My first graduate school course is complete and my GPA is 4.0. Feeling pretty good about that right now. I had planned to post an update here after I was accepted into the M.B.A. program at Forbes School of Business in January, but it turns out when you have to balance work, school, and family, there’s not a lot of time left for website updates. But I am pleased about the decision to go back to school, and it turns out this is exactly the right time in my life to do it.
Something I learned almost immediately is that when you’re an adult learner, you’re able to apply so much of your career experience to the conversation and your assignments. It just wouldn’t have been the same had I chosen to get a Master’s degree after graduating from Oswego all those years back. My only experience at that point was stocking shelves at Wegmans (No. 4 on Fortune’s “Best Companies to Work For” list!) and working the video game section of Sears.
I loved both of those jobs.
Some time back I posted an update to LinkedIn after earning my social media strategy certification. Since then I’ve also finished the Digital Marketing certification program that was offered by Mediabistro, and I’ve started taking Hootsuite’s Podium courses, which is another social media program. I feel like I’m getting pretty good at this.