KGO 810’s Cathy Whitman reports:
(KGO) – One Bay Area College has been named one of the best for veterans returning to their lives at home. Menlo College in Atherton offers one of the best programs around.
Menlo College has been cited as a top place for veterans with its welcoming atmosphere and its participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program. The program supplements the financial aide that veterans are entitled to as part of the post 9-11 G.I bill.
“A lot of the time they don’t have to pay anything because we’ll take care of the rest and we’ll match it with the V.A.”
Registrar Christine Rabago says in addition to the financial aide, their Atherton campus is a small one, allowing vets to get the classes they need without having to fight the crowds at a larger institution.
It also allows them “to graduate on time so they don’t exhaust all their benefits before they reach graduation.”
Another huge benefit for veterans is the Menlo College internship program. The proximity to the Silicon Valley offers students the ability to learn on the job from the best.
“For all our business students they’re required to go through an internship.”
And their internship office includes help in preparing for interviews, putting together resumes and planning for careers in the future.
[via KGO Radio]