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MedCerts Ranks #1 on 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® List

MedCerts Ranks #1 on 2017 Military Spouse Friendly Schools® List

“The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for our nation’s military service members, veterans and military spouses.” - Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-founder of Victory Media

The 2017 Military Spouse Friendly School logoMedCerts is proud to announce that we have been designated a 2017 Military Spouse Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly School title isn’t simply awarded to any and every school that admits military students, nor is it a moniker that an institution can self-assign. It is specifically to recognize the top schools in the country who devote the most effort towards welcoming military spouses and providing them with the resources to be successful from the classroom to the workforce.

Not only have we been named a Military Spouse Friendly School for the second year in a row since Victory Media launched MSFS designation in 2016 but we have been rated as the #1 Military Spouse Friendly School in the non-traditional institution division this year. Rightfully so because many of our students will tell you that MedCerts is so much more than your traditional school!

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Who Do You Think Deserves to be The Next Military Spouse of the Year?

 

Well, it’s that time of year again! "What time is that?", you ask? It’s time to nominate your favorite Milspouse for the 2017 Military Spouse of the Year Award. Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) Week, brought to you by Armed Forces Insurance and Military Spouse Magazine, has been an annual tradition for almost a decade when the leaders and influencers in the military spouse community get together in DC to network and discuss ideas and policy changes, as well as to acknowledge the efforts and contributions of military spouses from all over.

MedCerts is proud to be a sponsor of such a wonderful event where military spouses are able to get to know, learn from, be inspired by and build stronger bonds with other movers and shakers in their community. Truth is, we had so much fun at last year’s event that we just had to do it again!

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5 Reasons Why Career Conscious Creatures Stay Winning

 

Career Consciousness is the state of being awake and aware of one’s career and the surrounding influences that have an impact on it. Think of some of your favorite successful business people with great careers. They may not be rich or famous but they all have one thing in common: They are all Career Conscious creatures. So in light of the new year, I have compiled the top 5 reasons why Career Conscious Creatures stay winning!

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MedCerts Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership


MedCerts is proud to announce its participation in the Department of Defense Military Spouse Employment Partnership.  The Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) is an employment and career partnership connecting military spouses with more than 335 partner employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable careers.

MedCerts President Michael Colvin signs the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) Statement of Support at the 5th Annual Induction Ceremony on Oct. 17, 2016.MedCerts officially joined the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 17, 2016, at the annual Induction Ceremony held at the United States Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC. Dr. Jill Biden launched the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on June 29, 2011, to serve spouses from all military services. The partnership is part of the Department of Defense broader Spouse Education and Career Opportunities (SECO) program, which seeks to reduce the 23 percent unemployment rate experienced by military spouses and close the 25 percent wage gap currently experienced by military wives.

By joining the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, MedCerts is becoming part of an even larger collective effort to support military spouse employment.

For more information about how MedCerts is working to support military spouses in fulfilling their career goals, visit www.MedCerts.com. For more information on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, please visit https://MsepJobs.MilitaryOneSource.mil

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Military Spouses Take On The D-Word

Military Spouses Take On The D-Word

So there’s this word that we’ve noticed being used by people on our social media posts for the past few months. Ever since we started advertising the MyCAA scholarship on our social media, there have been some really “passionate” responses - some good and others not so good. We try to delete the negative comments but not too soon after here comes another one and then another one. Many of the comments used the same word – the D-word.


For the sake of this post, I will only utter this word once and I will never use it again: Dependa; short for Dependapotamus or Dependasaurus (depending on who you ask).  I’ll admit that the first time I had heard the word, I had no clue what it meant but after a quick Google search, I came across several articles and disturbing cartoons, describing what the word means. Then of course there was UrbanDictionary.com, “a crowdsourced online dictionary of slang words and phrases”.  I will not give a definition for this term because just saying the word itself leaves such a disgusting taste in my mouth. For the life of me, I could not understand or wrap my mind around how hurtful and unsupportive some people can be. I found myself wondering why people actually would go out of their way and spend time out of their precious lives trying to make other people feel bad about theirs. I am not even a military spouse and I found myself very bothered by this term the more I heard and learned about it.

Then I began to wonder “if the mere thought of someone using this term towards another human being turns my stomach, how does it make military spouses feel?” Of all of the Milspouses that I follow and speak to on a daily basis not too many of them get an opportunity to express their true feelings about the stereotypes associated with the military spouse community. They are forced to ignore it, just rise above it and take the high road which is not the easiest thing to do. So I called upon some of the amazing military spouses that I had the pleasure of meeting at the 2016 AFI Military Spouse of the Year (MSOY) Awards to take on the D-word and to teach us how to overcome the negative stereotypes that face them. Each of these spouses have been recognized as role models in their community, and every one of us can stand to learn a little something from them about loving one another and about shining in the face of opposition. Here's what they had to say about the D-word:

To download this infographic as a PDF, click this link: MSOYs-Take-On-The-D-word.pdf

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PTSD Awareness: How Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Has Affected My Family

PTSD Awareness: How Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Has Affected My Family

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was once a bunch of foreign words to me. Now, it’s all too real for me and my family. My oldest son was diagnosed with PTSD over two years ago. My husband also has times where his comes through. Watching someone you love go through changes from this disorder is hard to watch, but watching two people you love is even harder. My husband went to Iraq and my son went to Afghanistan, each having different missions in a war zone at the same time. They both came home changed soldiers. I didn’t understand and wanted to know why.  Will I be able to help them, how can I understand this disorder and what is it they are going through?

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How To Achieve Successful & Meaningful Studying When You Have Children

How To Achieve Successful & Meaningful Studying When You Have Children

When you have a family, how do you find a time or place to study? For a single parent or military spouse whose spouse has been deployed, the work-life balance is a lot more complicated and in many cases non-existent. What do you do when the children are running around and your spouse isn’t there to help?  Is it possible to study when you have kids who are extremely active, in need of mental stimulation and often looking for attention? And when they don’t get it “stuff” happens. It can be difficult to get some time alone to dedicate to reading or coursework. The truth is you may never get that alone time, unless you wait until they are sleep. So instead of yelling and trying to control your children, a better idea is to involve them.

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Different is Good: Making the Best of Transition

Different is Good: Making the Best of Transition

When it comes to transition it can not always be fun. Sure, we may enjoy the adventure, but the process can be a bit much to bear. Thinking of all that you are leaving behind; friends, family, job, school, church or volunteer organizations. After you have added all of that up, the bad seems to begin to outweigh the good. Here are a few ways that I have overcome the PCS blues and made the best out of every transition.

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6 Things To Know About Being A Medical Office Assistant

6 Things To Know About Being A Medical Office Assistant

What is a Medical Front Office Assistant?

A Medical Front Office Assistant is usually the first person patients or clients come into contact with at the doctor's office. These professionals make up the front lines of a doctor’s office or hospital setting. They help coordinate the patient visits and facilitate the smooth running of the office.

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Pharmacy Technician

5 Things You Need To Know Before Becoming A Pharmacy Technician

If you are considering a career as a Pharmacy Technician  or are wondering what it is like to be one, this article provides answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about this fast-growing field.

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9 Things You Don’t Have To Deal With In Online Courses

    Going back to school is one of the most challenging decisions that one may ever make. With a lot of careful consideration and planning, it can also be one of the most rewarding. Whether you are seeking to improve your skills as a way to move up in your current company, or simply taking your career in a new direction, online education is certainly an option worth considering. With the number of online programs rapidly growing in recent years, employers have increasingly began to accept and view online credentials favorably. In fact, many feel that it shows a great degree of discipline to be able to juggle work, family and school.  Aside from that, an online program offers you an escape from many of the hassles associated with taking a course in a traditional classroom setting. Here are nine things you don’t have to worry about in an online course:

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6 Tips for Settling In After a PCS

Permanent Change of Station or PCS is an adjustment for the whole family. Your little battalion may become stressed out by the move and have varying opinions about it. One of the most important things you can remember is to make you and your family’s comfort a top priority in your new home and community.  The best way is to think of it as “your normal”. This is your life. It’s alright that it’s different from others.

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MedCerts Named a Military Friendly School

“The mission of Military Friendly is to create maximum professional opportunity for our nation’s military service members, veterans and military spouses.” - Chris Hale, Chairman and Co-founder of Victory Media

 

military friendly logo MedCerts is proud to announce that we have been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly School title isn’t simply awarded to any and every school that admits military students, nor is it a moniker that an institution can self-assign. It is specifically to recognize the top schools in the country who devote the most effort towards welcoming military students and provide them with the resources to be successful from the classroom to the workforce.

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