Issues Facing Our Veterans Today
In this special Veteran’s Day podcast, we talk with George Vukovich, Associate Vice President, Strategic Relations: Veterans, to discuss issues facing Veterans today, and how you can overcome them. George addresses numerous issues facing our veterans – underemployment, unemployment and the value of education.
Hospitality Career Options in the Military
The hospitality industry is booming right now with opportunities. Beyond the typical roles of someone in hospitality management what other options are there? If you’re in the military there are plenty of avenues to go with hospitality management. In this podcast we talk to to two hospitality experts, Sheri and Charles, about the skills and education needed to pursue some specific positions in the industry. For those interested in the culinary arts there’s special information on skills desired for those roles within the military as well.
Syria: Stepping Back from the Brink, for Now
There are a lot of swirling questions right now about the current tension between the U.S. and a possible strike on Syria. The use of chemical weapons on a large population of Syrian civilians has the U.S. in an uproar and demanding action. In this podcast we interviewed Dr. Patricia Campbell on what our possible involvement could be in the current Syrian Civil War. Some of the burning questions she answers are:
1. How did we go from discussing air strikes against Syrian targets and now we appear to be back to talking about diplomacy.
2. Can we trust Russia as a negotiating partner?
3. What role is or should the U.N. be playing in this situation?
Translating Military and Academic Experience Into the Classroom
How does military experience shape the way educators conceptualize learning goals for the classroom? The way we approach life is affected by our experiences and education. With many years of military service there are numerous things taught along the way. To explore how military experience shapes an instructor in the online environment we turned to Dr. Edward Hagerty. In this podcast he talks about his decades of military experience, and how he implements what he learned into his teaching practice.
Memorializing Memorial Day
With the holiday just around the corner most people will be readying their grills, or packing their cars for a road trip to the beach. It’s easy to forget why this holiday is celebrated every year. To those who have served, and those who have lost loved ones in war, this holiday means something a little different. This is a time to memorialize those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for this country, their life.
So, for this Memorial Day how will you celebrate? Instead of indulging in cold beverages and playing with fireworks, take a few minutes to think about the real meaning behind this day off from work. To shed more light on this topic is George Vukovich. He was a member of the Marines for 20 years and sees Memorial Day as a time to reflect and remember. Take a listen to the podcast for some insight into the history of this day off, and have a wonderful Memorial Day.
Career Preparation for the Military to Civilian Transition
Making the leap from a military to civilian career can involve some juggling, but with the right amount of support and resources it can be a smooth transition. To talk about making this leap is Art Rodriguez, a retired Marine and a Vietnam Veteran with more than 30 years of service. In this podcast he talks about pursuing his master’s degree in hopes of creating more opportunity in the civilian workforce, and the journey he took settling into a a new work lifestyle.