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CUT FROM THE SAME CLOTH AS TRIDENT'S STUDENTS: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARK PIEFFER

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 26, 2017 11:31:45 AM

There is no doubt that Dr. Mark Pieffer understands Trident and its community of adult learners.

Dr. Pieffer, who served as the Provost at Jones International University, joined Trident University after the closing of JIU.  In fact, as part of that closing, JIU and Trident established a partnership and many of JIU’s students and several faculty transferred to the Trident community.

It was a successful transition due to both institutions’ commitment to student success, as well as the large number of students and alumni with ties to the military.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Bachelor's Degrees, Student Success

RETURNING TO SCHOOL? HERE ARE 3 WAYS TO PREPARE

Posted by Joseph Chan on Apr 24, 2017 10:40:40 AM

Have you wanted to take your skills to the next level, perhaps for a promotion or to break into a new industry? Education will help you get there, but before you get started make sure you’re adequately prepared to begin your studies.

Here are some ways to prepare yourself before starting a degree program:

1. Admit Your Fears
The first step on your journey is to admit your fears.  These fears and concerns are also shared by other working professionals who are considering going back to school, whether it is a traditional college setting or online. By acknowledging your worries upfront, these challenges can be dispelled through understanding their cause and proactively addressing them.

Self-assessments are often helpful, and will help you as you advance further into your chosen program.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Veteran Education, Bachelor's Degrees

7 REASONS TO CONSIDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR YOUR NEXT JOB

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Apr 14, 2017 1:13:31 PM

Have you considered what it’s like to work for the federal government? Whether you have a military or civilian background, here are seven reasons why working for the federal government could be a fit for you.

  1. A meaningful job. The work of government employees impacts the lives of every American, and the lives of people around the world.
  1. Jobs for every skillset and every interest. From accounting to zoology, there is a federal government job suited to your interest and/or skillset.
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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Webinars, Careers, Military to Civilian Transition

CENTURION MILITARY ALLIANCE'S TRANSITION WORKSHOP COMES TO D.C.

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Oct 20, 2016 12:11:13 PM

On Thursday, Centurion Military Alliance held their first Washington, DC Warrior Transition Readiness Program. Designed for individuals who are planning to transition out of the military, these day-long seminars prepare participants with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed for success as a professional in the civilian world.

While talking to CMA’s founder and CEO Jarod Myers (pictured, far left), it quickly became clear how passionate he is about helping men and women of the military. It’s not just that Myers is also a veteran himself, it’s that he clearly understands that success as a civilian isn’t just about hard work – it’s also about having a strategy that is unique to that individual.

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Careers, Military to Civilian Transition

TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING FROM MILITARY TO CIVILIAN LIFE (PART 2)

Posted by Phil Johndrow on Sep 2, 2016 7:23:43 AM

This is the second part of a special two part blog series from United States Army veteran and Trident's National Director of Military and Veterans Alliances, Philip F. Johndrow. Come back to our blog tomorrow to see the final part of this blog. Read the first part here.

After you step back into the civilian world, after many years away, you may experience a myriad of different feelings, such as:

  • Feeling uncomfortable with the lack of structure and goals compared to military life
  • Longing for the adrenaline rush of physical and life-challenging situations
  • Concern about finances due to the lack of job security
  • A perfectionist attitude in work and other areas of life
  • Annoyance at others who seem more easygoing or less detail-oriented than you
  • Isolation or loneliness because others may not understand some of your military experiences

But like many of the challenges that you’ve faced in the past, these are some you can overcome by putting your mind to work. By making a plan and outlining the steps to navigate these challenges, you can have a successful military to civilian transition.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education

TIPS FOR TRANSITIONING FROM MILITARY TO CIVILIAN LIFE (PART 1)

Posted by Phil Johndrow on Aug 31, 2016 6:00:00 PM

I joined the United States Army when I was 19 years old and I retired when I was 53. As an adult, the military was all I knew. It wasn’t just a job - it was my life – and it shaped me into the person I am today.

Transitioning out of the service can be difficult for some men and women because they’re saying goodbye to a way of life and returning to the civilian world. Some of these folks, like myself, may have spent their entire adult lives in the service, so the civilian world may seem a little foreign to them.

I did my best to avoid being sheltered while in the Army. I was active and engaged with the local community, my children played sports, and I attended social functions and school events, but for the better part of the day my life and my mind were firmly entrenched in the military.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education

4 KEY TRIDENT SUPPORT SERVICES FOR NEW STUDENTS

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 19, 2016 3:49:08 PM

Trident’s staff and faculty are focused on the success of all our bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate students.  If you’re a new student – or are considering enrollment -  these are some of the key resources available to maximize your educational experience so you can prepare yourself for a rewarding career.

1. Center for Student Success
The CFSS focuses on program completion and graduation for all of our students. Our Student Success Advisors (SSA) are all about fostering individualized relationships with each student. The SSA is here to support you in every step of your path towards graduation.

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Topics: Veterans, Study Tips, Military, Careers

MEET REGIONAL MANAGER & VETERAN EMANUEL SEPULVEDA

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Aug 15, 2016 5:51:49 AM

Emanuel “Manny” Sepulveda is a key player in Trident’s military and veteran education initiatives. As a Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations for the Mid-Atlantic Region, Sepulveda works with men and women with a military background who are seeking to further their education. As someone who’s made the same transition in the past, he understands the preparation needed to translate their success to the civilian world.

Born in Puerto Rico and raised in Hoboken, New Jersey, Sepulveda enlisted in the Navy in 1988. Throughout his time in the Navy, he earned two Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medals, nine Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and various unit and campaign awards. He served on submarine duty in the Mediterranean and the Arctic and time as a counselor recruiter.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education

4 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR JOB INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE

Posted by Cindy Wiley on Aug 9, 2016 10:08:23 AM

You’ve worked hard to achieve your degree and are excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lie ahead. You’ve sent your resume to several well-known companies. And, thankfully, you have received an invitation to interview for a position that sounds perfect for you. What should you do? How should you prepare?

An important thing to remember is the hiring manager has already determined that you have the qualifications to do the job based on your resume. The purpose of the interview is to determine if you have the right attitude, demeanor, and communication skills to do the job.

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Topics: Career Services, Veterans, Faculty, Webinars, Job Interviews, Careers

MEET REGIONAL MANAGER & VETERAN AL RIGUAL

Posted by Trident University on Jul 26, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Arcadio “Al” Rigual is one of Trident’s Regional Managers of Strategic Military and Community Relations, serving the South Western region of the United States. His home area includes the states of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Hawaii, and Idaho.

Rigual joined Trident in 2013, and prior to that he served in the U.S. Army for over 20 years. He was stationed in several bases across the U.S. and Europe, holding several positions during his years of service.  After transitioning, he was a high school teacher for eight years, instructing students in a variety of subjects including leadership, physical education, history, and organizational management.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education