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I am 40 and I want to go back school to obtain my degree, am I too late?
I am 40 and I want to go back school to obtain my degree, am I too late?2021-07-06 23:38:02【Mr_鲁】
My mother started college at the age of 42. It took her 8 years to get her bachelor of arts degree. At the age of 50 she began law school, and was graduated at the age of 53. She is 83 years old now and still practicing law. My wife at the age of 52 began her studies to obtain a Master of Social Worker [MSW] degree which she just completed.
I have taught college and law school. It is well know in academia that students over the age of 30 do very well in school. Students over 30 are very serious, and they do not undertake school lightly. Regardless of what you do, in 2, 4 years from now you will be 2 or 4 years older.
You are never too old to learn. I have had students in their 60’s and 70’s in my classes as students.
I am in my late twenties. If I go for MS now will it be too late for marriage?
u need not fear of marriage .Ulpto 34 maarriage is o.k for girls. even when u are in M.S ur parents can search for groom. u can get married in 2nd yr or M.S also.most of grooms r searching for brides with M.S. So give imp to M..S
I am 23 years old. I had completed my engineering, but I am still jobless. I want to prepare for the GRE. Am I late for preparing?
You are never late for anything. Be confident, put 100% efforts, be positive and you will achieve your goals. What type of jobs you searched and how did you go about? What is your specialization? What are your long term career plans? Proper suggestions can be given only when you give complete details.
Never lose hope. There are opportunities for everyone in this world.
At 30 years am I too old to go back to school and live on campus?
You are not necessarily too old to go back to school or live on campus, but I think it depends upon the person, his personal preferences, and his situation in life. Using myself as an example, I had no adult responsibilities with regard to others, when I lived in a community college dorm at about age 37, in order to earn a two-year Master's within one year at a school across the street, so I have some insights to share. I was surrounded by a bunch of twenty-somethings who thought I was "old", and because my first roommate was so bothered, he traded himself with someone else's roommate who was 40 something. One person asked me if I was irritated by being surrounded by so many "youngsters"; I was irritated from time to time by the way; I was occasionally irritated by a few dorm managers that were half my age. Living expenses were extremely cheap, although I could have leased an apartment on my own at the time. The food plan gave me ample food, although most of it was not at all healthy, and I gained a lot of weight.
Someone suggested instead that I work full time and have an employer assist with graduate school expenses, which meant that I would have needed to attend part time and that it would take longer, but I chose not to. I knew that I was taking some risk by leaving the work force to go to school, I deemed it acceptable risk, and in my case, it worked out ok. To some extent, but not much, the Masters assisted me in transitioning career fields as I intended, but did not really give me any skills that I did not already have. If I had to start 0ver and choose again, I am not sure what choice I would have made. At least for the Masters that I pursued, my plan was a rather bold plan, but part of me thinks that I should not have left the workforce while attending graduate school.
With regard to going back to school in general, choose wisely. A piece of paper does not necessarily mean anything with regard to real-world skills other than self-discipline, and the reputation of the school only accounts for so much. There are too many college graduates and many of which, especially the younger and inexperienced ones, cannot get jobs and are swamped in debt, as many academic programs do not give you any real-life skills; some of the professors are out of touch with reality and the school just wants your money. However, some say that the value of attending as a resident, is the people (connections) that you meet along the way. If you get hired, it will not be solely because you have a degree, for they will want to know what you are like as a total person, and you will need to be able to sell them with regard to what you have to offer, in comparison to someone else, assuming you can get an interview. There are other places to live while going to school, and there are alternative means of getting education, experience, and/or certification without going to school and amassing significant debt. How much bang-for-the-buck do you expect to get for the plan that you have chosen, short term and long term? What does your competition look like in the location(s) in which you want to work and the career field that you have chosen to pursue? I recommend that you scrutinize the available statistics carefully. I also recommend that you capitalize upon networking opportunities, and some students actually obtain jobs before they graduate.
I want to go back to school at 31, am I too old?
My younger sister dropped out of college after 1 year and took 10 years to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. At 28, she came to me and said, “I finally know what i want to do. I want to be a doctor.” “Great.” “The only problem is that I’ll be 45 by the time i get there.”
“Well, you’re going to be 45 anyway. Why not do something worthwhile by the time you get there?”
She went to undergrad in biology, grad school in nursing, and two more in anesthesia to become a CRNA. She didn’t make it all the way to being a doc, and it didn’t take until she was 45. She made it 2/3 of the way by 38.
Want a different perspective to answer this Q?
Flash back when you were 7 and ask yourself this Q. Then flash forward to when you’ll be 70 and ask again. Listen carefully to both perspectives. One reflects hope. The other wisdom. Then ask yourself the same Q again now. You’ll know what to do.
Have Fun & Good Luck!
Am I too late to get into a top university?
Oxford, Cambridge say, "be f*cking amazing in academics. Get all A*s, 100s, 2400s (or anywhere close) in all your exams. ECs? F*ck ECs. We want Academics and academics only. Community Service? IRDGAF, if you climbed Mt. Everest to save the homeless. Did we mention Academics? Have good academics!"
Stanford, Ivy Leagues, MIT say, "Gimme some research work. F*ck academics. Have a good olympiad? Come in for our 4 year course, then. Have the scores, have sports, be frikkin' amazing at some goddamn thing; else, GTFO"
You are not late. Choose one. Focus on it. Get in.
I am 23 years old. I had completed my engineering, but I am still jobless. I want to prepare for the GRE. Am I late for preparing?
Thanks The nature of the question suggests to me why you might be - you're clearly still looking on jobs in the same way you'd approach university. Jobs aren't about did X degree or employers getting a calculator out to "add up" what you did. What you do is pick a specialism, write your CV so it screams that specialism at employers and that you're good at that. You can do GRE anytime, but if you aren't clear in your postgrad about what you want to get good at, it can be useless. A lot of this BS about people not getting jobs from uni or "oh, no course can prepare you for a job" are usually based on people not understanding the difference between waving a certificate in an employer's face and honing yourself to their requirements. You can probably get away with that if you get into sales or some other less demanding jobs - but if sales is not your thing you've got to specialise in an area of engineering where there's actual hiring, not half arsed overly broad hype.
No need for tye life coaching horse manure - just cop on to where you can develop usefulness instead of "doing postgrad".
I am almost 33, is it too late to go back to school for a masters?
No. No. No. I can only speak from experience of being on hiring panels in my industry, but I've never seen employers bat an eyelid about someone being 30+ going for junior roles. 40+ and 50+ is different (although my boss would deny it).
The only issue with doing this in your 30s as opposed to 20s is if you have commitments like mortgages, family etc. There's many solutions to this including doing it part time, selling off mortgages and loans, living at home with parents etc etc but remember you're dealing with family, not rationally minded people, whether it be that they have a need to belittle your plans, just to be troublemakers or just won't let you leave your current situation. All and well if people are reasonable and respectful, but the point remains that your age isn't much of a factor here, it's planning and support. An issue I also see a lot is where people in their 30s drop their MSc as it is too much on top of a job and they underestimated the impact of doing it full time and/or with family or spouse breathing down their kneck when they should be learning and getting it done properly. And if you do plan to do it full time don't assume in any of your planning that you will get a job quickly after graduating. An MSc is a specialist degree and as such narrows what you can aim for, albeit you might end up with a better job than you have now. It's not a “passport to more pay” or something that looks better than a BA just because of the letters.
Plan it right, respect the challenges if you have commitments and you'll be fine. Age doesn't matter here.
I really want to go abroad for my undergraduate studies. But I am only 18. Am I too young?
Ummm.. Depends on your mental maturity level. If you're 18,youre an adult. You have the right to vote, so yes you can take care of yourself too. If you think you can handle living in a different country miles away from family and the life you have known all along, then you can go. If you've lived in a hostel before, you should be fine. Also, make sure you know the local language of the country that you want to go to. Learn to cook for yourself. Some basic food that can fill your stomach and is cheap. Remember, different country, different culture, food habits, language, etiquette, etc. You need to learnt to adapt.
If you can do all of the above, sure, go ahead and get your higher education abroad. Wish you all the very best.
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