Your Arizona SVA chapter.
As you approach graduation, how do you find a job? Which companies are known for being veteran-friendly? How do you put all of your military experience into a resume? There are likely many questions floating around in your head as you start your senior year. SVA seeks to empower you with the skills and knowledge needed to find a job you can be proud of with a company that values both you and your service to this nation.
We bring in the top companies in Southern Arizona who are looking to hire veterans at our career fairs. You'll have the opportunity to share your resume, make a connection to career recruiters, and to explore your options.
Interviews can be daunting, to say the least. Throughout the semester, you'll have the chance to hear advice from our corporate sponsors on how to be successful in interviews. You'll learn what to wear, what to say, and how to answer tricky questions.
It can be difficult to translate your military experience into a civilian resume. Whether you were an infantryman or an intelligence analyst, we'll put you in front of professionals who want to help you build or improve your resume.
SVA chapters are ran and managed by students. If you're looking to add to your experience while at the University of Arizona, we welcome you to attend our meetings and to join our ranks. We have officer positions as well as at-large members, so there is a fit for you somewhere in our club. Become involved in event planning, leadership, corporate outreach, and much more. Active members will have an opportunity to travel to the yearly SVA National Convention!
Ready to learn more?
Here are some resources available to you as a military-connected student.
With a mission focused on empowering student veterans, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is committed to providing an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom. Through a dedicated network of more than 1,500 on-campus chapters in all 50 states and 4 countries representing more than 750,000 student veterans, SVA aims to inspire yesterday’s warriors by connecting student veterans with a community of like-minded chapter leaders. Every day these passionate leaders work to provide the necessary resources, network support, and advocacy to ensure student veterans can effectively connect, expand their skills, and ultimately achieve their greatest potential.
At the University of Arizona, Student Engagement & Career Development leads and coordinates our campus-wide commitment to foster career success for each student we admit, retain, and graduate. As students, families and the public become increasingly interested in measures of the return on their investment in higher education, we commit to our mission to inspire and prepare all graduates to create lives of opportunity aligned with their purpose and values.
ARIZONA@WORK supports veterans by providing support programs that increase opportunities to obtain employment and job training in Arizona. Eligible veterans are entitled to receive priority services in job referrals and training, as well as other employment services.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
The Arizona Department of Veterans Services is actively working to ensure every Veteran and Service Member comes home to a job. Whether you're wishing to work for an established employer or start your own business, the Arizona Department of Veterans Services is compiling the tools and information to help you secure your economic well being.
Handshake is the University of Arizona’s job board and career development platform.
WHY SHOULD YOU LOG IN TO HANDSHAKE?
- Get hired. Discover and apply for on-campus jobs, local part-time jobs, internships, and full-time work.
- Get discovered. Get messaged by employers that specifically want to hire Wildcats.
- Get connected. Message your peers for tips and advice on internships, interviews, and more.
- Get involved and make an impact. Find all the career-related, resume-building events on campus, all in one place.