This weekend I finally received the best news I’ve had in a while, I’ve been accepted into Savannah College of Art & Design.
As most of you know, I currently have three associates degrees from Valencia, and though I could tell you all over again, “Why I chose a two year college” versus just pursuing my Bachelor’s immediately – I think we all realize just how important higher education is towards career advancement. If I had to do this all over again, I certainly would still have attended Valencia, which is clearly the best college I’ve attended (and I’ve attended quite a few being in the military). Valencia has instilled in my education what is most important – and that’s learning. If you haven’t learned one thing about me, it’s that I live to learn. I really do feel as strongly as the quote by Ghandi, “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” But I’ve begun to discover that though what you know, do, and learn are vital – a degree does hold a lot value in many careers.
I’ve decided to transfer to Savannah due to their reputation and the fact that their online program will allow me to complete my education much more rapidly than I have been able to at UCF. Unfortunately most traditional programs such as the one I was in at UCF only allow students to take courses during set time periods, which definitely wasn’t conducive to my work schedule – especially now that the baby is on the way. Now this certainly was a tough decision, the cost of attending Savannah certainly isn’t cheap. Luckily there are scholarships available that will aid me in my journey towards continuing my education. After completing extensive research and learning about the reputation of Savannah’s eLearning programs, we’ve decided that despite the cost, this is the best decision to further my education. This will certainly not only benefit my education, but will enhance my professional career where I’m currently in the process of spearheading alternative delivery of various online courses in Valencia’s graphics program. I’m certain I’ll learn a lot about not just interactive design but also online learning, which can only help strengthen our courses at Valencia.
For those of you concerned with the thoughts of me moving to Savannah, really, I’m not moving – I’ll be enrolled in their eLearning program which will allow me to take courses completely online.