Career Resources for Veterans

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Through partnerships, education, and programming, we provide current students and alumni with opportunities to define, develop and realize their career potential. We also work closely with employers and community partners to fill important staffing and internship positions from within the diverse and talented SDSU student body.

We partner with the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center, Troops to Engineers and others to plan programs that meet our student veterans' needs.

Services we offer to student veterans

  • Career networking opportunities with employers, alumni, campus and community resources recruiting veterans
  • Assistance with internships and full-time employment
  • Workshops and events that discuss your transferable military skills (e.g. security clearance access and leadership experience)
  • Online resources such as Big Interview, LinkedIn and Glass Door to help you with career preparation
  • Resume reviews to help you communicate your military skills to employers
  • Aztec Mentor Program (AMP) is an opportunity for students to gain valuable guidance on a variety of career-related topics including one-on-one advice, networking, interviewing and job shadowing.
  • Handshake is the career development platform for San Diego State University students and alumni. Handshake allows you to connect with employers; find employment opportunities; and access career services, resources and events.


  • Transition Assistance Program (TAP) - Service members can find the resources needed to transition from military service to a civilian career on this site.
  • VA for Vets - VA for Vets works to help veterans and transitioning military service personnel find employment within the federal and non-profit sectors. The site contains helpful tools like career assessments, resume-building help and tips on how to translate your military skills to marketable job qualifications.
  • Troops to Engineers - The Troops to Engineers (T2E) Program is a unique program currently offered only at SDSU for veteran students in undergraduate and graduate engineering programs. This program provides custom career assistance for students seeking to improve their professional development skills, find paid internships and secure an engineering specific job upon graduation from SDSU. T2E Program is funded by Boeing and Northrop Grumman, and has been successfully growing since 2011. Students who participate are provided with exclusive support opportunities including: professional networking events, interview preparation, resume building, recruiting events, student tours at engineering facilities, mentoring, tutoring, connecting with SDSU and T2E engineering Alumni and many more.
  • Student Veteran Organization at SDSU - The Student Veteran Organization exists as the cultural niche for all veteran and military-affiliated students at SDSU. The organization seeks to provide student veterans and other military-affiliated students with the opportunity to connect with and support each other. Organization members promote camaraderie and personal growth through regular meetings, social events and community service activities, both on and off campus.
  • Veteran Alumni Organization at San Diego State University - The Veteran Alumni Organization exists to further the interests of veteran and military-affiliated alumni. The organization seeks to strengthen the connection between veteran and military-affiliated alumni and current students in addition to establishing a closer connection between veteran alumni and the university.