By DeVry University
May 7, 2020
4 min read
May 7, 2020
4 min read
Going back to school as an adult can be a life-changing experience – in the best way. Pursuing an education can be fulfilling, help you sharpen your skills and grow as a person and leader. Additionally, workers with advanced educations can earn more than their counterparts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with a master’s degree earn almost double the amount of those with only a high school diploma while those with a bachelor’s degree earn 64% more on average.
The benefits of higher education don’t stop there. In addition to learning skills that you can apply in your career, studies show that earning a college degree can also increase your job satisfaction, improve your health and increase your likeliness to give back to your community.
With all of these factors in mind, you may still be asking yourself, "Should I go back to school?" To help you gain perspective on this decision, we've put together a handy guide for going back to school, specifically for adults who are already managing busy schedules.
Practice setting deadlines.
Manage and overcome procrastination.
Prioritize tasks according to their importance.
Start and finish projects early.
Avoid needless multitasking.
Computer literacy (Mac and Windows environments).
Word processing (such as Microsoft Office suite).
Working knowledge of web and cloud computing environments.
In a modern world, higher ed and high tech are becoming increasingly intertwined. It’s common for adult students to collaborate on projects, submit assignments and take part in online seminars and courses via their computers. To prepare yourself for these virtual scenarios, take some time to familiarize yourself with the necessary technologies.
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In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org. The University’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Arlington Campus: 1400 Crystal Dr., Ste. 120, Arlington, VA 22202. DeVry University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, www.tn.gov/thec. Lisle Campus: 4225 Naperville Rd, Suite 400, Lisle, IL 60532. Unresolved complaints may be reported to the Illinois Board of Higher Education through the online compliant system https://complaints.ibhe.org/. View DeVry University’s complaint process https://www.devry.edu/compliance/student-complaint-procedure.html Program availability varies by location. In site-based programs, students will be required to take a substantial amount of coursework online to complete their program.
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