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Veteran Student 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 Student Success 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.

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

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

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.

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.com has a job database that matches civilian positions to military job title and skillset.

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 is a national non-profit organization that invests in veterans to build communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and debt relief.

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.

ConnectVETS.org is a job database connecting military veterans with civilian jobs and potential employers.

The Illinois Department of Employment Security Veteran Services assists veterans in finding gainful employment and provides veterans with priority of service for employment services.

The Mission Continues empowers veterans who are adjusting to life at home to find purpose through community impact while building new skills and networks.

National Able Network is a job seeker service website with programs designed to assist job seekers from all backgrounds including military veterans with career connections, career training, and career coaching.

Helmets to Hardhats is a resource for connecting male and female veterans with building and construction careers.

Hire Heroes USA is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with career development resources and job opportunities.

USAJOBS is the Federal Government's job search database and career development resources for veterans.

The Riley Guide to Veteran Careers is a career development and job search resources for veterans including job boards and career search engines.

G.I. Jobs is a resource website to assist veterans with navigating post-military professional life including employment, education, entrepreneurship, and apprenticeship.

Purdue Global offers veterans tips to help them transition effectively from their military service to the civilian workforce.

The Wounded Warrior Project -- Warriors to Work Employment Program assists veterans in the job search process including resume, interview, and networking assistance.

Scholarships

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

Scholarships.com provides scholarship and grant information for veteran students.

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.