SVA Partners with Military Friendly Schools

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

WASHINGTON, DC – Student Veterans of America has recently partnered with Military Friendly Schools® to host a series of virtual college fairs to connect student veterans and military families with top schools across the country.

These virtual college fairs give the military community the opportunity to engage one-on-one with school representatives, student veterans, and members of SVA chapters to get a first-hand account of veteran life on campus.

“The upcoming virtual college fair will provide an unprecedented opportunity for service members, spouses and veterans to engage with our organization during the school search process,” said Michael Dakduk, Executive Director of the Student Veterans of America (SVA). “The interactive, virtual format is especially efficient for introducing service members deployed overseas or those still in uniform to our SVA chapters on school campuses nationwide.”

This event will offer networking and peer-to-peer resources to military students during the school search process. “We’re thrilled to partner with the SVA and showcase their nationwide chapters in our upcoming virtual college fairs,” said Sean Collins, Vice President for Victory Media, event sponsor. “SVA is a leader in creating peer-to-peer support networks on campuses across the country and fits our long history of providing world-class resources to the military community.”

The Military Friendly Schools® designation process includes extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 schools nationwide approved for VA education funding. The school survey, methodology, criteria and weightings are developed with the assistance of an Academic Advisory Board (AAB) consisting of educators from schools across the country and are independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media. Any school interested in participating in the virtual college fair must first submit a Military Friendly Schools® survey and compete for the designation. The annual survey is administered for free and is open for all schools from March-June at: http://militaryfriendlyschools.com/survey. Criteria for consideration can be found on the Military Friendly Schools® website: http://www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.

The event, scheduled for September, can be found at http://www.militaryfriendly.com/event.

About Student Veterans of America

SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of over 850 student veteran organizations on college campuses globally. SVA’s mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.

About Victory Media

Victory Media is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business and has been serving the military community since 2001. Our data-driven lists are published in G.I. Jobs, Military Spouse, Vetrepreneur media channels, republished in periodicals like USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Bloomberg BW and are frequently cited on national TV by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and others. You can follow Military Friendly® on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MilitaryFriendly or on Twitter @Mil_Friendly