School of Art and Design
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Not too old to go back to school
Have any of you ever thought of going back to school to get your degree? Well I have, I have thought about it for years. I never did seem to have the time or even knew how to get started. About all I knew was that I had to fill out my F.A.S.F.A. I never could get past that point.
I have always drawn, doodled and played around on the computer. In fact a previous job got me interested in graphic design. I have to say I'm not bad at it, I just needed more knowledge. I knew I could educate myself with all that is available online, but there was still one problem. NO DEGREE.
Some smaller companies may hire you to do the job, but won't pay you what you're worth without the degree.
I was sitting at home one day looking for jobs in the graphic design field and realized I needed a degree. I spoke briefly with my husband about it and he agreed. About 15 minutes later I get a phone call from the Art Institute of Pittsburg Online Division. The lady I spoke with explained it all to me. And told me exactly what to do. In fact, any snag I ran into she helped me along the way.
I couldn't fill out my F.A.S.F.A. without my last years tax info. Well, I had just moved and could not find my tax information for the life of me. So she told me how I could get it. Once I had it I filled out my F.A.S.F.A. and the rest was just faxing papers to her. She held my hand and stayed in contact with me everyday until she had everything she needed. She did all the hard work. Within a week I was a student. At 39 years old.
I could not believe how easy it was.
Even better, I can take my classes online, anytime that was convenient to me. I work full time so scheduled classes were out of the question. I can go online anytime of the day or night to do my assignments. As long as I have my work turned in by a certain day I get credit for that assignment.
This has turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made. So if you have ever thought about it, but thought there was too much involved you should give a try. Turns out a lot of people are doing this. There are people older than me going back to college. Just contact the school of your choice and talk to an Advisor. Or just fill out your information online and someone will contact you.
It doesn't hurt to try.
What hurts is being stuck in a job that doesn't utilize your natural talents.