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Rameez Iqba Killeen, TX

so as i finish my supply chain degree I actually have an option to finish another undergrad using TA till I get out. Long story short i had to use the 9/11 gi bill for my degree which results in majoring of my classed being paid out of pocket and very little using TA so I can always switch to another major after finishing my degree. I am having a hard time deciding because there are so many options. At first I figured accounting would be good second choice but its a completely different field. Cyber security is good one too but I took c++ and some other class when i first came in with baker college and regis uni online and they both failed me instructor and mention ship wise being i have no programming back ground at all. Any engineering field would be good but I be Lieing to myself if I claim I am good with maths etc best i can do is get a " C " in those classes. They wont pay for a masters yet so thats out of the question. I did think about certifications but not sure which path to take to be more marketable in the private sector and corporate. Any suggestions?? Thank you.

4 December 2017 5 replies Military to Civilian Transition

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Advisor

Merry Vickers Richardson, TX

Thank you for your service. Large companies have numerous professional development opportunities of all kinds, like Raytheon. Look at all the positions offered, not just specific jobs and you will be amazed at the possibilities. Once you find any position, take advantage of in-house professional development and training programs which always shows management that you are willing to do and learn more.

Give your resume a format change and lead with a summary that outlines your skills and qualifications. Share generalities from past positions to translate how it will be beneficial in new roles, like skills, duties, projects or management. Use clear civilian language to describe your career objectives, but highlight key wording from job descriptions and any accomplishments you have achieved. Keep the verbiage in present tense and have others read through it for feedback. If you can pursue any volunteer opportunities, contract jobs, certifications or even CEU (Continuing Education Units) courses will show how interested you are and make recruiters take notice.

Kindest regards,
Merry Vickers

Advisor

Susana Moraga Hayward, CA

Rameez,
More education will not necessarily help you if you don't have experience in the field.
First you need to decide what you want to do, second is another degree actually going to help you to pursue your chosen profession.
I would suggest reaching out to do informational interviews with the resources on this site.
Also, do consider that you always want to present yourself as a professional and possibly consider taking some English grammar classes.
Your communication skills in any field are going to help you achieve.
Good luck,

Advisor

Bill Felice Springfield, PA

Hi Rameez. Supply Chain can be an excellent career path. You can focus on Procurement, Contracting, Vendor/Supplier relationship management, etc. I'd be happy to discuss further.

Thank you sincerely for your service!

Advisor

Katherine Graham Salt Lake City, UT

I would go to a college where they can tell you what requirements your classes fill. Find schools that have a veterans support office. These folks know where you are coming from.

Also keep in mind civilians don't understand the brotherhood of the military.

Advisor

Katherine Graham Salt Lake City, UT

I would go to a college where they can tell you what requirements your classes fill. Find schools that have a veterans support office. These folks know where you are coming from.

Also keep in mind civilians don't understand the brotherhood of the military.

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