Selling and Entrepreneurship Student Says Vets Should Pursue G.I. Bill

Published on March 15, 2009
After returning from two tours in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Evans came to UH Bauer College to pursue a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. He will graduate in May.

After returning from two tours in Iraq, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jason Evans came to UH Bauer College to pursue a degree in marketing and entrepreneurship. He will graduate in May.

After two trips to Iraq, United States Marine Corps Sergeant Jason Evans transitioned to the classroom at UH Bauer College and pulled from his experiences.

“I take what I have learned in the Marines and apply it to my everyday life,” Evans said. “You work harder, smarter and faster. When you combine your military experiences with the higher education, you will be a great asset for whatever company or organization you join.”

Evans served with the Marines from 2002 to 2006. He spent time stationed in Norfolk, Virginia in the Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team and was deployed to Baghdad twice in 2004.

“The Marines teach you discipline, and it gives you a strong work ethic,” Evans said. “It shows you how to accomplish the mission through teamwork and this is key when you bring it into the real-world.”

At Bauer College, Evans is a student in the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship and a part of the Program for Excellence in Selling and was able to return to school after his service on the G.I. Bill.

“The G.I. Bill gave me the option to pursue a higher education,” said Evans. “Without this, it would be much more difficult to pursue an education. I had a personal goal to get back to school and pursue a degree, and the G.I. Bill helped make it a reality.”

Evans said that military training shows soldiers how to fight through adversity and to never give up, and these attitudes should be carried over into civilian life and education.

“Veterans should pursue the option to take advantage of the G.I. Bill because they have earned it,” said Evans. “It will only better their lives and help them transition into the real-world. Education, along with their training and experiences in the military, will only bring them success.”

By Hannah Eastham

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The C.T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C.T. Bauer College of Business.

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