This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Tanner Stening.

In some ways, Katherine Kikta's experience as a Northeastern student is not unlike your typical undergrad. 

Kikta, now nearing the end of her fifth year, had some idea of what she wanted to study when she first arrived on the Boston campus in 2019—only to switch directions once her experiential education got underway.

Kikta's mother wanted her to study business. “I wanted to make sure that I support myself, so I ended up making sure I got my business degree,” she told Northeastern Global News.

From the beginning of her educational journey, Kikta understood the value a business degree can provide in terms of financial security. But it wasn't until she found the Northeastern Army ROTC program that the world of possibility began to cleave open.

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