Most people who think about going back to school know how a bachelor’s or master’s degree can accelerate their success. Others aren’t so sure. Here are a couple of scenarios we at Averett University sometimes hear from people who don’t think they need a degree, and how we respond.

“I just got a promotion at work.”

Congratulations! That is wonderful news and we are so proud of you! You may be thinking that because of your new responsibilities, you should delay your education. In reality, other people in your shoes have discovered being in a degree program actually helped them become better leaders in their organizations. They took the principles and concepts they learned in the classroom and applied them immediately in their new jobs. This helped them further develop their leadership skills, inspired colleagues to advance their own education and showed their bosses they’re preparing for the next promotion.   

Averett University’s degree programs are affordable and flexible, so you can go at whatever pace suits your situation. A dedicated student success coach will be with you every step of the way to help you pursue your educational goals while you shine like a star in your new job.

“I don’t need a bachelor’s or master’s degree for my job or career.”

That’s great to hear; we love that you are in a career where your current skills are valued. That confidence may have you questioning the need to get a degree right now, but before you decide, consider that life can change at any second. We can never predict what’s going to happen next in our careers or the economy. There’s a wonderful peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re prepared in case of a sudden career change. What’s more, education is one of a very short list of things in life that no one can take from you. Many Averett University students found the personal satisfaction and intrinsic value of their education far outweighed their initial uncertainty about needing a degree.

We want you to be your best now and prepare for whatever the future might bring. We designed our degree programs to give you that flexibility. We offer career services to all students and alum, meaning if you find yourself in a sudden career change and need help, networking contacts or advice, we’ll be here for you. Once you join the Averett family, you’re always one of us.

Keep looking ahead

Even if you’re in a great position at work right now and your career path seems set, things can change in a heartbeat. Be ready with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from Averett University. It’s a decision you’ll never regret.


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