With a New Year upon us, we often reflect on what matters to us most and take the time to reassess our goals and make resolutions, such as going back to school, furthering our career, taking a class, or learning a new skill. I'm content with my job as a 911 dispatcher so I don't foresee changing my career path anytime soon. However, I'd like to learn new skills and enhance upon classes on subjects that I'm interested in. I don't think you can ever learn too much and I'm a firm believer that knowledge is power.
When I was in school back in the day, I always knew I wanted to attend college after graduation. Due to becoming a mother at such a young age, those plans were put to a halt and I attended a nine-month administrative assistant course. I enjoyed the courses that were in conjunction with the degree I was obtaining. I've often thought about going back to school to further advance and enhance my skills in that area of specialty but being a full-time mother and having a full-time job have prevented me from really pursuing that dream.
I recently learned of Ivy Bridge College, a university that is a good option for moms seeking a college degree to complete courses online. Ivy Bridge College focuses on helping moms succeed by offering great support services, flexible scheduling, the ability to earn an associates degree in as little as seventeen months, and the ability to seamlessly transfer to "name brand" 4-year schools to earn a bachelor's degree.
Support and motivation, especially from peers, is a big consideration for me with meeting goals. IBC offers support services including a free private online community dedicated to students who are moms where they connect with and support other student moms. With a hectic schedule, I'm enthused that I can work with a flexible schedule that will allow me to get a degree while still attending to my other life duties. Best of all, Ivy Bridge College costs less than 1/3 of what it costs to attend other private schools. I've filled out the online questionnaire and requested more info on taking online courses at IBC. I'm keenly interested in learning more about the Associate in Business Administration program they have to offer, and I'm excited in possibly furthering my education.
One person will win a $1000 tuition discount from Ivy Bridge College.
*To be eligible for the $1000 discount off tuition at Ivy Bridge College (IBC), the qualifying individuals will need to be degree seeking, enrolled in IBC a minimum of part-time, and new to IBC (specifically, not someone who has already applied to, enrolled in, or requested information from IBC). Classes at Ivy Bridge College Extension are not eligible for the discount. Limit one per person. The tuition discount is valid through September 1, 2013.
For the opportunity to win the tuition discount, please leave a comment on why you'd like to go back to school. This giveaway ends January 24th at 5 pm CST, at which time I'll randomly select a winner from those who leave a comment.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Ivy Bridge College. I received a promotional item as a thank-you for participating and a discount on classes at Ivy Bridge College. The opinions within this post are of my own. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.