Veterans Campus to Careers Toolkit

For student veterans moving into the workforce
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The Proud, the Strong, the Many

Be proud. Employers need you!

Advocacy and support for veterans with disabilities

  • The American Association for Persons with Disabilities provides a comprehensive list of resources for veterans with disabilities.
  • The Independent Living Movement began in the 1960’s as an effort to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities in the United States. As an outgrowth of this movement, there are now Independent Living Centers in all 50 states where people with disabilities can find social connections, learn about resources in their community, and get support for employment and other areas of life. To learn more, see the National Council for Independent Living website.
  • Many (if not most) people with disabilities have impairments that are not obvious to others, such as PTSI, depression, mental illness, arthritis, and seizure disorder. The Invisible Disabilities Association (IDA) offers a forum for ideas and connections for veterans and others with invisible disabilities.
  • The Getting Hired website has great discussions on searching for a job as a veteran with a disability. Also, you can find job openings from employers seeking to hire veterans with disabilities.

Higher education services and benefits for student veterans with disabilities

Disability in the workplace

Planning your career

There’s room to think about how these topics relate to you in the Veteran’s Career Planning Workbook.