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Student Veteran Resources

As a student veteran, you have had the unique opportunity to gain training and job experience in the military. However, it may not be easy to connect those experiences with potential majors and future career goals. Career Services & Professional Development recognizes that the transition from the military to college and beyond can present challenges, to show our support, we have composed a list of resources that may be of particular interest to veterans, and their families. Below you will find helpful information about resumes, transition assistance, and job postings specifically for veterans. Beyond exploring the links below, this site is full of useful information for all students, so please take time to visit our other tabs. Please contact our office for one-on-one assistance.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be especially useful for veterans because it can help you connect with military officers outside of the classified online system you were used to having while in service. It is important to create a strong profile and to connect with superiors so that if you need a reference or letter of recommendation when you graduate you can still contact that person. View specific tips for creating a LinkedIn profile and more on our Networking page.

Job Listings

  • OhioMeansJobs—Helpful resources and job postings for all Ohioans.
  • OhioMeansJobsVeterans—If you’re transitioning to civilian life or you have previously separated from service, Ohio offers many benefits designed to assist you and your family.
  • Recruitmilitary.com - RecruitMilitary is the place where employers go to find America’s top talent.
  • usajobs.gov—Job and internship listings within the Federal Government
  • 100,000 Jobs Mission—A list of over 140 companies looking to hire veterans
  • Feds hire vets—Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families
  • ClearanceJobs.com—Matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates
  • ClearedJobs.Net—A growing job board for professionals with security clearances looking for jobs in the defense and intelligence community
  • HireVeterans.com—Connecting U.S. military veterans with civilian careers
  • civilianjobs.com—An online networking solution for U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that are currently transitioning from the military as well as veterans with varying amounts of business experience
  • GI Jobs Magazine—A premier publication that provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military vets
  • HireHeroesUSA.org—Career placement assistance to all returning service men and women
  • vetjobs.com—Resource for those transitioning from the military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines
  • TAOnline.com—The largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military. On this transition assistance web site service members, both prior and current, can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service, to the perfect civilian career. Contains resume information, transition locator, job hunting advice, and relocation information
  • National Resource Directory—Resource to connect wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and those who support them, including information on benefits & compensation, education & training, and employment
  • Military.com (monster Veteran Employment Center)—Free resources to connect and inform the Americans with military affinity, including active duty, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, and family members

Resume and Occupational Information

Transition Assistance