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Resources for student veterans

Virginia Tech Career and Professional Development (CPD) is grateful for the service of our student veterans, military service members, and their families. We are committed to serving student veterans throughout your transition into higher education and employment after graduation. Recognizing the unique skills and experiences of veterans and military service members, we have provided the resources here. 

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When you seek advising through CPD, you usually will speak with an advisor who works with students in your college. Please see advising appointments.


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Click image to view CandidCareer 4-minute video on military transition.

Watch this four-minute CandidCareer video that offers advice from experienced alumni who have successfully navigated their own military-to-civilian readiness.

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Click image to view CareerSpots 3-minute video on making alumni connections.

Watch this three-minute CareerSpots video about making alumni connections for job leads.

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Veterans preference and federal employment

  • See our federal job search page for more information about federal employment opportunities.
  • Feds Hire Vets
    Information about federal employment for veterans, including veterans preference, agencies seeking to hire veterans, and an overview of federal employment and hiring processes.

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Military-friendly employers and schools

Additional campus resources

Transitioning from military to civilian