Veterans

Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces play an integral part in the student life, academic endeavors, and intellectual accomplishments of the School of Professional Studies and Columbia University as a whole.

The School of Professional Studies is a proud participant of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Yellow Ribbon Program. The scope of benefits provided by the Post 9/11 GI Bill® and the Yellow Ribbon Program helps make a traditional Columbia education accessible to eligible veterans, regardless of socioeconomic status, who wish to pursue a rigorous graduate degree program.

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5 Ways to Develop and Groom Executive Leaders With Diverse Backgrounds

Embracing diversity isn’t just for making your company look good in the public eye. It encourages creativity, creates room for different views, and makes it easier to solve problems.

Creating a diverse executive team is a perfect way to make …

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Ivy Exec is your dedicated career development resource.
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4 Tips for Searching for Companies that Focus on Diversity and Inclusion

Everyone's heard the phrase “diversity and inclusion” (“D&I” for short), but what does it really mean? Why is it so important? And how do you find companies that prioritize it?

In honor of Black History Month, below are the answers to …

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Affinity groups: value to employee and employer

At a recent People of Color Job Fair, employers touted their welcoming workplaces. Many referred to their affinity groups as how they are inclusive of diversity. If offered genuinely, affinity groups can bring value to both the employee and the …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career.
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4 reasons veterans make excellent startup hires (and prove hard skills aren’t everything)

Three startup leaders with military experience explain how their time in the service informs their approach to business.

By all accounts, when Mike LeBlanc came out of the military he was more than qualified to take on any number of …

By Tanvi Nandu
Tanvi Nandu Marketing Intern at Career Design Lab
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How to Find Organizations Committed to DEI Values

Most social-impact organizations today express a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

The National Council of Nonprofits encourages organizations to not only articulate their values, but to be guided by them and to integrate them into their daily operations. …

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Career Resources

How to Start a Small Business – A Veteran’s SMB Guide with Tools and Financial Resources

As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. …

The 2023 Vault Guide to the Top 50 Consulting Firms is the definitive guide to the best consulting firms to …

The Vault Guide to Top Internships rates more than 130 internship programs. Based on a survey of approxiomately 14,000 interns, …

Informational Interview Steps

 

Informational Interview Steps
Identify someone to interview:Professors, advisors, alumni, and members of professional organizations are great candidates for informational interviews. …

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …