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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 legitimate resources are highlighted, only governments/military and nonprofit resources are listed.

 

Please come in to the Office of Career Professional Development to gain answers to your questions about career & internship searches, we are here to help you be successful and highlight your strong transferable skills.  You are also encouraged to search through the additional resources of the other tabs to give you a more well-rounded view of the opportunities and support available to you. 

+ - On-Campus Support

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

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

+ - Local/Community Support

“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.

Actively pursues the rights of veterans and dependents of the United States Armed Forces to receive Department of Veterans Affairs benefits.

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

Providing services to Orange County’s Veterans Since 1971

UMAVA (United Mexican-American Veterans Association)

+ - General Support

Career Transition Support & Resume/Cover Letter Templates

Empowering individuals & veterans with disabilities

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.

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 Office of Career Professional Development

Higher Education resources for Veterans and their Families

Online ROTC schools and degrees

+ - Financial/Employment Support

Make the most of your military education benefits

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.

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

Current scholarships and grants available to veterans

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

After the Service: Trade School & Veterans, Resources for turning your military skills into a civilian career