4 Big Mistakes Vets Make With Their GI Bill

4 Big Mistakes Vets Make With Their GI Bill

By Hirepurpose on June 16, 2015 Here are four of the worst and most common ways veterans waste their G.I. Bill when they get out of the military. Editor’s Note: A version of this article was originally published on Hirepurpose’s Career Compass. Photo by Master Sgt. William Wiseman The Post-9/11 G.I. Bill is the most valuable piece of compensation for your service in the military. In exchange for no fewer than 36 months of honorable and faithful active service after Sept. 11, 2001, you’ve received the Holy Grail of economic mobility. It offers as much as the maximum cost of in-state tuition in your home state. Additionally, under legislation passed in 2014, public colleges and universities receiving G.I. Bill funding must offer veterans the benefit of in-state tuition, regardless of their residency. The G.I. Bill will pay a $1,000 book annual stipend. Vets on their G.I. Bill receive basic allowance for housing equivalent to an E-5 with dependents according to the zip code of your school. There’s even a $500 relocation allowance for veterans who are moving to a new school from a rural community. Done right, you could go from no college background at all to a degree from a top university in four years, and be financially comfortable along the way. But it’s all too easy to squander. Here are four of the worst (and most common) ways veterans waste their G.I. Bill: 1. Using your G.I. Bill while you’re on active duty. Attempting to gain college credit while you’re still on active duty is an honorable (and often strategically prudent) endeavor, but using your G.I. Bill...
Hire A Veteran Program

Hire A Veteran Program

Supporting Our Nation’s Wounded Service Members Renewal Coalition has expanded its efforts to assist post-9/11 veterans in their transition by helping them and their spouses secure employment. Our program works closely with veterans, employers, and other organizations who assist veterans seeking employment in Florida.   All qualified veterans are encouraged to please email us at forwarriors@renewalcoalition.org to schedule a brief phone interview. USAJOBS “Working for America” for more information click...
Florida Manufacturing Career Day

Florida Manufacturing Career Day

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 10 am – 3 pm 9:30 am -10:00 am Veterans Only Palm Beach State College Public Safety Conference Center 4200 Congress Avenue, Lake Worth ADVANCE REGISTRATION OPEN NOW BUSINESSES-contact: ewellington@careersourcepbc.com JOB SEEKERS- e-mail resumes in advance to: manufacturingjobfair@careersourcepbc.com DEO_Manufacturing Job Fair PDF...
2016 CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Applications Now Open!

2016 CTU Wounded Warrior Scholarship Applications Now Open!

2016 Wounded Warrior Scholarship Applications Open Colorado Technical University (CTU) recently announced the call for applications for the 2016 Wounded Warrior Scholarship! The full-tuition scholarship program, now in its eighth year with the Yellow Ribbon Fund, provides assistance to active duty and veteran military personnel, and their spouses.  Read the press release New for 2016 This year, CTU has expanded the Wounded Warrior Scholarship program to: Extend the opportunity to caregivers and non-medical attendants currently caring for wounded service members Include eligibility for wounded service members outside Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom by accepting applications from all soldiers with 30%+ disability Offer a new, 100% online application which allows applicants to save progress and easily request help along the way Spread the Word Applications will be accepted until September 15, 2015 and winners will be announced on November 11, 2015. Scholarship info will be shared throughout military networks – including Colorado-area bases, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, caregiver networks, and more. Want to share how this scholarship has impacted your life?  Send us a brief quote on your experience and we may sharing it with perspective applicants as they go through the application process. To help raise awareness of this opportunity, please consider sharing the information on your social networks: Suggested Facebook post: Applications are now open for Colorado Technical University’s Wounded Warrior Scholarship – full-tuition, books, and a laptop for wounded service members, spouses, and caregivers. More info: http://www.coloradotech.edu/ww Suggested Tweet: Applications for @ctuniversity’s 2016 Wounded Warrior #Scholarship are now open! http://www.coloradotech.edu/ww #military Suggested LinkedIn post: Applications for CTU’s 2016 Wounded Warrior Scholarship...
Florida Law Enforcement Career Fair

Florida Law Enforcement Career Fair

Florida Law Enforcement Career Fair City, County, State & Federal Agencies 1000’s of IMMEDIATE JOB OPENINGS FOR STATEWIDE GUARD AND RESERVE MEMBERS THROUGHOUT FLORIDA Come by after-hours 5:00 to 8:00 PM           WHEN:   April 16, 2015 WHERE:   Orlando Fern Creek National Guard Armory 2809 South Fern Creek Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806 or Come by after-hours 8:00 to 4:30 PM        WHEN:          March 31, 2014 WHERE:     National Guard Armory 8790 Grow Drive, Pensacola, FL 32514 TIME:      8:00 AM TO 4:30 PM Come check-out the various career opportunities with a variety of Law Enforcement Agencies that want to hire YOU and/or your immediate Family Members, too! For more information please contact: Penny Justice, Hero 2 Hired at: 904-553-0265 or email:...