The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts is located in downtown St. Catharines where I reside so Brock University is my school of choice. Enrollment was granted on the condition of submission of my Ryerson transcripts. In order to get my transcripts I had to visit Ryerson University to pick them up. They had kept them safe for 44 years. For this first term at Brock I am engaged with Foundation Studies and Introduction to Drawing along with an English credit: "Literature of Trauma and Recovery" at the main campus.
I will be 75 when I graduate - just in time to start another career.
So why would anybody want to go back to school after retirement? When I do the math I will be 75 when I graduate - just in time to start another career. Well here are ten thoughts why I resumed my education.
- I'm a lifelong learner
- It's financially feasible without debt
- I like a challenge
- I can create a network of friends and associates
- Most of my evenings now consist of active learning involvement
- I can study subjects which I like and when it's most convenient
- My transportation costs are minimal and included in the tuition fee
- I have dental and health insurance benefits
- I will have a degree
- It's a means to an end in itself
Could we speculate that the option to return to school might be one of the best kept secrets for active retirees?