Veterans

Welcome Veterans! CAPD is committed to serving our veteran population. CAPD recognizes that student veterans are a distinct group whose past training and experiences often extend beyond those of most students, and we want to help you integrate your past experience into your future career. We invite you to review the resources below or schedule an appointment with a career advisor.  

CAPD is your resource for making the most of your post-military career development.  We can help you with career transitions, advice, and job search resources along with helping you with your personal professional development. In addition to the services available to all students, as a veteran, we can specifically help you:  

  • Explore careers. Using your MOS, Rating, or AFSC, we can help connect your past experience to different civilian occupations. We can direct you to tools that can help identify related civilian occupations  based on your military service. 
  • Build your applications. Translate your military service onto a resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn. CAPD can review your materials and help you articulate your knowledge, skills, and abilities to a variety of audiences from industry to academia. 
  • Networking. Find, start, and build a connection with your ever-expanding networking, including fellow veterans, prospective employers, and new connections around MIT contacts.  
  • Navigate the job search. Get guidance on different ways to find jobs, apply, and differentiate yourself as a candidate; from online application to career fairs.  
  • Tailored support. Schedule an appointment with us.  

The Institute serves the veteran population through a number of additional resources: 

  • The Student Veterans Association is an active student-run organization dedicated to building community for student veterans and providing opportunities for professional development. In collaboration with CAPD and the Alumni Association, the SVA is offering workshops this spring on integrating military experience into job search documents and interviews. Sign up for the MIT Student Veterans Association ListServ. 
  • The Alumni Advisors Hub is a platform connecting current MIT students with alumni who have volunteered to serve as mentors. Use the search function to find a mentor with the kinds of experience and background that match your career aspirations.  
  • The MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers full-time fellowships and summer internships for military officers. Learn more here.  
  • MIT has recently created a new full-time administrative role, Program Administrator for Student Veteran Success, Liam Gale, who supports our student veterans through advocacy, programming, and resource coordination, while serving as a liaison to the VA and other governmental agencies.
  • Veterans who are prospective students interested in applying to MIT can find support here.  

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