Trident University International

MEET REGIONAL MANAGER & VETERAN DEENA MULLINS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Jun 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Deena Mullins, Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations for Trident, covers the South Central region of the United States. Residing in San Antonio, her home area includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and New Mexico. 

In her spare time, she is also involved in a local women’s veteran group, serves on the Student Health Advisory council for Northeast ISD as part of the Nutrition committee, and serves as a volunteer for various activities at her daughter’s school.

She is a veteran of the United States Army, both Active and Reserves, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 25 years of service in 2013. Positions she held while serving include Reserve Recruiter, Health Professionals Recruiter, Retention NCO, Trainer, District Operations, and Senior Reserve Component Career Counselor.

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Veteran Education

COMBATING CYBER WARFARE WITH EDUCATION

Posted by Dr. Pietro Savo on May 23, 2016 11:42:43 PM

The next war will not come in the form of military tanks, ships, or bombers. The next war - bound by no physical boundaries - is called the cyber war. A greater dependency on technology is needed to win tomorrow’s fight. This technology provides us and our enemy easy access across each other’s borders (Gargan, 2016).  Education will play a significant part in winning a cyber war and preparing proficient cyber warriors. 

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Cybersecurity, Emergency Disaster Management

HEALTH SCIENCES DOCTORATE STUDENT PRESENTS BRAIN DISORDER RESEARCH

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 11, 2016 6:49:09 AM

Disorders of the brain – those “unseen diseases” – affect many millions of Americans from all walks of life. The men and women of the Armed Forces are not immune, with many returning from combat with some form of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or other forms of combat exposure. These disorders are difficult to treat, with researchers working hard to fill in the missing gaps of knowledge.

Trident Ph.D. in Health Sciences student Jeffrey Nagy is one of these researchers. Nagy, who was a combat medic for the United States Army, understands these realities all too well, which is why he is in a prime position to address some of these gaps.

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Topics: PhD Degrees, Veterans, Scholarly Research, Military, PTSD, College of Health and Human Services

MEET REGIONAL MANAGER & VETERAN VALENTINE CAMERON

Posted by Daniel Sloan on May 5, 2016 6:38:52 PM

Valentine Cameron, a Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations for Trident, covers the Northeast region of the United States. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, retiring after 24 years of service.

His leadership experience is extensive, covering some of the highest levels of the military, including work as a mission planner, planning multiple missions for the White House, Joints Chiefs of Staff, National Security Agency, and NASA. He also has high-level recruitment experience in the Air Force Recruitment Service, recruiting physicians, dentists, pilots, and engineers over the course of two wars.

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military, Veteran Education

4 BEST WAYS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TRANSITION

Posted by Phil Johndrow on Apr 22, 2016 12:54:44 PM

  1. Be Focused & Have a Plan: You need to be focused on what you want to do after the military Phil-Johndrow_250x250.jpgand how to achieve those goals. What do you want to do professionally? Where do you want to live? Make sure you have your transition plan in place, including your education.

    It’s just like going outside the wire – you need to have everything planned and double-checked before you get out into the civilian world. This may be the most important thing on this list.

  2. Stay Motivated: It’s easy to allow yourself to feel down about leaving the military, even to the point of experiencing anxiety. If the military is all you’ve ever known, then it’s going to be a tough transition – but you can do it. Learn from the past, stay in the present, and stay focused on the future. This is the mindset that will keep you motivated.
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Topics: Veterans, Military, Webinars, Careers

DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY: 3 STEPS TO GET STARTED IN THESE FIELDS

Posted by Dr. Rudolph Bustos on Apr 15, 2016 3:49:00 PM

Considering entering the disaster management or homeland security field, but not sure of how to go about it?

The first step is to review the job requirements, required experience, and degree requirements for a disaster manager position. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment for disaster managers is projected to grow 6% from 2014 to 2024. Current median salary is close to $65,000 with bachelor’s degree being the entry-level degree. Of note to those retired military or those anticipating retirement, military experience is a desirable background for some employers.

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Topics: Veterans, Faculty, Military, Homeland Security, Careers, Emergency Disaster Management

WHICH MILITARY SKILLS ARE MOST USEFUL IN THE CORPORATE WORLD?

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 15, 2016 1:15:32 PM

The transition out of the military does not end when a veteran gets his or her first corporate job. Transitioning is a process of getting acclimated to this new culture, building one’s professional network, and learning what it takes to succeed. While the process is rewarding, it does come with its own set of frustrations.

What military skills will help you the most after you transition? Here’s some advice from Trident’s Outreach & Partnerships team:


James Shiver

Director, Strategic University Alliances
Veteran, United States Army
“My military experience helped me to become motivated, goal-oriented, and disciplined, all which has been invaluable in my professional life.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Veteran Education, Careers

COMMON SENSE JOB INTERVIEW TIPS FOR VETERANS

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 10, 2016 3:00:00 PM

For many transitioning veterans, job interviews are unlike anything they’ve ever experienced in the past.Corporate job interviews are most often behavioral based, with the interviewer identifying job-related experiences, knowledge, skills, and abilities that the company deems necessary for a particular position.

For example, if the job description states that the position requires a team player with excellent customer services skills and the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing, expect that questions relating to those skills will be asked in the interview.

An example of this type of question is, “Describe a professional experience where you were able to solve a communication crisis with a co-worker while maintaining team harmony.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Job Interviews

HOW CYBERATTACKS AFFECT OUR HOMELAND SECURITY

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Mar 8, 2016 10:38:10 AM

Last week we discussed cyberattacks and the impact they had on a hospital in Los Angeles. This type of attack, known as a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS), can have severe ramifications from the perspective of homeland security. There are numerous state and non-state actors who have the potential to hurt the United States through a cyberattack.

According to literature prepared by Dr. Rudolph Bustos, who is the Faculty Lead for Trident’s Bachelor and Master of Science in Homeland Security programs, as well as faculty member Dr. Robb Pilkington, cyber attacks (terrorism) “are the disruptive use of information technology by terrorist groups to further their ideological or political agenda and/or hackers for financial gains. This takes the form of attacks on networks, computer systems, and telecommunication infrastructures.”

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Topics: Veterans, Military, Cybersecurity, Careers

ADVICE FOR VETERANS RETURNING TO SCHOOL

Posted by Daniel Sloan on Feb 16, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Our Regional Managers spend a lot of time in front of current, past, and future Trident students. These men and women spend their time on the road, visiting bases, conferences, and other events connecting with veterans and those in the military who aspire to return to school.

Transitioning out of the military and going back to school can be a challenge, but like many of the challenges veterans and members of the military have faced, these can be overcome. Our Regional Managers know what it’s like since they have all walked down the same path before.

Here’s some advice from our Regional Managers for those who are thinking about going back to school:

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Topics: Veterans, Military Education, Military