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    DETC Success Stories

    For those of you out there that are happy with your DETC accredited schools and degrees, now is your chance to electronically shank the RA-or-no-way crowd. What is your story? How have your degrees helped you?
    BA, Social Sciences ---- The University Formerly Known As Thomas Edison State College

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    Thinking I was to be done this Sunday, I put my AS in CJ on my resume and application. I was told that it was a factor that set me apart from the other applicants and helped me get the job. My employer, who has an RA degree had no problem with my NA degree and fully accepted it. I did have to go to him and tell him I needed one more class...But in the end DETC got me a good $30k + job a year.
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    I posted here before about my DETC bachelor's degree meeting the requirements for a higher position with my employer (a staff position at an RA technical college). I got an immediate $6k raise, plus I may have a shot at something even better coming up soon.
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    I decided to change major and supplement my 29 years old degree with more current one from DETC accredited university. This lead to HR approving something they didn't approve a year before I earned the degree, so I was able to transfer within the company to a more stable, better paying position. The timing was great as the other position was eliminated in major layoffs 6 months after the transfer.

    I earned a diploma from DETC accredited college and became as a result certified by a respected recognized professional organization. This is also a good addition to my arsenal.
    As in the industry this certification is a plus when applying for this type of jobs.
    Last edited by Lerner; 11-04-2010 at 10:16 PM.

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    My DETC degree(s) (bachelor and master's) has launched my career in law enforcement and has opened the doors in academia where I teach at four universities two of which are regionally accredited campus based schools and two DETC schools. I've also been assigned as an assistant dean of student services on a part-time basis. The only limitations is those that you choose to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmct1 View Post
    My DETC degree(s) (bachelor and master's) has launched my career in law enforcement and has opened the doors in academia where I teach at four universities two of which are regionally accredited campus based schools and two DETC schools. I've also been assigned as an assistant dean of student services on a part-time basis. The only limitations is those that you choose to believe.
    Hey,

    Good to hear from you Jagmct1! Good job!


    Abner :)
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    I moved this thread to see if it could get more replies. I might end up moving it back later.
    BA, Social Sciences ---- The University Formerly Known As Thomas Edison State College

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    Good to hear that the DETC is doing its job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmct1 View Post
    My DETC degree(s) (bachelor and master's) has launched my career in law enforcement and has opened the doors in academia where I teach at four universities two of which are regionally accredited campus based schools and two DETC schools. I've also been assigned as an assistant dean of student services on a part-time basis. The only limitations is those that you choose to believe.
    Hey Jag,

    Hang out for a while dude!

    Abner :)
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    Good thread, MC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    Hey Jag,

    Hang out for a while dude!

    Abner :)
    I would although my schedule as been nothing short of hectic lately. I have a new addition to the family (baby girl), new job and teaching at four universities. I barely have enough time to read the various posts. How have you been?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jagmct1 View Post
    I would although my schedule as been nothing short of hectic lately. I have a new addition to the family (baby girl), new job and teaching at four universities. I barely have enough time to read the various posts. How have you been?
    I have been good. I received my MBA in 6/10 from Aspen, and as a result I am in a higher pay grade at work which bumped me up 7K at the low end, and works it iself up to 10k at the high end in 3 years. Plus my new MBA gives me access to good side contract/work.

    Good to hear from you again,

    Abner :)
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abner View Post
    I have been good. I received my MBA in 6/10 from Aspen, and as a result I am in a higher pay grade at work which bumped me up 7K at the low end, and works it iself up to 10k at the high end in 3 years. Plus my new MBA gives me access to good side contract/work.

    Good to hear from you again,

    Abner :)
    That's great news and congratulations! I know there are many DETC success stories and the more people who share them the better.

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    Abner... that is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be paid back more each year than it took you to pay for your degree once. 10K at the high end ain't no chump change, either- that should make a significant difference in helping you reach your financial goals!
    BA, Social Sciences ---- The University Formerly Known As Thomas Edison State College

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maniac Craniac View Post
    Abner... that is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!! You will be paid back more each year than it took you to pay for your degree once. 10K at the high end ain't no chump change, either- that should make a significant difference in helping you reach your financial goals!
    Thanks MC. $3,600.00 for an MBA was a simple no brainer for me. The ROI has been EXCELLENT! I mean, you can't even get some professional certificates for $3,600.00.

    Have a good one broheim,

    Abner :)
    XVI.8: Confucius said, "There are three things of which the superior man stand in awe. He stands in awe of the ordinances of Heaven. He stands in awe of great men. He stands in awe of the words of the sages. The mean man does not know the ordinances of Heaven, and consequently does not stand in awe of them. He is disrespectful to great men. He makes sport of the words of the sages."

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    This really is a great post. There must be more stories lurking around out there since this was started last year.

    Anyone else?

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