Read about the many resources available to you as a student veteran, including how to find employers who value military experience, create a ‘civilian-friendly’ resume, connect with a mentor, and join networking organizations.

Job Search Resources — Veteran-Friendly Employers

Job Search Resources — General

Develop a “Civilian-Friendly” Resume

Use these tools to translate your military experience and military occupation codes (MOC) into civilian terms:

  • O Net Online:   Identify keywords to help you write effective bullet statements. Enter your Military Occupation Code into Crosswalk Search to translate your military assignment into a civilian occupation. 
  • Real Warriors: Step-by-step information on how to create a civilian resume.
  • Veterans Employment Center: Use the Military Skill Translator and Resume/Profile Builder Tool from the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.
  • Sample Resume: View a Columbia student veteran’s sample resume on page 29 of CCE’s Career Planning Guidebook.

3 Key Resources for Networking and Mentoring

Disabilities and the Workplace

  • Lime Connect: Prepare for and connect to scholarships, internships, and full-time careers. Lime Connect works with corporate partners to rebrand disability through achievement @LimeConnect.
  • Warriors to Work: Match your skills and experience to the needs of hiring managers through this career support program of the Wounded Warrior Project.

Creative Resources

Community Service Projects 

  • Team Rubicon: Provides our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Connect on Facebook and Twitter @TeamRubicon.
  • The Mission Continues: Offers the opportunity for veterans and civilians to give back to their community in a collective effort, through one day projects or a long-term action-oriented service programs.  Join one of the three platoons in New York @missioncontinue.

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