IYRS Blog

From the Admissions Desk: Career Changers, three things we always talk about
Nora Meah, Director of Admissions

More than 50% of our applicants to the Fall 2020 term described themselves as “career changers.” You may think this is unusual or perhaps the result of our economy’s volatility relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, but you would be inaccurate. Year over year, roughly half the people who speak with Admissions are planning a career change with IYRS as part of their plan.

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Everything is a Chisel
Porter Hoagland, Boatbuilding & Restoration - Year 1

Archaeologists theorize that humans have used watercraft of various types for at least 40 millennia, but it wasn’t until the onset of the Bronze Age—more than five millennia ago—that metal tools began to be designed to shape wood in ways that could build much more sophisticated boats.

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