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Going back to school after a hiatus can be a scary decision. You may think it's out of your price range or that you could never make time in your busy schedule. If you're still on the fence, here are a few reasons why it's never too late to go back to school.

 

1. Increase Your Earning Potential

It’s a fact that university graduates make more money. They have more professional opportunities and advance in their careers more quickly. The data has shown this consistently over the years, and the trend is not slowing down.

In fact, the pay gap is increasing with recent studies finding that holders of four-year degrees made 98 percent more per hour than their peers without degrees. (Compare this to the 1980s, when that gap was only 64 percent.) For many, making more money may not be the only or most important reason to earn a college degree — but increased financial stability in an ever-changing economy is certainly a benefit.

2. Expand Your Skill Set

Going back to school while working full time, raising a family or taking care of elderly parents takes a great deal of determination and ambition. These qualities are not lost on employers. It takes initiative and perseverance to do the consistent, quality work necessary to finish a degree. And no matter what major or program you end up choosing, the skills you develop — critical thinking, an understanding of ethics in the workplace and broader world, the ability to write and speak well — will set you apart.


Showcasing these skills (class projects, community service, research papers on complicated social issues) in interviews and on your résumé can help you land a promotion or even provide entry into an entirely new field.

3. Be Happier!

Going back to college is a self-validating experience. When many of my students return to the classroom, they feel like imposters. That nagging little voice in their heads tells them, “I can’t possibly succeed at this. What am I doing here?” But after a few classes with peers who are struggling with the same doubts, they realize they are not alone.

They also benefit from professors who want to help them be successful. With a network of classmates and teachers who both support and challenge them, students start to believe that they can do it — in fact, they already are. That self-empowerment in the classroom spills over into other areas of their lives, too: Success begets success!

 

If you are interested in applying at the Women's University in Africa and want to find out more information, please contact the Admissions and Student Records offices on the following telephone numbers: 263-242-459647/459601/459648 or visit the offices at 549 ARCTURUS ROAD, MANRESA PARK, HARARE. In BULAWAYO they are at CHARTER HOUSE, Cnr Leopold Takawira and Fort Street, 5th Floor , Telephone09-63649 and in Mutare Contact Mrs Munzara at MUTARE TEACHERS’ COLLEGE (STUDENT SUPPORT CENTRE, Telephone number 020-60380 ext. 147 or 0778 096 233 and Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (Marondera) WUA ACADEMIC COMPLEX 1515 Pine Street, Marondera. Telephone numbers +2632792320145 and +263773 867 127, 0734 889 138