Life happens, but you still need a bachelor's degree

It goes like this. . . . Jane attended some college after high school, landed in a job that offered some opportunities, and started to move up the ladder. School only seemed to get in the way of opportunity in the moment. She had a family and continued on with her job, but left college behind. Now in her early thirties, this pattern begins: colleagues with less experience are now her manager or are moving to other divisions of the company, making higher salaries, and holding more prestigious titles.

Jane, go back and finish so you can apply for . . .

Robin Tew

Jane has always had a strong work ethic. She has always been interested in returning to college and earning the respect of her peers. Now though, it has grown into the ultimate personal goal, too. Penciling out a plan, she finds there will be plenty of sacrifices—on her time, her family, and her friends. How will she manage to do it all? Well, we’re here to help, of course!

In some cases, you may hear friends or colleagues say, “What I do for a living has nothing to do with my college major.” Sometimes, they chuckle a little. It can often have more to do with the bigger picture—learning information, communicating, persevering, achieving short-term tasks and goals, and ultimately assuring an employer that you can get the job done. Life happens, but having a college degree can allow you to take full advantage of the many unexpected opportunities that will come along.

What a bachelor's degree tells employers

Continue reading Joe's story

Should I go back to school?

Continue reading Joshua's story

Life happens, but you still need a bachelor's degree

Continue reading Jane's story