Veteran Students

Welcome!  This community is space for veteran students to access Career Center services and University support. You will find job search resources, ways to connect with on-campus groups, and strategies for identifying employers who respect and affirm people of all identities, orientations, and backgrounds.   These resources compliment the information provided in the Career Communities, where you will find resources for specific industries and areas of study.

As a veteran, you have established a unique set of  skills  and you have professional experiences that will prove valuable in the civilian workforce. Here are the  top 10 reasons employers hire veterans  according to 

In recognizing your strengths, we at the Career Center also appreciate the challenges associated with transitioning back into the culture of civilian work environments. The Career Center is here to provide resources to assist you during this next phase of your career journey. 

Below are just a number of ways we can support you: 

  • Individual career counseling: meet with Carol Balk, Career Consultant for Veteran and Military Students 
  • Networking events specifically for our veteran and military students
  • Career workshops

To discuss or share additional resources for this affinity group, please contact Carol Balk at

10 Reasons to Hire Vets

Looking for a hard-working, motivated, ethical employee? Try hiring a U.S. veteran. Veterans are disciplined team players that can bolster any employer’s business. What’s more, hiring veterans is not only a good idea, it’s good business.

Here are 10 more …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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20 Tips to Make Your Resume Stand Out

For every resume in existence, it seems there are 100 articles, webinars, seminars, and blog posts about how to improve your resume.

Here, I’ve distilled down 20 of the best tips I’ve found for a stand out resume in the 

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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8 Skills Military Veterans Bring to the Workplace

Veterans add incredible value to the workplace. A former member of the armed forces has a unique and powerful skillset that can greatly benefit any company they work for—and we’ve seen it in action at MetLife.

Here are eight skills veterans …

By Alex Ball
Alex Ball Pre-Law & Social Sciences Career Consultant
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Veteran Jobs: 6 Ways to Effectively Transition from the Military Into the Workforce

Bill Lawrence, who spent 20 years as a combat fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, relishes the “new car smell” of stepping into the cockpit of a brand-new jet. Like many veterans, Lawrence, who is now a chief information security …

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Veteran Students Resources

Career Center Resources

Career Center In-Person Services

  • 200 William Pitt Union
  • 412-383-4473
  • Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Career Center Virtual Services