Believe in yourself. You bring a lot to the table as an adult student and your professors will see that.
It was a defining moment in my life once I decided to come back to school at the age of 44 after being laid-off from my job.
I'm so appreciative of the many valuable resources at UNCC that's in place to guide students on the path to success.
If I wanted to have a successful career, then it was time for me to refocus and pursue a brighter future through education.
Without the OASES team, I would still be lost.
When you are an adult student among 20,000 students who are younger than you, the acts of kindness you receive from OASES mean so much.
Be encouraged that it doesn't matter what circumstances life doles out; we can overcome, succeed and enrich the lives of others.
Dreams really can come true, if you continue to put one foot in front of the other and never give up...
Life can get in the way; don't let it stop you.
Not only did my work agree, they gave me their full support and encouraged me to apply for the program.
UNC Charlotte is an embarrassment of riches. There are people here who are happy to help you with anything.
I would say don't be afraid, there are teachers there to help you along the way, and the young people are friendly and encouraging.
I am passionate about motivating others and empowering younger students to value their higher educational opportunities now.
I had it in my head that I was going to do this…
I have made valuable connections and more than all of that I feel like I have truly found what I want to do.
My advice for adult students looking to return to school is to usurp all the help offered.
The best part about my journey is finding a solid group of fellow students (most of them older than average college age) with a similar passion.
I was usually the oldest person in the class, even older than some of the professors, but that did not stop me from making friends with students.
I am defined by me, it’s what I do with what happens to me that determines and defines my life.
If I can do this, anyone with the mindset to better themselves can return and achieve their goals.
My experience at UNC Charlotte has prepared me by opening my mind to new and innovative ideas and teaching me concepts of critical thinking.
As an adult, I hope the unique challenges you face never make you feel like you can’t participate in educational opportunities like studying abroad.
I want to prove that just because I chose a different path than most, I can still have a successful career.
I knew that I wanted to spend as much time with my daughter as possible, but still wanted to contribute to our family.
I did not and do not have time to join a lot of clubs. But I did look for internships and networking opportunities.
As he took on the responsibilities of marriage and fatherhood, he knew that he needed to move on with his life.
I was a bit shy about making new friendships, but I have managed to make friends in all of my classes.
What better place to begin a journey of the mind than UNC Charlotte?
I didn’t feel that closure until I got that diploma through the mail..
Charlotte represented a new start for my family...