Changing Careers in Midstream

August 24, 2009 | Medgar Evers College, Newsmakers

As any single parent will attest, raising a child while juggling a career and/or school can be a challenge. It’s one that Jerib Carson, who graduated from Medgar Evers College with honors in June, knows firsthand. “It’s hard to split your time between raising a child and also putting the amount of time in school that’s necessary to stay competitive,” said Carson, who spent 15 years in computer networking before the after-effects of 9/11, and its toll on his client base, made him change direction. Shortly after the birth of his daughter, Sarah, Carson decided to go back to college to pursue a dual B.A. in special education and general childhood education. This fall he’ll be studying for a master’s in education, on full scholarship, at Tufts University.
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