G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Cal Poly Pomona a ¿Military Friendly School.¿ The publication honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America¿s military service members and veterans.
Cal Poly Pomona, which has about 300 veteran and veteran-dependent students, established the Veterans Services Initiative to guide students from the admission process through graduation. Before arriving on campus, students can take an e-orientation program to learn about the university, receive academic advising and connect to campus resources. Veterans also can join academic and social support groups. In addition, faculty and staff attend workshops to learn about the reintegration issues that veterans face.
G.I. Jobs recognized 1,518 colleges, universities and trade schools that prioritize recruitment of military veterans by offering scholarships and discounts, veterans clubs, full-time staff, military credit and other services. The list was compiled through research and a data-driven survey of more than 8,000 schools.
For more information about the list, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/. The website includes interactive search tools, resources and tips to help military veterans with school decisions.
(Top photo: The ROTC Color Guard participate in the Veteran’s Day ceremony at Cal Poly Pomona on Nov. 9, 2010)