Here’s a great resource for all you busy moms that never got a chance to start or finish a college degree or professional training courses!
My little sister recently had her first kid while she was in the middle of attending a University, and let me tell you! It’s been such a struggle for her to continue. Arranging childcare (and affording it) has been a challenge; so much so that she has only been able to do one class per semester. Everyone keeps cheering her on to finish and get her degree, but she feels like at this rate, she will never finish and often wonders if it’s worth it to continue.
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What I love about my job as a blogger is the opportunity to do it at home, after my kids go to bed. Although I got my Bachelor degree before I got married, I have often told my husband I would like to continue my education one day. If I do, I would want a similar setup: at home, after my kids go to bed. If I wait for the opportunity to actually attend a university in person, I will probably have to wait 20+ years before I will be able to do that. It's just not in the cards right now while I have such young busy little kids.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, or if you have always wanted to get a degree or certificate, but life is just to busy… you may want to look into some different options at Concordia University Wisconsin.
What makes them Unique?
Their online programs are designed specifically for busy adults in mind. Their educational opportunities range from free MOOCs or email courses, to low price Academies where you earn digital badges, to full degrees ranging from bachelors to doctorate, and are set up in such a way that you don’t have to sacrifice your busy role of mother to get your degree! They have awesome programs specifically for those who would have a hard time taking the traditional university route (attending classes in person).
It was fun to look through some of the different programs and opportunities and imagine myself as a student again. I'm one of those weird people that loved school (not all aspects of it, but I have always loved learning). As I was browsing through their site the other day, I found some of these different programs (and many more):
- Nursing (You can get certificates as well as a Bachelors, Masters or Doctorate)
- Education (certificates or Masters)
- Health Services (Certificates, Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate)
- Business (Certificates, Associates, Bachelors or Masters)
- Occupational Therapy (Masters or Doctorate)
- Criminal Justice (Certificates, Associates or Bachelors)
- Theology (Certificates)
- Counseling (Certificates and Masters)
- Informational technology (Certificates and Masters)
How to Decide?
Picking an area of study can be overwhelming, but don't stress over it too much. You can always switch plans if you need to (I certainly did). Take at least 15-20 minutes to just write down your passions and interest on a piece of paper. Write down different career paths you have considered, as well as topics that interest you.
You can check out programs and opportunities here that are offered by Concordia University Wisconsin. They also have a “Career Night” webinar that can help you figure out what kind of career might be a good fit for you, or a webinar that gives more info on MBA's and whether it will be worth your time, energy and commitment.