Category Archives: Veterans

How to Finance Your Education Without the GI Bill

We’re all familiar with the GI Bill. It’s been helping veterans continue their educations since the 1940s, and the Post 9/11 GI Bill enhanced the benefit to meet the needs of today’s veterans and their families. In the former iterations of the GI Bill, the VA made monthly payments to veterans. Now, the VA makes…
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How to Find and Build Relationships with Recruiters and Networkers

When preparing for life after military retirement, you’ll find networking is a crucial component of any job search. The military’s employment practices are fairly straightforward, but civilians rely heavily on using the power of networking to tap into the hidden job market. Start With the Transition Assistance Program Service members preparing to make the transition…
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Military Careers and Their Civilian Job Equivalent

Transitioning from military service to civilian life can be tough for many reasons, but finding a new career should not be one of them. The U.S. military is one of the most effective training facilities in the world, teaching highly technical skills to hundreds of thousands of people each year, along with personal discipline and…
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10 Tips for Veterans Going to College

As a veteran returning to civilian life, you have a variety of adjustments to make. It isn’t easy. Our military provides valuable experience, but it can be tough to translate into a civilian job back in the United States. Often times veterans decide to earn a college education, building upon the skills they’ve learned during…
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Vista College Named To 2017 Military Friendly® Schools List

Richardson, TX– March 8, 2017 – Vista College announced today that it has earned the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. This is the 5th consecutive year Vista College has earned this designation. Each year the list of Military Friendly® Schools is provided to…
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Excellent LinkedIn Groups for Veterans

The internet has fundamentally changed how we look for jobs. While you can still find job openings in your local newspapers, you’re most likely looking at those job listings online. There are scores of other websites and online services dedicated to facilitating job searches, and you can now look for work anywhere in the country…
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Why Criminal Justice Is a Great Degree for Military Veterans

Usually, when people think about the criminal justice career field, they’re thinking about the work of a patrol officer. You wouldn’t be alone if you thought that, but the field of criminal justice is much more diverse than many of us think it is. It can be an incredibly rewarding and challenging career for someone…
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Troops to Teachers: Turning Veterans Into Teachers

One of the most difficult times in a veteran's life is returning to civilian responsibilities. Following months or even years of combat and the daily warfare duties employed in foreign lands, assimilating back into the civilian world can be challenging. Far removed from the fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled work of military life, finding and maintaining employment is…
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10 CEOs Who Are Retired Military

In 1980, 59 percent of the CEOS of the country’s publicly held corporations had a military background.  As of 2009, the percentage of CEOs who had military experience had fallen to just eight percent.  Even with that drop, former military officers are still over-represented at the CEO level considering how little of the population ever…
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VA Education Benefits: How Does the Post-9/11 GI Bill Work?

The Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944 — commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights — may well be one of the most momentous pieces of legislation ever produced by the United States government. The GI Bill describes any Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefit earned by members of the National Guard Armed Forces,…
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10 Organizations that Help Veterans Transition to Civilian Life

You’ve honorably served your country through the military. You’ve been on deployments, performed your military job with dedication and focus, and gained an abundance of skills and knowledge. Now, your service is up, and you’re looking to get back into the rhythm of civilian life and enter the job market. No problem, right? Sometimes. But…
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15 Jobs for Disabled Veterans

One of the nation’s most underserved populations is disabled American veterans. Many of them spent months and years at home or overseas fighting for this country’s freedom and that of other citizens around the world. Unfortunately, because so many have come back disabled and unable to hold onto the job they once had, many are…
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Adjusting Back to Civilian Life After Deployment with the Reserve

This is a difficult time in American history. We are currently in the longest period of sustained warfare our country has ever experienced. Those returning from the frontlines may be trying to make sense of life after the military. Whether you’re separating after four years, retiring after 20, being discharged, or returning home due to…
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Why Veterans Excel in Business Careers

There are many potential jobs for military veterans when they enter the civilian workforce, in part because the military helps develop practical skills while providing training. Many veterans, however, find that one of the best jobs for veterans is in business. There is a long tradition of veterans opening businesses and leading in business. Bob…
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What You Should Know About Veteran & Dependent Education Benefits

The government and private institutions offer a wide range of scholarships and financial aid packages to family members of veterans. These benefits are provided as a way to further education and thank veterans and their families for their service. One of the most popular options includes the Post-911 GI Bill from the Defense Department and…
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The Best Jobs and Employers for Veterans

Is your military service to our country about to come to an end? There’s probably one important question that weighs heavily on your mind: What happens next? Making the transition from the military to the civilian job market can be an extremely challenging and frustrating experience for many veterans. The good news is that, according…
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Do Veterans Succeed in College? Yes, Studies Show

There’s an old saying that the armed forces do an excellent job of training a soldier for war, but aren’t quite as exceptional at preparing a soldier to come home. It’s natural for the armed services to be concerned about a soldier’s survival on the battlefield, since that’s their primary responsibility. However, many veterans and…
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Why Military Friendly Schools Are Crucial to Vets

You’ve admirably served in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard, and now it’s time to find a school that’s willing to serve you. Leaving the service may mean you’ll need extra education and career training to successfully transition to civilian life. Thankfully, there are many schools and programs designed just for you.…
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Top 10 Jobs for Ex-Military Personnel

If you’re ex-military and looking to join the civilian workforce, you’re likely starting to consider which jobs for former military personnel would be best for you. The best jobs for ex-military span a wide range of areas, including business law, law enforcement, management, mechanical technicians, and healthcare support providers. Jobs for retired military officers generally…
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Veteran and Family Member Education Benefits

Below we have provided a list with links for some of the Veteran and Family Member benefits you could take advatange of for your education. Yellow Ribbon Program The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post-9/11 GI Bill that allows veterans to attend private schools and graduate…
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Discounts for Student Veterans

When it comes to recognizing the demands put on those who serve their country and the families supporting them, there is no discount or reward big enough. There are, however, many discounts available for members of the military. Veterans and active-duty military personnel have access to a varied and quite substantial list of discounts, perks…
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Post-Military Career Guide

Transitioning from active military service to a civilian career is one of the most difficult but important tasks any servicemember will face. There is no easy or singular path to gaining new employment or pursuing the education and training that lead to a new career. Like all of your military service, it requires planning and…
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A Guide for Veterans Transitioning to Civilian Careers

You’ve served your country and done it admirably. Now it’s time to move onto a new path in your career: One as a civilian. Transitioning from military to civilian life is not easy. In recent years, veterans who enlisted after 9/11 have a slightly higher unemployment rate than the national average, and some feel intimidated…
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7 Military Skills Vets Can Use in Securing a Job

Recruiters, well-meaning relatives and just about anyone who encouraged you to join the service probably did so in part by mentioning at some point that your time serving your country would eventually help you to jumpstart a new career. If you are retiring from the service, you might now be looking for ways to use…
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10 Famous Vets Who Went to College after the Military

Joining the military can be a great life decision, as is attending college. So, what happens when you do both? For these 10 veterans, the answer was to exceed any reasonable person’s expectations of a successful life by an incredible margin. I’m not going to say you’re definitely going to become the Chief Justice of…
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Military Vets Want College Credit for Service Time

The United States armed forces comprise the most robust, likely the most fearsome, fighting force on the face of the earth. What it lacks in manpower, it makes up for in technology and training. In fact, it might be more apt to say that U.S. armed forces are among the best trained in the world.…
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