Blog Category Military Career Education

Professional businesswoman
January 14th, 2022
Kris Powers

Military spouse’s goals, careers, and dreams can often be cast aside during their soldier’s military career. With constant moves, deployments and being away from family, many spouses settle into the role of stay-at-home parents. The fact of the matter is that before you know it, it has been three years and you are still in the middle of your Associate Degree or haven’t even gotten the chance to register for courses to train for your dream career.

Group of friends celebrating together
December 21st, 2021
Guest Blogger

Whether you’re a new military spouse or a seasoned spouse, it can be extremely intimidating moving from home with everyone you know and starting over. Making friends in a new city feels like starting high school all over again. It’s just you and your spouse (maybe kids too), and a lot of times your partner is gone for a large portion of the day. Loneliness can set in very quickly and phone calls sometimes just don’t do it. If you’re a homebody you may enjoy your own company for a while but let me tell you, it doesn’t hold up for long.

Military couple
August 16th, 2021
Kris Powers

If you talk to military spouses who have experienced deployment, you’ll discover that everyone has different advice on how to save your sanity while your spouse is away.



Making a Deployment Plan can make the time seem to go by faster. Some things to include:



Create a Master Binder to corral important information

Young female student at laptop
July 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

Pre-pandemic, the unemployment rate for military spouses was about 24%, and the civilian unemployment rate was 3.5%. Let’s let that sink in.

Image of American flag with fireworks
July 3rd, 2021
Kris Powers

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” – Elmer Davis



Independence Day is a celebration of the birth of United States of America and honors the U.S. Army’s commitment to defend the nation since 1775. Independence Day will be officially observed on Sunday, July 4, 2021, our nation’s 245th birthday.

Make it happen - motivational saying
June 22nd, 2021
Kris Powers

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. 



We often look at motivation through the lens of whether we have it or not. But have you ever considered what truly drives you? Or, more specifically, looked at the motivation behind motivation?



There are two main types of motivation – Extrinsic and Intrinsic – which represent the external and internal rewards that fuel and motivate us. Read more to learn the differences between to two, and discover which motivating factors play a role in your life!

Female student at laptop
May 5th, 2021
Kris Powers

What do you know about My Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), the Defense Department’s tuition assistance tool for military spouses?



MyCAA is a tuition assistance tool that covers job-related training, education and licensing for spouses of active-duty servicemembers. Your sponsor needs to be within ranks E1-E5, W1-W-2, and O1-O2, including National Guard and Reserve spouses whose sponsors are on Title 10 orders.

Male adult student at laptop
September 30th, 2020
Anonymous

Earning a college degree is a great way to enhance your career and discover the fields that ignite and excite you. However, veterans often struggle to get started with their degree, and can burn out before they complete it. Fortunately, there are tools that make the process easier from start to finish. Military Spouse Career Education has created the following guide which you can use to make your college journey as manageable and successful as possible. We hope it helps you achieve the career you’ve been dreaming of:

Cyber security professional working on laptop
June 11th, 2020
Kris Powers

The Bureau of Labor Statistics defines a cyber security professional, or information security analyst, as someone who plans and carries out security measures to protect networks and systems within an organization. As the number of cyber attacks continues to increase, their job and responsibilities are continually expanding. Some of the daily tasks of the Cyber Security Professional include:

Automotive Technician
September 25th, 2019
Kris Powers
Automotive technicians are not just tied down to doing oil changes and under the hood work. ASE.com points out that automotive technicians can be service consultants, directors and can eventually open and own their own shop. Learn more here!

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