Back to school... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 11-16-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
kg4kpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,729
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg
Back to school...

At age 41 and not in a civilian classroom for 22 years, I registered for winter quarter today. Based on my previous college credit plus my military transcript (really) I am starting with 45 quarter hours so I am a sophmore. I am going to get a Bachelors in Business Admnistration in Contract and Aquisition Management. I can only take 2 classes per quarter and they said I should be done in about a year and a half. End result will be a GS-11/12 Contract Specialist position at the hospital. I'm pretty stoked (yeah, I know the word). GI Bill and Army Tuition Assistance is paying for it all. First two classes are Intro to E-Business and Intro to Sociology. Wish me luck, starts January 7.

__________________
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/kg4kpg/f712f48bae526a2b13f30e6601f3433d_zps089056bf.jpg
kg4kpg is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2007, 08:31 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
sgnellett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Under a sheet of ice, you know, from Global Warming!
Posts: 2,949
Good luck! It'll be a PITA, but it'll be worth it! I'm just a few years younger, but I wish to hell I'd have done it while Uncle Sugar would have paid for it, I left a lot of $$ in my GI bill, now I'm finally back at it, and I'm 2 semesters away, so I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! If at all possible, look into taking any online classes and summer classes, it'll really take a bite outta how long it takes, I took full loads 2 summers in a row, it knocked a whole year off!

__________________
SGNellett, 02 TJ "LUCY" 3" BDS w/ quick disco's, 33x12.5x15's on Chrome Steel Tailgunners, K&N CAI, Tomkens front & rear w/ swing away tire carrier

Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter View Post
And the most important safety, I never put my booger hook on the bang switch unless I'm ready to fire.
sgnellett is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
kg4kpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,729
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg
Actually, both are online. I'll have weekly assignments, plus, I can use the campus for anything I need. I work 10 hours a day, classroom work is out of the question other than getting to go to lectures oncein a while. Plus, they have a Life Experience deal where If I have the right experience directly related to a particular class (like something to do with purchasing (current job), I can do a resume, get a letter from my boss, and get full credit for a course without taking it. I'm also going to go out to the USAF base and take some CLEP tests. Te school is Strayer University.
__________________
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/kg4kpg/f712f48bae526a2b13f30e6601f3433d_zps089056bf.jpg
kg4kpg is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-16-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
amy
Kalashnikitty

WF Supporting Member
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spokane wa
Posts: 5,580
Send a message via Yahoo to amy
That's fantastic, kg4kpg. Best o luck! It takes a lot of guts to go back to school like you are. It's even better that it's not coming out of your pocket.
__________________
Good girls go to Heaven. Jeep girls go where ever they want.
amy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 03:05 AM   #5
Fields of pain is where I graze
 
activelydying's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Galt's Gaulch
Posts: 3,325
Good luck.
__________________
" Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." Bukowski
activelydying is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 10:35 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,617
Way to go - best of luck and "study hard"!!!
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 11:03 AM   #7
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
Yay Chris!!! Good for you, KegOBeer!!!! Have fun
tiny terror is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 11:19 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
Unlimited's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Gone.... and most likely forgotten.
Posts: 3,044
Congratulations! and welcome to my world. I started back last March at the age of 47. I'm doing some online but most of my classes are on Monday nights. Your world will become work and writing papers.... (I'm so sick of writing 10 page papers, I have another one due on Monday.) We just got our graduation date this week: December 15, 2008!

The best advice I have to offer is don't get behind on the online classes, because if you wait until the last minute, the server is jammed by all the other people who waited untill the last minute. I try to stay two weeks ahead on things, that way if I have a bad week, I have time to recover.

Best of Luck!
Unlimited is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 11:55 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
kg4kpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,729
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unlimited View Post
The best advice I have to offer is don't get behind on the online classes, because if you wait until the last minute, the server is jammed by all the other people who waited untill the last minute. I try to stay two weeks ahead on things, that way if I have a bad week, I have time to recover.

Best of Luck!
Funny, the Dean told me the exact same thing when we were putting my classes in.

So, does going back to school mean I can use words like "dude" again? You know, like "dude, there's a kegger over at the Sigma Nu house, we gotta crash it" ?
__________________
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/kg4kpg/f712f48bae526a2b13f30e6601f3433d_zps089056bf.jpg
kg4kpg is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 11:58 AM   #10
Extremely Humble

WF Lifetime Member
 
Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midland Texas
Posts: 11,548
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by kg4kpg View Post
So, does going back to school mean I can use words like "dude" again? You know, like "dude, there's a kegger over at the Sigma Nu house, we gotta crash it" ?
No.
__________________

|
|

03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
Scout is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #11
amy
Kalashnikitty

WF Supporting Member
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spokane wa
Posts: 5,580
Send a message via Yahoo to amy
Quote:
Originally Posted by kg4kpg View Post
So, does going back to school mean I can use words like "dude" again? You know, like "dude, there's a kegger over at the Sigma Nu house, we gotta crash it" ?
If you really, really want to. Just don't call girls dude. Even if it's part of the hip lingo, it just sounds stupid, IMHO.
__________________
Good girls go to Heaven. Jeep girls go where ever they want.
amy is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 11-18-2007, 01:24 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Joe Dirt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Murrieta, CA
Posts: 1,074
Good for you. I went back to school last year. I got an AA degree 15 yrs ago and I'm trying to finish my BA. I'm not saying it's easy, especially with a job and family, but it can be done. Good luck.

__________________
2013 Wrangler 2D, 3.6L, Automatic, 3.73 Gears, Limited slip in the rear, Teraflex 2" lift, 285/75/16 tires, LOD bumper & 8K winch, 2M Ham radio.

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf- George Orwell
Joe Dirt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NJ - Back into a jeep njrockcrawler WF New Member Check In 10 05-05-2008 08:58 PM
Back Breaking Ride strohm YJ General Discussion Forum 16 04-03-2008 04:58 PM
school work help (Govt) RatherBNarizona Off-Topic 18 02-06-2008 08:50 AM
jeep likes to turn it self back on after I walk away? dwdrums801 TJ Tech Forum 64 01-29-2008 07:13 PM
Stock 2000 Sport Wrangler - spare on the back? WSU Tony General Jeep Discussion 1 09-09-2007 03:15 PM



» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC