At the FPU Career Development Center, we understand that the transition from the military to college and civilian life can have different challenges than for traditional college students. We know it can be difficult to connect your job experience in the military with potential majors and future jobs. Below you will find links to useful information about assessments, military-to-civilian crosswalks, career exploration, choosing the right school for you, transferrable skills, civilian and federal resumes and job postings specifically for veterans, along with other resources.
LinkedIn: Social Media Networking – Create a strong LinkedIn profile to connect with superiors outside of the online system you had when in you were in the service for references or letters of recommendations.
Transferable Skills & Crosswalks – Learn how to translate and match your military job with civilian careers that use similar skills.
Career Assessment, Selection & Programs – Take one of these assessments based on the type of work you enjoy, receive suggestions matching your interests and explore various careers.
Choosing the Right School for You – Find the names of Yellow Ribbon schools, factors to consider when selecting a school and more.
Employment – Find military-friendly jobs with these job-listing and matching websites.
Resume Writing – Learn the components of a winning civilian resume and how to get it noticed, how to create a federal resume and what you should say in a cover letter.
Interviewing – Learn interviewing tips to make a winning impression.
Other Resources – Find additional resources that can help veteran students.