The Benefits of Being an Older Student

As an adult, she is pursuing her education

“The good news is, that no matter how old you are or what happened in your past, it is never too late to get an education.” Photo via Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons.

There are so many bright older women out there who are struggling to reach their full potential, simply because they weren’t able to get an education in their younger days. Perhaps when they were growing up, it wasn’t the done thing, or maybe they started a family young and were unable to attend college; no matter the reason, their inability to reach their zenith is not only a shame for them, but for the whole country who could be benefiting from their knowledge and experience.

The good news is, that no matter how old you are or what happened in your past, it is never too late to get an education, and if you’re one of those women who aren’t, for whatever reason, living up to your full potential, you might actually find that getting an education in your 40’s, 50’s or 60’s is even better than it would have been in the past.

Here are some of the benefits of being an older student: Continue reading

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A Tough Question: Is College Worth Your Time Later In Life?

Going to university later in life? Consider these points.

Is college worth it as an adult? A case can be made for and against getting this higher education. Pixabay photo, CC0.

A lot of us may feel that we missed out on a great education early in life and that it might be too late to start now. But, whatever your reasons for not embarking on a few years in college, it’s still worth asking the question, especially if you want to get into education later in life, if university is really worth your time? If your children have flown the nest, and you are trying to find another purpose in life, education may be able to fill that gap. But also a lot of people are now prone to changing careers halfway through their life. In this respect an education can be a great springboard to get you on the career ladder. So let’s examine if college is the key to a great start in professional life.

The Case For Getting An Education

Depending on your skill sets, acquiring a degree is a great start to get you acquainted with the industry you have aspirations towards. If you have been harboring dreams about a whole new career path, but have limited knowledge on it, the right degree will give you that essential background you need. A lot of degrees nowadays are also completed online such as on ace.edu, which is fantastic if you want to complete a degree in your own time, and that way you don’t need to get the experience of college life if you don’t want to. Ultimately, getting an excellent education is something a lot of people feel they missed out on, so in this respect it’s something many people feel they have to do. Thankfully, due to the Internet, you can achieve that diploma from home, meaning that it doesn’t have to impact on your life the way a standard degree program would.

The Case Against Getting An Education

The big drawback for many people, and stops so many people thinking about getting a degree, is the cost. A lot of students all over the world now find they are struggling financially during university, and continue to struggle long after they have finished their degree. There are resources you can make the most of to help with debt such as consolidatestudent.loan, which gives plenty of information on the realities of being saddled with student debt. The other question a lot of people ask themselves now is, if they want to target a specific career ladder, do they really need a degree to start that journey? A lot of people gain an entry level position and work their way up the ladder without acquiring a degree. If you are classed as “mature,” you can use this to your advantage as you have life experience over your 21-year-old counterparts. But with an entry level job comes the equivalent pay, which is likely to be low, so beware of this.

College can be worth your time, but you need to assess where you are in your life, and if you aren’t able to support yourself then you need to decide whether the end product will be worth the struggle in the meantime. This is something that can be hard to figure out, but if you look at the amount of people with a qualification yet still struggle to get into their chosen career, it could be a slap in the face after all that effort. But, on the other side of the coin, a lot of people have described going back in education as the best thing we have ever done as it’s set them on a fantastic trajectory!

Graduating From Childhood To Adulthood

Teach kids about commitments so adulthood is easier later

Education occurs in the home, not just at school. Pexels (CC0 License).

School and home education can do an awful lot for your child. Without these resources, the human race would be much further behind in science and technology than we are today, making them very important. But, school doesn’t teach you everything. In fact, some people find that their education leaves them woefully unprepared for adulthood, and this is where you come in. As a parent, you have the power to change this for your kids. By teaching them the right things, you can make their graduation to adult life much easier. To help you out, this post will be going through some of the area’s schools seldom cover. Continue reading