On September 10, 2002 the company that employed me made a business decision that resulted in a Reduction in Force. As a result of that RIF my position was eliminated and I found myself among the ranks of the unemployed. Before this unfortunate turn of events I worked in the IT industry for close to 20 years filling various roles the final of which was that of a Network Analyst. After loosing this position I found difficulty finding employment because I lacked a college degree.
I reentered college in 2005 to finish my BS degree and on March 31, 2007 I graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a 3.98 GPA. I am now planning to start pursuing a MSIT in the fall. I have not made a final decision on which university to attend but there are about five in my sights.
I started my undergraduate studies in 1981 and dropped out before I completed my sophomore year. Even so, I completed my Bachelors Degree in just over two years in an online program. My plan is to continue my graduate studies using the same format.