I haven’t enrolled in any Online Schools since living with my room mates. The last time I did anything it was when my work paid for me to learn more about web developing, and styling. Like HTML, and CSS. I find it difficult to study without actually being in a classroom and being able to ask your teacher questions face-to-face. However, at the same time – you don’t have to attend any classes when you’re doing online classes and you can pass in your homework or do homework at midnight on Saturday (if you’re me, and have no life lol).
There are tons of people who actually do their entire schooling with online degree programs in marketing or education, healthcare and even nursing. I basically went to school for free when taking my Graphic Design course from 2004-2006. Prior to that I was working at the hospital doing housekeeping and being a ward clerk (secretary) for the Doctors and Nurses. Before that, I got my diploma in textile studies which isn’t something that I use this day and age at all. I think it was to tie me over to see what I really wanted to do with my life. I was a total keener in school and loved doing my homework. Literally, I sometimes asked for more assignments, just to learn. I guess that Graphic Design is definitely my passion. I never knew what I wanted to do for the longest time. Even after graduating High School I knew I liked computers so I thought the next step was Computer Science. Whoa, I’m glad my Mom talked me out of that. That is not what I would’ve liked, for sure. I liked the thought of being an Elementary School teacher, but didn’t really want to pursue it. I liked art.. but what do you do with an Art degree? A few years later I found out what Graphic Design was and took a few night courses while I was working at the hospital. Signed up immediately for being on the waiting list for college, and got in.
My heart is in Graphic Design, and I worked hard to get funded by the government to get free tuition and living funds to go to school. I didn’t take it for granted at all and I’m glad I enrolled when I did. I got to better myself and move to a beautiful province. In case some of you don’t know, I’m from Newfoundland and I now live in Ontario. There’s tons of sites out there to help you if you can’t afford to go to school, sometimes online schools are cheaper. However, if you want you can get your Free Application For Federal Student Aid http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ online.