Resources for Student Veterans During COVID-19
SVA is working with its partners to provide economic, employment, and professional development resources for students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Chapter Toolkit
Download resources and materials from SVA to help run an effective chapter in a virtual environment.
Manage Your GI Bill Benefits
Veterans Benefits Administration continues to provide Veterans with benefits and services while shifting to a virtual environment in response to the Coronavirus. Many in-person services are already available over the phone or online, and VBA is expanding the use of existing technologies to remain accessible to Veterans, service members, and their families. Learn more. You can also read GI Bill updates.
VBA is also hiring. If you or someone you know is interested in a new career path, VBA offers many professional opportunities to both Veterans and civilians looking for new ways to serve. Careers offering competitive salaries, retirement plans, and paid leave are currently available.
NEW VA One-Pager on GI Bill COVID-19 Protections (April 2021)
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E)
Educational and Career Counseling Program
VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) Program
Veterans Wellness Alliance
For service members and veterans impacted by the invisible wounds of war (traumatic brain injury, post traumatic stress, etc.), accessing care for those injuries can be challenging. The Bush Institute’s Veteran Wellness Alliance is an innovative alliance that connects high-quality care providers and veteran peer networks to empower seeking treatment for the invisible wounds of war. Call 630-522-4904, email [email protected], or learn more here.
- NASWA and DirectEmployers Association announced the launch of NeedAJobNow.usNLx.com, a job site dedicated to providing a centralized location for displaced workers to access 400,000 employment opportunities.
- Amazon is hiring upcoming and recent graduates for full-time positions across the country.
- VA is currently hiring for full-time positions.
- Lockheed Martin is offering accelerated military community hiring for over 5,000 open positions.
- EY’s Service Delivery Center is looking to hire ALL majors to join its highest performing teams. New graduates and those looked for experienced candidate roles are welcomed to apply.
- We’ve teamed up with Amazon to ensure we get you access to their temporary work opportunities that are paying $15/hour or more. There are full-time and part-time opportunities nation-wide. If you don’t see jobs near you, be the first to know about new jobs by signing up for job alerts on their website.
Learn New Skills & Grow Your Network
LinkedIn offers resources to learn the skills you need for your post-military career. LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn is also providing a new online learning path called Finding a Job during Challenging Economic Times. You can also learn about jobs in demand during COVID-19 and read the 2020 Grad’s Guide to Getting Hired.
LinkedIn is employing its employees to Recruit for Good for urgent/critical jobs needs. If an SVA partner has urgent needs they want to fill with student veterans, they can put a recruiter to work. LinkedIn is also offering free job posts for healthcare and critical organizations meeting the demands of the COVID pandemic. This also includes critical volunteer needs.
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Mentorship, Professional Development, and Resume Support
- Hiring Our Heroes is hosting a series of virtual events in the coming months with top employers and experts.
- VMock, a 24-7 online resume review tool, leverages technologies like data-science, machine learning, and natural language processing to provide instant personalized feedback on your resume based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices – from anywhere, at any time of day.
- Indeed is offering free resume reviews for veterans. Complete the form and you will receive a 10 minute video with suggestions of changes to make, and tips on how to write about your experience to get a job you want.
- Veterati is a free mentorship platform for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses to access unlimited mentors.
- Columbia University‘s Center for Veteran Transition and Integration offers several instructional videos on academics, professional development, finance, and other topics.
- PwC has published a Digital Fitness app to help you boost knowledge and up-skill across 60 digital trend categories such as AI, blockchain, and social media.
- Purepost can help review your resume and understand the value of your military service. Their military-to-civilian translation method helps you define every single position within your military career and connect with employers.
- Google VetNet is organizing virtual 1:1 meetings between Google volunteers and veterans, MilSpouses, and transitioning service members interested in reviewing their resume, conducting an informational chat, and/or discussing their career transition. Sign up for a 30-minute sync before June 1.
- The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) delivers class-leading programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members, veterans and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work and life.
- FourBlock is a nationwide community of veterans and employers dedicated to supporting returning service members as they begin meaningful careers after the military. They help equip transitioning veterans with professional relationships and career readiness resources.
- MVPvets can help you find your career path, engage with mentors, and get matched to jobs in life sciences.
- Vetlign is an advanced and innovative job alignment application specifically designed to support veterans and companies looking to hire them. Join an upcoming webinar.
- Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with their customers, is driven to make healthcare better. Read about video interviewing tips.
- Lime Connect offers personal and professional tips and resources during COVID-19.
SVA Partners with Prudential to provide financial wellness resources for student veterans and military-affiliated students, and their families. Explore how well you’re spending, planning and protecting your money and assets, and get tips to do better.
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