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Resources for Veterans

If you have spent time serving our country in the military,
you may be wondering how to translate that experience and prepare for your job search.
Career Services is here to help!

Your Skills:

  • Responsibility
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Professionalism
  • Produce Results
  • Active Learning
  • Leadership
  • Global Perspective
  • Respect

A premier resource to assist you in making the transition from the military to civilian life is the Department of Labor's VETS Transition Assistance Program. We strongly encourage you to utilize this online resource created especially for veterans.

You'll find information on

  • identifying strengths and challenges arising from your military experience
  • transalting your military experience to civilian terms
  • résumé and cover letter preparation, including samples of each
  • interviewing techniques that demonstrate how to answer questions for civilian employers
  • career decision making
The Career Services Center is here to help you make the transition as well.

Our services include:

  • One-on-One Career Counseling, which may be done over the phone if you are unable to come to campus.
  • Résumé Review: how using your experience in the military to show your value to a company.
  • DuqConnection, our online job database accessible only to Duquesne students and alumni.
  • LinkedIn: Join the Duquesne Career Services Center group to network with employers, students, and alumni. Connect with other veterans and veteran groups through LinkedIn. Join professional organizations that relate to your career choice.

Additional Resources:

Student Veterans of America
     a student organization
Career One Stop
     provides skills identification & self-assessment
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
      government agency for veterans
Feds Hire Vets
      job opportunities with the federal government
G.I.Jobs
      job database for veterans
Hire Veterans
      job database for veterans
Vet Jobs      job database for veterans Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA
      provides human services support