Recently joining the student staff in the Hull College Career & Academic Planning (CAP) Center is a transfer student who was a sergeant in the U.S. Army.
Nicole Sloan, 26, is a junior BBA student originally from Massachusetts.
During her six years in the Army, she had administrative duties similar to human resources, such as payroll and vacation, while being stationed in Italy, and she was drawn to the position in the CAP Center because of its administrative functions. It also allows her a part-time job that is flexible with her schedule as a student-parent.
“I want to go into human resources, so I’m taking elective classes geared towards that.”
Sloan said her time in Italy was a fun experience, affording her lots of European travel until COVID-19 hit and everything shut down. She joined the Army because it is a good avenue to see the world, and she didn’t want to stay in Massachusetts after high school.
Technically, Nicole is considered a transfer student, having taken some online classes while in the Army. She picked Augusta University for the convenience of its location to Fort Gordon.
“It’s a really good business program, so I’m happy we landed here,” she said.
Sloan hasn’t set up a human resources-focused internship yet, but she is hoping that it will help her decide what segment of the HR industry she’ll adopt after graduating with her BBA.
Sloan’s first role in the Army was that of a registered EMT, but she didn’t like being a medic. Her husband, Staff Sgt. Richard Sloan, works at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon. They have an 18-month-old son.