College Degrees and more Degrees

A thirst for knowledge.

A passion for learning.

An obsession with exploration.

A delight in discovery.

A plan for the future.

Gaining skills for a career.

These are all part of going to college and earning degrees. 

Many interests lead to pursuing many avenues in college, some leading to degrees, some just to learn.  Also the many interests can be a distraction and limit a focus.  Very seldom is there guidance in choosing an avenue to pursue.  Usually the academic guidance is to help you check off the required courses for specific degree requirements.

The decision to graduate is made.  A degree is earned.  Employment is explored.  Industry standards for entering different fields are discovered or further understood.  Earning potential is identified.  Jobs are tried on for size.  For many different reasons, further education becomes the next step.

Another degree.              Off to work.

Is there the possibility that you do not fit in?  Is there the possibility you are bored?  Is there the possibility that the field is changing?  Back to college and another degree?

Multiple degrees can provide options.  Multiple degrees can be seen as “overqualified” and thus a disinterest by employers.  Degrees in a variety of fields can be a jumping off place or a barrier to a “focused” (maybe ‘traditional’) career path.

Industry standards – degrees, certifications, licenses — where will lead?  What does it offer?

Many decisions,

 Many frustrations,

Opportunities and barriers.

Undertone of wanting to learn and learn some more.

The ability to put the knowledge from the many degrees together or avidly pursue each one separately.

 Yes, revisiting school can be a lifelong process.

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Author: Edith Johnston

35 years of experience guiding individuals in developing their potential and a life time of experience as a multi-talented. She is educated with four degrees and many lessons through the school of hard knocks. She provides resources and opportunities for personal development of multi-talented individuals through her blog, website, presentations, workshops, and books. She has the ability to identify the current dilemma and present options for personal growth. She uses a wide variety of techniques to connect with varied learning styles. She has worked in various venues from private companies, government, non-profits, and private practice. She has worked with a diverse clientele having the full spectrum of abilities and challenges. She is diligent in her mission to provide opportunities for individuals to acquire tools for their internal and external journeys of life. She is the owner of “How To” Life Consultants, LLC providing live and virtual services. The focus is to assist you in figuring out “how to” express your talents, make a contribution, and connect.

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