Christopher White, a native of Denver, Colorado, is attending school in the heart of Texas after his six-year tenure as a combat medic in the United States Army. His travels have taken him far and wide, however, he has never lost sight of his dedication to the pursuit of excellence through education. His foremost effort in life is self-actualization through philanthropy, intellectual activity, and social interaction. In his free time, he enjoys learning to play an aboriginal instrument called the Didgeridoo and studying politics.
Modern veterans have an incredible tool to help them succeed, the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, which offers up to 36 months of education benefits. Many vets who attend college nearly free of charge envision that, upon graduation, they will be able to able secure well-paying jobs in the field of their studies. However, for many, this is not the case. Veterans are being aggressively recruited by “enrollment counselors” employed by for-profit universities who want a slice of the G.I. Bill pie, but are not all upfront that they fail to meet accreditation requirements, or offer degree programs not recognized by employers.