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How 2% of Veterans Compete for Jobs & Enrollments

Veteran unemployment costs taxpayers $1B/year and more government funds are being spent by the day to solve the problem. This includes a new $1 Billion VA Jobs Program, which even Veteran groups openly question. Transition Assistance Programs (TAP), which were established in 1993 as the first line of support to assist vets, are in transition […]

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2014 Civilian Labor Market for Veteran Employment

2014 Civilian Labor Market for Veteran Employment Part One – Trends & Predictions In February 2014, the national unemployment rate stood at 6.7%. The most optimistic sources in U.S. military placed the veteran unemployment rate near or above the national average. This comes at a time when most of the 1 million veterans over the […]

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Managing Your Reputation

I have written before on the subject of post-MBA employment for military veterans. These discussions include topics such as the value of internships, the movement toward workforce science and adding credentials to your MBA degree. However, when it comes to civilian employment, there is only one subject that defines everything else and that is your […]

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More Thunderbird, Less Phoenix

There is an interesting situation unfolding in the world of graduate schools that reflects upon many trends in MBA education you should know about. The Thunderbird School of Management has a tradition, reputation and connection with military students. It sits on a former Air Force base in Arizona and provides some of the better quality […]

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Success = Studying Mentors

Mentors have always been a key part of success in every walk of life. There are numerous examples of mentors who were teachers, colleagues, coaches and even adversaries of other people who went on to produce great works of accomplishment. Sir Issac Newton once wrote his rival Robert Hooke and referenced their predecessor Descartes saying, […]

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The Value of Self Awareness

Last year during commencement season, a speech by a high school teacher struck a chord among the public and went viral.  It was focused on why all of the kids going off to college ARE NOT SO SPECIAL. Outside of my day job running Military MBA, I volunteer to help traditional students and their non-military families with […]

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Workforce Science Defines Success

Do you want to be successful in a civilian career? Then you must understand how employers currently define success. This is a challenge for prospective, or current, MBA students who have backgrounds in the military. They are more accustomed to military life and might hear a lot of bad career advice during their MBA education […]

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Values Help Decide Best School Choice

Along with operating Military MBA, I volunteer to offer advice on colleges to students and their families. The situation with colleges has changed dramatically over the past couple of years. Institutional aid is certainly not what it used to be even two or three years ago. Less aid is not an isolated event, it applies to […]

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Political Shell Game Being Waged With Military Veterans on Tuition Assistance

There is a political shell game playing out in Washington D.C. and Post-9/11 military veterans are likely to get caught up in the confusion. Doing so means you, or your family members, will lose out on education benefits you have worked hard and sacrificed for. When using different types of tuition assistance (TA), administered by […]

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Beat the Rush That’s Sure to Come

As you may, or may not, know sequestration is creating apathy in the military among active duty, reservists and veterans alike. Military organizations such as family and transition assistance services on base installations are also reluctant to move ahead with new programs. When sequestration is resolved, it is a certainty that defense cutbacks will be […]

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What Veterans Need to Know About Cuts in Defense

I would like to share two more important perspectives on the deficit and federal budget with veterans. These perspectives represent public opinion and how businesses are weighing in on the topic of our national economy. Both are certain to influence the next federal budget set by Congress in 69 days on January, 2nd. According to recent […]

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The Economy & Federal Budget

What Veterans Need to Know Now About Sequestration. As a result of the budget impasse and its lack of resolution last year, a mandatory round of $109 billion in cuts to the federal budget is scheduled take effect on January 2, 2013. If this happens, funding will be cut from government agencies and government contractors. […]

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Education Benefits & Civilian Jobs

Education benefits and civilian jobs are now the center of attention for veterans. Given that veteran unemployment has hit 25%, thousands of more service members are leaving the military, and the federal government is starting to pay $1 billion a year on veteran unemployment this should come as no big surprise. In fact, it is […]

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