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Writing a Cover Letter When You Have a Military Background

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.

How to use Military Skills in the Workplace

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.

CTU Now Accepting 2017 Wounded Warrior Scholarship Applications

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.

Discover CTU’s Military and Veteran Resource Community

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.

5 Transition Tips for Life After Military Service

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.

What is the GI Bill? Am I eligible?

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.

How to use Military Skills in the Workplace

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.

What are the Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits and How Do I Use Them?

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.

What are Military Education Benefits and How Do I Use Them?

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.

Mother and Caregiver Receives CTU’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship

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.

Wounded Warrior Scholarship Recipients Honored

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.

Driven Veteran Pursues Degree at CTU

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.

“MRE—Eat Like a Soldier” Fundraiser

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.

"PTS(D): Myths & misconceptions of post traumatic stress" presented at CTU Colorado Springs

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.

Adaptive Learning and Fast Track™ Exams for Military Students

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.