Like the decade following the end of World War II, the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been marked by a tremendous influx of veterans into the classroom.
Traditional “brick and mortar” and virtual universities and schools are frantically trying to keep pace with the opportunities afforded to troops through the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
And these opportunities range from technical and scientific fields as found in the Professional Program for Veterans and Military Personnel at California State University to business as exemplified by the Master of Business for Veterans degree at the University of Southern California.
The allure to veterans of “helping professions” like psychology, counseling and social work has been noted for some time. It’s believed that many veterans choose these professional careers because they align with the military culture of service, the desire to help those who are most vulnerable. Fortunately, schools have recognized this draw and are responding accordingly.
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