Unique services and resources for former servicemen and women
With more than 1,600 military veterans, spouses and dependents attending classes and receiving veterans benefits here at the University of Houston, the Bauer College of Business and the Rockwell Career Center understand that we have a duty to provide services and support to our veterans and their families. We realize that our former servicemen and women, as well as their families, often have unique needs, and bearing that in mind, it only makes sense that there are unique services and resources available to address those needs. The following sections will offer practical guides and resources that will assist you in adjusting to life here at the University of Houston, and ultimately in maximizing your resources at the university to secure a promising and rewarding career upon graduation.
Transitioning from the military into the civilian, university environment can be a challenge. Not only is college life vastly different from what many servicemen and women are accustomed to, the environment comes with many unforeseeable challenges and obstacles, some of which are exclusive to those who have military service backgrounds. The resources below will offer you a few insights in preparing for that transition and what to expect as you embark on that process.
- 7 Secrets for a Successful Military Transition
- Military to Civilian Translations
- My Next Move for Vets – Interest Profiler
- Military Crosswalk Search
Developing a Résumé
With the application process for most jobs taking place almost exclusively online, developing an appealing, relevant and substantive résumé is more important now than it may have ever been. In addition, there are fundamental differences between a military résumé and the résumés that are more typical to the candidate pool for civilian jobs. The following links offer a sample résumé template that serves as a visual walk-through of how to develop a polished and professional résumé. There is also a link that discusses how to describe the technical, job-specific skills you’ve developed during your service in a manner that appeals to civilian employers and how to further identify transferable skills that you bring to the table.
- Bauer Suggested Résumé Template
- How to write your summary statement
- Transferable skills
- Military to Civilian Resume Example—Template and 20+ Writing Tips by ResumeLab
Once you’ve developed a résumé that you feel accurately captures your skills and work experience and you’ve clearly articulated your military experiences in civilian terms, it’s time to start networking and begin the job search. The following links will direct you to various on and off-campus job search websites and databases that will give you a starting point for your job search. However, always visit with your career counselor as you begin your search to make sure things are heading in the right direction.
Other Resources/Helpful Links
The following resources are just a collection of resources, agencies, groups, and general tools that you may find useful during your time here at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Feel free to browse at your leisure to find out more information about all of the assistance and support that you have at your disposal.
- UH Resources
- City, State, and Federal Assistance
- Other Helpful Links
- Jobs for Veterans: How to Find a Civilian Career
- Military translator – helps people see which civilian jobs are most relevant to their specific military jobs
- Google for Veterans
- Transitioning from active duty
- Combined Arms – support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life.
- A list of employers who give veterans employment preference can be found at https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/just-veterans.
- My Next Move (From Onet) – Lets you select job titles of interest & see which military roles are most relevant & how
- Real Warriors Real Strength – Article summarizing job search and resume tips and resources by the branch of service