Excelsior Degree Plan

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by GLGAmerica, May 16, 2017.

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  1. GLGAmerica

    GLGAmerica Member

    That's some great information that he and I will look into. The company he works for now is getting ready to start using sales force so he will have some exposure to that platform here real soon.

    Appreciate you passing that information that along because I had no idea that getting sales force certified could be a good career path.
     
  2. GLGAmerica

    GLGAmerica Member

    Great news!

    My son finished the Capstone class today and has now completed all of his bachelors degree requirements!

    He was staying with his friends where they are going to college this weekend. They got to watch him hit the submit button for his final assignment and be part of the moment.

    Anyway, he's thrilled to have completed this project and I'm very proud of him for having the drive and initiative to see it through.

    I'd estimate the overall cost of the degree to be around $15,000 and he has zero debt which is fantastic.

    Last weekend, he put a deposit down on an apartment a block away from a major college with some of his friends who are still working on their degrees. Beginning this fall, he'll be hanging out with his college friends for at least the next year maybe two.

    So at 19, he's finished his degree, he's debt free, he's got a job and he'll basically be on campus with his other college friends soon so it's a good start.

    The next step is that the grades will post on May 10 and then they'll audit his records to confirm all is in order. His degree will be conferred on July 16 which is after the July commencement takes place. I was a little surprised that students who completed their degree requirements in May don't go through commencement in July. They have to wait until the following July.

    Not that it matters too much. As of today, the commencement will be virtual anyway. Maybe next year it will be in person.

    He still gets his diploma this July though since Excelsior does confer degrees every month.

    Once he gets it, I'll possibly post a picture of it.

    In the meantime, next week we'll start working on his next project. Starting a business!

    MARCUS: One of the first things he said was that I'll have to post this information on the forum so you could see it. We might hit Qdoba today but we might also go some place nicer lol.
     
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  3. datby98

    datby98 Member

    Congrats! That is really a great start for a 19 years old young man!:emoji_thumbsup:
     
  4. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

    Welcome to the Excelsior College alumni family! Please tell him "congratulations" for me. That's an amazing accomplishment. Being able to graduate early and debt-free is a big, big, big deal. And he's starting his own business too. Epic!

    If he's on Facebook, there's an Excelsior College alumni group he can join. Also, if he's still considering graduate school, both Coursera and EdX have some VERY affordable programs through some VERY nice schools:

    https://www.coursera.org/degrees/masters

    https://www.edx.org/masters

    Taking a well-deserved break from school to focus on his new business is a great option too.

    I wish I was in the same position as he is when I was his age. Yes, I'm a little envious. He's got a great future ahead of him.
     

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