Texas Tech University

Veterans Career Program

We at the University Career Center thank you for your service to our country. We are here to assist you with your transition from military service to civilian life and to help you find success as a Texas Tech student and beyond! We have created a specific program for military veterans to receive the assistance they need to be successful in getting the most out of their time at Texas Tech in preparation for their future careers. Below are the specific services provided to veterans. Please contact University Career Center and schedule an appointment to receive personalized assistance with your career needs.

Before scheduling your appointment with the University Career Center, we encourage you to review the services and web sources below. To make an appointment, call (806) 742-2210 or log into your Raider Success Hub account here.

Overview of Services

Career Exploration. A career counselor will meet with you to identify your individual career needs and together, create a planto assist you in your career development.

Career Assessments. Career tests can help you identify your interests, strengths, values, and personality and find connections to possible career paths and majors. All of our assessments are free and available online. They may found at this link: Career Assessments

Job Search. A career counselor will assist you in creating and ediitng your civilian resume to include your military service, explore job search resources and help you prepare for area and university career fairs. More information about our job boards can be found on our Search for Jobs page.  

Career Webinars and Workshops. We provide information on topics such as job search strategies, networking, how to use AI ethically, business dining etiquette and how to work a job fair. You may find webinars, workshops and other events on the UCC event calendar on our Events page

Mock Interviews. A career counselor will help you prepare for interviewing for internships, employment, or graduate/professional schools. Interviews can be over the phone, virtual, or in-person and may be individual or with a panel of staff to provide practice and feedback for your upcoming interview.

Preparing for Graduate or Professional School. The UCC assists student in editing content for application essays and personal statements to graduate or professional programs, as well as workshops to help you prepare your documents or boost your interviewing skills. 

Camo to Corporate

Text: Camo to Corporate. Complete the series and receive a brand-new custom-tailored suit, belt and shoes. Contact the MVP office for an applicationround

TTU's Military & Veterans Programs (MVP) and University Career Center (UCC) offer veteran undergraduate, graduate and law students graduating in the Spring or Summer semester the opportunity to apply to the Camo to Corporate Series. This series gives participants the avenue to learn valuable career information from UCC staff and industry professionals through participating in individual appointments and attending various career events. 

After the completion of all components of the Camo to Corporate Series, participants will receive a brand-new custom-tailored suit, shirt, belt, and shoes!

Camo to Corporate is a five-part career series covering the following topics:

·         Career assessments

·         Resumes/cover letter critiques

·         Networking and dining etiquette

·         Interviewing 

·         Professional attire

Contact the MVP Office to apply. https://www.depts.ttu.edu/mvp/

Web Resources for Veterans and Military

50 Strong:  Job search resource in partnership with the Texas Tech Military Veterans' Program office.

VetJobs: Job preparation and search for military-affiliated job seekers.  

G.I. Jobs: Job board, education opportunities, transition checklist, job fairs, and civillian career guide for post-military careers.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Information on careers within the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Military.com: Extensive website offering advice columns, benefits guide, buddy finder, job search, career fairs list, newsletter, etc.

Veterans in Business Networking for Success: Veterans in Business Networking for Success: Advocates for veteran businesses by helping build connections with corporations, government agencies and contractors.  

Veterans' Employment and Training Services (VETS): Jobs, transition services, compliance assistance, employment services, competitive grants, and a newsroom. Offered through the Department of Labor.

US Office of Personnel Management - Veterans: Information on federal jobs for veterans and family members.

Veteran Readiness and Employment Information: Information on available programs and benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

 

Current students, log in to Raider Success Hub to schedule an appointment online.
Alumni, call our front desk (806-742-2210) to schedule your appointment. 

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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The University Career Center encourages persons with disabilities to participate in our programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please call 806-742-2210 in advance of your participation or visit.

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