Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Students: Monthly Call-in Verification Requirement Coming Friday, December 17, 2021

Beginning Friday, December 17, 2021, students using Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) Educational Benefits will be required to verify their enrollment. The VA Educational Office will be sending communications to you in the coming months, be on the lookout for more information.

Please visit the Verification of Enrollment webpage for information about the new requirement.

Career Advising and Events


Career Advising and Events

Dedicated to working with student veterans, our Academic/Career Advisor can help you find the right major, minor and even career. This includes learning how to gain professional experience in your field while you are attending UCF. Our career counselor can also assist you in finding information about employers, developing a successful resume and practicing your interview skills.  Additionally, the Veterans Academic Resource Center offers programs geared toward career readiness and employability.

 

VARC Career Readiness Events:

Career Readiness Workshop: Summer/Fall 2021

This FREE 90 minute interactive presentation on career readiness will provide a focused refresher of how to start a focused job search, resume and cover letter development, personal branding, and much, much more…

More information coming soon!

VetWorking: October 21 2021, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

VetWorking is a networking event created for Student Veterans. The employers participating send their Human Resources and Recruiting Staff to participate. VetWorking will host two discussions, question and answer panel sessions on the following topics.

  • Industry and Recruiting Trends
  • Military to Civilian Transition

During these panel discussions, you will have the opportunity to learn about strategies to improve your job/career search and gain employment. Additionally, various employers will have individual breakout rooms designed to engage and network specifically with you. 

VetWorking 2021 Registered Employers (List Still Growing):

  • Amazon
  • CapTel Services
  • Deloitte
  • Equitable Advisors
  • Gartner
  • Hire Heroes USA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mantatee County Sheriffs Office
  • Orange County Public Schools
  • Siemens
  • SSA Orlando
  • Texas Instruments
  • TQL
  • UCF Police Department
  • Walgreens

To see the tentative schedule visit VetWorking 2021.

VetConnect – Spring 2022

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Veterans Academic Resource Center (VARC) along with Career Services will host VetConnect on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via Handshake.  VetConnect provides opportunities for employers to connect and network with Student Veterans and Alumni.  There is no cost to participate in this event!

Why Attend This Event:

    • Employers:
      • To fill your open positions with individuals who bring desirable qualities such as leadership, diligence, and collaboration to any team!
      • VetConnect is designated to provide you a direct connection to our UCF Student Veterans with these desirable qualities!
      • For more information and register your company for this event please contact:
      • Sponsorships or Door Prize Donations for this event please contact:
        • Joshua “JJ” Johnson, Student Resource Specialist II, UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center – Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu
    • Students:
      • Network with employers from a variety of industries to discuss career opportunities and share your resume!
      • Practice and sharpen your interviewing skills and receive valuable direct feedback from employers!
      • Potentially bypass the employers’ online application process!
      • For more information on how to register for this event, please contact:
        • Joshua “JJ” Johnson, Student Resource Specialist II, UCF Veterans Academic Resource Center – Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu

VARC Interim Career Advisor: 

Joshua "JJ" Johnson, Student Resource Specialist II

Phone: 407-823-2707

Email: Joshua.Johnson@ucf.edu