Show Me Heroes Initiative Expanded

There is substantial evidence that some veterans, especially younger veterans are having a hard time finding employment. On October 14, 2012, the Wall Street Journal published a story indicating citing U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data that the unemployment rate for veterans who have served on active duty since the 9/11 attacks was 9.7 percent […]

How Veterans Can Afford to Start Their Own Business

Has the entrepreneurial bug bitten you? Have you ever thought about starting your own business? If so, you may be in luck. Wal-Mart recently announced it is awarding a $50,000 grant to St. Louis-based Veterans Business Resource Center (VRBC). This organization’s motto is “Veterans Helping Veterans in Business.”  The grant was awarded in order to […]

SLU Awarded Grant for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Have you ever wondered what other health problems veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom suffer as a result of traumatic brain injuries? A newly funded research program at Saint Louis University may provide some answers. More than 2,000 veterans who have served in Iraq or Afghanistan since October 2001 have suffered from […]

Student Spotlight: Ben Eldredge, ROTC Cadet

Here on the military student resources blog, we plan to spotlight students and faculty from time to time to give you their SLU perspective. I recently interviewed Ben Eldredge, ROTC cadet and outstanding SLU student. Read on to learn a little bit about his experience with SLU and ROTC. Q. Why did you choose SLU? A. […]

Helpful Sites for Job Seekers

There a lot of helpful sites out there for job seekers – here are a few examples: The state of Missouri has launched a new website to assist job seekers, located at Missouri job seekers simply visit the site and create an account. Once registered, click the Select Talify tab and complete questionnaire. The questionnaire […]

Transitioning to Civilian Life Gets a Little Easier for Veterans

The Department of Defense has announced a new program, Transition Goals Plan Success (or Transition GPS), to help troops adjust to civilian life. Replacing the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program (TAP), Transition GPS consists of a weeklong interactive class, whereas TAP was only two to four hours. The curriculum of Transition GPS covers financial planning, veterans […]

Translating Military Skills for Employers

While the economy has been difficult for job-seekers for the last few years, Saint Louis University offers numerous academic majors and occupational fields that the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will be in demand through 2020. Visit this website to view all the undergraduate majors that SLU offers. Career Services, located within the Student […]

More than 125,000 Veterans and Spouses Hired this Year

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Naval Station Mayport, Fl., to discuss an initiative by 2,000 businesses that have trained or hired 125,000 military veterans and their spouses over the last year. They also committed to train or hire an additional 250,000 military veterans and their spouses by 2014. Mrs. Obama said that companies recognize that […]

Dogs: The Best Medicine

Much like SLU’s Jesuit mission, “…men and women for others,” soldiers uphold the time-honored tradition to help one another. Organizations such as Paws for Purple Hearts serve as a good example of this. Veterans work for Paws for Purple Hearts in order to help train service dogs that go on to provide assistance to wounded […]

Academic Program Spotlight: Athletic Training

This is an excellent story and is very relevant to Saint Louis University students. The article describes how St. Louis area fire protection districts employ athletic trainers to help firefighters in shape by putting them through intense workouts that imitate what they do on the job. Athletic trainers also work with high school athletes and […]

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