The Career Development Center (CDC) offers a wide variety of services and resources to enable veterans to successfully reach their academic and career goals. Explore the following links for more information!
Choosing a Major/Establishing a Career Path
Career Counseling/Coaching: Choosing the best major and setting career goals can be confusing processes at first. Contact the CDC to schedule an appointment with a knowledgeable and caring career counselor who will guide you in the decision-making process.
Career Library: Come in to the CDC anytime to look through the frequently updated Career Library. You will find books on choosing a major, figuring out your career path, internships, job searching, and graduate school.
Major Discovery Series: Read up on characteristics, internships, and careers associated with KU majors. This series also provides a variety of websites and Career Library resources full of information about related careers.
Career Assessments: Take a career assessment to learn more about your strengths, personality, and interests. Some assessments require a follow-up appointment with a career counselor.
Guidebook Series: Check out the Guidebook Series on the CDC website or in the Career Library for ideas on how to conduct an effective internship or job search. A variety of career development topics are covered including, "Making the Most of Your College Experience," "Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Correspondence, "Conducting a Job Search," and more!
Career Events: Take advantage of the many information sessions, workshops, and employer panel events offered throughout the year. Specific topics, dates, times, and locations can be found on the CDC event calendar.
Events Calendar: Many events are scheduled that will enable you develop your networking skills, meet employers from a variety of industries, and learn more about career fields of interest.
KU Military Club: Connect with other like-minded people on campus-join a club or organization to build your network and further develop your leadership skills.
Veteran Career Network: Join the largest Veteran Career Network and get connected with over 1 million veterans. Find veterans working in companies, government agencies, career fields, industries or locations that interest you.
Veteran-Specific Online Networking: Create an account on LinkedIn.com, the online professional networking site, and join groups such as the "US Military Veterans Network," "The Value of a Veteran," or "Military Network."
Resume & Cover Letter Writing
Review Service: Take advantage of several review and resume writing services offered by the CDC: 1) Email or drop off your resume and cover letter for a CDC staff member to review (takes up to 7-10 business days). 2) Visit the CDC during quick-question walk in hours: Thursdays & Fridays from 11am-1pm. 3) Attend a resume lab to develop a draft with the assistance of a CDC staff member. 4) Bring your resume by during Rezumania!! Check out the CDC event calendar for dates and times.
Guidebook Series: Check out the Guidebook Series on the CDC website to learn more about writing an effective resume and cover letter. A variety of career development topics are covered including, "Making the Most of Your College Experience," "Writing Resumes, Cover Letters, and Other Correspondence, "Conducting a Job Search," and more!
CareerOneStop: Contains many tips and resources that can help you describe the skills you have gained while serving in the military.
G.I. Jobs: Find resume writing resources through the website of G.I. Jobs Magazine, a publication for military transitioners. G.I. Jobs Magazine also provides information on education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military veterans.
Internship and Job Search
Student Veterans of America: SVA hires student veterans to fill internship positions in a wide variety of fields and provides the resources, support, and advocacy needed to enable veterans to succeed in higher education beyond.
Feds Hire Vets: U.S. Office of Personnel Management's government-wide veterans' employment website provides information on veterans' preference, how federal jobs are filled, and unique veteran appointing authorities designed to help you find a job.
Hireveterans.com:: An online veterans and military recruiting tool. Search for jobs and upload your resume for employers to review. Also, you can find information on job fairs specifically geared toward veteran job seekers.
Military Crosswalk: Enter your military job title(s) for guidance toward finding a career that uses the skills you have already developed.
TAO Online: Transition Assistance Online, TAOnline.com, is the largest source of transition assistance information, jobs, and tools for today's separating military.
VetJobs: View and apply for jobs, review job-search tips, and find information of a variety of military veteran services organizations.
KU Career Network: KU Career Network (KUCN) is the primary online resource for preparing and connecting students and alumni with employers.
Other Useful Websites: Visit these sites listed on the CDC website for more career information and internship/job search opportunities.