Carrie Visintainer

Feeling Too Old to Go Back to School? Here’s a Story to Change Your Mind

Have you found yourself wondering “am I too old to go back to school?” Maybe you’ve thought about furthering your education for years, and time has just gotten away from you. Or perhaps there were too many obstacles in your way before, but now that they’ve passed, you feel like the right time has passed, …

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Need Career Change Inspiration? Maybe a Mentor is What You’ve Been Missing

Education comes in many forms, and sometimes the informal education we receive in our careers serves as a valuable supplement to what we learn in school. Maybe the learning happens by reading, traveling, or working, or maybe it manifests as a person; a mentor who encourages you to think outside the box, push your boundaries, …

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Will an In-Progress Education Affect Your Career Search?

When Lightning Strikes: Tragedy Doesn’t Have to Hinder Academic Goals

They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. Yet, for nineteen-year-old Gil Chavez, it sure felt like it. He experienced major tragedy on two separate occasions before even finishing high school. Yet somehow after all that’s happened to him, his vision remains clear—he wants to attend Harvard Law someday. How do people hit so …

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How Detours Enrich the Educational Journey: A Vital Lesson from a Nontraditional Student

These days, there are more ways than ever to approach higher education. There’s not just one yellow brick road, starting with high school graduation and ending with “The Four Year Degree.” Adult students now make up approximately one-third of all college students, and each student, regardless of age, has a unique story of how he …

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When Finding a New Career Means Earning a New Degree: A Story on Starting from the Bottom Up

I’ve often wondered what it’s like to, in the midst of your career, just drop everything and start over in a completely new field. I’m sure we’ve all had thoughts at some point of finding a new career, of seeing what would happen if we pursued another of our passions. But few of us actually …

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