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Watch and listen to webinars, podcasts & other virtual resources covering a wide range of topics such as college applications, competitive admissions, application essays, college fit, and more!

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Fundamentals of Admissions Essays Webinar

Most colleges will require an essay and it is arguably one of the most important aspects of your undergraduate application. If you’re actively working on your essays or will be in the next few months, this webinar recording is for you. Former college admissions officer and current S2S Program Manager, Annie Behari, discussed how to write your best admissions essay. This webinar covered the most common essay prompts you’ll encounter and some tips and advice on how to best approach them. We also addressed many essay-related questions submitted by attendees. 

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MedVets with Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Webinar

Are you applying to medical school and concerned about taking the MCAT and completing your premed requirements? The Military Institutional Partnership at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai is a top-ranked program (11th in the country) and waives the MCAT and many of the traditional premed requirements. 

We were joined by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s admissions team. They covered the application process and answered questions from Veterans & service members. Additionally, current student veterans at Mt. Sinai provided insights into their experience with the application process and what medical school is like at Mt. Sinai.

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From U.S. Military to Princeton Undergraduate Student

Princeton student veterans, Sarah Payne ’25, Kaller Roemer ’23 and Daniel Adomina ’24, speak about their experience transitioning from military service to being a Princeton undergraduate student. Learn more about the application process for U.S. Military Applicants on Princeton’s website.

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Disability & Accessibility Services in Higher Education

Our admissions colleague, Hira Byrne from Amherst College, joined us for an empowering discussion about disability & accessibility services/resources available to veterans in higher education. We took a deep dive into resources from the VA, common entitlements, vocational rehab, VR&E, how to translate your VA rating into academic supports and disability related programs/benefits & much more!

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Service to STEM

S2S was joined by our Admissions colleagues Phil Larson, Mike Oelke, and David Betts from the University of Michigan for a discussion about what makes a strong Engineering applicant, what to expect transferring into an Engineering program, answer Q&As and more!

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Veteran Financial Aid

S2S and our admissions colleague Michael Brown, the Director of the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members at Villanova University, discussed how to understand your financial aid award letter. We covered topics such as federal financial aid, institutional aid, and GI/Yellow Ribbon benefits.

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Women Veteran Panel

Service to School hosted a panel of women veterans who have made the transition from active duty service member to student. The panel was moderated by Hillary Browning, Service to School Program Associate, Navy Veteran, and Yale University graduate, and includes discussions about how to best present yourself to an admissions committee and panelists shared tips and resources to assist as you navigate higher education.

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Yale's Undergraduate Veterans

Three members of Yale’s diverse undergraduate veteran community share their stories of transitioning from the military to Yale College to pursue bachelor’s degrees. Yale College’s connections to the military are long-standing, and the undergraduate admissions office welcomes inquiries and applications from veterans of the U.S. armed forces and active-duty service members. Veterans can opt to apply for Yale’s generous need-based financial aid or use Post-9/11 G.I. Bill and Yellow Ribbon benefits. Veterans and active-duty service members may apply for free to any undergraduate admission program: first-year, transfer, or the Eli Whitney Students Program.

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Yale University Eli Whitney Student Stories

Six current students in Yale’s Eli Whitney Students Program for undergraduate adult learners share insights on their journeys from working professionals to Yale College students. Eli Whitney students come from all walks of life; they are military veterans, entrepreneurs, community and social activists, and artists. As undergraduates, Eli Whitney students have access to the same classes and majors and receive the same degrees as traditional-age students. They benefit from generous need-based financial aid and the flexibility of enrolling full or part time.

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Law School Webinar

Virtual information session with Harvard Law School & Yale Law School for veterans and service members who are considering law school in 2022 and beyond. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from the Dean of Admissions at both HLS and YLS and learn more about each school’s admissions process, culture & academics, student veteran experience, and much more!

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Undergraduate Admissions Information Session

Virtual information session for U.S. military veterans and active duty service members hosted by admissions representatives from Amherst College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Williams College, and Yale University about their respective undergraduate programs and admissions processes.

Topics included academic programs and the liberal arts, undergraduate admissions policies, financial aid and affordability, and support systems for our student veterans.

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Physician Assistant Webinar

Our PA Program Manager, Candice Creecy, hosted our first PA-specific webinar where she covered the PA application process, what it’s like to be a PA, and answered PA-related questions. Not only is Candice an Emergency Medicine PA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but she is also a Sloan Fellow at MIT pursuing her MBA. If you are interested in a career as a PA, please listen to this great discussion, and spread the word to any and all friends that may be interested as well!

 

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Career Services - Essential to College Fit

Our PA Program Manager, Candice Creecy, hosted our first PA-specific webinar where she covered the PA application process, what it’s like to be a PA, and answered PA-related questions.

When we think of Career Services, resume writing is often our first thought. But Career Services for college students is so much more. Listen as Teresa Olsen, Assistant Vice President for Career Initiatives, Colgate University discusses opportunities for preparing throughout your studies for securing a great job or going to graduate/professional school. Topics include career exploration, planning for internships, connecting with employers, and preparing for graduate school.

Not only is Candice an Emergency Medicine PA at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but she is also a Sloan Fellow at MIT pursuing her MBA. If you are interested in a career as a PA, please listen to this great discussion, and spread the word to any and all friends that may be interested as well!

 

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The VetLink Addendum

The Service to School VetLink Addendum is a demilitarized resume that is added to your college application (through our VetLink Program) as a means to translate your military experiences for members of the admissions committee. But how do you convince the committee members that you possess the desired attributes if the members have no understanding of how the military has prepared you for success? You do it by making it easy for them to truly value and understand what you bring to the table. A well-developed and thoughtfully constructed VetLink Addendum will demonstrate predictors of success while revealing authenticity, passion, and character. Hear from six of our VetLink partners as they share why the VetLink Addendum is so important and how it helps them better understand you as a Veteran applicant.

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Leading in Uncertainty live virtual event recording with guest speaker General Votel

Leading in Uncertainty

Service to School and Media Mobilize hosted a live virtual event with VIP speaker, General (ret.) Joseph Votel for a compelling discussion on leadership and leading in uncertainty.

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The College Fit Mythbusters

Deciding what colleges to apply to is a personal journey that starts with understanding what is most important to you. But misinformation can get in the way of creating a list that best fits you as an individual. Join us as Sydney Matthes, an expert in college admissions and Service to School Ambassador, dispels common myths and discusses the first steps to creating your college list.

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Thinking LSAT with S2S Co-Director Nathan Lowry

Today’s show features an interview with Nathan Lowry of Service to School, a national nonprofit organization that provides guidance and resources to veterans applying for law school. Ben and Nathan also discuss a new Excuse of the Week and dig into the listener mailbag. Some common themes reappear: Don’t rush into law school. Take your time. Get the best LSAT score you can get. Go to the best law school that offers you a full scholarship.

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Harvard Law School & Yale Law School Information Session

Harvard Law School & Yale Law School Information Session! This is a great opportunity for veterans and servicemembers who are considering law school to hear from the Dean of Admissions at both YLS and HLS and learn more about each school’s admissions process, culture & academics, student veteran experience, and much more!

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Exploring Medical Schools in Europe

Did you know it is possible to study medicine or dentistry in English in the heart of Europe? In this webinar you will find out more about taking the first step to a post-service career as a doctor or dentist and what it takes to study medicine or dentistry in Europe.

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Women Veteran Series

It’s Women’s History Month and we celebrated the best way we knew how– by encouraging women veterans to achieve #AdmissionAccomplished! Check out our Women Veteran Series where MBA women veteran students shared their stories, experiences and advice.

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UMN Carlson Military Information Session + Veteran Student Panel

Learn more about MBA and MS programs at the University of MN Carlson School of Management. We’ll provide an overview of program offerings, tips about how to best translate your military experience to your application, and career outcomes and resources for veteran students. We’ll also hear from students and alumni about their program experience and connection to the extensive Carlson military.

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Virtual Q & A w/ WSP & S2S

Watch this virtual Q & A we had with our friends at Warrior-Scholar Project and our alums as they share their experiences of using BOTH veteran service organizations to help them gain admission to their dream school and how to successfully transition into the college classroom.

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How to Pay for Med, PA, and Nursing School

The S2S Healthcare Professionals (HCP) team hosted an informational webinar to help veteran students learn about their options to pay for medical, PA, and nursing school. Panelists included Jonathan Due the Director of Programs and Scholarships from the Pat Tillman Foundation , Will Eisenhart a Pat Tillman Scholar, Pete Campbell the HCP Director, and several HCP Ambassadors.

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The College Essay

Are you having trouble writing the essay for your college applications? Then you don’t want to miss this webinar with our guest speaker Lisa Rielage. Lisa is a Navy Veteran, College Admissions Consultant, S2S Ambassador and is ready to tackle the college essay with you.

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The College Search & Your Career

Listen to our conversation with veterans from Amherst CollegePomona College and Williams College as we discussed how the Liberal Arts leads to success in Law, Medicine and Business. This is a fantastic opportunity for prospective veteran students to gain insight into colleges that will best support their long term professional goals.

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Women Veterans Panel

We joined forces with Brown UniversityDartmouth CollegeTexas A & M University and Smith College for a panel discussion on the experiences of women veterans on college campuses. Representatives from each institution were joined by current women student veterans to share their experiences transitioning from the military to higher education.

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Career Preparation & the Liberal Arts

We linked up with the admissions teams from Bowdoin, Carleton, and Swarthmore to share how liberal arts colleges support internships, hiring, networking, and career planning, and what it all means for you.

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Healthcare Professional Team's Town Hall Meeting

Our Healthcare Professional’s team had their first ever (virtual) town hall meeting and it was a huge success! The team shared their mission and passion to help veterans interested in pursuing various medical professions and even had a chance to do a live Q & A!

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Bass Military Scholars Program

What is the Bass Military Scholars Program? In recognition of the patriotism, scholarship and leadership qualities and capabilities of veterans, Vanderbilt University launched the Bass Military Scholars Program in 2018 to provide scholarships of $25,000 per year to annual cohort of highly talented veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across five Vanderbilt schools.

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Undergraduate Admission Information Session for Military- Affiliated Students

If you are interested in learning more about the value of a Liberal Arts educations then this is for you! During this information session you will hear from Amherst College, Pomona College, Princeton University, Williams College, and Yale University as they discuss common philosophy, financial aid, admissions review process, and general tips for the college admissions process.

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The College Fit Factor: Public Universities

Our undergrad ops team joined forces with Arizona State University, Texas A & M University, and University of Michigan to discuss how to determine which college is the right fit for you. If you are interested in learning more about public universities then check this out!

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Financial Aid 101

Financial Aid for Veterans: Check out our Financial Aid 101 Webinar with Amherst College, Pomona College, and Williams College  as we busted all the myths surrounding financial aid, Yellow Ribbon Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill, and discussed how to make the best fiscal decisions for your education.

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MIT Sloan Admissions Webinar

Interested in applying to MIT Sloan School of Management? Check out this webinar as their Veterans Association share tips for their upcoming round 1 application as well as learn more about what life is like as a veteran at Sloan!

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Yale Law School Admissions Webinar

Are you a vet or service member applying to Law School? You don’t want to miss this info session recently hosted by Yale Law School! Check out the recording to learn more about YLS, the law school application process, and hear from veterans who are currently attending YLS.

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Test Optional Webinar

Hear from admissions officers at University of Notre Dame, the The University of Chicago, and Carleton College as we discuss the impact COVID-19 had on the admissions process for the 2020-21 admissions cycle.

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Wharton Veterans Club Admissions Webinar

Current Wharton MBA candidates shared tips on the application process, discuss student life, how they prepared for the GMAT/GRE, and so much more!

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How Coronavirus Will Affect LSAT

How Coronavirus Will Affect LSAT + Law School Admissions with S2S Co-Founder and Former UChicago Law School Admissions Dean Anna Ivey

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Veterans at Business School

Service to School and Beyond the Uniform joined forces for an online panel to help you gain clarity on pursuing an MBA. This 90-minute seminar included a panel of S2S Veterans who are currently enrolled in different MBA programs to give you a variety of perspectives and insight.

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From Military to MBA Featuring Service to School’s Anna Ivey

From Service to School, an MBA can make perfect sense for military members looking for the next step in their careers. In this podcast episode, special guest Anna Ivey joins Clear Admit’s Graham Richmond to discuss how to successfully transition from the military to business school, the application process and more.

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Service to School & GSPM Information Session

Service to School and GSPM present a virtual event geared towards veterans interested in taking their first step toward second service at GSPM.

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The Soldier for Life Podcast

This episode features Christine Schwartz with Service to School and offers candid advice on how to get accepted to top tier schools. Additionally, it features some updates on the Army’s education initiatives with Soldier For Life Education…

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Career Warrior Podcast

Today, we’re going to talk about career transition. I know that many of those listening on the show…perhaps the majority…are going through a serious transition or will sometime in the next 5 years. Especially if you…

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Beyond the Uniform

Of every interview I’ve done so far, this it the one I would most recommend to every single military veteran – enlisted and officerTim Hsia received his JD and MBA from Stanford after serving as a Captain in the US Army.

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Law School Toolbox Podcast

Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have special guest Steven Arango with us — a Marine officer and lawyer — to talk about how he combined his military career with the law, as well as offer some useful tips on getting a clerkship…

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Law To Fact Podcast

In this episode… Officer Steven Arango, USMC, and Federal Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Fernando Rodriguez, Jr. in the Southern District of Texas shares his wisdom about life as a law student and beyond. We cover a range of topics including JAG Corps, Study Skills, post-law school employment…