JULY 2017-Ashford University Newsletter
Military Development and Engagement
The Military Community Newsletter at Ashford University was created for you to learn about and share community events, resources, and key topics relevant to service members, veterans, and their families nationwide. Please contact Ashford's Military Development and Engagement Specialist if you have questions or additional resources you would like to share with your fellow military community.
IN THIS ISSUE
- Ashford University Honors College
- Military Education Outreach Team and Events
- 3 Tips for Tattoos in the Civilian Workplace
Remembering Nelson Mandela's Birthday - July 18
How to make a LinkedIn Page that Wows Recruiters, According to the Man Who Just Overhauled its Design.
- Get Connected with Military CHAMPS
- Military Transition Resources
- Student Veterans Organization at Ashford
Nationwide Conference Calendar by Month: US Veterans Magazine
- Previous Editions
Ashford University Honors College
If you are an undergraduate student who has achieved an excellent academic record, you can elevate your degree program by applying for entry into Ashford’s Honors College. The Honors College curriculum adds a prestigious enhancement to your degree by substituting Honors College classes for select General Education and/or elective courses in your degree program. The Honors College is not available to graduate students.
The full Honors College curriculum consists of three lower division courses and three upper division courses for a total of 18 credits. You will have two options for completing Honors requirements: either complete all six courses or complete the three upper division courses. The three lower division courses may replace three courses in your General Education sequence that fulfill the same competencies (Critical Thinking, Civic Responsibility, Intercultural and Global Awareness). The three upper division courses will serve as elective courses.
Military Education Outreach Team and Events
Meet the Ashford Military Outreach Team and find out when they will be on a base near you!
3 Tips for Tattoos in the Civilian Workplace
Tattoos often represent time in service, sacrifices made, loss of fallen service members, or covering of a physical scar endured from combat. With the loosening of regulations came the addition of artwork among the military community.
However when time in service comes to an end, how will that impact finding employment in the civilian sector? Find out more about tattoos in the civilian workplace, tattoo-friendly employers, and tips for those who currently have visible tattoos.
Remembering Nelson Mandela's Birthday- July 18
How to make a LinkedIn page that wows recruiters, according to the man who just overhauled its design.
Professional networking site, LinkedIn, revamped its entire user experience in January, and there’s a good chance you’re not using its features to their full potential.
Business Insider spoke with its lead designer to help you out.
Hari Srinivasan, head of identity products at LinkedIn, and his team redesigned the profile with both the user and viewer in mind.
When you learn the basics, you’ll be able to design a page that will stand out to recruiters. And even if you aren’t looking for a new job, refining your page can help you make connections that can take your career to the next level.
With Srinivasan’s guidance, this article will break down how you can easily and quickly make updates to your profile.
CONNECT WITH MILITARY CHAMPS
Deployments, frequent moves, and field exercises can all be distracting when you are attending classes. Connect with a Mentor who can help navigate those overwhelming waters, provide resources, tips, and personal experience to help you be as successful as possible while also building a relationship with another peer.
Military Transition Resources
- Check out Milisource*, a free application for your smart phone that allows you to know what benefits you’ve earned.
- Separation Timeline Checklist for Spouses. The checklist is a guide to assist in pre-separation transition tasks.
- If you’re transitioning out of Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard or retiring, www.military.com helps with featured transition plans. There is an app, too!
- Review your benefits by state.
- Review the Federal Benefits Handbook for Veterans, Dependents, and Survivors.
- Download the 3-page VA 101 Resource Guide.
- Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.
- Military Transition Organization created a comprehensive transition resource page.
- Military Transitioning Service Members Cheat Sheet covers everything from classes available, resume assistance, mentor programs, among others.
* Please note: Milisource and Defense Mobile are not affiliated with the United States government. The U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Coast have not approved, endorsed, or reviewed this app
Student Veterans Organization at Ashford
The mission of Ashford University’s Student Veteran’s Organization (SVO) is for military and veteran students and alumni to assist active duty and veteran students with their educational goals through mentoring, tutoring, professional networking, and support with their job search. The SVO supports the unique needs of service members and their families, encourages persistence by celebrating accomplishments, and motivates military students and their dependents to achieve personal, professional, and educational goals.
The SVO has been rapidly growing over the past 2 years from just 88 members to more than 615. Join* now and get connected with peers who have walked in your shoes, speak the same language, and share in the challenges you face as a military affiliated student. Share transition advice, find local military affiliated students you didn't know were in your own backyard, and share job postings and career fairs.
With less than 7.3 percent of the American population ever serving in the armed forces
(What Percentage Of Americans Have Served In The Military?
MAR. 19, 2015) this community makes for a small and tight knit community where we rely on our brothers and sisters in arms for support and advice. Join the SVO and start connecting with your fellow student veterans at Ashford!
What Percentage Of Americans Have Served In The Military?
Nationwide Conference Calendar
Stay up to date on nationwide events that could impact you. Career expos, transition workshops, and everything in between. Presented by US Veterans Magazine.
Click here to view the Military Community Newsletter Archives in case you missed a past edition.
* The newsletter may contain now or in the future links to other websites, such as links to military charities, discounts or offers, or other third parties that may provide services or products to you. These links and this information is being provided to you for your convenience and as a resource. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, the content of, or any other actions of such other websites or their owners or operators, information they may collect or information they may share. Further, the inclusion of an organization on this newsletter does not indicate an endorsement of such organization (or of any religious or political point of view promoted by such organization) by Ashford University or its affiliates.
Citations and URL Image Retrieval
Nelson Mandela Image. Retrieved from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/131258401@N07/15936426954/in/photolist-qhfmvY-qhhP5n-qhpvKE-i7oQbu-6eyqJt-qbfAKZ-fvKKpk-qTTWC4-i8dBT7-6iDnvU-
Tattoo Image. Retrieved from: https://www.flickr.com/photos/118664824@N04/12763509544/in/photolist-krSjHo-krR1ge-krPUFv-6Swtw4-krQxST-qwEcLX-3K7shS-krQ5JM-krQwcZ-3K7t23-3K7sj9-krQ4xD-krQhJZ-7qVGmg-3K3adX-krSnRC-pauHq5-3K3a7g-krQNM2-krQSAK-
Hand Shake Image. Retrieved from: http://nvf.org/?utm_source=Recurring+Donations+for+Transitioning+Vets&utm_
About the Editor
Stephanie Kinman is the Military Development and Engagement Specialist at Ashford. She served six years as a Navy Corpsman with two of those years attached to a Marine unit. She is well versed in understanding the unique challenges military students face. She achieved her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Phoenix and her MSW with a focus on Military and Veteran Populations from University of Southern California.
Stephanie is dedicated to the military student population and brings her education, social work background and personal experience, both in the military and in the classroom, to provide resources, community events, and pathways for students to connect outside of the classroom.