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What skills, experiences, and training did you gain in your military career that can benefit the company you’re interested in? Take a few minutes to write these attributes down. Use civilian terms instead of military words and phrases. Categorize your qualities into technical skills, leadership experience, goal-setting abilities, etc.
Military service not only provides with a highly specialized set of skills, it also instills in you certain values that would be highly coveted in any industry. The trick is learning how to describe and harness that vital military experience in a new environment. Here are four steps you can take to repurpose your military skills for use in the workplace.
For the eighth year in a row, Colorado Technical University offers full-tuition education scholarships to wounded active duty service members and veterans. Spouses and caregivers of wounded service members are eligible to apply as well. Learn more and how to apply.
Colorado Technical University is proud of our deep relationship with active members of the military and veterans. From the time they begin their education through to their post-service careers, CTU supports members of the military, veterans, spouses, and caregivers in achieving their educational and professional goals.
If your military service is winding down, you’ve likely started thinking about the upcoming transition to civilian life. What will it be like? Will you have a new career? How can you best utilize the skills you learned in the military in your everyday life? These are all complex challenges, but ones that you can meet and exceed with the right preparation. Here, we’ll illustrate some key tips for life after military service.
Being a service member, veteran or family member of someone in the military provides some opportunities to pursue your educational goals using military education benefits. One of these benefits is the GI Bill, which refers to any Department of Veterans Affairs education benefit awarded to servicemembers and eligible veterans of Active Duty, Selected Reserve and National Guard Armed Forces and their families.
For students who have served in the military, the transition into the civilian workforce can come with its own set of unique challenges. At times the highly structured, team-oriented nature of military life may seem to conflict with a work environment that is, by comparison, casual and unregimented. Military service not only provides with a highly specialized set of skills, it also instills in you certain values that would be highly coveted in any industry. The trick is learning how to describe and harness that vital military experience in a new environment. Here are four steps you can take to repurpose your military skills for use in the workplace.
The Post 9/11 GI Bill was introduced to expand educational benefits for those who have served in the U.S. Military following September 10, 2001. Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits can give veterans substantial assistance in seeking a college education; it's an opportunity for the men and women who have served to pursue their educational goals and work toward the career of their choice.
Those serving in the United States armed forces are eligible for a variety of military education benefits that can put their academic goals within reach and help them pursue or advance in their careers. This is true of both active duty and reserve members of the military. That said, figuring out the exact benefits and programs for which you're eligible can be difficult, so here’s a quick overview.
When Deborah Fletcher’s daughter was injured in a vehicular accident in the military as a Marine, Fletcher dropped everything to become a full-time caregiver. She quit her job in the catering field and focused on helping her daughter adapt to the mental and physical challenges that lay ahead. Little did Fletcher know that this experience would lead to a new direction in her own life—as a student at Colorado Technical University.
Recently two ceremonies were held that acted as the culmination of the 2016 Colorado Technical University Wounded Warrior Scholarship program. Held in two locations, these events highlighted CTU’s dedication to the scholarship winners and the military community as a whole.
For Andrew R. Chavez, a recently-retired US Army Staff sergeant, joining the military was just the “right thing to do.” Enlisting immediately after he completed high school, Chavez served his country for nine years before critical injuries caused him to be medically retired from active duty. Chavez reflects positively on his time in the military, but knew that he had to push himself further.
On November 10, 2015, CTU teamed up with the El Paso County Commissioners to support the “MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” fundraiser for The Home Front Cares. The project raises funds for Colorado military veterans and their families.
Retired Green Beret Chris Schafer and Dr. Brent Carter presented “PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" at Colorado Technical University’s Colorado Springs campus.
CTU’s Dr. Connie Johnson, Chief Academic Officer and Provost, spoke at the VA-ACME conference earlier this year on adaptive learning and CTU Fast Track™ exams and how they can be beneficial for military students.
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