Martinsburg College honors men and women who put their lives in harm’s way to protect the freedoms United States’ citizens enjoy. The college also understands the demands made of those in the military and the adjustments required when transitioning back into civilian life. In offering a student-centered distance learning environment, Martinsburg College provides current and previous military men and women the opportunity to invest in themselves by pursuing a variety of certificate or degree programs to enhance personal or professional skills.
Serving Military Men and Women World-wide
Martinsburg College has supported the educational goals of military service members world-wide since 2004. Service members benefit from a number of certificate and degree programs designed to meet their unique needs. The college’s Student Services Department understands the specific needs of deployed personnel and their families and participates in the MyCAA program to assist military spouses in gaining skills for portable careers.
Martinsburg College recognizes the value of military experience and training and awards credit for military training and experiences, maximizing the use of military training credit recommended by the American Council on Education (ACE). In addition to an institutional setting, courses offered by the military and other such programs recognized by the American Council on Education’s Center for Adult Learning and Education Credentials program will be considered for transfer credit. Credits may also be earned through examinations such as the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) Subject Standardized Testing (DSST), and widely accepted industry certifications
Upon graduation, all students are provided with a comprehensive Post-Graduation Career Services Plan. This plan is available to students online and includes resume templates, interview skills, specific career-related information, military to civilian job search strategies, and more. The plan for military service members who are considering transitioning to civilian life provides specific, step-by-step instructions for preparing a military to civilian resume and translating military experience into civilian workplace skills.
In addition, we also provide a virtual Career Center hosted by Career Beam/Career Arc. This resource provides a career development portal offering a host of resources necessary to guide graduates through the strategic job search process and achieve their career goals. Users can create a personalized career plan and conduct a focused career search in an easy-to-use, online portal.
The plan includes the following information provided to students in an online classroom format:
- Career Development Resources including additional courses in general administrative skills, career development, and customer service
- Job Search Skills including
- Resume Writing & Resume Templates
- Cover letter development and templates
- Interview Skills
- Employment Readiness
- Job Search Guides
Students can create resumes, cover letters, and conduct a results-oriented career search in an easy-to-use, interactive platform. As part of the CareerBeam interview preparations, students can videotape themselves answering interview questions in order to gain additional insight into how they interview. They can also send the link to their practice interview to our Debbi McIntyre for feedback.
There are 4 main topics that include several tutorials for each topic. The topics include:
- Career Exploration (Assessing Yourself, Defining Your Options/Preferences, and Envisioning Your Future)
- Career Planning (Career Plan, Work Environment, Networking, and Career Management
- Getting the Job (Pitch, Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Preparation, Follow-Up, Job Postings)
- Research Tools (Company Search, People Search, Business Information Resources, Industry Reports, and E-Library)
Service Members, Veterans, and Family Members
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