Here’s the deal. I’m about to graduate from GPC. I have been making straight A’s thus far so I should be able to get into either school. I will be majoring in business accounting, finance or entrepreneurship. Also I will be getting a master’s degree in marketing.

About me, well I’m 30, and I have been back in school for about a year now. I had a hand full of credits that transferred when I was 20 so I am good there. For ten years I did extremely well in the real world. I know all about business in the real world and have tons of experience. I just felt a few years ago that I was not happy with the direction my life was going so I decided to go back to school. I did this pre-recession so this was not forced on me I chose it.

My dilemma is that if I had to do it all over again I would be a social worker or a nurse. I love helping people and giving back. That is one of the reasons why I was so successful because I was very genuine and caring in business at such a young age. The only problem is that I can’t give up my ten years of experience in business and start all over. What I plan to do is stay in business but just stay true to myself and keep helping others with good ethics; maybe even work for a non-profit or something.

To the main point, Georgia State or Georgia Tech, I hear State has an amazing business program “J Mack Robinson” that is recognized nationwide and is really popular. The only problem is Georgia State is not really a Nationwide recognized; while Georgia Tech is nationwide recognized as a very good school.

I do not want to fool anyone though because I am most certainly not an engineer; and when I start flinging out my resume to company’s I want them to see me for me and not for someone else. I had this conversation with someone and they made a really good point. You can match your degree and school with your personality. That might be reaching a little bit but I have had many conversations and I believe people are trying to get me in one direction. I am fun lovely and really enjoy people; I can do calculus if need be if I decided to go to Tech but I really could care less about detailed numbers. Basically what I am saying is that when my resume lands on someone’s desk I want them to have a portal to me and my personality from my experience and where I graduated. I’m feeling that if my resume said I had ten years of business experience, graduated from “J Mack Robinson” with a BA in business and a MS in Marketing I believe that would be impressive.

I just really don’t want to miss the mark here though. Am I thinking about this all wrong? Am I completely missing something? I wish I could just lock into a decision and feel amazing about it. For example if Georgia Tech and “J Mack Robinson” I would probably lock that up in a heartbeat because I would have the flare of GT and the business clout of “J Mack Robinson”. I just want to make sure that when I invest all of this time and money and get as much as I can out of it so when I get back into the real world I am a force to be reckoned with.

The reason I said about my family is that I am going back to school and my wife is working. I am taking out loans and I do not want to waste any time or money this is very serious to me and I want to do the right thing. I am not afraid of loans because I have made a lot of money in the past and I know how to do it again. I just want to be able to take care of my family and have a good time doing it.

About the good times, when I worked in the past I could make a ton of money but I had to sacrifice time, I worked long days and had few days off. I believe a degree can’t necessary guarantee you a lot of money but it can guarantee you a balance between money and time. I’m not necessarily looking for the best thing in the world. I just want to be able to make good money have time to spend with my family and enjoy life.

I don’t know if any of this made any sense to anyone but it would be really awesome if you guys good give me some serious incredible feedback because I will need to make a decision soon and I want to make the bets one!

Best,
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