COLLEGIATE VETERANS SUCCESS CENTER NEWS

The University of Florida is ranked 5 out of 1,429 for veteran friendliness of all colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual. This means UF is in the top 10 Best for Vets school in the United States and has achieved this ranking two years in a row. http://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/university-of-florida/news/top-college-2017-veterans/

The University of Florida is ranked 1 out of 39 colleges and universities reviewed by College Factual for veteran friendliness in Florida. This means UF is the best school for veterans in Florida and has achieved this ranking two years in a row. http://www.collegefactual.com/colleges/university-of-florida/news/top-college-2017-veterans/

The University of Florida was chosen as a TOP SCHOOL in the 2017 MAE&T (Military Advanced Education and Transitions) Guide to Colleges & Universities research study for a second year in a row.

UF earned a Military Friendly® Gold award for being a Tier One Research Institution with outstanding programs and support for our nation’s veterans and their families. This is the first time UF has received this recognition! The names of awardees will be published on militaryfriendly.com on December 8 and will be printed in the December issue of G.I. Jobs® or Guide to Military Friendly® Schools. Award levels are defined as:

  • Top 10 Gold – Ranked list of the Top 10 in a category based on numerical score
  • Gold – Scored within 20% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
  • Silver – Scored within 30% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.
  • Bronze – Scored within 40% of the last-ranked (10th) organization.

 

The University of Florida was named to Victory Media’s 2017 Military Friendly Schools for the second year in a row. UF’s official ranking will be announced in December.

 

Make sure to check your charges due on MyUFL. If you are being charged fees for health insurance fees, please contact Charlotte Kemper by phone 352-294-7215 or email Charlotte.Kemper@va.gov

The CVSC is open from 8am – 8pm, Monday through Thursday and 8am – 5pm on Friday’s. The Collegiate Veterans Success Center will close on December 16 at 5pm and reopen on Wednesday, January 4 at 8am.

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EVENTS AT THE COLLEGIATE VETERANS SUCCESS CENTER

Counseling and Wellness Center Office Hours in the CVSC

  • Tuesday’s from 12pm – 2pm

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Cape Canaveral Chapter of The Military Officers Association of America is seeking applicants for a limited number of scholarship grants to be awarded in July 2017! Since 1984, the chapter has awarded 233 grants totaling $600,000 to students. Selection will be made on the applicant’s merit in scholarship, citizenship, leadership attributes, work experiences and extracurricular activities. Visit www.moaacc.org under the scholarship tab to learn more about eligibility and how to apply. Deadline is June 15, 2017.

The Pat Tillman Scholarship, which was founded in 2008, supports our nation’s active-duty service members, veterans and military spouses by investing in their higher education. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has named over 450 Tillman Scholars at more than 100 institutions nationwide. Applications to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar will close on March 1, 2017 at 11:59pm. More informatio can be found online at http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/.

For about more information about veteran, active duty, and dependent scholarships online at https://www.dso.ufl.edu/veteran/va-resources/vets-scholarships.

CAMPUS RESOURCE OF THE MONTH

Disability Resource Center
The Disability Resource Center in the Dean of Students Office utilizes knowledge and expertise in the fields of disability and higher education to create an inclusive environment by:

  • Acting as a resource for students with physical, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities;
  • Facilitating and providing support for reasonable accommodations for students in order to afford equal access to academic courses, programs, and activities;
  • Providing services to address the impact of disabilities on student performance and success in and out of the classroom;
  • Empowering students to articulate their strengths and advocate for their accommodations; and
  • Creating opportunities to educate the campus community on disability laws, trends, universal design, programs, and services.

COLLEGIATE VETERANS SOCIETY MEETINGS

Please feel free to email the Collegiate Veterans Society at ufl.cvs@gmail.com or like them on Facebook.

  • Trey Rattray – President
  • Brandon Coleman – Vice President
  • Anneke Wenzel – Treasurer
  • Cameron Cobb – Secretary

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENT VETERANS

The UF Department of Emergency Management is seeking applicants for an unpaid internship in the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested students may apply through the UF Career Resource Center Gator Careerlink by searching for ID:791982. Learn more about the department at www.emergency.ufl.edu.

United Launch Alliance is looking to hire a student veteran for Inventory Planning & Control Specialist position! The position consists of planning/controlling inventory, analyzing inventory and sales, and maintaining an organized work flow. Basic qualifications include a Bachelors degree in business administration with knowledge in supply chain principles, Microsoft Office proficiency and a NAC-I security review. To be considered for a position, the candidate MUST APPLY ONLINE. Please follow this link to apply to one of the following requisitions.  http://www.ulalaunch.com/site/pages/Careers.shtml.

Target is looking to hire 28 full-time interns for their summer internship program. The program is competitively paid and is focused on building leadership and teaching interns the dynamics that go into running a Target store or distribution center, focusing on both the operations and team leadership aspects. Positions will start on June 5, 2017 and end on August 11, 2017 in stores across Florida, South Georgia, South Alabama, and South Mississippi. There are currently eight operations interns for distribution centers in Lake City, FL; Tifton, GA; and Huntsville, AL. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2016. Interested candidates can send a resume and cover letter to Jennifer Reidy, Target Lead Executive Recruiter, at Jennifer.Reidy@target.com or apply online at www.target.com/careers by searching for the following positions:

  • Executive Team Leader (Florida): STO000LJ0
  • Executive Intern (Florida): STO000LJ7
  • Distribution Operations Intern (Lake City, FL): SUP00070V
  • Distribution Operations Intern (Huntsville, AL):  SUP000659
  • Distribution Operations Intern (Tifton, GA):  SUP0006Y9

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) Bay Pines, FL, Office of Audits & Evaluations, is looking for highly qualified graduates or near-graduates to fill permanent, full-time positions as Auditors and Analysts in our field office, co-located with the VA Medical Center in Bay Pines, FL.  We intend to conduct interviews at your campus in the near future to fill vacancies in our expanding field office operation. The VA OIG is an independent oversight group who seeks to help VA ensure veterans and their families receive the care, support, and recognition they have earned through service to their country.  The Inspector General is appointed by The President of The United States. Our mission is to serve veterans and the public by conducting effective oversight of the programs and operations of the VA through audits, inspections, and investigations. Check out our website (https://www.va.gov/oig/) for more information.

The Washington Center, an academic partner of University of Florida, is providing students the opportunity to complete full-time internships in D.C. for academic credit. The Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative, a fully funded program, is sponsored by the Prudential Foundation. The Veterans Employment Trajectory (VET) Initiative is recruiting 25 student veterans for the first installment of the program this summer. Selected students will receive full program and housing scholarships, in addition to another $2,000 in financial aid to offset living expenses. In addition to full-time internships in their chosen field, selected students will participate in the Professional Advancement Colloquium (a series of courses, workshops, career coaching, and site visits), receive a veteran mentor, and attend the VET Summit (a one-day conference at Prudential Foundation Headquarters). Students will also have the option of taking an evening course with The Washington Center. The application deadline in February 15 for this summer’s program starting on May 24. Please visit www.twc.edu/veterans for more information. You may also contact veterans@twc.edu if you have any questions or need additional information.

Harris Corporation, an American technology company, defense contractor and information technology services provider, is looking to fill some great jobs! About 30 job openings are available for YOU. Some of their open positions include Information Security Systems Engineer, Network Control Specialist, and Network Planning Engineer. Visit their website to apply and learn more about the company! https://www.harris.com/careers/jobs.

Alachua County Community Support Services is looking to hire a student veteran, active duty, member, or dependent who receives VA work-study. This position will assist Veteran Service Office in the performance of administrative tasks and work with Veterans who earned benefits through military service. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references to:

For more information, about Alachua County Community Support Services Division of Veteran Services visit http://www.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/Veterans/Pages/VeteransServices.aspx.

NEWS/BENEFITS

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)
The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) along with the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) is currently accepting applications for the Florida State University program, taking place at FSU from June 6-11, 2017. We are looking for post 9/11 veterans with a passion for entrepreneurship, This is the first year we are allowing veterans without a service-connected disability to apply. Veterans with a service-connected disability receive preference. EBV is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The program is executed at ten world-class universities across the country.  There are 3 phases to the EBV program: 30 days online, a 9-day residency and 1 year (and beyond) of ongoing support. The program is completely free of charge – participants do not need to use GI Bill or VOC Rehab benefits to participate and we cover all costs of participation (transportation, lodging, meals and books).  Please apply by March 15, 2017 for full consideration for the FSU program. Applicants are still eligible to attend training at our other consortium schools.

Birdies For the Brave ®
Proudly supported by the PGA TOUR, Birdies for the Brave ® is a national military outreach initiative dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous men and women of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Birdies for the Brave ® is proud to support complimentary and discounted Military Ticketing throughout the PGA TOUR season.

Vet Tix
Vet Tix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. We support our troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country.

LinkedIn
Did you know that Veterans are eligible for a FREE 1-year Premium Job Seeker account on LinkedIn! Join the Veteran Mentor Network (VMN) Group and discuss your transition and career plans in a community of veterans.

Free Software
UF students are now able to download full software copies to personal devices (desktops and laptops) of Office 2013 Professional Plus, Office 2011 for Mac, and Office for iPad at no charge. The Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Education program is available to all UF students with a valid GatorLink ID.

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