Finding Purpose in Higher Education

Every military serviceman or woman who has chosen to leave their established ordered life in the military has taken a chaotic risk. The broad expectations provided by deployment cycles and the everyday concretized routines provided grounding for their lives. When they chose to leave that ordered world, they cut their moors and, inevitably, found themselves …

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Embracing Campus Culture Beyond the Generational Gap

In most situations, the individuals who are most successful usually find themselves involved in more than just their studies. It takes having a strong social circle and building relationships with friends who are sharing your journey. Like the military, attending a university is made much more worthwhile if moments and experiences are shared with those …

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What I Wish I Could Have Told Myself Before Attending College: The Added Value of Seeking Consultation

The impetus for writing this article is to address the stigmas that I observed while serving as an enlisted soldier in the Army that I now deem as myopic. Moreover, it is a letter that addresses the evolution of my disposition as I have progressed throughout my collegiate career. When I left the military, I …

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College Rejection 101: Next Steps for Veterans Who Didn’t Make It

Around this time of the year, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, receive an email stating the “sincere” regrets from the schools they once dreamt of attending. The weight of rejection falls more heavily on veteran applicants than traditional applicants looking forward to their senior prom. Not only do college rejections interrupt veterans’ behind-schedule academic …

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Cornell University Announces Extension for Test-Optional Policy

On Monday, Cornell University announced that it will extend its current temporary SAT/ACT test-optional policy for freshmen applicants during the 2022 application cycle. Freshmen applicants are those who have completed 12 credits of coursework or below. The extension will apply to both regular and early applicants. Students who have taken the test can choose whether …

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