4 Resume Tips for Transitioning Military Service Members As a program that is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector, MPA@UNC prides itself on the diversity of its student body. From teachers and defenders of the law, to managers in nonprofits and local governments, the vast professional experience of our students reflects their desire to address the concerns of the public good.
Who’s Hiring Vets? 5 Companies Getting Veterans Back to Work According to a recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 74,000 new jobs were added to the US economy and unemployment rates dropped in December 2013. While overall joblessness decreased from 7.0 percent to 6.7 percent, the unemployment rate for recent veterans is still higher than that of the general population.
MPA@UNC Student Spotlight: John-Mark Wilson As a program that is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector, MPA@UNC prides itself on the diversity of its student body. From teachers and defenders of the law, to managers in nonprofits and local governments, the vast professional experience of our students reflects their desire to address the concerns of the public good.
Resources for Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life Moving from the carefully regimented lifestyle of a military service member to the unstructured world of a civilian is challenging for many people. After returning from a deployment, military service members may find it tough to adjust to a barrage of changes all at once: new living situations and jobs, friends and relatives who may not understand their experiences, and military-related health issues. In addition, some may experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from time spent in a combat zone.
5 Facts to Know About the Post-9/11 GI Bill The GI Bill, which began as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, has its roots in the WWII era. The goal was to give returning veterans the tools to acclimate and succeed in everyday civilian life. At the time, benefits included low-cost home mortgages, low-cost loans to start businesses, and some form of unemployment payments for up to one year after leaving the military. The GI Bill also provided educational assistance in the form of cash payments for tuition for colleges, universities, or vocational training programs. By the time the program officially ended in 1956, it had provided educational benefits to more than 2.2 million veterans, and its legacy lives on in the Post-9/11 GI Benefit Bill.
The Power of Visionary Leadership United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presented the 2012 Deil S. Wright Lecture “Leadership in Service,” on November 1, 2012. The 75th leader of America’s Navy and Marine Corps, Secretary Mabus is responsible for an annual budget of $160 billion and a workforce of approximately 900,000 people.
Serving & Honoring America’s Veterans The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is largely responsible for caring for the needs of military veterans and providing them with benefits, resources, and other support systems. This department is the second largest of the executive departments.
Commemorating Veterans Day Veterans Day is observed on November 11, a day set aside to recognize and celebrate military service members for their dedication and loyalty. The meaning of Veterans Day has evolved over the years. The day was first commemorated after World War I, which ended with an armistice declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month between the Allied Powers and Germany. November 11, 1919, was remembered as the day that was the end of “the war to end all wars.” President Wilson named that day “Armistice Day” and dedicated it to the cause of world peace.