Attention Mid-Life, Mid-Career Executives And Professionals:
“Straight Talk About What You Gain (Or Lose)
An Insider's Guide to Mid-Career Educational Choices
Dear Mid-Career Professional,
Are you returning to school to advance your career?
If so, you are not alone. You may need a graduate degree to qualify for a promotion or to gain credibility as an independent consultant. You may need credentials for a change to a totally new career.
The answers to these questions are critical to your career.
Imagine Paying thousands of Dollars To Get Fired
On October 10, 2004, Sixty Minutes (a CBS-TV news program) highlighted a "university" that claimed to offer an online degree program. Many mid-life career changes believed they were signing up for a legitimate education. After all, the page looked fine and the school claimed to be accredited.
So many mid-career executives wrote checks for hundreds, even thousands of dollars, only to learn that these "degrees" would do them more harm than good. This university had a reputation as a diploma mill. Putting that degree on your resume could be the kiss of death for your career.
CBS interviewed one woman whose degree got her fired: she was sent packing after she began referring to herself as "Dr. X," honestly believing she had earned a Ph.D.
Think that's too far-fetched?
Back in 2011 a FEMA manager earned headlines because he had attended a questionable university.
You probably won't make this mistake.
Most degree programs are not diploma mills. But even legitimate, accredited university programs will waste thousands of dollars and years of your time if they aren't geared to your goals and objectives. As a former college professor, I talked to many students whose education choices would actually limit their future opportunities - after they paid serious money as a well-intentioned investment in their careers, often with considerable sacrifice.
"Where do I start asking questions?"
If you're new to the education game, or you've been away a long time, you probably won't know what questions to ask, let alone who can answer them. Professors (yes, I used to be one!) and enrollment counselors often are not your best sources of advice.
Back to School For Mid-Life Career Change is the insider's guide designed specifically for midlife career professionals like you. You get guidance from me, Dr. Cathy Goodwin, someone who's been behind the scenes in academia as well as ahead of the curve in the world of career change.
Just some of the topics covered:
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