After almost 5 years in the US Navy, I returned to the Bothell area to attend the University of Washington, Bothell's Master of Arts in Policy Studies Program. With the support of the Student-Veteran Association (SVA) and UWB's great Veterans Services Department, I felt like I had the institutional and peer support I needed to successfully complete any program of study. At one point the university even went above and beyond the call of duty to get me a merit scholarship when my GI Bill benefits would not cover fees associated with one of my classes. Through the UWB I got a great internship doing education research and really fell in love with K-8 education. I came back to UWB to get my teaching certification and I plan on using the connections I've made here at UWB and the proven acumen of the Career Services Center to get a great job as a public school teacher. The UWB has been a very supportive environment for me as a student veteran and I am very proud to call myself an alumni. I would recommend this campus to any veteran and I would strongly recommend that incoming student-veterans take advantage of on-campus clubs like the SVA (and others through orgsync.com) and all the great services offered by the Career Services Center at UWB.