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Asked on 25 Jun 2018

Is it considered too late/ too old if I am planning to pursue a Degree in early 30s?

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HC Tang
HC Tang
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 27 Jun 2018
  • Due to AI / tech advances, with Singapore being one of the most competitive country in the world, lifelong learing is a must at 20/30/40 and even 50. Otherwise, one would be out of job in the future or career may stay stagnant and at the mercy of employer who might be fire happy or when the ship is not doing well, people is always the first to go. So don't stop learning.

  • Instead of Degree, should go for professional certification couses. Not only are they more practical, close to what the industry is needed, it has also shorter duration to get, more affordable. With Skillfuture creditss, NIFC fundings and other fundings available from ministry (the training course provider will know and will definitely share with you), one should go for these courses rather than degree which "almost everyone on the street has it" and "does not proof to potential employer that you can do the job".

Hope it's a good considerations for you :) Cheers!

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Liew Ming Qiang
Liew Ming Qiang
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 28 Jun 2018

I don't think its too late for me, if you want to pursue it, there is definitely nothing wrong with it. You can take it as gaining more skill sets for things you have passion on.

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Cherie Julianne Tan
Cherie Julianne Tan
Level 6. Master
Answered on 27 Jun 2018

No man, just go for it!

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Soon Xiaohui
Soon Xiaohui
Level 5. Genius
Answered on 27 Jun 2018

Age is just a number, don't worry about it. :) wish you all the best for your degree

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Gibson Junxun
Gibson Junxun
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 26 Jun 2018

No, definitely not, if you enjoy learning then age is not gonna be the limit

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Hannah Foo
Hannah Foo
Level 3. Wonderkid
Answered on 26 Jun 2018

Go for it if you have a passion for learning!

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Ck Chai
Ck Chai
Level 4. Prodigy
Updated on 07 Jun 2019

There's never too old in learning, previously I had a 70+ yr old classmate in my part-time diploma class. The additional knowledge that you gain will surely help to enrich yourself. If you treat getting a degree as investment, somehow, getting a degree does help in a certain extend in your career path, esp in MNC. However, personal development in terms of personal skills, EQ, etc are just as important to help you grow further! ;)

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou

on 27 Jun 2018

Wow! 70 plus years old is no joke :) And I highly agree that personal development and EQ will be learnt along the way!
Ck Chai
Ck Chai

on 09 Jul 2018

Ikr?
Good Day Every Day
Good Day Every Day
Level 6. Master
Answered on 30 Nov 2018

It is never too late or too old to pursue a degree. It is always good to embrace lifelong learning. No matter how old we are, there is always a need to upgrade ourselves to stay relevant.

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Isabella Jo
Isabella Jo
Level 4. Prodigy
Answered on 30 Jul 2018

Never too late for education. Early 30s is still young!

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Gabriel Lee
Gabriel Lee
Level 6. Master
Answered on 30 Jun 2018

Hi, it is never too late as learning is a life long process. As the saying goes, " 活到老,学到老" (It's never too old to learn)

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Kenneth Lou
Kenneth Lou
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 27 Jun 2018

Definitely not! In fact, if you have the passion for the respective topic, you should just jump in and educate yourself accordingly :) To be honest, early 30s is considered young. If you think about it, you'll be done at around mid-30, then you have the next 20 - 30 years to really be a master at that topic/expertise accordingly.

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Gabriel Tham
Gabriel Tham
Level 8. Wizard
Answered on 26 Jun 2018

early 30s, still young....

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