Podcast #35: Vanessa Enlists, Podcasts

EP#35 Vanessa Enlists

Enlisting in the military is a big decision. Is it right for you? Vanessa Richards thought it was right for her. She plans to serve and then take advantage of the Montgomery GI bill that provides tuition assistance for those who have served in the military. Here are some key takeaways Vanessa discussed:

  1. Talk to a recruiter but make sure you do your homework first. Talk to someone who is currently serving in the branch of services you are interested in: Army, Navy, Marines, Air or Space Force. 
  2. Work on getting yourself into shape before boot camp. For women it is harder than you might expect. 
  3. Think about what you want to do in the military before you enlist. Recruiters need to increase their numbers and might not be as forthright as you might expect. 

Unsure about your career direction and want help on completing a degree, debt free? You can reach the host of this podcast, Janet Maltbie, at radiowannabe.com/contact. She meets with students and adults in transition virtually online so they can reach their career goals. She also teaches a totally online career exploration class through Lorain County Community College, called Career Exploration and Life Planning, SDEV 103.