In the interview, I talk about my experience transitioning from the military (which I will do again here shortly) and my experiences with Drexel University, which have been outstanding. I’ve had a 10 year break in my formal computer science education, which has been filled with military service and working as a software engineer and it’s nice to refresh my knowledge. I also have a much more mellow perspective now. I had many sleepless nights earning my cumulative 3.82 / 4.00 GPA in college, but now I’m ok with a 3.80 😉 I received A’s in all but the following: Physical Education (a few times…), History of the Middle East, Golf, Volleyball, Marine Propulsion Engineering and Junior Officer Practicum (how to be a junior officer). Yes, I admit it, I’m a naval officer who can’t play golf.
I also did some research as an undergraduate and I haven’t decided if I’ll complete a master’s thesis or not. I don’t have PhD ambitions at the moment and I’d have to give up at least two classes, which seem too interesting.
Lastly, the Circumnavigator’s Club picked up this post on the front page of their website. I recommend you read some of the foundation scholar’s trip reports (Circumnavigator Club’s funded world research travel) because you can learn that in some parts of the world, a phone charger is a job and not just a device.