Joshua Breitag has the above quote on his life-size whiteboard at home, it keeps him motivated and on track to graduate in fall 2016 semester. After finishing his duty in the military in 2007, Joshua went on to complete his Associate's Degree with a focus in AutoCAD engineering. He currently works as a level 2 designer for structural and geotechnical work.
Last fall Joshua received a letter that his GI Bill® would expire in 2017, so it was pretty much a “now or never” decision to go back to school. With only one year left of benefits, but two years of school, he knew it would be a sprint to the finish line. He looked all over the country, local on-campus programs and national online programs, and decided that ASU Online’s Operations Management was a perfect match.
"I looked at several different degree programs. ASU had the best fit as far as my work/life balance and personal life balance and a degree that made sense for my field. It was a convenient program, and I saw Veterans programs set up so I knew they had dealt with Vets before.”
While most students may prefer to ease into school after a few years off, Joshua started at ASU with more than a full-time schedule, taking 15 credits his first two semesters and 17 in the summer. Even with his demanding summer schedule he still fit in a vacation, but he did have to drive around looking for an internet connection mid-vacation.
“While most people take the summer to relax or take a light load, I had to work extra hard and put in longer days over the summer.”