Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It’s Possible!

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Internships While on Active Duty: Yes, It’s Possible!

Posted on February 8th, by American Public University System in education/training. No Comments

By Rachel Dhaliwal
Contributor, Career Coach

If you’re like most service members, chances are you’ve assumed that you can’t have an internship while on active duty. A logical assumption, to be sure, but as it turns out, also an inaccurate one. There are a few provisions and programs out there that DO allow service members this opportunity, … Read More »


Networking Tips for Veterans & Others

Posted on April 9th, by Alan Carniol in Career Advice. No Comments

Veterans often feel lost when they begin seeking employment outside the military. If you’re a veteran you need to know that networking will play a big part in your job search, and could make all the difference in the world as to how soon you land a job. For this to work for you it … Read More »


No Man Rides Alone

Posted on March 9th, by David Allison in education/training. No Comments

As a U.S. Army veteran and retired Captain from the Roseville, California Police Department I have seen and experienced the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).  I spent 30 years in my law enforcement career, and during that time saw many officers suffer from the effects of PTS.  Throughout my career I was exposed to many … Read More »


Military Educational Funding and How to Find It

Posted on September 6th, by H.E. James in education/training. No Comments

Are you in the military or about to leave it?  Have you given any thought to your educational opportunities?  It’s all about funding, isn’t it?  No matter if you’re active duty, a reservist, or a discharged or retired veteran, funding an education can be the roughest part of getting one.  Thankfully, there are resources to … Read More »


Military Strong: 239 Years and Counting

Posted on July 11th, by Camille Roberts in on the job. No Comments

It’s a well-known fact that “freedom is not free,” but do we give sufficient thanks for the very freedom that permits us to live peacefully where we choose, with our families, and without fear? How many of us think about the expense of our freedom, and how many simply take our freedom for granted? How … Read More »


Military to Civilian Transition: Social Networking Tools

Posted on June 13th, by American Public University System in networking/interviewing. No Comments

Transitioning from military to civilian life is overwhelming in every aspect. As a former military spouse, I witnessed the struggle my husband faced, which also affected our transition as a family. Deciding where to live, financial instability, changes in medical care, and moving away from our support systems were just a few of the challenges … Read More »


Calling All Veterans: Your County Wants You!

Posted on June 13th, by Timothy Mathues in education/training. No Comments

San Diego County’s commitment to the local veterans community, one of the largest in the nation, continues to grow. Recognizing the opportunity to capture the talents and resources of this group, the County’s Human Resources Department launched the Veterans Outreach Program and has already seen results. 

“We are serious about hiring veterans,” said Tim Mathues, the … Read More »


Veteran Assistance In The Workforce

Posted on November 15th, by Gonzalo Duran in About the Public Sector. No Comments

Transitioning out of the military effects all service members differently. We can prepare ourselves months or years in advance and the outcome may be positive or negative. Some of us may transition without any complications, but those that do have issue’s I would like you to know there are agencies and organizations that want to … Read More »


Veterans: Uncle Sam Really Wants You

Posted on November 12th, by Karol Taylor in networking/interviewing. 36 comments

There is no doubt that Uncle Sam wants to hire Veterans.  Special hiring programs are in place, and the relatively new Category Rating hiring process gives additional impetus for agencies to identify and hire qualified Veterans.  Veterans’ preference does not require an agency to follow a particular type of hiring methodology; agencies have the flexibility … Read More »


From Active Military Duty To Active Employee

Posted on August 17th, by Gonzalo Duran in eligibility/hiring issues. No Comments

The experience embedded into you by the military – order and discipline, once key to a successful mission, can now also hurt you. Yes sir, no sir, and parade rest are commands hard to be abandoned by a seasoned member of the Armed Forces. That mindset unfortunately puts one at a disadvantage because it might … Read More »