5 Reasons Why Enlisted Veterans Don’t Get Into Top Schools

You’re a brainiac who aced the ASVAB. You could have attended college after high school, but for whatever reason, you didn’t. You might not have felt ready, or maybe you didn’t have the money. Either way, the military’s education benefits were a huge selling point – for later. Now you’re ready to separate and get ...

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The Pros and Cons of Low-Residency College Programs

After what you went through in the military, going to college is supposed to be easy, right? Sure, there are plenty of academic challenges and late-term stress to go around, but at least you get to sleep in. At least that’s how it’s supposed to be. That is, until you find out that the Advanced ...

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Army Veteran Turned Software Engineer

Co-author, Breaking Into Startups I discovered programming while deployed to Iraq in 2015. I was working night shifts at the Joint Operations Center in Baghdad. My job was to the write the daily SITREP, or situation report, that summarized daily events in theater. My biggest problem was my primary source for information was one spreadsheet ...

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The Truth About Using the GI Bill for Community College

The GI Bill gives veterans access to a variety of institutions, from vocational to Ivy League universities. While you’re trying to decide where you belong in your academic journey, you may find that you should use your GI Bill for community college. Humble and often underrated, community colleges can offer many advantages to veterans that ...

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How (and Why) to Network with Your Professor

I know what you’re thinking: “This article is going to tell me how to suck up.” OK, it sort of sounds like it. But hear me out, this piece of information may be vital to your academic and professional success. So no, you shouldn’t suck up. But…. You should engage your professors, show interest and ...

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How to Incorporate Military Experience in the Classroom (Without Making Your Students Cry)

Veterans have a wealth of skills and experiences to offer as educators. However, teaching students and instructing troops can be different worlds. We have to understand where military tactics and strategies work and where to hold back. So really, how do you bring your military experience into the classroom? No, you’re not supposed to make ...

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4 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your GI Bill Education

Using the GI Bill to get a college degree is one of the best ways to improve long-term career outlook and earning power. Over the course of a lifetime, a degree can mean the difference of tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. The benefits of having a diploma hanging on your wall are so ...

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My Transition from the Air Force to Yale

By Rob Henderson My transition from the Air Force to Yale has been an enthralling and somewhat turbulent experience. I wanted to integrate into the student body and break the stereotype of the unapproachable veteran. My background as a former foster kid, military veteran, and non-linear path to education has been defined by dismantling expectations. ...

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My Transition from the Military to a University

By Dennis White Che Guevara inspired me to go to college.  Well, not exactly, but my plan to go to college began in 2009. While I sat on the bench, playing second string to the Rangers in Iraq, I read books about Latin American politics and history. These books took me far away from the ...

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College Study Tips for Veterans With Kids

Even under the best of circumstances, college isn't easy. It isn't supposed to be easy. It's supposed to train and challenge you, to force you to grow and widen your view of your field and of the world.   There are many ways in which life can take that challenge and ratchet up the difficulty ...

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