Your training and job experience in the military make you a unique Northwest student and future candidate for jobs/internships. Consider these resources as you connect your military experiences with potential majors and future job targets.
Selecting a major is one of your most important decisions as a student. Northwest offers a variety of departmental resources and knowledgeable faculty to help you make an informed decision. Explore Choosing A Major for thought provoking questions and additional guidance.
It is important to transfer, “translate” and document your military skills in preparation for your future career and job/internship search materials. These resources will help you interpret and decode military speak into descriptions more common to non-military audiences.
This infographic based on an information from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and details the most common skills needed by job seekers. Compare your current list of skills including your military experience to this list.
usajobs.gov - Job and internship listings within the Federal Government
Feds hire vets - Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning service members, and their families
ClearanceJobs.com - Matches job seekers that hold active or current Department of Defense, Department of State, and Department of Energy security clearances to hiring employers and recruiters looking for skilled cleared candidates
ClearedJobs.Net - A growing job board for professionals with security clearances looking for jobs in the defense and intelligence community
civilianjobs.com - An online networking solution for U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines that are currently transitioning from the military as well as veterans with varying amounts of business experience
GI Jobs Magazine - A premier publication for military transition. It provides education, transition assistance, and job opportunities for military vets. This is a must see!
HireHeroesUSA.org - Career placement assistance to all returning service men and women
vetjobs.com - Resource for those transitioning from the military, National Guard, Reserve Component Members, and veterans that have separated over the last several decades and are now productive members of the civilian work force in all disciplines
TAOnline.com - The largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military. On this transition assistance web site service members, both prior and current, can find the resources needed to transition from their much appreciated military service, to the perfect civilian career. Contains resume information, transition locator, job hunting advice, and relocation information
National Resource Directory - Resource to connect wounded warriors, service members, veterans, and those who support them, including information on benefits & compensation, education & training, and employment
United States Department of Labor (REALifelines) - The Recovery and Employment Assistance Lifelines (REALifelines) Advisor provides veterans and transitioning service members wounded and injured as a result of the War on Terrorism, and their family members, with the resources they need to successfully transition to a rewarding career
Research shows that as many as 90% of open positions are filled as a result of networking. The contacts you make, if cultivated and used wisely, can lead to future employment. Everyone has a network: it’s just a matter of thinking broadly and creatively about who is in it. This includes friends, family, neighbors, teachers/faculty (past and present), employers/coworkers, military colleagues and more. Visit Networking and Social Media for videos, details, and examples.