By DeVry University
6 min read
You’ve written a go-to book in your field, have years of hands-on experience at your job, and hold academic credits from diverse studies pursued at multiple schools. But you need to pull it all together somehow to qualify for the biggest work project of your career.
Game designer Jonathan Weinberger did his research and ended up earning his degree in technical management from DeVry University last spring, an important achievement for multiple reasons. “I needed to receive as much academic credit as possible from my prior studies and make sure what I’d be learning would be applicable to my career,” Weinberger says. “I was able to achieve both.”
“From society’s standpoint, a degree is important. Once I got it, everybody quit telling me I should. I just wanted to do it on my own terms and my student support advisor (SSA) at DeVry understood what I was going for right away.”
What he needed: to receive as much academic credit as possible from his prior studies and to make sure that his studies would be applicable to his career in computer programming and help him earn a degree. “I contacted DeVry and basically said, I’ve written a book and I’m a published author in my field,” Weinberger says. “If I’m going to get a degree it’s going to be something that will help me and something I don’t already know.”