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    Dec 28, 2009 3:12 PM GMT
    I'm heading to night school at UNO this starting this semester to finish a bachelor's in accounting (I've already got one in psychology.) I'm feeling nervous about being in classes again. Anyone else go back to school later to get a more versatile degree?
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:05 PM GMT
    rewlor saidI'm heading to night school at UNO this starting this semester to finish a bachelor's in accounting (I've already got one in psychology.) I'm feeling nervous about being in classes again. Anyone else go back to school later to get a more versatile degree?


    it's easier the second time around. that is, assuming you've developed better study habits since your undergrad days. i know that not being stoned/drunk in class certainly helped *me* do better on finals icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:12 PM GMT
    rewlor saidI'm heading to night school at UNO this starting this semester to finish a bachelor's in accounting (I've already got one in psychology.) I'm feeling nervous about being in classes again. Anyone else go back to school later to get a more versatile degree?


    I hear UNO isn't as easy as some think, but if you've already gone through the process you'll have no problem the 2nd time around.
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    Dec 28, 2009 4:29 PM GMT
    rewlor saidI'm heading to night school at UNO this starting this semester to finish a bachelor's in accounting (I've already got one in psychology.) I'm feeling nervous about being in classes again. Anyone else go back to school later to get a more versatile degree?


    I've been doing it for the past 3 years. I up and left a lucrative career because I couldn't stand it anymore, and decided to go back to school for Marine Environmental Science and a license to be a 3rd Mate on gianormous ships.

    It's not easy, and a little stressful, but in the end, worthwhile, as long as you really want it. If you don't enjoy it, it'll be rather hellish, but if you're doing something you WANT, it's much easier to contend with.

    Oh, and I found the hardest part was establishing any kind of study habits whatsoever. Hahaha...good luck!
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    Dec 28, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
    Go, Go Go !! I went back to our local Community College to study French this last semester. When you realize that I am the age of the grandparents of my fellow students, it took quite a bit of courage for me to do it. But my associates were great and treated me like one of them.

    I managed to get an A.

    Good luck and go to it.

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    Dec 31, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    rewlor saidI'm heading to night school at UNO this starting this semester to finish a bachelor's in accounting (I've already got one in psychology.) I'm feeling nervous about being in classes again. Anyone else go back to school later to get a more versatile degree?


    Congratulations on making the decision to go back for another degree. Considering this will be your second you should be fairy in-tune with what's expected. In terms of versatility, the sky really is the limit once you have completed an accounting degree.

    I not as well-versed with secondary level accounting certifications in the United States, but I do know that the CPA's are held in very high regard. From Financial Analyst to CFO, there really isn't a limit on what can be done with an accounting degree under your belt.

    Good luck and remember that hard work now pays dividends in the future.
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    Dec 31, 2009 5:46 AM GMT
    hey Neighbor - I'm back in school and it's really different, partly because I know myself, my strengths and my weaknesses so much better this time. Most importantly, I have adult caliber work habits. I learned how to work on the job, in other words, I got paid for it. When I approach my school work it's with the same professional attitudes and standards I used in the workplace. My experiences and communications with my teachers are also influenced in a very positive way.
    I am the "Dad" in all my classes LOL - I always have complete notes,supplies, due dates, syllabus details etc.
    I hope that everyone who is interested can have this opportunity. Good luck -
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    Dec 31, 2009 5:51 AM GMT
    A few years back I enrolled to do a Gradate Diploma in Languages and planned to study German (I speak it a little, but I would like to be fluent). I found it really difficult because the classes were the same as the undergraduate language classes so I was mixed in with the first year students.

    I had a really hard time adjusting to it because I had already experienced university and had studied languages at a tertiary level before and understood some of the complexities (e.g. some languages have dialects). The newbies were so fixated on the littlest things and the classes went at such a slow place because of the 1 million questions they asked.

    Perhaps if I were studying something I had never done before I would have been in the same boat as them, but as it was, I ended up dropping out after the first year (work commitments also got in the way, and you need to study alot for languages).

    But good luck with it!
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    Jan 05, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
    You're at a good career stage to go back to school for your second degree. It's something I wish I had done years ago. But it's never too late to learn something new.

    During my last job transition, I took language classes at the local community college to brush up my skills. In April, I started taking online graduate courses in Project Management to help open doors for my next long term job.

    There's been less drinking this time around... icon_surprised.gif

    Good luck.