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Back to School

May 28th, 2008 · 4 Comments · dave

We decided about 6 months ago that I should go back to school to pick up a Masters of Business Administration. The theory: more education = more money. The 3-semester program starts in the Fall, however, in order to qualify for the program there are a number of prerequisites that I needed to complete.

There were more prerequisites than there was time available. Fortunately, Utah State University offers what they call the ABC, or the “Accelerated Business Core.” This amounts to a grueling 12-week fiasco where I can earn 13.5 credits. Classes run from either 8-12 or 1-5, roughly 10 business days each, staggered. I have never been to a 4 hour class, and so am rightfully nervous — especially since I need to simultaneously fulfill my work obligations, e.g., 40 hours. DuPont was kind and promised me that so long as I still get my hours in (days, nights, or weekends), they would allow me to leave for class time.

Tina will be basically without a husband for the next 12 weeks as I come and go trying to fulfill my 3 obligations: provide for my family, pass these courses, sleep.

We’ll just take the next 3 months 1 day at a time.

Class starts today. Wish me luck.

Class starts today. Wish Tina luck.


4 Comments so far ↓

  • Mother of the Wild Boys

    Good luck to both of you. It will be so worth it in the end. :)

    PS-Tina, you know where to find us!

  • Sandra

    Good luck, but I’m not fond that Tina has to cut our walking time for this :) Is Dupont helping with the cost? Its so nice to work for a place that gives you that leniency. Good luck again and if I see you laughing like Joker with you eyes all buggy eyed I’ll know why he he.

  • Sandra

    Tina- I’m all good with going at 6:00. It actually is better since its lighter outside, I can get more done before the kids get up. Will we need to go at 6 this Friday?

  • Ellen

    Good luck to the both of you. Joseph and I are struggling through school still too. It is nice that there are jobs out there that respect people’s decision to go to school and allow them time to do it as long as you get your hours in. I don’t know when you are having your next child, but I bet it is best to do before you have to many more!! I am trying to finish before the next one comes! By the way Tina, Halle is 17 months. I don’t plan on training her for awhile, but we got it for her to get used to.

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