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Did you finish college? What was your degree? Are you using your degree in your work today?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 15, 2012
    • The reason I ask is, I’ve run into more and more women in our age bracket who are either contemplating finishing college now that their kids are grown and also women who work but not in the field of their education. I’m wondering if it’s a generational thing. I remember being young and not being encouraged to go to college after high school even though I was a good student. My mother was the daughter of immigrants and was a homemaker. My dad worked but it was mom who did the family budget, made sure the house was clean, did the laundry, cooked meals, and even did the investing so my dad would have a nice retirement nest egg at the end of his career. So, she worked. She just didn’t get in the car and go anywhere to do it. I guess you could say she was “self employed.”

      I wish I had gone to college when I was younger but I didn’t really know what I would have studied. I took some classes in my 20’s, then again in my 30’s and then again in my 40’s but mostly elective courses or subjects of general interest. The real academic courses I didn’t start until I was almost 50.




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      Tuliplady wrote Apr 15, 2012
    • I have an associates degree in agri-business.  I guess I’ve never actually used my degree.  I spent many many years in production agriculture, not agri-business and then I went into the food industry.




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      Marya1961 wrote Apr 15, 2012
    • I agree with you, Cynthia..have met women who have degrees and never fulfilled the commitment to that career.

      I have an Associate degree in Medical Assistant Secretarial..nowadays it is just Medical Assistant.  I worked through my twenties and thirties in that field, but decided it was not my forte.  The past ten years have been a blur for me with health issues, but my real niche is gardening and floral design, so maybe that is my journey.happy




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      Mzd3 wrote Apr 15, 2012
    • I never really had the opportunity to go to college, but if I would of, I wanted to be a veternarian.




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      Diane17 wrote Apr 15, 2012
    • I have my Masters Degree in Human Resource Development which is basically Adult Education.  I’ve been been with my company 11 years now and have used the degree when I was assigned to instructional designer jobs.  Unfortunately I am not using my degree now and am actively looking to return to the field.




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      Butterflyrose wrote Apr 16, 2012
    • Yes, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a minor in English and Kindergarten Specialization.  I am degreed to teach Pre-Kindergarten-8th grade.  I am also ESL-English as a Second Language  certified.
      I entered college immediately after completing high school and graduated from college in 3 years by attending year-round.

      In our household, my parents strongly encouraged and prepared for our future education.

      I have some hours toward my Masters Degree.  I was paid a yearly stipend, in addition to my salary for being a Master Teacher on the Career Ladder.
      I retired after 32 years of teaching nearly 3 years ago.  I have the option to return to my career, but presently; I am truly enjoying the FREEDOM that retirement offers!

      An act of kindness is a gift given
      Butterflyrose

      #enjoylifeheart




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