Education & Employment
Whether you are a service member thinking about a college degree, a military spouse wanting to connect with a network of military-friendly employers or a parent hoping for a smooth school transition for your child, Military OneSource offers practical information and resources for pursuing education goals and achieving career aspirations. Take the next steps to make your education and career ambitions come true.
An Explanation of Education Advancement Exams
You’ve been tested before and have the determination it takes to study hard and be prepared. Doing so on education advancement exams, which assess your skills, can help you earn your degree faster. Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, offers free or discounted tests for military members.
Financing Your Child’s College Education
So, your child is ready for college — and you’re ready to support their education goals. Now you just need to figure out how to pay for it. Luckily, you’ll find lots of resources to help military families finance their children’s college, from saving plans to scholarships.
Preparing Young Adults for Their First Job
So, your child is getting ready to look for work. Whether he or she is still in school or just starting the search, there are plenty of resources to help military families get a leg up in the job hunt
Networking and Self-Marketing Bring Job Search Success to Military Spouses
Networking leads to 70 percent of all jobs. While it isn't difficult, networking does take time and effort.
Building Job Skills and Funding Your Portable Career
How can you make your military spouse career "more portable"? By making sure you have the skills, training, licenses, degrees and certifications that employers want in high-growth, high-demand fields and occupations.
Staying Connected With Your Child’s Teachers During a Deployment
No matter where you are around the country or the world, you can still support your child's education. With communication technology and strong interest, you can keep up with their grades and stay in touch with their teachers. Let your children know that school and education are important — whether you’re home or deployed.
Savings Plans, Student Loans and Scholarships for Military Teens
With the many available scholarships, grants and other options for financial aid, paying for college doesn't have to be intimidating.
College Navigator — Find the School That’s Right for You
Take control over the next step in your education by finding the right postsecondary school for you. The College Navigator, a free online tool from the National Center for Education Statistics, can help you with your search.
How to Use the Military Tuition Assistance Program
If you've thought about going to college, but didn't know if you could afford it, then the Military Tuition Assistance program may be just the benefit you need. The program is available to active duty, National Guard and Reserve Component service members.
What Service Members Need to Know About Employment
You’re closing the chapter on your military life and opening a new one. This means transitioning from being a soldier to a civilian employee in a company, nonprofit organization or maybe the government.
Job Fair Success Strategies
Job fairs are a great opportunity to network and may be a required step in the employment process. In order to make the most of these opportunities, set realistic expectations for what you hope to achieve.
10 Attributes for a Successful Job Search
As a service member, you’ve already got a strong skill set to make you an asset in the workplace. Many of those same skills can be applied in finding the right job in the first place. Here are ten skills to master when searching and interviewing for a position.
7 Tips for Considering Telecommuting as a Military Spouse
If you are interested in working from home or alleviating the stress of daily traffic, you may want to consider telecommuting and teleworking.
Military Spouses: Let the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Help You Find a Job
If you need a job, particularly one that is potentially flexible and portable, look no further than the Military Spouse Employment Partnership Career Portal.
State Licensing and Career Credentials Initiative
The new state licensing and career credentials initiative will soon make it easier to transition your credentials to a new state.
Two College Scholarships for Military Children and How to Apply
Military families have two scholarships designed just for military kids to help ease rising college costs. The Fisher House Foundation administers the Scholarships for Military Children Program and the Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship.
A New School for Your Child: Here’s What You Should Know
For your kids, moving to a new duty station means changing schools. Here’s what you and your children need to know about making the transition a smooth one.
Voluntary Education Contacts
Contact information for the Department of Defense service-specific Voluntary Education Program is provided to assist service members in contacting their respective education professionals, who can provide additional information and education support.
What Service Members Should Know When Choosing a College
Thinking about college? You already have the discipline it takes to pursue higher education. From big universities to small colleges, you have plenty of options and each has something unique to offer. Here’s how to compare your college options and find the right institution for your education goals.
Installation Employment Readiness Specialists: A Valuable Resource for You
While you can access certified career counselors through Military OneSource by calling 800-342-9647, you can also access face-to-care employment readiness specialists at most installations. They can help you with a wide range of employment-related areas through workshops, classes, small group instruction and one-on-one support.