A check-in-the-box mentality also makes vets more likely to choose their college major without knowing how they’ll put it to use.
Take computer science for example. It’s one of the most popular degrees for veterans, thanks to high pay and military-friendly employers like Boeing and Salesforce. However, there’s a vast range of careers available within tech, from cybersecurity to software development, and each career track has its own coursework and certifications.
Business is another degree that veterans jump into without a plan. It’s true that an MBA prepares you for a variety of lucrative careers whether you want to work in business administration, facilities management, or operations. However, the most successful MBA students go beyond basic coursework in leadership, finance, accounting, and law to earn graduate certificates that prepare them for specific tracks within business management.