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Hire a veteran

Need support between semesters? Hire a former service member at no cost through the Veterans Break Pay program.

May 8, 2019

Student veterans participating in Tri-Institutional Veterans Day celebration.Could your office or department use extra hands during the break between spring and summer semesters? If so, check out Veterans Break Pay, a program that offers veteran students the opportunity to work full-time on campus between semesters.

As student veterans do not receive GI Bill payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs when classes are not in session, the student-driven Veterans Break Pay program helps fill the gaps. Veterans Break Pay wages are paid out of a special designated fund, so no money comes out of any Metropolitan State University of Denver program budget. Hiring a student through the program is a great opportunity to get assistance for special projects or to keep your front desk staffed.

These positions also provide a way for student veterans to earn income in a convenient campus job without a long-term commitment. However, many students involved in the program have continued their work-study or hourly positions with the offices that employed them through the program.

Items to note:

  • Students may work up to 40 hours per week during the break between spring and summer semesters.
  • Workweeks are May 20-24, May 28-31 and June 3-7.
  • Hours are logged and approved through Webtime.

If interested, contact Virginia Roberts, administrative assistant, MSU Denver Veteran and Military Student Services. Please include what office and how many students can be hired and describe the work to be done during the break.

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