Transitioning

Veteran-Only Courses

The Office of Veteran Success offers two classes in the Fall and Spring semesters developed specifically for student veterans.  These courses are designed to help the student veteran to successfully transition into the university, and to enable the student to successfully launch into a meaningful career.

 

SLS 3407 - VETERAN SUCCESS COURSE (CRN 88466)

This three-credit, discussion-based, experiential elective course is designed to facilitate a successful transition from military to campus life, as well as develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities crucial to success in both college academics and civilian employment.  Participants of this class must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, the class meets weekly on Tuesday from 6:30-9:15 pm.  To request a permit for this class, contact Shaina Gonzalez at gonzalezs@usf.edu.

Some transition topics investigated throughout the class include:

  • Resumes
  • Interviewing skills
  • Networking strategies
  • Career exploration and preparation
  • Identity development
  • Civic engagement
  • Academic success strategies
  • VA benefits
  • Financial literacy
  • Writing for success
  • Campus resources
  • Personal accountability

 

SLS 3308 - VETERANS JOB SEARCH COURSE (CRN 91805)

This three-credit, upper level, veteran only elective, builds on the skills introduced in the Veteran Success Course, and provides additional skills necessary to transitioning into a meaningful career.  It blends classroom lecture, out of classroom events, and expert panels in order to prepare the student veteran to successfully navigate the job search process and secure meaningful employment.  Participants of this class must be a veteran of the United States Armed Forces, and should be in one of the last three semesters of their degree plan prior to graduation.  This class meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9:15 pm.  To request a permit for this class, contact Ken Nahrwold at knahrwold@usf.edu.

Some topics covered during this class include:

  • Strengths assessment
  • Industry recon and career field exploration
  • Career Development as a life-long process
  • Understanding job descriptions
  • Translating your military skills
  • Strategic networking
  • Building a successful resume
  • Applying for jobs
  • Honing your interview skills
  • Understanding Company Culture