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Mendy Smith

Back to School?

January 14, 2009 at 7:01 AM

After much research, I think I hit on a second degree major that suits my personality well as being able to keep track with global trends:  Environmental Sciences & Management... (not education, like I was looking into previously)...

Luckily, most of the foundation courses I already have already taken at when I got my current degree years ago: biology, chemistry, biology & calculus (thank goodness only requires Calc I & II - did that already!).  I'll have to take Stats though...  There are no special admission requirements for this program other than being admitted into the university.  It seems that this is a growing need, and the department is expanding considerably.  With my experience in manufacturing, this would be a complimentary degree to what I have already and will make me more "marketable".

It is now down to the nitty-gritty...  Getting my transcripts from my previous university, applying to the university, auditioning for the music minor (yes, here lies the music topic), finding time in my schedule to go through with this with my day job, etc...  I think that this degree would qualify for company education reimbursement - it is related to my industry, but not necessarily the career I have today.  I don't think my company would pay for the music minor however ;)

I'm starting to think I've lost it even considering this after having graduated university 15 years ago.  Who knows how long this will take on a part-time basis?!?!?!  But hey, chin down, arm up, finger to string and GO!

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