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Year Up Boston Continuing Education Presentation


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Year Up Boston Continuing Education Presentation by Natascha F. Saunders, The Youth Career Coach Inc.

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Year Up Boston Continuing Education Presentation

  1. 1. Pursuing Higher Education IS IT WORTH THE TIME?
  2. 2. About your facilitator: CEO/Founder, The Youth Career Coach Inc. Certified Professional Career Coach (PARW/CC) Employer Relations and Career Program Manager, at MIT Faculty: Northeastern University, University of Rhode Island CONTACT Board of Directors: Dimock Community Health Center Greek Life: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Pi, Sigma Office: 401-400-0(JOB)562 Epsilon Rho Email: Education includes: BA, MBA, MS, Exec. CERT, CPCC, Facebook: currently pursuing Doctorate in Education (Leadership & YouthCareerCoach Communication ) LinkedIn: Former: MIT Sloan (MBA Admissions), BU, JWU, A.G. nataschasaunders Edwards & Sons Inc., Wells Fargo, State Street, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Beth Israel Hospital, Roxbury Public Defenders
  3. 3. What we’ll discuss…. 1. What is continuing education 2. Why continue your education 3. When is a good time to start preparing 4. How do you prepare 5. Benefits 6. BFDS Presents… 7. OPEN DISCUSSION
  4. 4. What is Continuing Your Education is an all-encompassing term within a broad spectrum of post-secondary learning activities and programs. The term is used mainly in the United States and Canada. Recognized forms of post-secondary learning activities within the domain include: degree credit courses by non-traditional students, non- degree career training, workforce training, formal personal enrichment courses (both on-campus and online) self-directed learning (such as through Internet interest groups, clubs or personal research activities) and experiential learning as applied to problem solving.
  5. 5. Why Pursue Higher Education What are your thoughts on why? To keep your skills and knowledge base current Reducing employment limitations Self Achievement | Personal Satisfaction Enhanced traits such as: Discipline  It takes great discipline to study properly, avoiding procrastination and preparing adequate notes and study aids each week. It also takes great discipline to distill months of knowledge. Money | Prestige
  7. 7. INCOMEAccording to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The report titled "The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings" (.pdf) reveals that over an adults working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelors degree, $2.1 million; and people with a masters degree, $2.5 million. Persons with doctoral degrees earn an average of $3.4 million during their working life, while those with professional degrees are around $4.4 million.
  8. 8. When is a good time to prepare Your thoughts? Now! I don’t believe there will ever be a good time. Example:  Fire in our home  My brother in my MBA Program When you’ve notice the jobs you have an interest in require a degree When you notice the people you want to do business with have degrees (People like to do business with people they know or have something in common.)
  9. 9. How do you prepare?1. What are some tools that you’ve used to prepare?2. Self Analysis3. Leadership and Peer Analysis (Biographies)4. Talk to your career coach5. Family Inventory | Time Management | Resources6. Work flexibility | Corporation Culture7. Attend an open house and orientation8. Research  About the Schools  Regarding Academic Programs  Picking a Major Is it important? Does it matter which major? (Transferable skill sets)  Online or OnCampus or Both
  10. 10. How do you prepare cont.8. Meet with admissions, registrar, career services, meet the dean9. Financial Aid Meeting | FAFSA10. Books where to purchase them (used, library reserve, friend takes course different terms)11. Meet with past schools attended
  12. 12. Benefits1. Consider the social and cultural benefits, for instance: making friends, learning social rules and norms and understanding civic roles.2. Some of the most sought-after benefits from education are economic. For example, specialized knowledge and technical skills, for example, lead to higher incomes, greater productivity and generation of valuable ideas.3. Educated people make more money in traditional careers “except for the exceptions – idea generators”4. People respect people with education more than those who dont
  13. 13. Benefits cont.6. Having an education allows you to work in a field that you enjoy7. Have more stimulating conversations8. Skill set such as writing | communication | team work9. Learn From Masters of your Field Sure, many things learned in college can be learned at the library. What you miss out on, however, is someone to put those texts in context. Professors are hired because theyre at the top of their area of expertise. Of course they wont all be goldmines, but when you find one, latch on. Youll learn more than youll find in any book.
  14. 14. My success & survival tips Stayed at work vs. Stayed at home to study (Where?) I used my current job as part of my research and papers – opened doors to networking and expanded my knowledge base I read many organizational charts of employees in my company & my competitors that went to the school I was attending I did a semester long internship from the school but used my current job as the site it knocked out 1 whole term and I was able to pitch and craft a special project for my job My study groups were specifically selected by me – kids whose parents sent them to school before they take over their family business
  15. 15. SOCRATES once said that “the more he learned, the more he became convinced of his own ignorance”.
  16. 16. Questions | Discussion Time
  17. 17. Resources Employee Online Courses Audit a course at the school you have an interest Alumni Associations | Company Groups MIT OpenCourseWare  Such as: Classics, Languages, Chemistry, History, Economics, International Relations, Political Science, Artificial Intelligence, etc.  Hosted by: Emory, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, Harvard etc.
  18. 18. THANK YOU!  CONTACT  Office: 401-400-0JOB (562)  Website: Facebook: LinkedIn: