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Increasing numbers of adults are returning to school and having success. The key is to be aware of the challenges and to have a plan in place to overcome them.
When you realize all that the Union Education Trust has to offer and all that you can gain from returning to school, developing new skills, and improving your ability to compete in the workplace it is easy to get excited! Tempering that excitement is the reality of balancing new academic responsibilities against the continuing responsibilities adults face, including family and work. Having a plan in place can help an adult who is returning to school to maximize his or her opportunity to have a successful academic experience.
Being motivated and having a positive attitude is a great start, but personal motivation alone is no guarantee of achieving educational goals. The support of those around you is an important component of your success.
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Colleges and universities have become increasingly responsive to the needs of non-traditional-age students who work full time. Consider looking into any programs or assistance your school offers students.
Some adults are taking advantage of the new technologies and distance learning opportunities available today. You may have more control balancing work time with family time. However, to be successful committing to a distance learning program, consider:
Another resource is UET's Career Counseling program. A team of professional career counselors is available to assist you with your career. You can communicate with one of the counselors by dialing the toll-free number (800-980-6973) or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries to the career counselors are confidential.