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 Post-Military 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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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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Experience in the Military Prepared Me to be a Leader on Campus

The admissions officer from the well known and highly-selective college was frank with me on the phone. “We don’t really admit nontraditional profiles like you,” he said. “I suggest you try somewhere else.” I thanked him, hung up the phone, and sat down on the bed of my childhood room. I had just received my ...

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Staying Motivated in College After the Military

It goes without saying that attending college is different than the military life, and staying motivated in college after the military can be a struggle. In many ways college is easier. For instance, American colleges don’t generally feature 60-ton armored vehicles rolling around campus, and to my knowledge none of them float around the world ...

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The Importance of College Accreditation

The GI Bill is one of the most valuable benefits offered to service personnel. Used wisely, it can fully fund your tuition and fees for a course that will kick-start your future career – all while providing assistance with housing costs. How could you go wrong? Sadly, many service personnel have gone wrong. The world ...

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6 Veteran Scholarships You Need to Take Advantage of Now

SPONSORED CONTENT   Don’t let the GI Bill — even tuition assistance (TA) — be your only financial aid for college. Check out these quick facts to see if you are eligible for the six veteran scholarships that you need to take advantage of now: 1. American Legion Auxiliary The American Legion Auxiliary offers opportunities for ...

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UNOH – School for Veterans

SPONSORED   Looking for an online school? Want this school to have a great veteran focus and lots of programs? Oh, and wouldn't it be nice if it were a private, not-for-profit academic institution too? Let’s check out the University of Northwestern Ohio; you might like what you see. (Bonus, I hear they have a ...

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Choosing a Degree as a Military Veteran

When choosing a degree, it’s important to understand that your MOS is not a signifier of what you should do from here on out. Your military service itself is enough. Employers are not expecting what you did in the military to automatically translate into the civilian sector, and your degree need not be restricted to ...

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