SIUE Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

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G.I. Jobs, a magazine dedicated to people transitioning out of the U.S. military, recently named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to its 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

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The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience

G.I. Jobs, a magazine dedicated to people transitioning out of the U.S. military, recently named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville to its 2012 list of Military Friendly Schools ®.

SIUE has appeared on this prestigious list for 3-consecutive years. According to the publication, those named on the list are among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationally offering programs that support veterans and active duty military personnel. The list is based on the results of a survey of student veterans conducted by G.I. Jobs.

“The Military Friendly Schools list is the go-to resource for prospective student veterans searching for schools that provide the right overall experience,” said Michael Dakduk, executive director for the Student Veterans of America. “Nothing is more compelling than actual feedback from current student veterans.”

According to G.I. Jobs, the survey results offer prospective military students a glimpse into experiences of student veterans at institutions based on peer reviews. Service members and veterans can virtually meet individual student veterans from the various schools on the G.I. Jobs site, militaryfriendlyschools.com, to learn more about personal school decisions and the transition from the military to an academic environment.

G.I. Jobs reported the 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools on this year’s list prioritize the recruitment of students with military experience. The magazine stated the schools on the list offer scholarships, discounts, veterans’ clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other opportunities to transitioning military personnel. Information from more than 8,000 schools was included in the survey.

According to G.I. Jobs, the detailed list and a story will be highlighted in the annual Guide to Military Friendly Schools and on a poster. Both will be distributed to hundreds of thousands of active and former military personnel early next month. The list, as well as interactive tools and search functionality will be available for military veterans through G.I. Jobs’ newly redesigned website, militaryfriendlyschools.com.

About G.I. Jobs
G.I. Jobs (http://www.gijobs.com) is published by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business that also publishes The Guide to Military Friendly Schools, Military Spouse and Vetrepreneur magazines and annually rates the nation’s “Military Friendly Employers,” “Military Spouse Friendly Employers” and “Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses.

About SIUE
SIU Edwardsville, a nationally recognized university that educates and develops professional and community leaders through its excellent faculty and programs. With a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1, we offer the advantages of a small, liberal arts college with the lowest tuition of all 12 of the state universities in Illinois.

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