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Career Development Center

» Specialized Career Resources for Veterans

There are an endless number of career, education, and assistance tools available online for veterans.  To save time and to make sure that only legitimate resources are highlighted, only governments/military and nonprofit resources are listed.

+ - On-Campus Resources

Institute for Military Personnel, Veterans, Human Rights & International Law & AMVETS Legal Clinic
Staffed by some of the top military law experts in the country and provides pro bono representation to military personnel and Veterans.  Learn more about their premium services by following the link.

Resources for Veterans, ROTC, Reserves, or Military Connected Members

Chapman’s Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon program makes additional funds available to qualifying individuals without an additional charge to your GI Bill entitlement. 

+ - Local/Community Resources

Team AmVets: Department of California 
“Committed To Serve…Those Who Served” AmVets is a veteran’s service organization with a number of community based programs – including one in the city of Orange.  It offers support, advice, advocacy, and assistance to veterans and their families.

The Orange County Veterans Service Office 
Actively pursues the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

Orange County Veterans Initiative
Committed to embracing service members and integrating them back into civilian life through its Orange County Veterans Initiative (OCVI)

Veterans First
Providing services to Orange County’s Veterans Since 1971

UMAVA (United Mexican-American Veterans Association)

+ - Additional Online Resources

Financial Aid Guide for Veterans

Current scholarships and grants available to veterans

Military Education Benefits & Program Guide

Make the most of your military education benefits


Best Practices: Military Veterans

Career Transition Support & Resume/Cover Letter Templates

Empowering individuals & veterans with disabilities


Career One Stop: Veterans Reemployment

Number of job search resources, unemployment benefits information, and useful tools including a military to civilian occupation translator.


American Job Center

Career exploration tools, an online resource for job training and browsing job sites, as well as assistance in resume writing, interviewing, and networking.


eBenefits: My Gateway to Benefit Information

A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense, includes listings of upcoming veteran career fairs & offers a list of thousands of businesses and organizations across the country that are committed to hiring veterans.


VA Campus Toolkit

A self-help resource for student veterans on campus, including advice on adjusting to stressors associated with academics, PTSD, and tips on how to translate military background into academic presentations and papers.


American Council on Education

Higher Ed Spotlight: Undergraduate Student Veterans provides stats on veterans in postsecondary education.  If you are a veteran attending Chapman University, you are in a small and prestigious club of private school attendees.  Use this as a reminder that you are on the right track!  Take advantage of every service and office offered at our university and we hope to see you in the CDC!