Also, my program is really flexible in that all the classes are offered online as well. So I could take online classes, finish my degree, and work a normal schedule or even relocate if I found something ~*~ amazing ~*~ in another city. I'm not sure if that negates any potential employer concerns though.
DK/DC: How did you find out about TQC? Did you lurk first or did you jump right in with comments/questions?
I found TQC through someone else's livejournal years ago and it was the greatest thing ever since I was working as an intern for a company that didn't know what to do with an intern. I had hardly any work to do so I spent most of the day refreshing TQC. I guess I'm an extended lurker though since I read frequently but rarely comment/post.