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.



Know Your Worth: How to Name Your Price in the Civilian Job Market

One of the most common pieces of financial advice you get when you transition from the military is … (brace yourself) … KNOW YOUR WORTH.

The person who gives you this advice in an informational interview usually pauses for a moment so …

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What it takes to build workplaces that are more inclusive for LGBTQ People?

How can people be at their best in their careers if they work in an environment in which they don’t feel safe fully revealing who they are?

That is a question faced by millions of LGBTQ workers and their employers …

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Attend Think-a-Thon Information Session to Learn How to Make an Impact

Join the CDL team and former challenge winners for an Information Session on Wednesday, July 13 to learn more about the challenge and how you can take action to make a positive impact in Gender Equality and Climate Action. 


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Leaving the military? How civilian non-profits can help you.

A 2020 Department of Veterans Affairs study on the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program, or TAP, the program responsible for preparing 250,000 service members every year to leave the military, found that “many veterans did not understand the magnitude of the issues they …

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Transferable Military Traits

When you join the military, you enter knowing that wherever your life and career takes you, there will eventually come a time to transition out of your service uniform. It is important to recognize the transferable traits as the impact …

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Career Planning Resources

Find resources relevant to the community to help you succeed.

Research is a critical part of the job search process. It can help you:
Identify companies that may be hiring …

Informational Interview Steps


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

Being respectful and thoughtful in our exchanges with each other, external partners and stakeholders, and the general public is integral …

101 Data Science Interview Questions, Answers, and Key Concepts

n October 2012, the Harvard Business Review described “Data Scientist” as the “sexiest”  job of the 21st century. Well, as we approach …

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. …