College Then and College Now: Staying Ahead of the Curve
Rumor has it that attending college used to mean putting the rest of your life on hold, enrolling for your degree, and then having to physically attend class. You were in school perhaps every day of the week if you were attending full-time in order to get your degree and get your career launched as quickly as possible. You had to duck out of the job market and focus your whole life on your classes. Often, enrolled in a traditional college program, you might have had no flexibility in your schedule, and your time was often never your own.
But technological advances have changed the entire face of college education, in ways that we couldn’t have imagined even ten years ago. Online degrees are the future of education, and are opening up doors for people who didn’t think they would ever have the time or ability to earn the degree that could change their life.
An online degree program is the most flexible, easy-to-fit-into-your-life way to earn your college degree that I can think of. If you’re already employed, say as a bank teller, but you realize that what you really want to do is help people in the healthcare field, you don’t have to quit your job and leave blank years on your resume—your health services degree is at your fingertips, wherever you are, whenever you have time to study. You can fit your degree in before work, during lunch, on weekends.
With online education you can enroll in the business program that will help you advance your career—without having to stop your career in its tracks while you do. You can launch your nursing career to the next level with an online nursing administration program, without losing your seniority at work or your income for two or four years.
Online education is the way to stay ahead of the curve, instead of falling behind and then having to catch up. It’s designed for the kind of busy person who wants to change their life, but doesn’t want to compromise their already busy schedule at work and at home. Getting your degree online can mean taking a step ahead in your career without ever missing a beat.
Sara Nelson is the Social Media Guru for Independence University, overseeing the university’s profiles on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and more. She is also a student in the Master in Business Administration (MBA) program, and enjoys spending time with her family, listening to good music, and eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.