Veterans Resources

Affinity Resources

  • Career Access Resource Library (CARL): CARL is designed to help you access career-related links and resources useful for career exploration as well as graduate school, internship, and fellowship searches. A great feature of CARL is that users can build a curated list of resources relevant to the military and veteran community.
  • The Mission Continues: The Mission Continues empowers veterans to adjust to life at home to find purpose through community impact. Through this unique model, veterans build new skills and networks that help them successfully reintegrate into life after the military while making long-term, sustainable transformations in communities and inspiring future generations to serve.
  • National Resource Directory (NRD): The National Resource Directory is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The NRD provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation, and community reintegration.
  • USC Veterans Resource Center (VRC): The VRC enhances the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their family members. The V.R.C. enhances the individual and academic success of veterans, service members, and their family members. The Veterans Resource Center is committed to supporting the veteran community in higher education, GI Bill benefits, academic success, graduation, well-being, and career development.

Business Resources

  • The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV): EBV is a novel, one-of-a-kind initiative designed to leverage the skills, resources, and infrastructure of higher education, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans and their families.
  • The Farmer-Veteran Coalition: The Farmer Veteran Coalition cultivates a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develops viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.

Career Development Resources

  • American Corporate Partners (ACP): American Corporate Partners is focused on helping returning veterans find their next careers through one-on-one mentoring, networking, and online career advice.
  • C.O.D.E. – Call of Duty Endowment: The Call of Duty Endowment uses a performance-driven approach to fund organizations delivering the highest standards of quality and cost-efficient veteran job placement services. In addition to supporting its grantees, the Endowment is committed to highlighting high performance in the veteran employment space through its Seal of Distinction program. It provides both a $30,000 prize and national recognition to winners of the award.
  • G.I. Jobs: Since 2001, G.I. Jobs has offered articles, tips, and online tools to help those transitioning from the military to explore different career and post-secondary education options. They provide specific, how-to advice on everything from choosing a college to writing a resume and interviewing. A great place to find transition-related content is their blog for military veterans.
  • Helmets to Hardhats: Helmets to Hardhats connects National Guard, Reserve, retired, and transitioning active-duty military service members with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. The program is designed to help military service members successfully transition back into civilian life by offering them the means to secure a quality career in the construction industry.
  • Return to Work (R2W):Return to Work provides personalized vocational rehabilitation and employment services to veterans, their spouses, and Americans with disabilities, including wounded warriors. R2W provides specialized vocational evaluations, career advising services, and entry into a nationwide employer network to help you transition back into the workforce.
  • The Veterans Employment Center: Veterans Affairs services provide resources for finding new job opportunities, starting or growing your business, building your resume, and connecting with employers who want to hire veterans.
  • VetNet: VetNet is operated through a collaboration between The Institute for Veterans and Military Families and Hire Heroes U.S.A. and serves as a platform to help veterans and their families find careers.