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What can I do now?

I had left my #college 3 years before because of #financial_issues and I had planned to #rejoin it this year unfortunately because of #Covid19 my idea of rejoining college is stocked somewhere between this #lockdown.
I had applied for #scholarship however I have got no #response from there too.
Would I be able to continue my studies? And what can I do to get this opportunity?
#JULY20

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Donna’s Answer

With financial struggles and COVID you could look to find ways to volunteer possibly in an area you were trying to study or something similar. There is so much need out there right now and while you might not be in an actual school environment the life skills will continue to help you grow and make you more well rounded in areas you might not even have thought of. Volunteering with a recognized organization if there is one near you will allow you to affiliate with them and you could add that experience to a resume. To keep up with your former studies and until you can get back to school or do some things on line you could spend sometime going through your old notes and where you had left off. If you still have some of your old books it would be a good refresher. No matter what, never give up!

Donna recommends the following next steps:

Inquire into local volunteer opportunities
Freshen up on what you had been learning prior to before you left
If you are able see if you can find anything online to be able to stay engaged i.e. on line courses or independent research
With safe protocol if there is a local library that is open you could use their technology or get books on what you were studing
Thank you comment icon thanks donna for your suggestion. Anjali
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Natasha’s Answer

Find ways to keep learning (whether it is learning a new coding language, etc).

Practice a language that will be relevant throughout your studies. Explore new courses online.
How about researching MOOC courses (open courses online):
https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/find-by-topic/

Research resources online that allow you to learn new software and technology platform. Find educational podcasts (which might consume lower internet bandwidth). Read available books in your home (exchange books with your peers/neighbors/local classmates and read a few of them this summer; communicate with your parents about reading list).


Take care,
Natasha
Thank you comment icon Thank you Natasha for your answer. It’s helpful Anjali
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P.’s Answer

Hello! Don't worry, you are not alone. Luckily, there are alternative routes to beginning a great career.

Online certificate programs have become increasingly popular, especially now that coronavirus has forced many people to work remotely. In fact, Google announced they are offering 100,000 scholarships for online certificates in the fields of data analytics, project management, and UX design. These certificates can lead to high-paying careers and the online courses cost a fraction of the price of traditional universities.

You can find certification programs on websites such as coursera.org, edx.org, udemy.org, Stanford Online, and more. Some websites allow you to enroll in a course for a free trial, and then you pay a subscription fee per month. For instance, on coursera, you pay $49 a month to have access to certificate-awarding courses.

Online TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certification courses are affordable and the certifications are recognized in more than 80 countries, meaning you can teach English abroad. The two most popular online TESOL programs are the International TEFL Academy and Arizona State University Teach English Now.

There are other certificates you can get that will enhance your skill set, such as sign language interpretation/instruction, or even yoga instruction.

Online certificate programs are a totally valid way of furthering your education and can open up many possibilities for you.

Some important factors to consider are:
- Can I become certified in a field that will withstand the effects of pandemic and other economic issues?
- Will a certificate from an online program offer me the same job opportunities as a degree from a university program?
- Can I easily access the program? (ex. do I have the necessary technology for online instruction?)
- Is there financial aid available?

P. recommends the following next steps:

Check out this article on Google scholarships for online certificate programs --> https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackfriedman/2020/07/14/google-scholarships-online-certificates/9116bd715807
Learn more about online certificate programs --> coursera.org, edx.org, udemy.org
Check out ASU TESOL --> https://www.coursera.org/specializations/tesol
Check out International TEFL Academy --> https://www.internationalteflacademy.com/
Thank you comment icon Thank you patty😊 I’ll learn more about those online courses and certificates as you’ve mentioned. Anjali
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Marina’s Answer

I believe earning a college degree does not always confirm you are intelligent, will be successful, or discover your dream job. Plenty of smart, successful people are high school graduates or, are in a completely different line of work than whatever degree they earned anyway.

Your passion for learning, reading, and sharing your ideas with the world will serve you well. The advice from the folks above mentions great resources to continue your own education. Even as an adult, I’m looking into those same resources to increase my personal education. I hope you know it is okay to take a break from college and, if you find yourself returning next year (or in five years or never at all!), that that is perfectly normal too.
Thank you comment icon thanks marina for your concern. Anjali
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