Her journey began when she enlisted in the Army, and as enlistment came to a close, she knew it was time to get her degree.
Escamilla began by searching for military-friendly universities, which brought her to UNO. UNO was recently ranked as the No. 6 most military-friendly four year university in the nation by the Military Times.
Escamilla, who majored in management information systems, is currently working as a systems admin intern at Interpublic Group, a global advertising company.
Her long-term goal is to hopefully work as an independent IT consultant and help micro-businesses implement technology into their business environments.
If Escamilla could give advice to her younger self, she would caution that sometimes we miss the better things in life because we don’t recognize the package that they come in. She’s grateful she took a chance and moved halfway across the country to pursue her degree.
“If I had stayed where I was before, I would have missed out on all the great learning opportunities I’ve had here at UNO!”
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.