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Published on:

November 14, 2023

Juan Vivar

Hometown: Yuma, Arizona

In which branch of the military did you serve?

United States Army

Years of military service

13 years

Why did you choose NewSchool?
To obtain a bachelor’s of science degree in construction.
How do you apply your military experience to your education?

By applying leverage on my core values I developed during my time in service, I continue to strive for my overall goal (BSCM) regardless of the adversities I am presented with.

What has been your favorite thing about attending NewSchool?
I appreciate the extensive knowledge and material I receive from my professors during lectures. I’ve also come to cherish the interactions I’ve had with up and coming designers.
What are your career goals after you graduate?

I plan to pursue a career in Natural Disaster Recovery.

How has your experience in the military and in college prepared you for your future?

My time in the military has made me aware of how I want to serve humanity. I want to use the knowledge and experience I’ve gained at NewSchool and apply it towards the passion I have for serving others.

What would you like people to know about the life of a student veteran?

As a “student veteran,” I’m just a student same as everyone else.

What advice would you give to veterans who are thinking about pursuing a college education?
Just do it!