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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Veteran Jobs: 6 Ways to Effectively Transition from the Military Into the Workforce

Bill Lawrence, who spent 20 years as a combat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, relishes the “new car smell” of stepping into the cockpit of a brand-new jet. Like many veterans, Lawrence, who is now a chief information security …

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These 11 tech companies are hiring veterans right now

While veteran joblessness rose to 7.3% in 2020—versus 8.3% unemployment for the total U.S. population—millions of STEM jobs went unfilled. In 2020, 18.5 million men and women were veterans, comprising 7% of the civilian population.

As the tech industry …

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How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

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How Your Team Can Support Troops this Veterans Day

November 11 is Veterans Day, the day the U.S. honors and thanks those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. While the COVID-19 pandemic may make it difficult to participate in some of the standard celebratory activities like parades, …

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From Veteran to Civilian: How to Navigate Re-Entry Effectively

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Military life is one that must be lived to be understood. No movie, book or story can possibly give an accurate representation of the experience because so much of it is felt in the soul. But, once …

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