Should I go back to school?

If going back to school is high on your list of options, it’s important to take time to reflect on your career goals. Ask yourself:

  • Would this enhance my current career?
  • This is completely different; am I ok with it?
  • Why is this the right decision for me?
  • Is this new step a step in the right direction?
  • How will this career move affect my family and my support system?

As for the logistics of returning to school, time, work, family, and money are just some of the things you may be thinking about at this point, but don’t forget to talk to your support systems. Visualize your career change process through a realistic lens of what life might be in the coming years, and share this vision with your family and friends because you will need their support.

Whatever is in your past, change will always happen.

Joshua Halmi

Let’s be clear—going back to school is not for everyone, and it is certainly not a decision that should be taken lightly. If you do decide to go back to school, specifically at IUPUI, you will gain so many more benefits in addition to earning your degree, such as access to success coaches who can help you with an academic plan of study, professors with real-world experience in their fields, and so many networking opportunities. Since the purpose of completing your degree is to continue or to better your career, you can take advantage of the career services to help you prepare and to support your career progression.

Whatever is in your past, change will always happen. If you are looking to start school again, take the time to think about it! And of course, reach out to our team if you are unsure of where or how to begin.

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