As part of our continuing series of interviews with local colleges in conjunction with the 2018 George E. Prokus Veterans Education Fund, we interviewed Eric Buetikofer, Academic/Military Advisor from Bowling Green State University Nontraditional and Military Student Services Department. In this issue, we asked him to share his insight as a rep and what BGSU offers the veteran. [Read more…]
United States Vets Inc. recently interviewed Lawrence Peter, Veterans Admission representative from Spring Arbor University. Mr. Peter shares the veteran admission experience and many of the insights to encourage the collegiate-bound veteran.
Rank and time served in the military – How does that play a role in career choice and development?
Many of us learn specific skills in the service, whether as a welder or a pilot. Often these skills translate directly to employment in the civilian world. On the other hand, a number of young men and women join the service simply to gain some maturity and life experiences—not to overlook serving our great country, to support and defend the Constitution—which helps inform their life decisions that follow. In my own case, after the Navy, I learned the entire world was not haze gray, but Technicolor. I was able to use skill sets refined during my Navy service to inform a variety of adventures afterward.
The trick is to find your passion, what you care deeply about, what interests you immensely, and then pursue that ‘thing’ with vigor. Life is great. Get out there and enjoy it. [Read more…]