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No Pain, No Gain: How You Know That You’re Learning

When learning anything new–whether it’s paddleboarding, cooking, or rocket science–you’re certain to experience disappointment, maybe even a little embarrassment or pain.

But as Kim Bessolo, a member of American Military University’s faculty, tells us in this article for BlogHer, not only is that a normal experience, it’s also a positive sign of growth.

Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning Continue Reading

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

Stay With STEM: Why We Need To Keep Women As Engineering Majors In College

By Maria Lombard
Contributor to Forbes

As college acceptance letters go out over the next few months to the millions of high school seniors applying to universities in the United States this year, it is important to note that nearly half of all engineering majors drop out or change majors before they graduate.

Melody McCloskey, who founded StyleSeat, a social-media site for the beauty industry, recently talked with The Story Exchange about being discouraged in a high school computer coding class because she was the only woman enrolled.  Continue Reading

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

How Smart Learners Stay Smart: 16 Ways To Stay On The Cutting Edge

By Jeff Boss
Contributor to Forbes

Everybody wants to be smarter. Unfortunately, not all of us will get there. There is a distinct line between smart learners and those who just learn. The former become “students of the game;” they learn how to learn and in doing so broaden their own perspectives through self-discovery. The latter group learns because education is pushed upon them. Continue Reading

Military Spouses: Achieving Online Education Success

For-Profit Colleges: An Attractive Choice for Career-Minded Veterans

More than a million veterans have used their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to cover education costs. Many of those men and women chose to attend for-profit institutions of higher learning.

But why? What do for-profit schools, such as American Military University (AMU), offer veterans that traditional state schools don’t?

John Aldrich, AMU’s associate vice president for military and community college outreach, has some answers in the following article posted at the RallyPoint website:

Education: It’s a Veteran’s Choice Continue Reading

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Where to Find Scholarships and Financial Aid for Veterans and Families

By Reyna Gobel
Contributor to Forbes

U.S. Navy veteran Bryan Fazio was getting ready to be deployed to the Middle East on the USS McClusky when doctors discovered a 15cm tumor in his chest. He wasn’t healthy enough for deployment, but he didn’t want to give up his dream of serving his country. For two years and multiple medical operations for Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he helped coordinate training for artillery exercises, search and rescue missions, and security checks. Continue Reading

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View

Podcast: What Issues Are Veterans Facing This Veterans Day?

Interview by Robin Adney
Special to InMilitaryEducation.com

George Vukovich, the Director of Veterans Outreach at American Military University, is our guest on this special Veterans Day podcast.

As we take a day of reflection to honor and thank the men and women who have served the United States, George discusses some of the challenges facing veterans as they enter the workforce, as well as some solutions American Military University presents that can enhance their job-seeking process. Continue Reading

Maximizing Military Education Benefits: An Insider’s View