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Published on November 29 2006

Yeah. Positive strokes are a good thing at this time in my life, lol.
Course Title: Academic & Career Planning Course Number: RQ295 Session: Fall 2006 Session B Course Grade: A Credit Hours: 3 Current GPA: 4.0000 Grade Posted Date: 11/29/2006
Next up: (Yeah, I have to take it AGAIN)
Course Title: International Relations I Course Number: SS131 Session: Fall 2006 Session D

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K
I was suprised that I did not have to take placement classes when I went back to school. But I have been taking classes for 20 odd years off and on. I took all my English Comp requirements last year but now I have to work on American Lit 1 & 2. Anyway, I know what you're saying regarding finishing what you started, I will probably be close to retiring when I fianlly graduate. My degree may not be of much use in advancing me with the Government, but I plan to start a consulting firm when I retire and I want the BS Business credential to go along with my ASQ and Defense Aquisition University credentials. Always looks good when a client walks in and sees that diploma hanging on my "I Love Me wall".
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M
Hehe, actually I was thinking more of how Union/Management relations are sometimes like the days of the Cold War, with occasional forays into the War on Terrorism, but yes you're right--part of this program does involve studying the global economics, which of course affects even little me in the middle of nowhere. Think China more than Japan at the papermaking level, though.

I don't know in the end if this would ever lead to doing something different in the future; it's more of a desire to finish something I started a looooooong time ago, and to have something to keep my mind active and off "other things". It's just interesting, and if work is willing to partially subsidize me, why on earth would I NOT want to go back?

Unless I had to do Trigonometry class again--then no way would I have ever restarted. Thankfully I got all the math/science credits out of the way years ago--but I do have to go take an English placement test again next Wednesday since this school would not accept the results of my placement tests of thirty years ago. No, I am not studying for it, lol.
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K
I guess I don't know that much about who owns the mill and who their customer base is, but I see your point. One of the companies that I work with was just bought out last year by British Aerospace Engineering (BAE). I guess the only saving grace in those type of buy outs is that there are certain laws in place that prevent procurment of certain technologies related to the defense industry from foriegn countries. The comercial world (like paper production) doesn't have that luxury and they have to compete as a global market. Did you ever see that movie with Michael Keaton where a Japanese company came in and took over the car manufacturing plant and he got picked to be the laison? That could be you!
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M
What will I do with an IR?? Heh. Don't you think it will come in handy in a paper mill??????
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K
I opted for Columbia Southern University. I did a lot of research regarding accreditation and I ended up going to the US Department of Education Distance Education Training Council (DETC). They had a list of many schools that have online nationally and regionally accredited Schools. I picked this one because it had a BS in Business Administration/Project management. Also because my tuition assistance won't fund a school that is not fully accredited and there are alot of schools that claim they are, but aren't really. The project management is a big plus in my career field. So what do you plan on doing with the International Relations degree?
http://www.colsouth.edu/
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