FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
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BERKELEY COLLEGE RANKED AMONG 2015 TOP VETERAN-FRIENDLY
For the second consecutive year, Berkeley College has been ranked among the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools by U.S. Veterans Magazine.
According to U.S. Veterans Magazine, the goal of the annual review is to open up employment and business opportunities within the federal government and corporate America for veterans, transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners. The non-biased studies are valuable resources for jobseekers, students and consumers, the magazine reports.
The Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs provides support to its student-veterans through six on-site veterans resource centers (VRCs) in New Jersey and New York, as well as through an Online VRC. At the VRCs, military students can meet with staff, network with their peers, and learn about Veterans Administration benefits.
In April, more than 50 employers visited Berkeley College in Woodland Park with the goal of helping veterans and their families develop career skills and find employment. The Spring Veterans Career Expo was co-hosted with Be A Hero – Hire A Hero, an initiative that focuses on assisting veterans with the transition to civilian life. Also in April, the College hosted a Veterans Gala to celebrate the 120 military graduates who were part of the Class of 2015. At the Gala, the College also screened the third installment of the Veterans History Project, an initiative of the Library of Congress, and announced the Berkeley Reflections Project, a photo essay of American servicemembers.
“Berkeley College continues to set a high standard for military and veterans affairs programs and support,” said Richard E. Robitaille, EdD, Berkeley College Associate Vice President, Office of Military and Veterans Affairs. “Our veteran and military students utilize the six on-site veterans resource centers and the online veterans resource center as individuals and in groups. Berkeley College strives to help our military and student-veteran population achieve rewarding and lasting careers after they graduate. Berkeley College alumni can rely on lifelong career services support. ”
Approximately 600 military students and veterans are enrolled at Berkeley College in New York and New Jersey, and through Berkeley College Online®. Berkeley College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program under the G.I. Bill and collaborates on national ventures with the National Guard, the Army and the Air Force, the GoArmyEd distance learning program, and the Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership.
Berkeley College is among 158 schools listed as the Best of the Best this year. To see a complete list of veteran-friendly schools chosen by U.S. Veterans Magazine, click here.
Photo Caption: For the second consecutive year, Berkeley College has been ranked among the Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Schools by U.S. Veterans Magazine.
To read about how the Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs educates professors to meet the needs of the military population, click here.
Military Events and Partnerships at Berkeley College
Berkeley College Military Awards and Honors
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