"SNHU not only provided me with the means to complete my goal of getting a degree, but also pushed me to complete an advanced degree."
I joined the military in 2006 with the specific goal of completing my four years of required service, and then using the education benefits offered by the military to complete my bachelor’s degree. Prior to my military service, I had obtained my associate degree and had a job near my hometown. I was turned down for a promotion specifically because I did not have my bachelor’s degree. This was the catalyst for my decision to join the military.
Nearing my four-year mark in the United States Navy, I realized that with tuition assistance and my education benefits, I could complete my education while still serving my country. During my search for the right school, I was given a list from the Navy College. The majority of the colleges on the list were for-profit and had more focus on their shareholders than students. SNHU stood out as one of the only nonprofit universities that truly had a focus on the welfare and success of their students, rather than how much money their students were paying.
After just about two years, I received my bachelor’s degree in business studies from SNHU. I consider this the completion of a goal that I set out to accomplish nearly seven years ago after completing my associate degree. My SNHU academic advisor congratulated me on my accomplishment, but continued to challenge me to further my education.
With the remaining two years of my enlistment, I decided to pursue my MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management. I expect to complete the program at the end of August of 2014. SNHU not only provided me with the means to complete my goal of getting a degree, but also pushed me to complete an advanced degree. This MBA will provide me with even more opportunities after I complete my service in the United States Navy.