I was hoping someone could help me with this embarassing question. I am a 27 year old currently going to school for a CIS dgree. At the age of 20 I was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to sell and became a convicted felon. My question is: Am I wasting my time getting this degree because my conviction will keep me from getting hired? Does anyone know of other's in this similiar position? I have an excellent GPA and am no longer involved with any illegal activity of any kind. I was a young kid who made a stupid decision. My thinking is that a felon with a degree has a better chance at a job than a felon without one. Any feedback would be appreciated.