Real-Estate Agent Flips Her Career at Age 52

5 years ago

When her career gave her lemons, Carol Platt made lemon sorbet. She reassessed her options and leveraged her years of experience to create a pathway to a new, more promising career.

“I grew up in North Carolina. My parents worked for textile mills and they both had fourth grade education. My mom always wanted me to get an education. When I graduated from high school it was my dream to go to college. I failed the first class... chemistry. I was overwhelmed. So I left after about a year and a half. Got a job and then kept trying to go back to school.”

At age 52, the weak economy forced Carol Platt to reevaluate her real estate career and earn her bachelor’s degree in business at Kaplan University.


Kaplan University provides a practical, student-centered education that prepares individuals for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission ( It serves more than 53,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

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