You may be wondering, in such a rotten job climate, why you should bother to finish your bachelor's degree. After all, there is an expense to continuing your education and most of us have many other things to spend that money on. Perhaps you have children about to go to college and think that any extra money should go in their direction.
However, like it or not, if you don't have that BA/BS diploma, you may be jeopardizing your career. With so many candidates for every job opening, employers need to find ways to sort through all the applications and hone down to a more manageable pool. And what is one of the easiest ways to sort those applications? You guessed it -- if you don't have a degree, your application for a position may end up in the wastebasket.
If you don't have a bachelor's degree, you are not alone. In Connecticut, according to the Census Bureau, 62 percent of all working age adults have less than a bachelor's degree. So, work on finishing that degree and you will maximize your viability and get a jump on the rest of that 62 percent.
The advisors in Eastern's School of Continuing Education will do everything they can to help you expedite the completion of your degree, whether it's fast track courses or pursuing our Credit for Lifelong Learning program, which grants college credits for what you have learned on the job.
Don't sacrifice your future by ignoring your own education! Call the School of Continuing Education at (860) 465-0206, and let us help you get a jump on your career.
Carol J. Williams, Ph.D.
School of Continuing Education