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Shortly after Kevin Burciaga returned home in 2008 from a tour in Iraq with the U.S. Marine Corps, he received a call that would change his life — and that of a complete stranger.

The call also would eventually lead the former military police officer to be ...

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.

5 reasons military counseling is in demand

With nearly one in three U.S. servicemembers and veterans of overseas deployments suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, there’s a growing need for civilian mental health professionals trained to handle these cases, as well as other military-related psychological problems.

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. ...

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....

Military trends: Distance learning gaining appeal

University of Phoenix military leaders say that more and more military students are finding the time — and the Internet connection — to pursue online degrees via distance learning.

“What I am starting to hear from the military is that they [commanders] are ...