Veteran Student Career Development

Veteran students are encouraged to meet with an adviser in the Career Development office. Career advisers can assist in the exploration of various majors and careers, and discuss how to translate unique experiences into a desired major or career path. Advisers also provide services related to an internship or job search, such as assistance in creating a resume, interviewing tips, and mock interviewing, and serve as a resource to connect our Veteran students to employers.

Students are welcome to stop by the Career Development office located in the Horvitz Administration Building for drop-in advisement Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm. No appointment is necessary for a drop-in.

Drop-in advisement is a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with a career adviser to begin exploring various areas of your major and future career. Working with a career adviser can provide opportunities to explore your major and discuss what interests you about that major, develop a strategic plan to reach specific goals related to your career, adequately prepare for an internship or a full time job search, and more. This session can address many of your immediate needs and determine your need for additional advisement sessions.

Drop-in advisement sessions last approximately 15 minutes and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Drop-in is available via phone, and Skype for distance students. 

Scheduling a 1-hour appointment with a career adviser allows for a longer meeting and a more in-depth discussion about your career. Appointments are available via phone and Skype for distance students. Career advisers can assist with:

Exploration

  • Determine and explore personality style, interests, values, and skills sets
  • Apply these factors to potential career paths to evaluate best fit and begin a strategic plan

Internship and Job Search

  • Successful internship and job search skills and planning
  • Informational interviewing
  • Job correspondence, including resume, CV, and cover letters
  • Interview preparation, including Mock Interviews

Graduate School Search

  • Determining if graduate school is an appropriate academic step
  • Researching potential programs and institutions
  • Guidance through the application and interview process
  • Assistance with personal statement writing and editing

Connecting to Employers

  • Events such as the Career and Graduate Expo
  • Employer on-campus workshop events

The Career Development office hosts several programs that cover a wide range of topics pertaining to the professional development of our Veteran students. These programs include:

Career Development Veterans Workshop Series

Our Veterans Workshop Series focuses on presenting common Career Development topics that have been tailored to meet the unique needs of the Veteran student population, such as translating your military experience on a resume or preparing for interviews with civilian organizations. Join us twice per semester for an interactive workshop where you will network with fellow students, gain skills and insight, and identify areas for your own professional development. See our calendar of workshops for more information.

Workshops and Webinars

Setting yourself apart when vying for career opportunities often comes down to having practical knowledge of common business situations. Give yourself an edge by learning from our Career staff and other special guests during these regularly scheduled training sessions held throughout the academic year.

The Career Development office is committed to the success of our Veteran students, and we collaborate with the rest of the NSU community to ensure this success. For more information about Veteran resources on campus, please see the links below:

The Career Development staff seeks out top-notch employers who are seeking to specifically hire future NSU graduates. Each job opportunity promoted by our office has been thoroughly vetted to ensure quality.

  • Attend our semiannual Career and Graduate Expo to network with employers and graduate school admissions representatives from a variety of industries.
    • Veteran Students are invited to attend an exclusive “How to Navigate the Fair" session prior to the Career and Graduate Expo! Work with a career adviser to identify military-friendly companies, review networking strategies, and prepare a short introduction for interacting with employers. For more information, please call (954) 262-7191.
  • Any students looking to schedule an advisement session regarding their internship search can contact (954) 262-7201