Military and Veteran Career Pathways
At University of the Cumberlands, we are invested in the future of our active duty service members, reserves, veterans, and families. Thank you for your service.
The resources provided here specifically assist UC’s Military and Veteran Students and Alumni along with the career services platforms and resources on UC’s main Career Services site. Our goal is to help you prepare and transition to your civilian career. Learn what to expect when you enter the job market and how to reflect your military and educational skills on your résumé, and then search for positions.
If you have a service-connected disability that makes it difficult for you to work, the VA offers counseling, training, education, job placement, and other services to help you launch a new career. Find out if you are eligible and apply online at www.eBenefits.VA.gov.
For additional information or to schedule a career counseling appointment contact:
MILITARY STUDENTS: EARN CREDIT FOR YOUR SERVICE
Whether you’re seeking to start your college education for the first time or have previous college credit, we can help. Our flexible online programs allow you to study from anywhere. Your past military or college work may be applied directly to your degree.
PATRIOTS SERVE: UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS ARMY ROTC
University of the Cumberlands (UC) is proud to offer ROTC in cooperation with Eastern Kentucky University Army ROTC program. Students enrolled in the program will be prepared to develop leadership and critical thinking skills that will excel them in their military and civilian careers. Once a student completes the Army ROTC program, they will then be commissioned as an Officer in either the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, or Army National Guard with a minor in Military Studies.
Military and Veteran Professional and Career Resources
- Department of Labor, Find a Job web page: Need help finding work?
Separating from service? Get started today!
- CareerOneStop offers resources for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses.
- Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) program your move from military to civilian life a success and get the training you need to thrive in your next career.
- Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017:
The new law:
Modernizes the current claims and appeals process
Includes three review options for disagreements with decisions
Requires improved notification of VA decisions
Provides earlier claim resolution
Ensures you receive the earliest effective date possible
- VA Careers and Employment offers the help you need to build your career and find the opportunities that are right for you.
- Post-9/11 GI Bill: Whether you want to apply your GI Bill benefits to college classes or an on-the-job training program, the GI Bill Comparison Tool will help you make the most of them.
- Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service: We prepare America's veterans, service members and their spouses, for meaningful careers, provide them with employment resources and expertise, protect their employment rights and promote their employment opportunities.
- VA for Vets (VESO) provides employment readiness assistance and outreach to transitioning service members, Veterans, and eligible military spouses while advocating the use of special hiring authorities, employment programs, and Veteran retention strategies to help VA become the employer of choice for Veterans and military spouses.
- National Resource Directory and the Office of Warrior Care Policy engage with programs for Service Members and Veterans across the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, other U.S. Government agencies, and associated organizations.
- Program Definitions: In the military, you became familiar with a particular set of terms with specific meanings that were used in specific circumstances. This page of definitions will help you learn the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) lingo.
- Materials and Factsheets:
- Ten “Did You Know” Tips for Veterans Entering the Job Market
- Subsistence Allowance Rates
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - 5 Tracks to Employment
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - Chapter 31 Fact Sheet
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - Non-Paid Work Experience Fact Sheet
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - Special Employer Incentives Fact Sheet
- Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits - Tele-counseling Fact Sheet
- Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) provides professional help to veterans in obtaining and using all the federal and state benefits to which they are entitled. KDVA never charges a fee to veterans for help in filing claims for veterans benefits.