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Resource Guide for Student Veterans

Navigating the transition from military life to academic life can be challenging. Hopefully this guide can help you succeed at WVU and beyond!

How to Submit a Successful Job Application

There are a number of resources available to assist veterans in finding jobs after WVU. Some provide services like career coaching, career matching, and networking services.

 

LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, has built a page specifically created to help veterans build their careers. With registration veterans get a free 1-yr premium subscription to both LinkedIn and online learning platform Lynda.com

My Next Move is an interactive job searching tool sponsored by the US Department of Labor and the American Job Center. Users are encouraged to use the O*NET Interest Profiler to match their interests and skills to a career path.

CareerOneStop is the flagship career, training, and job search website for the U.S. Department of Labor. The website serves job seekers, businesses, students, and career advisors with a variety of free online tools, information and resources.

 

Resume Building 101

1. The Purdue Owl Writing Lab has a guide for veterans interested in perfecting their resume! The guide will help job seekers translate their military experience into a viable resume or curriculum vitae (CV). 

2. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has created a free resume building guide for veterans interested in working for the Federal government. 

 

Cover Letter Writing 101

Clark College has a writing guide for student vterans that is a great place to start if you're writing a cover letter for the first time.

Resources at WVU for Job Seekers

The WVU Career Services Center, located in the Mountainlair, provides a number of different services including career counseling, one-on-one resume and cover letter help, help with internship and job placement, and various career fairs during the academic year. Regardless of whether you're new to WVU or about to graduate, stopping by Career Services is a must for any student. They even help students select their majors!

West Virginia University Career Services Center
133 Mountainlair Building
PO Box 6008 | Morgantown, WV 26506-6008
Phone: 304-293-2221

Office hours: Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

 

 

The WVU Office for Veterans Affairs is always a great resource for student veterans contemplating life after WVU. The office also has off-campus connections for veterans seeking employment after graduation.