No matter how much courage you've demonstrated throughout your years of service, going to college during or after your military career can be daunting. The number of schools available as options and questions about program of study make it difficult to know where to begin.
The first thing to know is that help is available. By contacting an admissions advisor at a military-friendly college, you can find out how many college transferrable credits you may have earned during your military service. Admission advisors can also provide guidance on which degrees might be a good match for your skills, desires, and personality. (Don't want to wait until the end of this article to take action? Feel free to contact a Trident University admissions advisor now.)
Not yet ready to reach out to a college? If you're just starting your research, the following exercise may help.
Listed below are some degrees that are popular among students with a military background. Below each degree is a list of five questions about the personality traits that are associated with success in those career fields. Read through and respond to the questions and keep track of your answers for each major. If you find you answer yes to nearly all the questions under one, two, or even a few majors, those fields might be good places for you to start your research.
Information Technology Management
Human Resource Management
We hope this exercise has given you some ideas about majors you might begin researching. If you have questions about any of these degrees, contact Trident to speak with an advisor or request a brochure.
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