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When I graduated high school, I chose to forgo college and started a career at a large corporation. I worked there for 13 years intending to retire, but they laid me off in 2011. I had no formal education nor a plan B, so I really didn’t know what to do. Determined not to be defeated and to show my daughters the power of tenacity, I entered a vocational program in electrical technology and became an electrician. However, I still wanted to pursue my degree so that I would always have something that no one could ever take away from me again. I chose to enroll in the RBA program because it was a perfect fit for my life, and I knew I could tailor it to suit my former life experiences as well as use credits from the 5 year electrical apprenticeship I am about to finish up through the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Alliance.
I first enrolled at West Virginia University in the late 1990s. I loved the school, but at that time I did not have any clear career goals. I dropped out and then moved to South Florida. While I was there, I started working in the real estate industry. It is a field where you do not need a degree to get started...especially at that time. But when the housing bubble burst in 2008, I needed to address the holes in my education and come up with a long term plan. The RBA program was able to use my past WVU credits, credits from my associates degree, and credits from my professional credentials toward the program. I used my remaining RBA requirements to take the necessary prerequisites for graduate school. After earning my RBA degree, I was accepted into a part-time MBA program with a focus in marketing and earned that degree 3 years later.
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