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Veterans

Explore this page dedicated to highlighting opportunities for our Veteran community!

Check out SMU’s Veteran Center located in Harned Hall 211.

It is a great place to access Services for Veterans and learn about specific programs offered, like Vets2Tech.

What Career Resources Outside of Saint Martin’s are Available to Veterans?

American Corporate Partners — ACP aims to ease the transition from the military to the civilian workforce. ACP is the only nonprofit organization engaged in national corporate career counseling for our returning veterans and active-duty military spouses.

CareerOneStop Veteran and Military Transition Center — One-stop website for employment, training and financial help. Use the Military-to-Civilian Job Search tool to find jobs based on skills and experiences you gained in the military.

Department. of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment & Training Service — Search the HIRE Vets Medallion Program employers list and military spouses employment resources.

FourBlock — Helps veterans build professional networks. They will support you in your transition and put you in touch with hiring managers.

Resume Engine– Resume builder for Veteran Students.

Hire a Veteran – New York State Department of Labor

LinkedIn Premium — LinkedIn offers free premium subscriptions to veterans for a year. See eligibility details.

Military-Civilian Career Coaching Connection (MC4) — Private LinkedIn group for one-on-one coaching and mentoring on transition to civilian life and careers.

MyNextMove.org — Investigate career possibilities and identify job titles. Explore with keywords, browse industries or search by military classification code.

National Labor Exchange — Search jobs from veteran-friendly employers and explore resources for veterans in your state.

O Net Online — Identify keywords to help you write effective bullet statements. Enter your Military Occupation Code intoCrosswalk Search to translate your military assignment into a civilian occupation.

Real Warriors — Step-by-step information on how to create a civilian resume.

Student Veterans of America — Organization that works to provide resources, support, and advocacy to Veterans in higher education.

Veterans Employment Center — Use tools from the Department of Veterans Affairs to learn about job titles and qualifications, translate military skills and start to build your resume.

Veteran Resumes – Online Resume Builder– Building Resume for Veteran Students.

Boot camp in business suits helps student veterans land post-military career | UCLA– Article about professional development for Veteran Students and Career Transitions.

We know that the transition from military to civilian life is unique and varied, and can be full of uncertainty and reflection, and sometimes marked by a difficult or disheartening lack of understanding on the part of civilian employers as to how a military background can translate readily into many workplace environments. We stand with you, ready to support you in the translating of skills, leveraging of your combined service and education expertise, and your ultimate pursuit and securing of a satisfying ‘next step’ after SMU.

We also recognize that the unique struggles faced by Veterans may need additional support. Please reach out to campus Counseling and Wellness Center for services.

Additional mental health resources and assistance – all available 24/7 and free of charge

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Career Resources

Contact & Location

Phone
360-688-2835
Address

Administrative Office:
Center for Career and Calling: Old Main 257
Internship Navigators:
Internship Hub: Harned Hall 113
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Daily Drop-in Appointment Only (via Zoom)
Monday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am- 4:00 pm 4:00 - 7:00 pm