Veterans and Military Service

Through one-on-one advising, career education programs, and various employer engagement events we can assist as you explore career options, translate your military experience and further your education. On this page, you will find resources and up-to-date information relevant to those with military experience. The Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development is thankful for your service and commitment to our country, and our staff is here to support your education and career goals!

If you need guidance or support with any part of the job search process, make an appointment to speak with a career consultant in the Fleishman Center through hireBING.

  • Career Support Services

    There are several career support services for veterans and military service members! Follow these websites for more information, please visit the New York Naval Militia Education Benefits website. Warrior Scholars Project website. Student Veterans of America website. Yellow Ribbon Program website. Job Search Resources website. Generally, the job search for new grads, domestic or international, is very self-directed. The school’s involvement includes planning career events, organizing on campus recruitment, resume reviews, practices mock interviews, and connecting you with alumni at alumni events. The Fleishman Center can also help students prepare for the job search through workshops and programs, and one-on-one consulting. Your job as a job-seeker is to:

    Networking You will notice that one of the BIGGEST differences between the U.S. employment market and other parts of the world is the reliance on networking . Attend networking events and programs to learn more about effective networking and take advantage of opportunities to practice your communication skills.

  • Military Friendly Career Resources

    Often, veterans experience challenges in landing jobs after their service because they are competing in an environment that is culturally different than their military experience compared to civilians. . The following are resources to aid in your searh for military friendly companies, employers, schools, and more:

    • Military Friendy Companies: Military Friendly® Company designation for organizations that have met or exceeded our standard in at least three out of four critical areas of commitment to the military community.
    • Coalition for Veteran Employers and Job Seekers: Learn more about our member companies and the opportunities they offer for veteran employees and job seekers.
    • HIRE Vets Medallion Award: The only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
    • Military Friendy Schools: Institutions earning the Military Friendly® Schools Awards designation were evaluated using public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey.
    • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve: ESGR, a Department of Defense program, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee’s military commitment.
    • Veteran Jobs Mission: Represents more than 260 companies on a mission to keep current and former servicemembers and their spouses a part of our long-term talent strategies.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What information should you include or exclude in your resume?

    Employers will never need details on names in the chain of command, and much of the information on military equipment, programs, acronyms, and forms won’t have any relevance to them. What they care about is the size and value of the inventory you managed, your impact on logistics policies, and how your influence improved efficiency and costs; quantify information where you can!

    Q. Are there any companies with Veteran hiring intiaitives?

    There are many companies that offer a wide range of specific benefits and initiatives for members of the military community. Here are some resources to utilize when looking for these companies with standout initiatives:


    Q. Are there any general Career Boards that are focused specifically on service members?

    Yes! Below are some resources to that you may find helpful:


    Q. What financial support and scholarships are available to students with military experience?

    There are a number of various scholarships and support services available! Below are some resources to that you may find helpful:

          • VA education and training benefits: VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling.
          • Education Benefits: Whether you are active duty or veteran there is money for school such as military tuition assistance, GI Bill, scholarships, and other education benefits that can help you pay for school.
          • Army Emergency Relief Scholarships: Assistance for Higher Education and Professional Certifications.
          • Pat Tillman Foundation: Identifies remarkable military service members, veterans and spouses, empowering them with academic scholarships, lifelong leadership development opportunities and a diverse, global community of high-performing mentors and peers.
          • New York State Veterans Tuition Awards (VTA): Awards for full-time study and part-time study for eligible veterans matriculated in an approved program at an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting institution or in an approved vocational training program in New York State.
          • HEROES Act of 2003: The Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act provides financial and administrative relief for active-duty members of the military.
          • Department of Defense Scholarship List: PDF Document of Scholarships and Grants for Service Members and Veterans.
          • Binghamton University Scholarships and Other Awards: SOAR is a searchable database of funding opportunities for current students and alumni.


    Q. Are there any online networking and support groups for veterans that I can join?

    There are several groups on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other websites that offer networking and support for veterans! Below are some resources to that you may find helpful:


    Q. How do I translate my skills gained from my role in the military to a more civilian level of understanding?

    Please visit the Veterans and Military Members, Kickstart Your Next Move with Fleishman! Blog to take a look at some tips for gaining insight on what you can do now to succeed before and after graduation.
    Please visit the Developing a “Civilian Friendly” Resume Blog which details how to translate your skills and experiences from the military into a more civilian friendly document.
    Please visit the Veterans and Military Members, Creating Resume Bullets and Highlighting your Transferable Skills Blog which details how to create a stronger resume and enhance your bullet points through translating your military experience into civilian level jargon.

    Q. What can I do to make myself a more attractive candidate?

              • Get your resume and cover letters reviewed by a career consultant
              • Become thoroughly familiar with immigration regulations and benefits attached to your visa status (ex. CPT, OPT)
              • Research the employers and the positions in which you are interested
              • Participate in a practice mock interview.
              • Practice speaking confidently about your skills, interests, and career goals
              • Use Big Interview (access through hireBING) to practice interviewing online through video
              • Improve your English skills by speaking up in class, giving presentations and expanding your circle of native English speaking friends
              • Create and actively use a LinkedIn account
              • Network, network, network! Get to know people of influence in the companies in your target industry

    This information was created based on an accumulation of a variety of universities’ veteran and military service job search resources across the U.S.


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