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April 9, 2014

Returning to College for a New Career

Grace Beal

Grace Beal earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas and worked for such high-tech giants as AT&T, Wang Laboratories, and NBI. But that was before it was time to be at home to raise three children. “My computer degree was from a long time ago,” she says. True enough, at […]

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April 7, 2014

Is It a Good Idea to Retake a Class?

Retake-a-class

As a FRCC Foundation Fellow and the Student Government President on the Boulder County Campus, I am a part of many conversations. One in particular that I often hear is about students retaking classes. Not only do students take classes for a second time, but for a third or fourth time even. The most common […]

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March 31, 2014

Reinventing Yourself as a 40-Something

Gerry-Cordutsky-blog

Gerry Cordutsky was in his early 40s when he was laid off from his job as an electrical engineer. “There were not a whole lot of opportunities in my niche area,” he says. “I needed to reinvent myself. I wanted something I would be interested in and that there was a market for.” Pharmacology fit […]

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March 26, 2014

Letting Go of Your Fear of Returning to School

Photo of shuttle heading into space. Booster rockets are labelled FRCC.

I once had an algebra teacher in high school say to me, “If you haven’t figured it by now then you don’t get it and you never will.” Consequently, I gave up on algebra, without ever having a chance of getting anywhere with it, or achieving my dreams that required it. After that, I drifted […]

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