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Old 04-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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Any students here?

Any students here?

Anyone returned to university?

I am, and with a lot less direction / focus than when I first did my career undergrad degree.

Sometimes, the loss of direction bothers me.

How are you doing in your current studies?


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Old 04-11-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Not recently, but I went back twice for advanced degrees. My experience was exactly the opposite -- I had way more focus and direction than my undergrad years. That made the later experiences far more enjoyable.

I thought growing old would take longer.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:41 AM   #3
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I'm not taking courses right now. But when I first retired I started taking some courses at the local JC. I took several art courses (I'm an EE by training) including drawing, figure drawing, color theory, painting. Also took French classes -- got good grades but have no natural ability in languages. Went to France but didn't speak to the natives much in French, they did better in English. Also took a field botany class.

I found that the night courses were more mature adult oriented. Felt more comfortable but there were fewer offerings at night.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:11 AM   #4
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Not retired yet, but returning to college for some courses is also something I would like to do in retirement. I'm a EE by degree, but never really used the degree as I took a business track during most of my career. Believe it or not, I would still like to go back and go through some of the physics and math and other engineering classes again.
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:31 AM   #5
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I just finished in July of last year. It was a very difficult slog and I am thrilled to not be writing papers any more! I chose a very compressed schedule to get it over with quickly, but even with that, I was in the CFP program from Dec 2004 to Nov 2007, then started back up again Jan 2010 to July 2010 for my bachelor's.
I was mostly dismayed by the lack of forward momentum of my "peers".
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Just started my last course in a certification program through the University of California. I've done it all on-line. There would have been no way to get to the physical campus while I was still working and although I could do it now that I am retired, it is a nasty, long distance commute. It has been a great experience, very focused, I've learned a ton about this particular field of study and it has really worked out well for me.

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