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Career Services is here to help military veterans reach their career potential. We thank you for your dedication and service to our country.

We encourage you to make an appointment so we can assist in translating your unique experiences to an academic and professional path. Our staff recognizes that transitioning from military to college and civilian life can present challenges. Below you will find helpful information specifically for veterans.

If you have further questions in regards to veteran services, please contact the Veterans Affairs Office.


Veterans Resources

Job Search

  • Military & Veterans Career Center - Connects service members and veterans with job hunting tips, job search, veteran employers, salary calculator, and more.
  • Hiring our Heroes - Nationwide initiative to help veterans find meaningful employment opportunities. 
  • Vet Jobs - Provides job listings, ability to post resume, job search tips, employment assistance, and more.
  • Career One Stop - One-stop website for employment, training, and financial help after military service. 
  • Military Connection - Virtual job fairs, job postings, scholarships, and more.
  • US Office of Personnel Management (FEDShireVETS) - Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, and Federal hiring officials.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs - The Dept. of Veterans affairs is committed to adding and retaining Veterans to their workplace.

LinkedIn

  • LinkedIn helps veterans connect and build a network. In fact, LinkedIn provides all eligible veterans a free upgrade to a Premium Job Seeker account for one year. Check out this resource, LinkedIn for Veterans, for a comprehensive overview on how you can use LinkedIn to network and find a job. 
  • Join LinkedIn's Veteran Mentor Network. This is the place to seek a supportive community and a robust network.
  • Leverage LinkedIn Learning - Your one year free upgrade to Premium includes a library of over 10,000 business, technical, and creative courses on LinkedIn Learning. Examples include 'Transition from Military to Civilian Employment' and 'Transition from Military to Student Life.' 
  • Visit our Networking page for more information on LinkedIn!

Interviewing

  • Veterans make great job candidates. You are highly skilled and bring many skills and competencies that employers are seeking.
  • Point out that you have transferrable skills from your military experience, such as problem solving, teamwork, leadership, performing under pressure, and ability to work with others fro diverse backgrounds. 
  • Practice, practice, practice! Schedule a mock interview appointment with us.
  • For more interview tips, check out our interviewing page!

Developing a "Civilian-Friendly" Resume

  • Replace "military lingo" with civilian terms. To help with this, look up sample veteran resumes.
  • Several of the Job Search resources above also have resume tips and tricks! Check these out.
  • Visit our Resume page for more general resume tips.
  • Come in to Career Services (Rakov 101) weekdays between noon and 3pm for a walk-in resume review (no appointment necessary!).

Professional Associations & Programs

  • Troops to Teachers
  • American Corporate Partners
  • Make the Connection
  • American Women Veterans
  • DAV: Disabled American Veterans
  • Helmets to Hardhats

Example of Using Military Communication in a Civilian Job

Last Updated 10/27/20

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