After graduating from high school, I went straight into college and Air Force ROTC.
After I graduated from college I went straight into the Air Force, got married and was stationed overseas in the span of a year and a half. Since the military helped pay for my master’s degree, I started working on it overseas. Back then you were limited to the universities that offered programs on your base. Fortunately, I was able to start work on a master’s degree while working long hours at shift work. It was often tough, but I was committed to furthering my education. Then Desert Storm put my studies on hold.
I left active duty a couple of years later because my husband and I were not going to have a shot at being stationed together for several more years (I got married to be together, so good bye active duty, hello Reserves). I had 3 classes left to complete my master’s so I had to find creative ways to finish those classes while PCSing twice with my husband. Luckily, I’m a determined person, so I did finish my degree (thank you to my great aunt and uncle for letting me stay with them while taking classes!).
I’m so thankful that I did complete that degree because it made it much easier to find employment each time we moved with each new assignment. At one point, we moved 5 times in 6 years and often to smaller towns with few employment options. I started having babies and my education again made it easier to find employment that was flexible enough for our family.
Completing your degree as an adult learner doesn’t have to be as complicated for you as it was for me. Adelphi University has adult learning initiatives with online and night classes to make starting and completing college easier for the working and moving adult. Adelphi has been ranked by U.S. News as one of the best colleges for veterans. They work to meet the unique needs of military members, military family members and veterans.
Adelphi has popular degree programs that can fit into a working person’s lifestyle. They have several locations, including Manhattan, where you can attend classes in the evening after work. They also offer the flexibility of taking classes online. You can even complete some degree programs, like the Emergency Management degree, entirely online if you don’t live near one of their campuses.
Are you interested in a college degree or in improving your employment options in today’s economy? Head over to Adelphi University to learn more about admissions. And to quote my mom, “Education is the one thing that no one can take away from you. Education is never wasted.”
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Adelphi University. The opinions and text are all mine.