It was in the 1968 classic "The Graduate".
Well, that's not my advice to K, but some 'ump-ditty-ump' decades after getting her associate degree, she has - with just two years of late night studying, weekend lectures, exams, and numerous online classes (all the while working, mind you) - attained her liberal arts bachelor's degree from the University. She is a new graduate.
It was a challenge that she gave to herself. To prove that she could do it. As Tim Allen's character, Jason Nesmith, said in the movie Galaxy Quest (1999), "Never give up, never surrender!". She may kill me for posting this, but I am in total awe of her for this achievement.
Here is "the graduate" right after her graduation ceremony which was held in NHK Hall (Home to Japan National Radio and the NHK Orchestra) last week.
My "one word" of advice for K? It isn't "plastics". It is "Education". You are awe inspiring, K!