Trident University International

ADVICE FOR VETERANS RETURNING TO SCHOOL

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Feb 16, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Our Regional Managers spend a lot of time in front of current, past, and future Trident students. These men and women spend their time on the road, visiting bases, conferences, and other events connecting with veterans and those in the military who aspire to return to school.

Transitioning out of the military and going back to school can be a challenge, but like many of the challenges veterans and members of the military have faced, these can be overcome. Our Regional Managers know what it’s like since they have all walked down the same path before.

Here’s some advice from our Regional Managers for those who are thinking about going back to school:

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Valetine Cameron
Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations (Northeast Region)
Veteran, United States Air Force

“It’s absolutely important to get your education for numerous reasons. First, it will be difficult to transition from the military to a civilian position with the expectation of having the same level of responsibility and compensation found on active duty. Second, there’s the personal satisfaction of earning a degree and setting an example for others to follow.”


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Deena Mullins

Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations (Southcentral Region)
Veteran, United States Army
“Get your evaluation and start as soon as possible. Research the degree that best fits what you want to do after you transition. Also remember that pursing a degree looks better on a resume than no degree at all - it will open up more opportunities for you.”

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Arcadio “Al” Rigual

Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations (Southwestern Region)
Veteran, United States Army
“It’s competitive out there. You may have a good background, a high security clearance, and ability to communicate with different cultures and communicate well with others, and that’s great – but it’s not enough. There are others with the same background and the way you separate yourself is by getting an education. It’s a must.”

Looking for more advice about going back to school or transitioning out of the military? Check out our webinar “Translate Your Military Skills to Civilian Terms,” hosted by Lisa Rosser of The Value of a Veteran.

Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military