Friday, September 07, 2012
Walsh College to Hold Boots to Briefcases Webinar September 28
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.
For more information on veteran services at Walsh College, visit: www.walshcollege.edu/veterans or contact Kara Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.