Aug 27 2014
Please meet Nichole and learn how she is “Keeping a Career on the Move®”:
Q: What branch of service are you affiliated with?
A: Marine Corps
Q: Briefly tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: I hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. I am currently working on my Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership degree with the University of Phoenix. I am an adjunct faculty member at American Public University. I live in Okinawa, Japan with my husband, who is an active duty Marine, and I have been affiliated with the Marine Corps since 2003. I love being a mother, spending time with my family, volunteering, exercising, and traveling.
Q: Where has the military taken you?
A: The military has taken me to Yuma, AZ, Quantico, VA, and Okinawa, Japan.
Q: What do you do for a living and are you working in your chose career field?
A: I teach for APUS and I am a full-time doctoral student. I am working in my chosen career field as a college instructor and hope to become a college professor in the near future.
Q: What resources, programs or initiatives have you used to keep your career on the move?
A: The programs that I use to help keep my career on the move are the education programs that the military offers: Libraries, cultural awareness classes, relocation assistance courses, LINKS classes, resume class, and utilize Marine Corps Family Teambuilding.
Q: What advice would you give to other military spouses who want to keep a career through the military lifestyle?
A: My advice is to keep an open mind, be patient, and be proactive in researching for career opportunities for your current duty station and future duty station. Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and look for new opportunities.
How are you “Keeping a Career on the Move®”? Share your story with fellow military spouses. E-Mail the MOAA Spouse team at email@example.com to learn more.