I am a nontraditional student in the sense that my pursuit of a degree at South Piedmont Community College is taking place much later in life than most students. A few years ago I retired from a career in engineering, a career that was professionally satisfying and afforded me the opportunity to travel to various domestic and international locations. I believe that my family also benefited from an exposure to diverse cultures, and became more resilient and adaptable.
It had always been my intent after I retired to set new life goals and continue my education. As an engineering manager, I had always enjoyed the financial responsibilities that came with my position. Consequently, when it came time to select a degree program, accounting was an obvious choice. I suspect that accounting is in my DNA, since my father was an accountant.
Now that I am beginning my second year at SPCC, I remain convinced that I made the right decision. The accounting curriculum is intellectually stimulating and provides a great deal of clarity to financial areas that I have dealt with in the past. As an additional bonus, my attendance at SPCC has led to a tutoring position at the academic support center, which I thoroughly enjoy.