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Military/Veterans Resources for Students

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.

Troops to Teachers

A Troop to Teachers is a U.S. Department of Defense program that helps eligible military personnel begin a new career as teachers in public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are most needed.  Stipends and bonuses are available.

Helmets to Hardhats

Helmets to Hardhats helps military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.

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.

Milirtary OneSource

Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Information includes, but is not limited to, deployment, reunion, relationship, grief, spouse employment and education, parenting and child care, and much more. 

Military OneSource has policy and programmatic information, helpful resources, products, articles and tips on numerous topics related to military life. Confidential services are available 24 hours a day by telephone and online. In addition to the website support, Military OneSource offers confidential call center and online support for consultations on a number of issues such as spouse education and career opportunities, issues specific to families with a member with special needs, health coaching, financial support, and resources.

Military OneSource also offers confidential non-medical counseling services online, via telephone, or face to face. Eligible individuals may receive confidential non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital problems as well as assistance with financial management, taxes, career services, health and wellness, and much more. This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve.

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 at 610-683-4067 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.

Networking

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.

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.

 

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.

College Central Network                           

Create a free account to search internship and job opportunities, post your resume for employers to view, check out CDC events on the Announcement Board, create and maintain a comprehensive online career portfolio, and view over 125 quick Career Advice videos.

Other Useful Websites

Visit these sites listed on the CDC website for more career information and internship/job search opportunities.

 

Graduate School

KU Graduate Admissions

The Graduate Admissions office is your one-stop office for all information on applying for graduate programs at Kutztown University!

Peterson's.com

Find information on graduate schools and programs across the world, plus find tips and insider advice on getting into grad school.

GradSchools.com

Search from over 60,000 master's degrees, doctorate / doctoral degrees, PhDs and graduate certificate programs by subject, location, and program type.

Other Graduate School Information

Find a variety of graduate school information and events on the CDC website.