If you’re over 25, you may think that going back to college is not an option. You’re too old, and there’s just no point because employers won’t want you. This is not the mindset to have. There are a number of benefits to being a mature student. Here are six reasons to go back to school now.
You’ve Done the Partying Already
You’re more likely to get better grades as a student. You’re there for the studying, rather than living the student life. You’ve done all the partying before now, and there is much less to deter you from studying for your degree.
You’ll be at the top of your class, while everyone else is going out partying each night.
You’ve Gained Life Experience
You’ll be surprised at how beneficial life experience is in the studying environment. Not only will this help with buckling down, but it will help you look at problems differently.
You bring a different dynamic within your projects, and can utilise your previous experience within the workplace to help with your grades.
Your Confidence Rocks
It’s nerve-wracking being an 18-year-old student on the first day. But as a 25-year-old+ student you will have more confidence. This can only help you.
You will feel better in yourself while at classes, and find it easier to make friends. People will also look to you for inspiration as they see your confidence, which also helps with making friends.
Less Chance of a Waste-of-Time Degree
So many teenagers choose a degree that will not help them in life. This could be because they don’t know what they want to do, but it is also because they simply want to get to university or college to have some fun.
It’s just a waste of time and money. When you decide to become a mature student, there is less chance of wasting this time. You have a clearer idea of what you want to do, and how you get there.
Coursework Isn’t as Stressful
Remember all that life experience? Well, it will play well when it comes to coursework and exams. You won’t feel as stressed, but you’re more likely to know when to stop and ask for help.
This is beneficial to lecturers since they know that when you do email them it is for a genuine reason. You’ve tried to work it out already. You become one of their favourites, and that can open other doors for you.
Employers Still Want You
Stop worrying about employment prospects afterwards. There are still chances that employers will want you.
There is more to a job than age. Experience plays a major part. Your previous work experience could be just what they need to make you stand out from your younger counterparts.
However, there is also the chance of your life experience helping you out here. While they shouldn’t legally look into this, many will consider that you’ve finished with starting a family, and you’re ready to focus on your career.