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Megan DaGata

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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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    Mar 3 2012: I did finish my degree and continued on to a PhD but now I'd love to go back to study a different field. I studied high energy physics but now have broad interests in economics, CS, and biology. Universities provide a unique environment for exploration of knowledge and interaction with others who have shared and different interests. It is unfortunate that so many don't really discover their passion until after the usual age at which one attends university.
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      Mar 5 2012: Mr Bregman,

      You may want to consider Peter Diamandis's Singularity University.... Check it out....

      Best Regards,
      Alex Garcia

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