I was in the Navy for six years working as an electronic technician. When I left the service, I began my career as a software engineer at a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. I currently manage a team of eight people.
I went back to school, to Kaplan University, because I felt I needed a degree in order to remain competitive and to continue to grow in my career. Regular colleges just didn’t fit with my schedule — I needed a school that was flexible where I could work and go to school full time, and also help take care of four children under age 9. My wife also was working full time and attending Kaplan full time as well, so it was pretty hectic.
I saw the Nov. 9 article titled “Kaplan scrutinized over recruiting vets,” and I wanted to let you know about my experience at the university, which was a bit different than that of the subject of the article, Keith Melvin.
I thoroughly enjoyed my educational experience at Kaplan. I learned so much, both in theory and hands-on information, and I really respected and liked my professors and career advisers. Importantly, Kaplan’s flexible schedule allowed me to accomplish my goal of getting a college degree for job security and career advancement. While I feel badly about Keith Melvin’s experience, I certainly didn’t have any of the problems that he seemed to have experienced.