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  • Career Services for Today’s Military Students

  • Summary

    Since the 2008 passage of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, U.S. military veterans and their families have had unprecedented access to education benefits. Despite this, a 2015 Syracuse University study found that many veterans experience problems while pursuing their education, and the unemployment rate for post-9/11 veterans is historically higher than that of non-veterans. This session will focus on ways that college and university career services can better serve our military service member, veteran, and family populations to help combat these numbers.

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • Recognize that military-affiliated students are a diverse group with specific career development barriers and high unemployment rates;
    • Establish that although military-affiliated students have access to a variety of resources, gaps still remain that can be filled by university career services; and
    • Identify innovative and scalable strategies for assisting military-affiliated students, including experiential education, mentorship, and creating brick-and-mortar and/or virtual communities where these students can engage with their peers.

    Presenter: Kristin Schrader, M.A., Assistant Director, InternPLUS, University of Maryland - University College

    Questions?
    Visit the FAQ page or contact NACE Professional Development at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.