The Career Doctor™
by Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez
Looking for a first job? Thinking of changing careers?
Facing a lay-off? The Career Doctor™ is a Larchmont psychologist
specializing in career counseling. If you'd like to ask a question of
your own, use our anonymous form, and she
might answer you here. Read more about the Career Doctor here.
Contact information is here.
COLLEGE CREDIT FOR LIFE EXPERIENCE
Dear Career Doctor:
Instead of going to college, I traveled and worked and gained lots of "life
experience." Now I am thirty-seven and I would like to go to school and even become a
lawyer, but I'm overwhelmed by all the years of school ahead of me at this stage of
my life. Any advice?
The first thing I would do is contact Empire State College. They are an
accredited part of the State University of New York system and they were
founded to help people in your situation. They give college credits for
work and life experience. They also offer both online coursework and on-campus
courses in 35 locations around New York State. You can find out more if you
go to www.escdegree.com.
If you want to enter the field of law in a quicker way, you might want to explore
becoming a paralegal. Some community colleges offer Associates Degrees or even one
year certification programs. By working as a paralegal, you can see if you want to
devote the time and effort needed to get a full law degree.
The Career Doctor
The Career Doctor cannot answer every question here, and she does not
respond to personal emails. Please use this form to ask your question.
The Career Doctor™ is Larchmont
psychologist and career counselor, Dr. Jacqueline Hornor Plumez.
Her office is at 90 Beechtree Drive in Larchmont, 914-834-1982.