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 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.


Career and Employment Resources

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).

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. 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.

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

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.



Student Resources

Guide to navigating a wide range of issues veterans face when re-entering the job market including job searching, resume writing, …

Hiring our Heroes

This program from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and …

Hire Heroes USA

Organization that support veterans, service members, and military spouses in finding meaningful careers, and helps companies hire and retain them.

Heidrea for Heroes

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

Getting Hired

Recruiting organization helping inclusive employers hire individuals with disabilities.

Fortune – Best Places To Work

Yearly Fortune article identifying top companies by identity group, company size, industry, location, etc.

Wentworth Professional Clubs & Organizations

Connect with on-campus organizations for further networks of support. A complete list of clubs and organizations, along with up-to-date information and meeting times can be found on LeopardSpot.