Education Knows No Age


(Photo: Wendy Fisher)

Many of us find ourselves at a crossroads in the midst of our working years – finding that the career choices we’ve made may not be as fulfilling as we’d hoped, or dreaming of accomplishing more – of learning a new skill, a different trade, or even starting a brand new career.

This can be an extremely exciting journey – imagine how much we can learn having lived life and having experienced so many things that bring new context to the curriculum. As a “non-traditional” older student, you have the opportunity to also bring a unique perspective to younger students that can benefit from your

It can be a scary thought – in the midst of raising children, running a household and continuing an existing career (you have the pay the bills somehow!) – taking on yet another task, yet following your dream to gain new education can be one of the most rewarding paths of your life.

I strongly recommend following your dream to further your education – at any age. This week Wendy Fisher – an FIT graduate student and manager of operations for the Florida Tech Center for Organizational Effectiveness, talks about her own experience as a “non-traditional student.” (CLICK HERE to ready Wendy’s column)

Blog post written by Beth Gitlin, Women’s Business Center

The original article, written by Wendy Fisher, appeared in FLORIDA TODAY on June 10, 2014 – The Edge: Graduate program a challenge well worth taking


About Author

Reneé Couperthwaite is the Employer Relations Coordinator for Career Management Services. She started with Florida Tech in 2008 at the Women’s Business Center (later renamed weVENTURE), managing the training programs, marketing efforts, and corporate events. She then moved on to Career Management Services to assist Florida Tech students and alumni reach their career goals through employer networking events. She is very driven by the success of others and is enthusiastic about helping people. Reneé earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing at Florida Institute of Technology in May 2015.

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