If I could count how many times I’ve seen the phrase “Hello world!” lately…

I started formulating an idea to take some classes to boost my technical background. This was back in early December. Well, why take classes unless they count towards a certificate or something? Ok… research says local schools offer certificates and associates degrees in engineering. Question: Will this work*expense=promotion? Hmmm… research says # available jobs in process engineering and with your qualifications is: uncertain at this time. Professional advice says: don’t bother, go for master’s degree! Other professional advice says: don’t underestimate the value of work experience. My evaluation of the professional advice is this: While work experience is valuable, I don’t have a specific value I can place on it except that I have this good sounding title. My pay reflects other than engineer and upwardly mobile and motivated employee. That, everyone agrees on. 🙂 Research says that there is a specific value and growing demand for computer and software engineers. Hmmm… (satisfying computer addiction)*(current engineering position)*(high value forecast) = grad school. This is the path that led me directly to my current position only 2 months later. I’m in the beginning of computer programming and architecture at community college. And I’m waiting for admission decisions from Loyola and DePaul for summer/fall entry to MS Computer Science programs. A friend says I move fast. And I say, you have to move fast to keep up with life!

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