Education Expands Your World | American Military University (AMU)

Education Expands Your World | American Military University (AMU)

October 9, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Education is absolutely vital to
everything not just to your career but to every area of life, because it is through
education that you are able to see the world for what it is. Sometimes we
live in a little box and refuse to allow yourself to see what’s out there
simply because of our own mentality but being educated gives you that
opportunity to get out of that box and it better helps you engage with people
and put those skills out on the field. I honestly love my job. I have the power
to do a lot of good. I have the ability to help people and change their
perspective on life. Ninety percent of police work is all
about emotion. It’s not so much what you say to people, but it has everything to
do with how you say it. So, don’t let my little guns for you. My degree at AMU helped expand the knowledge I already had. It made me more aware and respectful of peoples’ different
point of views and that has helped me with police work. Taking online courses is sometimes perceived as something that’s going to be easy, but it’s the complete opposite.
You have to juggle being a mom, being a wife, and your career. Then, you have
to try to find the time to get your schoolwork done. My day began with my
children went to bed so that’s when I got my school work done and my desk was my bed. I was comfortable doing my homework there, and I accomplished
everything that I needed to get accomplished. AMU was a very flexible. It allowed me to do everything that I needed to do. I was still able to be a mom, I was still able to
be a wife, and now I can incorporate another title. I was able to be a student, and you know,
get my school work done around my time. The most important thing in my life is
my family, and their part of the reason why I decided to go back to school. I want my children to look at me and to
say that I am someone who will motivate them. I’m the first in my family to pursue a
degree beyond high school. I’m the first one in my family to be a police officer. So, I do consider myself a role model, and I definitely know that I am a leader. Every time I walk through the door after
work, my son always asks: mom did you get the bad guy today? In his eyes, I am his
superhero and he lets me know almost every day. My name is Yesli Vega and I’m an
American Military University graduate.