Learning and a college degree

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According to Pew Research Center’s, receiving a college degree reaps over $500,000 more in their lifetime more than an individual with a high school diploma. Although news depicts college graduates not being able to secure jobs during the recent economic downturn, further analysis reports that college graduates are more likely to find employment during recessions than those less educated (Azziz, 2014). Learning not only provides economic stability, but also helps us to stay current on industry trends and adapt to changes in an organization. A successful employee at any level is not only defined by their past accomplishments, but also their ability to continuously learn (Gill, 2012). Creating a personal value of learning provides the individual with unlimited tools for personal satisfaction.
Completing my college degree is something that I also wanted to do, however, other priorities always came before completing my degree. Late last year, my husband announced we were moving to China, I knew I would have difficulties securing employment in another country without a Bachelor’s degree. I couldn’t find a logical reason to not go back to school. However, as business conditions changed, relocation was put on hold for 2014. I also knew that with this news, my husband would passively seek another job in another location. It didn’t make sense for me to go back to work, knowing we would relocate either to China or someone else in the near future.
At my previous employer, our Corporate Psychologist guided us with several tools to help us learn about ourselves, learn about others and learn how to communicate with each other. One of the tools we used was the DiSC Assessment. I am considered a High I/Promote. Underst...

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