Helping Women Help Themselves, draft, 1971, page 4

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CONTINUING EDUCATION 

For many women, going back to school can be a good start for getting back into the world. Lois Beekman Erencrantz (Barnard '66), an executive at the United States Shoe Corp., writes that, "the woman who has no recent experience, be she young or old, who wishes to involve herself in a career, may do better taking a course or attending a lecture series in a field in which she has an interest before she starts to look for a job. As a person who hires people in the fields I have explored, often I could not help but be impressed with someone who, although she had no prior experience, had pursued knowledge of the field through a course." 

Resources for continuing formal education are: 

1. Adult education programs that may be audited or taken for credit. Make inquiries at near-by universities and colleges. Find out about extension programs. Also check courses given by a variety of institutions in specified fields and local trade schools. It may be useful to write the United States Department of Labor, Wash. D.C. for their pamphlet #10 which is an annotated list of Education Programs and Services for Women. [handwritten] (out of date - 1968) 
[handwritten] Many more programs with EXAMPLES 

2. The new area of Women's Studies is opening up. For more information write: 
KNOW, Inc. 
P.O. box 10197
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15232
[handwritten] Expand 

3. Women may need financial assistance to go back to school. Find out about bank loans for education and deferred payment plans in your area. Inquire about federal and state grants in specific