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Boots to Books: Transitioning

Boots to Books: Transitioning


[MUSIC PLAYING] ELYSEA SWINDELL: Military
life can be all encompassing and so that transition into civilian
life can be a little alarming. BENNET ROBERTS: While
you’re in the military, literally every part of your
life is planned by somebody else. So for a lot of people,
when they transition out, it’s hard because you’re not
being told what to do anymore. TIMOTHY KIM: Veterans are helped
to transition into the community and were forced
through several ways. The VRC is definitely
a good place for that. That’s actually where I got my help
to transition from military life into the civilian student life. JOE MAH: The Veterans Resource
Center’s role in student success is absolutely pivotal,
as it provides this liminal space for students
to engage their veteran identity but slowly learn how
to integrate and work that back into civilian
life in the workforce. ELYSEA SWINDELL: The first
thing I did when I came to PCC was go to the Veterans
Resource Center. They immediately set me up with
the resources that I needed. ABBY SMITH: If I’m not
in class, I’m going to be in here hanging
out with the people I’ve built bonds with from the
beginning of this school year. That keeps me afloat some days. When you’re having a bad
day you come in here, and you talk with the people
you enjoy talking with. And it’s like you forgot what you
were mad about in the morning. JOE MAH: Past just making
friends and finding mentors, it also allowed for me to engage
with the PCC campus and student life, and find support
for my academics in every dimension of my life. ABBY SMITH: We have so many
positive resources here. And it definitely might be
awkward the first couple of times you’re in here if you’re shy. You’ll become used
to it, and I think this place is a really great outlet
for your success as a student. So come in here. Don’t be shy. Come grab some snacks. Talk with us. We’re super friendly. Will help you every step of
the way, if you have a problem. [MUSIC PLAYING]


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