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Veterans Resources

The Center for SUCCESS is experienced in supporting Saint Xavier University international students and alumni with their academic, career and support needs. In addition to the resources below, please feel free to access our Academic and Career Resource Guide for more help or schedule an appointment with an Academic and Career Resource Advisor through Handshake.

General Resources

You will find a number of general career resources to help you prepare for career and educational opportunities as a veteran student. In addition, you will find resources to assist you with adjusting to civilian life.

Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities

The Social Security Administration's Employment Tools for Veterans with Disabilities (PDF) is a resource guide to help military veterans with a disability enter the workforce and find fulfilling employment.

USO Pathfinder

USO Pathfinder is dedicated to providing transition programs to those exiting the military including personalized assistance and powerful on-demand tools.

Hiring Our Heroes

Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiate to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

Using Military Experience on a Resume

Work It Daily's Using Military Experience on a Resume is a comprehensive overview of how to include your military experience on a civilian resume.

Get Your Military Resume in Shape for a Civilian Job Search

Monster's Get Your Military Resume in Shape for a Civilian Job Search is an outline of how to utilize the military experience you have acquired to conduct a civilian job search.


Zety offers guidelines on how to write about your military experience on a resume in a manner that markets you effectively for civilian occupations.

Military Skills Translator has a job database that matches civilian positions to military job title and skillset.

Illinois Troops to Teachers

Illinois Troops to Teachers assists transitioning service members and veterans in beginning new careers as K-12 school teachers in public, charter, and Bureau of Indian Affairs schools.

Leave No Veteran Behind

Leave No Veteran Behind is a national non-profit organization that invests in veterans to build communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and debt relief.

Veterans Business Assistance Services at the Women's Business Development Center

The ’Veterans Business Assistance Services at the Women's Business Development Center offers various levels of training and assistance for start-up, emerging, and established veteran business owners in Illinois to support and accelerate their business development and growth.


VetNet is a career development resource for veterans with both basic and advanced tracks to help individuals transition their military experience to civilian life.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is a resource dedicated to improving the lives of post-9/11 veterans.

The Chicago Office of Veteran Affairs provides resources for housing, entrepreneurship, employment, education, legal assistance, and support services.

The Veteran Affairs Chicago Regional Office provides various links and resources for veterans.

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation provides support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave military wounded- physically or psychologically.

The Resources and News for Veterans page is a Saint Xavier University Resource page for veteran students.

Job Search

Below you will find several job search websites that veteran students might find useful in conducting a job search.


Below you will find websites that connect veteran students with different scholarships and grants.

Professional Organizations, Conferences and Networking

Connect with other veteran students and professionals through organizations, conferences and networking events.

  • The Student Veterans of America is the premier organization leading service, research, programs, and advocacy for veterans in higher education. SXU has a local chapter.
  • AMVETS is the nation's most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization.