Welcome to Career Services! If you need help honing your resume, need some interviewing practice, or are looking for a job, stop by Career Services or contact us to get your career path started.
Career Resources for Student Veterans & Service Members
Career Services has great information specific to Student Veterans and Military Service Members to help you prepare for your career or explore career options. Please contact Career Services at 320-308-5926 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with your career exploration, resume review and job/internship searches.
The strategies for finding job openings are very similar for all students, so be sure to check JobNet for a comprehensive search.
- Click “Activate” (All students are preregistered)
- User type: Select I am a…student
- User ID: use your Star ID
- Email: use your @my.sctcc.edu email
In addition to receiving service from Career & Internship Services, you may find the below resources helpful as you begin your job search:
- International Military Leave Support Program (google.com)
- Military and veterans I Global Impact (linkedin.com)
- Employment / Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs - State of Minnesota (mn.gov)
- Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) Home (va.gov)
Find Other Student Veterans and Service Members
Student veterans and service members often find it very helpful to connect with peers on-campus. SCTCC’s Veterans Resource Center is open to student veterans, family, and supporters of student veterans. Veterans can also connect with each other by participating in the Student Veterans of America organization.
Develop a "Civilian Friendly" Resume
To compete for jobs and internships outside of the military, you will need to adapt your resume language to civilian terms. For help in doing so, visit O*NET OnLine and click on "Crosswalk Search" to enter your military job code. This tool will translate your military assignment into a civilian occupation with key words to help you write effective bullet statements. Visit Career Services for help with this process.
Know Your Rights
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) is a broad law with implications for returning veterans, including protection from job discrimination. Find more information visit U.S. Department of Labor USERRA.
Hiring Preferences for Veterans
Many organizations want to hire veterans and in some cases give preference to veteran applicants:
- USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site
- Military Friendly – Military Friendly
- VETS | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov)
Career Services provides a variety of resources to help you in the career exploration and preparation process. This list can be used as a guide while you develop and achieve your career goals. Contact Career Services at 320-308-5926 or email@example.com for assistance with your career exploration, resume review and job search. If accommodations are needed in your job, we can assist with connecting you to Vocational Rehabilitation counselors for more information.
Career Resources and Professional Organizations
Here are a few websites to connect you to career resources and various professional organizations for networking.
- AAPD – American Association of People with Disabilities
- National Organization on Disability
- USAJOBS Help Center | Individuals with disabilities
- Home - World Institute on Disability
Connect with SCTCC Resources
Connecting with Accessibility Services staff and other students is a great way to gain useful information, network and learn about fun and educational events at SCTCC.
Your Legal Rights
As a student with a disability, you may have concerns about experiencing discrimination within your job search or career and what to do should it arise. The following are resources to help you understand your rights if you encounter discrimination on an application, in a job interview or in the work place.
- Handling Improper Interview Questions
- Free legal services in Minnesota Disability Law - Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
- National Legal Rights Resources
Career Services at SCTCC is here to assist undocumented and DACA students with career exploration opportunities. Contact Career Services at 320-308-5926 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about local job opportunities and internships. DACA students can learn about a variety of Entrepreneurship Training Programs, Fellowships, Worker Cooperatives as well as Parker-Dewey Micro-Internships.
Job Fair 2023 – Mark Your Calendar for April 6th, 2023