Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA

I have taken most of my GE classes in Glendale Community College in order to transfer to a 4 year University. There was a funny story there. I was new to schooling in US and there were 2 classes that I decided not to take after the opening day. So I just didn’t go. To my surprise my perfect 4.0 GPA turned to 2.9 for next semester. Turns out I got F in both of the classes because I didn’t withdraw. I worked my way up all the way to the Dean of the Department trying to get rid of the “F”s, but they said the only think I can do it re-take the class to get a different grade. So I had to re-take the class I didn’t want to take just to clear my educational record. Live and Learn 🙂

California State University, Los Angeles, CA

After transferring from Glendale Community College to Cal-State LA I have studied there for about 2 years. The experience was rewarding, but unfortunately due to family situation I had to stop school and go to work full time. So as a result I am about 1 year shy of my Bachelor’s degree. Luckily so far, it had not hindered me in my employment opportunities. I think initially my 4.0 GPA help me get the jobs, while later on most employers would simply focus on the work experience. Given the opportunity I would still love to go back to school, but it’s very different when you are older and working on several concurrent projects. Time will tell how this turns out.