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The 3 Ways Veterans Can Make Their Résumé Civilian-Ready

Serving in the military can be one of the best résumé builders for a career in the private sector. But once you hang up your fatigues and start drafting your résumé, it’s crucial to know your audience. Civilians, especially those who have never served, will be looking for qualifications, skillsets, and keywords that might surprise you. Below are three big tips to keep you on track.

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DSST’S 17 Reasons to Save $17 in 2017

In the spirit of turning a new leaf, DSST is offering a $17 discount on any test through January 31, 2017. If that’s not enough to convince you to earn college credit for the knowledge you already have, perhaps our list of 17 reasons will.

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4 Steps to Dealing with Holiday Distractions

The shopping. The decorating. The parties. The carolers.  Along with the holidays comes a ton of fun and a little chaos. But if you’re a student coming up on the end of your semester, the endless cheer might feel more like one giant, tinsel-covered distraction. For those aiming to have a productive December, we’ve gathered a few tips to help minimize the distractions.

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DSST Spotlight: UMUC

At DSST, our nationally recognized testing program allows students to earn college credit for learning acquired outside the classroom. That’s why we pride ourselves on the relationships we hold with established colleges and universities across the country. It’s about the shared approach of empowering all types of students to reach their academic goals efficiently, effectively, and affordably.

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Focusing After Failing

So you failed a test. Congratulations! In failing, you’ve joined the ranks of nearly everyone else on Planet Earth, including some of the brightest minds out there. There are countless quotes, stories, and books and dedicated to lessons learned and progress made because of failure. How we try, fail, and try again defines each of us. So embrace it, learn from it, and let us help you get it right next time. 

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Finding Time to Study When You’re a Military Spouse

For military spouses tending the home fires while their counterparts are deployed, it can be hard to find time to do nearly everything. Here are a few tips to help military spouses squeeze in a little extra time to dedicate to their studies.

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill and Changes to Transferability

The GI bill provides comprehensive educational benefits to military personnel, and has been helping those service members and their families for the past four years. Here’s what you should know about recent transferability changes.

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Supporting Student Vets

Air Force student veteran Kiersten Downs biked 3,800 miles to raise money in support of student veterans around the country.

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4 Tips for Transitioning from Active Duty to Education

Thoughts from a former marine and seasoned education professional on the value of a college degree for veterans, what a service member should be looking for in a university, and more.

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Top Resources for Military Students on Twitter

DSST shares the top accounts to follow for military and veteran students on Twitter.

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The Sequester & Your Tuition

Learn how the Sequester is impacting tuition assistance for active military, and how DSST exams remain funded by DANTES.

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Helping Middle-Aged Veterans Go Back to School

The new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) provides monthly stipends to older veteran students returning to the classroom to help them cover education costs and finally earn their college degree.

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Veteran Students Unite

After noticing a gap in the campus services available for student veterans, staff sergeant Blake Schroedter decided to start a program that would help more students like himself better readjust to civilian life.

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The Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions

The American Council on Education (ACE) recently released the Toolkit for Veteran Friendly Institutions, an interactive online tool that outlines best practices, including counseling services, faculty training, and on-campus centers.

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In-State or Out-of-State: Will the G.I. Bill Pay for My Education?

The G.I Bill was created to provide military veterans with financial assistance for earning a college degree after service. In August 2011, however, the G.I Bill changed.

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Military Student Day: Helping Servicemen and Women Choose the Right College

Because military students have unique needs, choosing the right college to attend can be challenging. CollegeWeekLive’s 2011 Military Student Day aims to make this process as easy as possible.

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Veteran’s Day & The Schools That Honor Vets Year-Round

Veterans day is a time to thank the brave men and women that have served and still serve our country. Many universities participated, but some military-friendly educational institutions honor these unique students year-round.

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Veteran Students: Finding Non-Traditional Methods for Making It Work

The G.I. Bill provides veterans with the financial means to go back to school, but universities are struggling to provide them with resources necessary to adjust to civilian life.

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G.I. Bill Changes - Will You Be Affected?

Untraditional means of earning college credit, such as the DSST credit by exam program, offers a manageable solution for those active military members whose tuition assistance may be cut due to changes in the G.I. Bill.

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College Credit For Heroes - Helping Veterans Enter the Workforce

The veteran unemployment rate is at a staggering 12.1% nationwide. Thankfully programs like DSST and College Credit for Heroes make it faster, easier, and cheaper for veterans to earn their degree and enter the workforce.

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The Yellow Ribbon Program: Helping to Educate Veterans

The Yellow Ribbon has become the symbol of support and pride for the US Military since it became popular in the early 1990s.  With the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the yellow ribbons have become increasingly prevalent to show support for troops—whether tied to a tree or adhered on the back of a car. Now the Yellow Ribbon stands for more than just support; it stands for opportunity.

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