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Survey: Military to civilian transitions are tough

While U.S. servicemembers acquire valuable skills and go through diverse experiences, it’s often difficult for them to apply what they’ve learned to civilian careers, according to a 2013 University of Phoenix survey conducted by Harris Interactive in September and October 2013.

What can an associate degree do for you?

Earning a college degree doesn’t have to take four years. You can finish an associate degree in as little as two years and gain the skills to help increase your job opportunities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

5 information technology careers for veterans

Switching from military to civilian life isn’t easy. But veterans who choose information technology (IT) careers have an edge. “IT has a combination of problem-solving, creativity and intensity that fits into the military mindset,” says Blair Smith, PhD, dean of the College of Information Systems and Technology at University of Phoenix, and a U.S. Navy veteran....

How University of Phoenix helps military students

Whether in wartime or peacetime, the heavy demands and regimented structure of serving in the U.S. Armed Forces mean military students have different needs than traditional students, according to Mike Bibbee, vice president of internal operations for the University of Phoenix Military Division.

The best LinkedIn tips for veterans

If you’re a veteran who served many years in the military, you may be unsure how to get into today’s civilian job market — including through the LinkedIn® professional networking website.

Don’t worry, you’re not alone, says Garland Williams, PhD, a retired U.S. ...

5 websites where veterans can get career help

Searching for a job is often a time-consuming process, and it’s no different for many of the more than 250,000 active-duty troops discharged from the military each year. But for some veterans, figuring out where to seek advice for a civilian career can be daunting.

7 tips for active-duty entrepreneurs

You have this brilliant business idea, but there’s a catch: How do you make your entrepreneurial dream a reality while you’re actively serving in the military? Matt Butler, an alumnus of the University of Phoenix Master of Information Systems program, says it’s easier than you might think. The U.S. Air Force major offers these tips for success:...

5 ways to transition to a civilian career

Your next assignment: Selling yourself out of uniform. And while the skills you learned in the military should translate well in civilian life, it’s your responsibility to help explain what you have to offer, according to retired Col. Garland H. Williams, PhD, the associate regional vice president of the University of Phoenix Military Division....

Education and military experiences foster entrepreneurship

It might be unusual to hear “active-duty military” and “entrepreneur” describe the same person, but they characterize Maj. Matt Butler of the U.S. Air Force. A 13-year veteran, his military career began while an undergraduate at Minnesota’s Augsburg College, where he had the opportunity to earn his physics degree thanks to generous scholarships from the USAF ...