The Career & Internship Services office is so proud of the troops who serve our country. More specifically, we are thankful of our students, staff, and faculty who are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces. Today in our blog post, we will emphasize some of the services that we offer and talk about other resources available to these outstanding citizens.
As a veteran student it may be hard to pinpoint where your interests lie as far as a majors or careers. In our office we conduct student assessments such as the StrengthsQuest and Strong Interest Inventory. These assessments will help you realize more about yourself, what type of careers may suit you, and your personality. After, you will meet with a career counselor to go over the results. Furthermore, if there is a subject or career that you are already interested in, we have an abundance of reading materials that pertain to career environments, job outlook, salaries, and much more.
When receiving a resume, employers want a snapshot view of what your experiences have been and what you have to offer them. As a veteran, your experiences and skill sets are vast and it is important to market yourself in such a way. A career counselor from our office can help translate the skills that you’ve obtained while in the military and put them onto paper. Make sure to highlight the great things that you have learned such as teamwork and dedication!
Networking as a veteran can take you far. You have one of the largest networks out there and it’s all about who you know! Career & Internship Services can connect you with employers and also help prepare you for job fairs and other networking events. From deciding what to wear to knowing the proper dining etiquette, we will make sure you are ready for any type of event. There are also many organizations just for veterans that will aid in creating even more connections for you and your future career.
Stop on in to Career & Internship Services (SCC 22 – just down the hall from the Veteran’s Center) and we will help you to develop your career goals and execute them. And again, we are so grateful!
Check out some of these great resources:
- Military Hire
- Corporate Gray
- Career OneStop – Veteran’s ReEmployment
- My Next Move for Veterans (translating military experience into civilian terms)
- IAVA – Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America