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    Regular over at ArmyOCS.com, but coming here for more NG-specific info...

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    Username - enceladus

    Commissioning Source - OCS

    Branch - EN

    Rank/AOC - 2LT

    Hometown - central CT (currently NoVA)

    Age - 26

    Alma Mater - Villanova U

    Year of Graduation - 2009

    Major - Arab & Islamic Studies

    Sports - Swimming, running, basketball, tennis

    Activities - Crossfit, clamming

    APFT - 300

    Why I Became a Soldier - Always had the itch to serve, and to advance my civilian career

    Helpful Tip(s) for Those Applying - Went through the Federal program @ Benning so I could answer specific Q's about that

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    Interesting major

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    • #3
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      Interesting age.

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        Originally posted by Mongoose772 View Post
        Interesting major
        Right. I would caution anyone, though, in majoring in something like this unless you have a plan. A lot of my friends have struggled to find meaningful work with their liberal arts degrees because they lack any real, concrete skills. A lot of them have gone on to low-tier law schools, increasing their student loans significantly but still are having hard time getting a good job.

        If you are dead-set on majoring somewhere in the liberal arts, become fluent in a second language, find a school that teaches you how to master Esri, Analystís Notebook, or some other technical skill. Do an internship that gets you a high level-security clearance. Expect to get a graduate degree someday.

        Ö.Or just major in the STEM field. Things have worked out for me, but if I could do it over again, I would have studied computer science or Engineering or something like that.

        Originally posted by Mr_Loki View Post
        Interesting age.
        How so?

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          Originally posted by enceladus View Post
          Ö.Or just major in the STEM field. Things have worked out for me, but if I could do it over again, I would have studied computer science or Engineering or something like that.
          God, how I wish somebody would have beat me over the head with this while I was in school. I work as a business analyst for a Government tech contractor, and I've never seen messy, bearded people in white hi-top sneakers and faded t-shirts make so much freaking money. Skynet is real, and it is run by engineers.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by enceladus View Post
            Right. I would caution anyone, though, in majoring in something like this unless you have a plan. A lot of my friends have struggled to find meaningful work with their liberal arts degrees because they lack any real, concrete skills. A lot of them have gone on to low-tier law schools, increasing their student loans significantly but still are having hard time getting a good job.

            If you are dead-set on majoring somewhere in the liberal arts, become fluent in a second language, find a school that teaches you how to master Esri, Analystís Notebook, or some other technical skill. Do an internship that gets you a high level-security clearance. Expect to get a graduate degree someday.

            Ö.Or just major in the STEM field. Things have worked out for me, but if I could do it over again, I would have studied computer science or Engineering or something like that.
            +999

            This excellent advice has my full endorsement.

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