Trends in Military Education—A Video Interview

Jun 24, 2014 by University Communications

Marine studying at CalSouthernDid you know that more than 150 military service members are now enrolled at CalSouthern? And this number has been steadily increasing in recent months as more and more service men and women are learning about CalSouthern’s degree and certificate programs, as well as the university’s commitment to provide military students with all the information and personalized support they need achieve their academic and professional goals.

As part of this commitment, CalSouthern—recognized as a Military-Friendly School by GI Jobs magazine—is an active participant in the military education community.

Each year, CalSouthern attends dozens of military symposia, conventions, job fairs and education conferences, including the annual symposium of the Council of College and Military Educators, where CalSouthern representatives meet with military and civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions and suppliers of quality education products and services, to develop strategies for improving the educational opportunities available to military service members.

CalSouthern also is a member of the California Advisory Council on Military Education (CA-ACME). Last month, the university hosted a meeting of CA-ACME members, which brought together approximately 30 education service officers and other experts in military education, in addition to representatives from other institutions dedicated to serving the military.

After the meeting, Steven Fraijo, a former marine and a long-time military education professional, sat down with Alvarado for a wide-ranging conversation. The two discussed the value of an college degree (whether the service member is looking to transition to the civilian sector or continue his or her military career), the role of online universities in military education and what a service member should be looking for in a university, among many other critical topics.

We recorded the discussion and the video appears below. We hope you enjoy it.




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