Posted on May 15, 2015
SGT Helicopter Mechanic
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For me, the adjustment was mostly mental. I was four years older than the majority of other students and many years older in my maturity level and thinking. You feel isolated because you are no longer part of the "brotherhood." I was also working full time, which helped because it kept me very busy and focused on each task. The Marine Corps instilled a strong sense of discipline which helped me succeed. After an adjustment period, I enjoyed college.
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SPC Anna Larson
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Edited 8 y ago
Working a full time job in addition to school. And having to drive 2 hours one way to attend classes. I had to set up my classes for two days a week. I worked Mon Wed Fri Sat and Sun and went to school on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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SGT Helicopter Mechanic
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So off of that: Did you take any online courses or consider that as an option?
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SPC Anna Larson
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SGT (Join to see) - I already had a degree in Equine Science from before I enlisted. I went back to add a degree in Natural Resources so there were too many classes that required labs and were not available online. Also at the time, online courses weren't widely available. It was about 5-6 years after that when I was finally able to find online courses in Natural Resources available.
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SGT Helicopter Mechanic
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SPC Anna Larson - That makes perfect sense, and kudos to you for your dedication towards your education. It's very clear that you had an objective in mind and forged a path to the end goal. Thank you so much for the feedback!
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MAJ Ken Landgren
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Lots of good looking coeds.
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