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    This is my first time posting on Degree forum. - I have just acquired my Associate of Science in Business Administration. (To be continued)
    I must say, If it wasn't for all of you guys, here, at Degree forum. I wouldn't have made it to were I am now. Academic wise.
    THANK YOU to each and everyone of you!! For all the knowledge you've shared with all of us!.

    I am looking forward to attending the upcoming Commencement and I would appreciate any ideas..

    My (almost) 9 year old want to come with me soo badly, travelling from Michigan. However, friends and relatives will not be able to travel with us due to work, etc.
    (1) Would you take a kid with you, or?
    (2) Would you recommend Bus or train?
    (3) Do you know of any hotels around the area?

    Thanks again

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    Congrats on your ASBA!!
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Lucky View Post
      This is my first time posting on Degree forum. - I have just acquired my Associate of Science in Business Administration. (To be continued)
      I must say, If it wasn't for all of you guys, here, at Degree forum. I wouldn't have made it to were I am now. Academic wise.
      THANK YOU to each and everyone of you!! For all the knowledge you've shared with all of us!.

      I am looking forward to attending the upcoming Commencement and I would appreciate any ideas..

      My (almost) 9 year old want to come with me soo badly, travelling from Michigan. However, friends and relatives will not be able to travel with us due to work, etc.
      (1) Would you take a kid with you, or?
      (2) Would you recommend Bus or train?
      (3) Do you know of any hotels around the area?

      Thanks again
      I have never been to the commencement, but I wanted to say that it would probably be best to have someone with your 9 yr old for safety sake while you are participating in the ceremony... there will be a LOT of people around, but they are technically "strangers".
      BA.SS: TESU '17
      AA.LS, with Honors: CC '16
      CHW Certification: CC '15
      ΦΘΚ, Alumna Member

      "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."― Confucius



      B&M University: '92-'95
      CC: '95-'16
      CLEP: A&I Lit; '08
      DSST: HTYH; '08
      FEMA: unusable at TESU
      IIA: Ethics & CPCU; '15
      Kaplan: PLA course; '14,
      NFA: 2 CR; '15
      SOPHIA: Intro Soc; '15
      Straighterline: US History II, Intro Religion, Bus. Ethics, Prin. Mgmt, Cult. Anthro, Org Behavior, American Gov't, Bus. Comm; '15
      Study.com: Social Psych, Hist of Vietnam, Abnorm Psych, Research Methods in Psych, Classroom Mgmt, Ed Psych; '16
      TECEP: Psych of Women, Tech Writing, Med Term, Nutrition, Eng Comp I; '16
      TESU: BA.SS Capstone course; '16

      Ended with a total of 170 undergrad credits (plus lots of CEUs). My "I'm finally done" thread.

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      • #4
        I think a 9 year old would get very bored. First there excitement and the walk in which can take several minutes if there a lot of graduates attending. Then you have long introductions then speeches children would not be interested in. Then it takes a while for each gradates name to be called as they come up and receive their diploma. I think they live stream the ceremony so it could be watched from home by friends and family. There is nothing like walking across the stage in person for you, but live streaming should be fine for family.

        I don't know where you are in Michigan but either train or bus will probably be very long with a stop in either Philly or NYC then to Trenton. If you must I would suggest train over bus. Can you look into a cheap flight?

        If you don't have a car getting around the Trenton area could be difficult and/or dangerous.

        All that being said you deffinetly should go if at all possible and CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your degree
        Linda


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        • #5
          Agree with Lindagerr, live streaming sounds like a better option for a 9 year old.
          Last edited by Nixi; 08-22-2016, 08:18 PM.

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          • #6
            Congratulations!
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            • #7
              Congrats!

              Agreed with the others. I would assume your nine year old cant sit with you and having them sit by themselves for a few hours would worry me.
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              • #8
                "They are technically strangers" - How right you are! Thanks for your wisdom.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Lindagerr View Post
                  I think a 9 year old would get very bored. First there excitement and the walk in which can take several minutes if there a lot of graduates attending. Then you have long introductions then speeches children would not be interested in. Then it takes a while for each gradates name to be called as they come up and receive their diploma. I think they live stream the ceremony so it could be watched from home by friends and family. There is nothing like walking across the stage in person for you, but live streaming should be fine for family.

                  I don't know where you are in Michigan but either train or bus will probably be very long with a stop in either Philly or NYC then to Trenton. If you must I would suggest train over bus. Can you look into a cheap flight?

                  If you don't have a car getting around the Trenton area could be difficult and/or dangerous.

                  All that being said you deffinetly should go if at all possible and CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your degree
                  THANK YOU soo much for your insights/wisdom!
                  I looked into flights today. Seems to be way faster.

                  Thanks again Lindagerr, it is people like you, who make degreeforum what it is, a helping hand towards a better future.

                  May God bless us all
                  Last edited by Lucky; 08-23-2016, 03:46 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mamasaphire View Post
                    I have never been to the commencement, but I wanted to say that it would probably be best to have someone with your 9 yr old for safety sake while you are participating in the ceremony... there will be a LOT of people around, but they are technically "strangers".
                    "They are technically strangers" - How right you are, Thank you soo much for your wisdom, Mamasaphire.

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                    • #11
                      @Lucky i'm glad I could be of help. I used to live within ~30 minutes of Trenton and both my brother and daughter do/did live there. The area around the venue is fine, but there are some very unsafe areas in Trenton. If you can stay in The Ewing area it is a little safer. Also if you are near Detroit there is a little known airline called Frontier that is cheap and fly's into the small Trenton-Mercer airport.
                      Linda


                      Start by doing what is necessary: then do the possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible St Francis of Assisi
                      Now a mostly retired substitute Teacher in NY, & SC

                      AA Liberal Studies TESC '08
                      BA in Natural Science/Mathematics TESC Sept '10
                      AAS Environmental safety and Security Technology TESC Dec '12

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                      • #12
                        Frontier has great prices, but I think it's one of those airlines that charges you to breathe. Check its site to ensure that your carry-on can be carried on without a penalty. The hotels in Trenton were kind of pricey, but the Pope was coming to Philly when I'd planned to attend graduation last year. Since Philly is relatively close, the overflow might have been an issue. When I travel, I like to go to museums, historical sites, etc. When I researched Trenton, there wasn't much there. To me, the cost of a hotel room just to attend my graduation wasn't worth it. Since I've never been a big one for ceremonies, it's not something that I really regret

                        The others are right on point about your daughter. While you may want to share this moment with her, she's young, and she's likely to be bored. (That's in addition to the safety issue, which is BIG.) You're not having your ceremony at a small high-school gym. It would be too easy to lose her.

                        Why not have a concurrent ceremony wherever she's staying? Get some folks together, have balloons, make signs, have noisemakers, etc. While she's watching the ceremony, you can text her with comments, etc. Send her selfies from the ceremony. Afterwards, call her up and tell her how much it all meant to you, and how having her share it with you made all of your hard work worthwhile.

                        Congratulations on your degree! I think getting an associate's degree and celebrating it are GREAT ways to continue the motivation for your bachelor's degree. Hope the weather cools down for you a bit in Trenton. It's been HOT here on the East coast this summer.

                        As to bus, train, or plane, I've travelled on all 3. Last year I took a trip to Toronto on Megabus. While I was able to get a $1 ticket, with my weight I found the long trip uncomfortable. However you get there, I hope you enjoy the heck out of it!
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