Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer

What types of student veterans will be participating?

Student Veteran Career Conferences (physical or virtual) are open to  currently enrolled or recently graduated (within last 12 months) student veterans and military students (Active Duty, ROTC, Guard or Reserve).

What information is being collected from students at registration?

Students are asked to provide the following information when registering for physical or virtual events:

  • Basics: name, school mailing address, permanent mailing address, email, phone number, college/university name, degree program, anticipated graduation date
  • A current resume
  • Service, branch and grade/rank
  • Active security clearance (yes/no) and, if yes, what level of clearance
  • Indicate whether they are seeking an internship or job
  • LinkedIn profile URL
  • Open to relocate (yes/no) and, if yes, to which region(s) (check from list)
  • Self-identify if they meet one of the “protected veteran” categories for federal contract compliance tracking (optional, but we are strongly recommending they answer the question)

When and where are the physical events being held?

In 2018 we will conduct 7 regional physical career conferences, all taking place on Saturday’s in September and October.  The event begins with information sessions in the morning followed by the career fair.  The complete schedule can be found on the Career Fairs page.

Do students receive any kind of travel stipend to attend the physical career fairs?

Student veterans who are part of an established Student Veterans of America chapter can have the chapter apply for a Chapter Grant. The chapter can then, at its discretion, use an awarded grant to issue travel stipends to student veterans who need assistance covering plane/train/mileage costs, lodging, meals and other miscellaneous travel expenses.

What option do we have if we are unable to participate in a physical event?

Student Veteran Career Conferences also has a resume database, which is available as a 1 year licence and includes 5 recruiter seats (additional seats are extra).  Resumes are collected all year long, so this is a great stand alone or complimentary solution for employers whether you are:

  • Seeking to market your internship programs during the summer so as to pipeline veterans into internship programs by the fall, or
  • Seeking to hire recent grads or soon-to-be grads for 30-60-90 day openings.

Approximately 33% of our database is recent grad or current year grads.  The other 66% are graduating in 2018 or beyond.  See more database demographics on the Resume Database  page

How do I register for an event? Is the process different for physical events and the resume database?

The link for employers to register for either physical career conferences and/or the resume database is found on the Registration page.  You also have the option to sponsor information sessions that occur the mornings of the physical events.

What is the cost to participate in either/both a physical event and/or the resume database?

Pricing is available on the Registration page.

For physical events, basic registration includes an exhibit booth and four staff members, plus access to all the resumes submitted specifically for that event.  You also have the option to purchase:

  • Sponsorship of an information session, or
  • Additional staff for your booth

For the resume database, registration includes all resumes submitted for all 7 events PLUS all resumes submitted virtually for consideration.  Access to database is under a 1 year license which includes 5 recruiter seats.  You may purchase additional seats in bundles of 5.

There is a bundled offer: Purchase 4 or more physical career fairs and receive complimentary access to the full database.