Are you thinking about a new career? Or advancing your post-military career? In today's tight job market, experience alone is not enough. While there is nothing in the world like military experience, it can be hard for civilian employers to understand. A college degree shows that you’ve mastered the knowledge in your chosen field, and can help you stand out from the crowd. Added to your military discipline, training, and know-how, it can be a powerful tool to help you move forward.
So, what’s holding you back?
There may be a lot of reasons you’ve put off going to college. Life is complicated, and juggling work, family, and everyday tasks can seem overwhelming. If you look at the reasons that may be getting in the way, they probably come down to one or all of these issues:
Time: "Is it the right time to go back to college?"
Money: "Can I afford to go back to college?"
Uncertainty: "Is there a support system in place for me?"
College may seem overwhelming at first, but so did basic training. Good news! There are no drill sergeants at college. A college degree can prepare you for success in your future the same way basic training prepared you for military life. Remember that feeling of accomplishment and pride you had when you graduated from basic? Feel that again when you walk across the stage and accept your diploma.