Back to School

I always knew that I would go back to school but I didn’t know when and where (and how, for that matter!). I had planned to go back to school since I first moved here but unfortunately that plan did not happen until … last week!

I won’t go into detail but what happened was miraculous in my dictionary and before I knew it I was able to start school last week! Hoorah! I am now enrolled in a digital marketing certificate program at UCLA Extension. I should be able to finish this program in the next 9 months or more, it really depends on the courses I will take and the route I will choose.

For now, I am taking 3 classes this term and 1 of them is an online class. This is my first ever online class – and I found it very interesting. Well I’ve taken some Coursera classes before but this is nothing like that because there are live seminar sessions in which we can hear the lecture and also participate in class discussion through an online chat room.

As for the other two classes, so far they are as interesting. One caught me off guard because I did not think that I would need to write a final paper as part of the requirements to pass the class. I mean, the last time I wrote an academic paper was…. 10 years ago? πŸ˜€

Anyway, I can’t say much for now because, well, it’s just the first week, but surely I will share more about this journey! I’m excited to learn, meet new people, and share experiences! All of this still feels surreal because up until last week I really have no slightest clue that I would be starting school… oh well, here I am now and I better get back to my online learning platform to read materials for my second week. Ah, student life…

Taken in front of Royce Hall – where UCLA graduation ceremonies are held
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25 thoughts on “Back to School”

  1. Yeay! Congrats Chris, and enjoy the student life again! I presume you would get a student card which would open the doors to a lot of student discount too? Hahahaha πŸ˜› But seriously, enjoy and good luck on the courses!

  2. Congrats, Ta! I’m always excited when someone goes back to school. I took couple of continuing education in New York, and I learn so much, not only on the technical site, but also how to execute ideas, give constructive critics and formed an articulated opinion. Something that I was not equipped very well, even from my previous grad school. All have helped me a lot in a professional setting here. Teachers and other students are very encouraging, so I hope you enjoy the journey. Keep on growing πŸ™‚

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