degree and are in the teaching field already, you can earn a Masters of Arts in teaching as a USC Trojan without ever leaving your current job, working around your life and choose to do it in as little as 12 months through their accelerated program! As a USC student studying online you’ll have the full status and all the benefits of a regular student in an education program that ranked #22 in the whole United States, with the invitation to walk in the commencement ceremonies and a free lifetime alumni membership.

Now you must be thinking of the prestige of belonging to a student body like that, for life, the convenience of earning your Masters of Arts in Teaching online and the MORE MONEY it will bring you after you complete the degree! I’m on my way to geekdom and I’m excited a out the thought of this degree. I‘d love it if just one of my readers got the program informationand gave this a try. Could you be the one leaving me a comment a year from now with a link to your photo at commencements? Or maybe you'll be telling me about the first paycheck at your new job that’s twice the last one from your previous job? I’d love it if you were!

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1 comment:

Edna B said...

First, congratulations on the kittie's progress. It sure makes things more comfortable for everyone.

Second, I loved your column. When I was young, and raising my children, I held down a full time job as an executive secretary, and sometimes one or two part-time jobs to cover all the bills. This left me no time to go to college, nor did it leave me much money to pay for it.

My company said they would reimburse me my school expenses if I got good grades (A's). So I attended Cornell University thru the mails, and got A's. I attended community college nights whenever I could and got all A's here too. All companied paid for.

I went to Banking University of America, courtesy of the First National Bank of Boston (all A's).

When my last child was a senior in high school, I finally went full time to college. I finished all but one semester for my degree when I got chosen to attend school for my Masters degree. I was one of a few who got picked without a BA because they added up my life experiences, my work experiences and my education, and decided that it all added up to a BA. So just before I turned 40, I got my Masters degree from Antioch University.

Was I proud? YES!!! And you can be very proud of yourself too!!

Have a fantastic day, my friend.
Hugs, Edna B.