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Joe – How did you handle going back to school?

Joe – How did you handle going back to school?

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I tested, and I tested very poorly.  So, I had to take prerequisite courses in order to get to a college level to stay in the program.  English 098, 99, 100, 101, math.  I stayed at community college, I graduated with a Certificate in ... Show More

I tested, and I tested very poorly.  So, I had to take prerequisite courses in order to get to a college level to stay in the program.  English 098, 99, 100, 101, math.  I stayed at community college, I graduated with a Certificate in Addiction Studies, and then I got hungry.  I stayed and I got an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences, and then I got really hungry.  I went to Hahnemann University, and I got an Undergraduate Degree in Mental Health Technology.  And then I said, “Wow, why not keep going?”  So, I applied and was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania.  I got a Masters Degree in Social Work, and I’m licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to do that kind of work.    

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Joe – How did you handle going back to school?

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I tested, and I tested very poorly.  So, I had to take prerequisite courses in order to get to a college level to stay in the program.  English 098, 99, 100, 101, math.  I stayed at community college, I graduated with a Certificate in Addiction Studies, and then I got hungry.  I stayed and I got an Associate’s Degree in Applied Sciences, and then I got really hungry.  I went to Hahnemann University, and I got an Undergraduate Degree in Mental Health Technology.  And then I said, “Wow, why not keep going?”  So, I applied and was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania.  I got a Masters Degree in Social Work, and I’m licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey to do that kind of work.    

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