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Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families

Resources to Assist Our Veterans

Campus Action Referral and Evaluation System (CARES) (

USM CARES are a team of campus professionals who respond to reports of concern regarding the academic progress and well-being of students.


By using the portal (, you enable CARES to proactively respond to concerns about any disruption to a safe and productive living and learning community. We reach out to students quickly and make sure they connect with the resources useful in their situation.  We address issues including (but not limited to) situations of self-harm, family difficulties, stress management, mental health concerns, academic performance problems, addictions, Code of Conduct violations, Title IX issues, Clery Act related issues and/or issues of academic integrity (e.g. plagiarism).


Military Veteran Personal Development

You entered the military as a civilian and left a veteran. The following Personal Development self-study guides and Quick Reference Cards will assist in your transition back to civilian life. The first step is to spend some time developing or updating your resume. Your resume offers you a chance to market your skills, abilities, accomplishments and experience. A good resume defines your qualifications as a job candidate and provides the hiring manager with a favorable first impression of you. You’ll explore information about the four different types of interviews and how to prepare for each. Get tips on dressing for success and how to put your best self forward during networking opportunities. Let’s get started.

Select a Personal Development Self-Study Guide to begin:

The following Quick Reference Cards provide additional information to support your job search and should be utilized in tandem with the above education materials:




Coca Cola:

Delaware North:

DDL OMNI Engineering:

Engility Corp:

Enterprise Car Rental:


US Nuclear Regulatory Commission:

Waste Management:
Wells Fargo:


Searching for an applying for FEMA Jobs:

Food services technician training:

Resources for training, education, apprenticeships, financial aid:

Training and Scholarships for Florida Unemployed Veterans:
Training in Cyber Security:
Free Legal Services for Veterans:
Veterans Job Bank:

CDL training and hiring assistance with C. R. England:

Free Training on Computer-aided Design: (CAD), Computer-aided Manufacturing (CAM) and PLM Software:

Training for careers in radio broadcasting:

Free training in tradecrafts:

Wireless technician training and placement:

Free renewable energy job training program:

Free training with SAP in IT:

Medical Technology for Veterans training:!

Syracuse University "Veterans Career Transition Program"

Becoming a teacher is a great opportunity for veterans. An excellent teacher's program is Teach for America:

VA opportunities:

Assistance for California veterans:

Funding for veteran start-up businesses:

Program for veterans who want to start their own business:

The SBA's website has a section aimed at veterans who are business owners or planning to start businesses:

Veteran Resources in your area:

OTHER RESOURCES provides another excellent resource at:

You may be eligible for retraining programs such as the Vocational Rehabilitation Program go to
For information on your VA benefits, go to

For information on state veteran benefits go to

Veteran benefits website:

If you know a vet in crisis, convince them to call the veteran crisis line. The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their loved ones with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For free, confidential support call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255.

One phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Make the Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA's services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.


Federal and State Educational Benefits

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--Bonus & Incentives
--Degree Planning
--Testing Services

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