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September 27, 2010

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One of the best way to skip ahead that I have found is through higher education/credentials.

I agree that when we become adults there will be a lot more consideration & responsibilities. (Especially when it come to family) The decision to take off of a year or two with minimal income for a better future is a tricky one.

I am currently planning to go for a full-time MBA. One of my biggest benefit I considered in doing a full-timeis to (Re)Building a strong network with students & teachers while earning the degree.

Any full time I had taken build strong networks; meanwhile the many part-time courses I had taken, almost all of the network had fizzled.

I'm in my first year of my MBA, and chosing to go back to school full-time had been a very difficult decision. I am a true believer that a great way to gain experience is through "doing," so going back to school seemed like I wouldn't be doing much over the next two years. Instead, I am founding a chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs, partnering with the American Marketing Association, helping to bring back a sorority chapter to campus, and working for the MBA program, in addition to writing. The timing was right, my professional life is not going to be on hold, and I'll be gaining more than just a degree.

As you've said, though, it isn't going to work out that way for everyone. There is a lot of risk, and you must do the homework (especially if you have family who will be impacted by such a huge change). I think your points are great, and I'm looking forward to seeing your next entries on the subject.

I am a true believer that a great way to gain experience is through "doing," so going back to school seemed like I wouldn't be doing much over the next two years. the training and degree to facilitate it. When you return to school after a few years in the workforce, it might not be as easy as it was when you were 18, for now you might be balancing a spouse, children, work.

@Ian: Great news! What schools are you targeting?

@Emily: Wow, it sounds like college. I'm envious. I bet you're having a ton of fun and learning a lot too.

@SA: I agree on all counts. Thanks for the comment.

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