CareerEco will host a virtual fair to introduce veterans to the graduate school opportunities provided by the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. This bill, offering full or partial tuition funding for Veterans, is supported by Yellow Ribbon schools taking part in the online fair. CareerEco, a virtual event company, has teamed up with more than 70 Grad Schools, including Columbia, Duke, Texas A&M, University of Iowa, University of Minnesota, Western Michigan, and many more to host a Veterans Graduate School Fair on October 13, 2015. It will provide active duty military, transitioning service members, and veterans free access to admissions teams and faculty to help them research the schools’ graduate programs, admissions criteria, and yellow ribbon benefit options.
“It is a privilege to be hosting an event that helps mobilize the academic pursuits of Veterans and Military personnel, who tirelessly serve our country,” said Gayle Oliver-Plath, CEO of CareerEco. “With technology enabled events, virtually, everybody wins by connecting online. We are proud to help Vets pursue a new degree that helps them get to where they want to be.”
The event offers a convenient and efficient way to investigate graduate programs in a real-time setting that provides Vets with instant feedback to their most pressing questions. Attendees will no longer need to spend countless hours searching for programs that offer educational benefits to the Military community.
According to Amy Best, Director of Admissions for the University of Iowa College of Law, “The virtual fair is a terrific way for Veterans to research these programs, with a flexible online format and access to many school representatives who are happy to provide the Veterans with more information and answer their questions.” She added, “Veterans and Military personnel provide a great service to the country, and receive strong support for their educational and professional goals from many academic institutions and programs that honor that service.”
There is no cost or travel required to participate in the virtual fair. A computer and internet connection are the only tools required to attend. Once registered, Vets and Active Military personnel will interact live with a growing list of 70+ featured graduate programs offering degrees in multiple disciplines.
CareerEco: CareerEco is a virtual events company that hosts virtual fairs and professional development events globally. CareerEco’s cloud recruiting platform offers a unique method of connecting online that allows jobseekers, prospective graduate students, academic institutions, associations, and employers to save time and eliminate the many burdens and costs associated with travel.