Cody Nicholls, PhD
Assistant Dean of Students, Military & Veteran Engagement
University of Arizona
“We want to provide exposure to military-seeking employers EARLY & OFTEN to support post-education employment for our students.
And we want to do it at scale.
Our partnership with 50strong makes this possible. ”
Director of Military Engagement & Veteran Initiatives
University of South Carolina
“Immediate impact and direct access. That’s the value we’ve seen in our partnership with 50strong.
Yes, these sessions are important to support employment outcomes for our military-connected students, but this collaboration has also led us to explore how we can further support our military community via other workforce & engagement initiatives such as DoDSkillBridge.”
Our EDUCATION PARTNERS are critical to 50strong efforts.
Many of the ~200K service members that separate each year from active duty pursue full-time education. Higher ed institutions are therefore critical in their "extended" transition to civilian employment.
Many service members are pursuing degrees & certificates while they are still on active duty. Awareness & championship of DoD SkillBridge opportunities can be critical.
Military Spouses are often leveraging dependent benefits. Many of our employer partners actively resource MilSpouse employment pathways.
Community colleges & universities can be engagement & upskilling hubs for ALL military families & employers in our communities.