Veterans + Military Service Members

Veterans and Military Service Members bring unique experiences and skills to their co-op and career. CO-OPS + CAREERS is here to support Wentworth’s veterans and military service members! We actively partner with employers who are committed to including servicemembers in their talent pipeline and will continue to develop approaches to enhance your abilities to succeed.

Support at Wentworth

We know that your military experience can have a high impact on any organization. But, the transition from military service is often complicated. You may need assistance in reflecting on your experiences to present them in the most compelling manner and position yourself to secure your next work experience.

Your CO-OP + CAREER Advisor is available by appointment to offer guidance and answer questions about the transition from military service to the workplace.

Talk with us about

  • Adding transferable skills from your time in service to your resume.
  • Finding military-friendly employers.
  • Navigating civilian workplace culture.

On campus

Wentworth supports military connected students, alumni, and their families through the Office of Military-Connected Services. Check out their website or contact Michael S. Siegel, Director of Military-Connected Services, for information about resources for veterans and activity duty students, military scholarship opportunities, and support navigating military educational benefits. If you are a Veteran with Disabilities, find resource on our Students with Disabilities page under the “Veterans with Disabilities” section.

Resources

Career and Employment Resources

Career One Stop
Offers career resources and publications for transitioning service member, veterans, and military spouses.

Department of Labor Transition Assistance Program
The Veterans Opportunity to Work and Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW Act) requires service members separating from the military to attend the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Employment Program
Employment resources for disabled veterans, including job fairs.

Heidrea for Heroes
Prepare for professional and personal success with Heidrea for Heroes free online Success Readiness Series.

Mass Hire Career Center (in partnership with The Central Massachusetts Veteran’s Coalition)
The Career Center (Worcester and Southbridge, MA) helps with job search, career planning, career training, resume services, access to computers and the internet, workshops, tailored support, and referrals to partner agencies.

Military.com Skills Translator
For assistance with identifying transferable skills.

My Next Move for Veterans
Career search engine, search by key words, by industry, by similarity to your military role.

Veterans Affairs Career and Employment Assistance
General information and resources for transitioning Veterans and their families.

Veteran-Friendly and Military-Friendly Employers
Article on finding organizations hiring Veterans.

USA Jobs Veterans Page
Resources about Veterans’ preference eligibility and other veteran-specific hiring options for Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were separated under honorable conditions.

Co-op and Job Search

Department of Labor Job Search Page
Offers opportunities and information for Veterans looking for a job.

Massachusetts Veteran’s Employment Representative List
Veteran’s Employment Representatives develop job and training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities.

Military Hire
Top 110 Veteran friendly companies.

O*Net Online
Search for similar civilian positions in industry based on your past military titles and codes using Military Occupational Classifications.

Orion Talent
Orion Talent provides job opportunities, resources, and conferences for military service members.

Recruit Military
Job board with veteran friendly employers.

We Hire Heroes
National job board for Veterans.

Transition to the Civilian Workplace

5 Resume Tips for Vets Transitioning to the Civilian Workforce
Read this article for tips for veterans who are seeking civilian careers.

Edge4Vets
Hands-on veterans transition organization helping veterans translate their military skills into valuable tools for the civilian workplace.

Four Block
National mentoring and transition organization focused on helping veterans build professional networks.

How to Write a Civilian Resume
Article on drafting resumes for veterans.

Military One Source
Resources for military-connected individuals (veterans, children, spouses) in transition. Check out their page “Employment – The Essentials” to get started on exploring career paths and finding a job.

Networking Organizations and Professional Associations

Student Veterans of America
For Veterans looking for additional resources, support, and advocacy in higher education and following graduation.