Group, Oklahoma universities plan career, college fair for veterans

MilitaryFriendly.com will conduct a virtual career and college fair online Tuesday and Wednesday for service members, spouses and veterans.
by Kathryn McNutt Modified: November 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm •  Published: November 19, 2013
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First-time freshmen who are military veterans don't fit into one category.

They might be 22 or in their 40s. They could have a year or two of college credit, or maybe they haven't set foot in a classroom since high school.

“They're all different. It's interesting, but it also makes it hard to do the outreach,” said Chuck Flint, coordinator of military admissions and affairs at Oklahoma City University.

OCU is one of 30 Oklahoma universities and colleges deemed Military Friendly Schools® by MilitaryFriendly.com.

The organization conducts an annual survey of schools — brick-and-mortar and online — about their recruitment and retention of veterans and what they do to help veterans and their families succeed, spokesman Ben Langdon said.

MilitaryFriendly.com looks at things like academic credibility, veteran services, number of veterans on campus and if military experience can be counted as academic credit, and honors the top 20 percent with the designation military friendly, Langdon said.

Similarly, it designates Military Friendly Employers® to aid veterans seeking employment.

The organization will conduct a virtual career and college fair online Tuesday and Wednesday for service members, spouses and veterans.

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by Kathryn McNutt
Higher Education Reporter
Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from...
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