Every one of us has been to that place in our lives where we stop short and take a look around: at where we are, and where we’re headed. Sometimes we do it by choice. Other times our lives change without our permission and we’re forced to create a new future for ourselves.
Often, in making a major life change, we hope to improve our situation – to find a better job, to make more money, to spend more quality time with family. Many of us are also hoping to feel a greater sense of personal fulfillment in our day-to-day lives.
As a first step to creating a new future, many people choose to advance their education. (I know I did.) In southwestern Pennsylvania, we are lucky to have so many good educational options for adults. As the director of graduate and adult studies at Seton Hill University, in Greensburg, Pa., I work with adult students every day through our Adult Degree Program. (Since I am most familiar with the Adult Degree Program at Seton Hill, I will use it as an example. However, it is of vital importance that you find the situation that fits you the best. We believe in this so strongly at Seton Hill that we often make referrals to other institutions when we are working with a prospective student who is looking for an educational experience that is substantially different than the one we offer.)