Resources

Kansas City Veteran Coalition - A free service for veterans seeking employment with major companies in the Kansas City metro area. KCVC offers resume reviews, mock interview opportunities, and more.

 

Student Veterans of America - SVA’s national jobs portal, your one-stop shop for finding the most up-to-date source of employment opportunities.

 

University Career Center - KU jobs and careers portal

 

Federal Agencies near Kansas City - interactive map with locations

 

 

 

KU Career Courses

LA&S 325: Career Transitions

This course a career development course that will help you commit to an action plan of exploring, engaging and implementing your career and academic interests. Career development starts by combining information about yourself with information about the world of work and then acting on that new set of information. Career development is a lifelong process – this class will help you get started: sample syllabus (pdf).

Semesters taught: spring – online (3 credits)

LA&S 475: Professional Career Management: (currently the 2nd mini-mester section for spring 2018 includes the military content):

This advanced career development course studies the theories of career development, organizational and industrial psychology, and human resources. Students will learn theories from these areas and understand how to apply them to their own professional career, future career transitions, and lifelong career progression: sample syllabus (pdf).

Semesters taught: fall, spring, and summer -- online (3 credits)

 

 

Opportunities for veterans

 

Internships
Banking; Sales, Trading & Research; Finance/Audit Compliance; Risk & Controls; Operations; Technology
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Military Veteran Internship Program. Apply online and search by requisition number 170086099
Financial Services – Renaissance Financial (opportunities in Kansas)
Sales – Eli Lilly (opportunities in Kansas)

 

 

Careers Suggested Majors/Areas of Interest Location
Analyst, Office of Inspector General Not specified KC
Auditor, Office of Inspector General Business, Finance, Accounting KC
Veteran opportunities, JPMorgan Chase & Co. Accounting & Finance, Administrative, Branch Banking,
Compliance, Marketing & Communications,
Customer Service, Human Resources, Operations,
Project Management, Risk (Oversight & Controls),
Technology, Relationship Management/Sales, Legal
Nationwide

 

 


Honoring Veterans Nov. 3-18, 2018
  • Nov. 3 Salute to Service football and volleyball games. Ticket info: kuathletics.com.
  • Nov. 8Veterans and non-traditional student breakfast, 8:30-11 a.m., Forum B, Burge Union. Free breakfast for KU military-affiliated students and KU non-traditional students. Come-and-go event.
  • Nov. 8Marine Corps Birthday observed, 10:30 a.m., Dole Institute of Politics. Lawrence community celebration featuring guest speaker Vietnam veteran John Musgrave. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 9Marine Corps Birthday observed, Noon, Wescoe Beach. Free cake with the KU SVA for the entire KU community.
  • Nov. 10-18 Hope 22 exhibit, Spencer Museum of Art.
    • Nov. 15Hope 22 exhibit reception, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Spencer Museum. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 11 KU Vets Day 5K, 9 a.m., begins/ends at Memorial Stadium. Open to the public.
  • Nov. 12/13 Salute to Service men's/women's basketball games. Ticket info: kuathletics.com.
  • Nov. 15 Trans Vets Talk, 6 p.m., Centennial Room, KU Memorial Union. Join the KU Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity and the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity for a screening of the short film “Transgender, at War and Love,“ followed by a panel highlighting the voices and experiences of local transgender veterans.
  • Nov. 15 VA Veterans Town Hall, 6 p.m., Lied Center Pavilion. A town hall for veterans and their families in Lawrence and surrounding communities, hosted by Department of Veterans Affairs executives and the VA health care team.
More Information

Prospective/New Students

Faculty and Staff Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

Stay informed! Military-Affiliated Student Email Listserv


VA benefits questions:

785-864-2458 or veterans@ku.edu

Stop by the Military-Affiliated Student Center in Summerfield Hall room 345

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