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Celebrities With Degrees From Remote Studies

Celebrities With Degrees From Remote Studies

What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steven Spielberg, Shaquille O’Neal, Venus Williams and Nelson Mandela have in common? They all abandoned higher education to pursue other things en route to their massive success. And they all acquired degrees later in life through remote studies.

They, but by no means only they, are a high-profile demonstration of the opportunity to study without attending a classroom under a fixed schedule.

The five have roomfuls of awards and accolades, from Schwarzenegger’s Mr. Olympia titles to the late Mandela’s Nobel Peace Prize. Spielberg has a handful of Oscars for his films and is a billionaire, but wanted a cinematography degree. Williams and O’Neal have a multitude of titles in tennis and basketball and own businesses worth millions.

In spite of all the recognition and wealth, they felt that they also need to earn their degree. Mandela and Schwarzenegger acquired theirs through correspondent studying before the online era. Williams and O’Neal earned their degrees in business online.

With Grand Slams, NBA Titles, Millions – But They Still Wanted a Degree

The two athletes used the opportunity of online studies to work ad take exams when their schedules allowed it. They also enjoyed the benefit of privacy, as their celebrity status would have disrupted both them and their universities.

The academic success of these dominant sports figures can also show the path to others living under the tight schedule of a top athlete. Young athletes have the possibility of earning a high school diploma online at our Sport World School while training at full blast. Those pursuing a professional career, but still want a higher education can continue at the Online Business Academy on some of our programs.

Naturally, the possibilities aren’t there only for young athletes. Or young politicians, actors, entrepreneurs, parents… It remains open for all of them in later stages of life, as it did for the celebrities from this story.

So, anyone whose adult life has begun under the pressure to work now has the possibility to structure the additional weight of studying and carry on with schooling online. So do those who were unable to attend a university 10-15 or 20 years ago but promised “I’ll be back…”

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