Transitioning from the Military into a Business Career
TROY, Mich., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current military service members, veterans and their family members can join a free Walsh College webinar discussing the transition from active service into a business career. Participants can access the "Boots to Briefcases" webinar from their own desktops or laptops from 12:15 – 1 p.m., Friday, September 28, EDT by registering at www.walshcollege.edu/webinars.
Webinar content will include how to effectively highlight military skills as strengths in a business career, how to position skills in a cover letter, resume, and in a job interview, and how to promote the sought after military characteristics that employers seek.
"Walsh College provides personalized guidance for current military members and veterans, to ensure their success as professionals," said Kara Fields, assistant director, records and registration, and veterans' representative, Walsh College. "In appreciation of their sacrifice and service, Walsh attempts to understand and assist the unique challenges faced during transition to civilian life."
Additionally, the webinar will an offer an overview of GI Bill and other military benefits that may be available to students and their immediate family members and how to maximize veteran and military education benefits toward a business degree.
Walsh College waives the application fee for all veterans and current military service members applying into a bachelor's, master's or non-degree program. Walsh College is proud to be named a G.I. Jobs "Military Friendly School", representing the top 20 percent of the most "military friendly" of the nation's 8,000 schools.
Fall registration is now in progress and fall classes begin Wednesday, September 26, 2012.
In addition to offering support and resources for veterans furthering their business education, Walsh presents the Walsh College Active Duty Grant Program for undergraduate active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces. If an active duty member meets the eligibility criteria for the matching grant, they will receive $110 per credit hour towards their Walsh College bachelor's degree. This grant combines with the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP), which provides $250 per credit hour to completely fund the tuition cost of undergraduate classes. If an active duty member of the armed forces is not eligible for TAP, he/she would still be eligible for the matching grant.
Walsh College (www.walshcollege.edu) is a private, not-for-profit, upper-division all-business college where 4,500 students study for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees as well as professional certificates. The College offers courses at two campuses, three southeast Michigan university centers, and online. Faculty members integrate application and theory to prepare students for successful corporate and entrepreneurial careers, and employers value and seek out Walsh graduates for their practical business education. Walsh cultivates student and alumni entrepreneurs through the Blackstone LaunchPad and furthers education among the business community through The Walsh Institute.
Celebrating 90 years of business education, Walsh College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456). Specific degree programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, www.acbsp.org) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org).
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