Center for SUCCESS

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 Career and Advocacy 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.

Resources and News for Veterans at SXU

The Resources and News for Veterans at SXU page provides students with resources to achieve their educational goals as well as connects veteran students with information regarding education benefits and veteran programming.

Women Veterans Health Care

Women Health Services office (Women's Health) provides programmatic and strategic support to implement positive changes in the provision of care for all women Veterans.

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

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

Military.com 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.

Raising Awareness About PTSD: A Resource Guide

A Resource Guide on Raising Awareness About PTSD.

Guide to VA Mental Health Services for Veterans and Families

A guide (PDF) containing Mental Health Services for Veterans and their families.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs: Applying for VA Health Care

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs provides an outline of how to apply for VA health care.

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

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

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America improves the lives of post-9/11 veterans.

Chicago Office of Veterans Affairs

The Chicago Office of Veterans Affairs has information for the following categories: Housing, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Education, Legal Assistance, and Support Services.

Veterans Service Organizations

The Veteran Services Organizations site has links to organizations such as American Legion, AMVETS, Paralyzed Veterans, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation

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

Job Search

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

Scholarships

Scholarship Programs for Veterans

The Scholarship Programs for Veterans website connects veteran students to scholarships and grants.

Professional Organizations, Conferences and Networking

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

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans of America and the SXU Chapter Student Veteran Alliance advocates for and assists student veterans and their families by promoting camaraderie through community outreach, social support, and a commitment to academic and professional success.