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Megan DaGata

SQS, Materials Management, Fluor Corporation

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What would you go back to school to finish if you were going back?

I asked the question in the Debate section: Why is it all about the college degree?

I got a resounding - Because people think you can finish something before they hire you.

So now I wonder for the undegreed 20/30/40 somethings...What would you go back to school to finish if you were going back?

Knowing everything that our adult experiences have taught us, what would you complete a degree in? Where? What do you think it would change about your life?

Personally I would like to complete a communications degree at the University of Texas at Austin and get admitted to the LBJ School of Public Affairs. I don't think I would use the education to run for a public office or anything, but I would like to think I would be able to find more ways to positively impact the world. More eyes and ears perk up when you add letters behind your name.

Life experience has taught me why, but the degrees give me the education to say how.

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    Feb 27 2012: Great Topic. I coasted through school and didnt leave with the quals that i really should of! I have always been passionate about business and managed to get access to a good MBA based on my life skills but i felt at a real disadvantage. I understood the topics intuitivley but when it came to the analytical or quantative topics i really struggled.

    I guess I would go back and focus on Maths, that is my weakness.

    I wonder though, if i changed that where would I be now???

    John

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