Blog Category military spouse education

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.

Young female in a field
January 27th, 2021
Kris Powers

I was listening to Alanis Morrissette’s song “Ironic” this morning. Singing along, I found myself thinking; some of these situations really aren’t ironic but examples of Murphy’s law in action.

female professoinal
December 2nd, 2020
Kris Powers

If you are seeking a promotion, looking for a job change or are considering a total career change, now is the perfect time to gain a professional advantage by enhancing your skills and qualifications to set yourself apart in today’s competitive business environment.



Online opportunities have made it easier than ever to brush up on skills you need. Where do you start?

Divided path in the forest
August 26th, 2020
Kris Powers

I recently had a conversation with a few college-age students about career paths and options. There is an expectation that a career path will be chosen, the appropriate degree obtained and then off you go. For fields such as medicine or law, this may be true. But for others who are exploring careers in business, the arts, and more, that path may not be so straight. And not every career requires a college degree. Certifications can be the gateway to some fantastic opportunities!

Mental health puzzle
June 17th, 2020
Kris Powers

Mental health technicians care for people who have mental illness or developmental delays. Mental health technicians, also known as psychiatric technicians or aides, are also responsible for the following according to BLS.gov:

Female student working at laptop
July 11th, 2019
Kris Powers
The pursuit of career training certificates canassist those who face frequent moves, such as military spouses. This training is often offered for careers that are “portable” – in that they can easily move with the certificate holder. Read to learn more!
young female at computer
May 1st, 2019
Kris Powers
Do you dream of making a career change, but fear the unknown? Any change in life comes with a degree of uncertainty. Explore what it is that is holding you back by following these steps to a new career.
Young female professional
March 7th, 2019
Kris Powers
By only applying for positions for which they feel they meet 100% of the qualifications; are women taking themselves out of the running for jobs they may have gotten otherwise?
Woman with arms out in a joyous pose
December 19th, 2018
Kris Powers
Set yourself up this year to reach your personal and professional goals! How? There are many tricks to make your goals more attainable.
I can do it!
September 5th, 2018
Kris Powers

When I was younger, I rarely took steps larger than I thought I could manage for fear of failure. This applied academically, personally and professionally. It wasn’t until I reached my 40’s that I began to realize that I really could, indeed, do almost anything I set my mind to. Oftentimes I’ll catch myself thinking “what if”. What if I had taken more risks professionally? What if I had been more active in social clubs while in college?

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