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In celebration of African American History Month, SVA Voices profiles for the month of February highlight the diversity that is the makeup of our individual chapters.
Chibuzor Oziligbo served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. He is now an undergraduate at Georgia Tech where he is working towards receiving his MS in Civil Engineering, and is expected to graduate in May 2016.
Being a member of the Georgia Tech - SVA Chapter has presented Chibuzor with various opportunities for growth. "During my time with my chapter I have received an internship with Parsons Corporation, a BP Scholarship, and finally, most importantly, I have had the opportunity to join a valuable network of great veteran friends who have helped motivate me to be at the top 10% in my class."
Chibuzor recommends that student veterans should join their local SVA Chapter to meet people who are likeminded, and who have been through some of the same experiences as you have, creating a common thread that makes the transition less daunting.
Chibuzor also found it important to select a college that resonated with him. When he found out that Georgia Tech was one of the top schools awarding BS degrees in Engineering to African Americans, Chibuzor had even more pride in attending.
"Being a student veteran at Georgia Tech could not be more rewarding," he said. "After graduation I plan to commission with the U.S. Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer."
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