College and Career Resource Library
Is college worth the cost?
Georgetown University study finds:
- A Bachelor’s degree is worth $2.8 million on average over a lifetime.
- Bachelor’s degree holders earn 31 percent more than those with an Associate’s degree and 84 percent more than those with just a high school diploma.
- Women who work full-time, full-year earn 25 percent less than men at similar education levels.
- At the highest education level, African Americans and Latinos earn close to a million dollars less than their white and Asian counterparts over a lifetime.
Is the military right for me?
Questions to ask your recruiter:
- How is your Service branch different from the others?
- What is the recruiting process like from beginning to end?
- Why should I join the (Service)?
- What's the Delayed Entry Program?
- What really goes on in Basic Training?
- What's the balance of classroom and physical training?
- What kind of condition do you have to be in at the start?
- What are the physical standards candidates have to meet?
- What are training and drill instructors like today?
- What percent of people who start Basic Training complete it?
- Can two friends go through Basic Training at the same time?
- How long does the first term last?
- Do you have programs of different lengths?
- Can an entrant choose the military job he or she wants?
- How is the job assignment made?
- Can you describe a couple of jobs?
- Can a trainee choose to serve overseas?
- How much does a new recruit get paid, and what are the benefits?
- How often are service members promoted?
- What kind of training comes after Basic Training?
- How good are your military job-training schools?
- What are all the ways a service member can earn college credits during enlistment?
- What are your tuition-support programs?
- How does an entrant qualify for them?