Student Veterans

As a veteran, you are part of a unique population. Unlike many traditional college students, you have already had training and job experience in the military. It may not be easy, however, to connect those experiences with potential majors and future job targets. We recognize that the transition from the military to college and civilian life can present challenges. The UCC has resources that may be of particular interest to veterans, as well as military dependents such as spouses and children. Below you will find helpful information about civilian and federal resumes, transition assistance, and job postings specifically for veterans. Please explore the useful links and documents on this webpage for more information.

Student Veteran Center

Linked-In

Linked-In 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 on creating a strong LinkedIn profile.

Featured Resources

 

  • Veterans Employment Center - A resource to help connect veterans and their families to career development opportunities
  • Veterans Job Search Guide - A veteran's guide to job hunting in the civilian world
  • 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 for military transitioners. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military vets. This is a must see!
  • 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
  • Let's Go Solar -Strategic opportunities for training and jobs after military service

Follow the UCC

Facebook Pinterest Twitter instagram: Humans of KU KU University Career Center LinkedIn Group Instagram: University Career Center

Explore Career & Major Options

HawkQuest the career and major exploration quiz for jayhawks

KU Career Connections

Search jobs & internships or request an appointment.

Students, log in with your KU online ID and password. If you have not registered yet, you will be prompted to register when you first log in.

Events, Workshops, & Info Sessions
  1. Tuesday, September 26, 2017
    5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
    Haworth Hall, Room 2023
  2. Wednesday, September 27, 2017
    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Alumni Center: Bruckmiller Room
  3. Tuesday, October 3, 2017
    5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Kansas Union: English Room

Pages

Subscribe to Events, Workshops, & Info Sessions
Career & Employment News Feed
University Career Center
6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2010 National Chevron Award finalist for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
Professional Clothing Closet won Service Program of the Year —2011-12 Jayhawk Choice Awards
More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
Each year more than 7,500 jobs and 1,400 internships are posted in KU Career Connections
University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13