There are more than 2,640 veterans, dependents and active-duty members attending the University of Iowa during any given term, and it is the purpose of the Military & Veteran Student Services Office to provide all of those students with the resources, guidance and assistance they need to be successful Hawkeyes.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Employment Toolkit
Our aim is to help employers, managers and supervisors, human resource professionals, and employee assistance program (EAP) providers relate to and support their employees who are Veterans and members of the Reserve and National Guard. In this toolkit, you can learn about Veterans and the military, such as what Veterans bring to the workplace and what the military structure and culture is like. You can also learn how to support employees who are Veterans or members of the Reserve or National Guard in the workplace, through reading about common challenges and how to help, reviewing communication tips, reading a report about Veterans in the workplace, or by downloading handouts to use with EAP clients. Finally, Veterans and their family members can find employment resources for Veterans.
Veteran Employment Leading Practices
America’s employers play an important role in employing service members as they return home and seek private sector opportunities. This toolkit is one set of resources for corporations to create rewarding career opportunities for servicemen and women, and to benefit from the strong talent pool represented in veterans and their families. The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and General Electric partnered to curate these best practices, tools, processes, and resources in order to increase employment of US veterans.
University of Iowa graduating senior James Huerta, who enrolled in the Army ROTC during college, will be an officer at the Army’s flight school at Fort Rucker in Alabama, where he ultimately hopes to fly Black Hawk helicopters.
As Grace Palmatier graduates from the University of Iowa’s nursing program and the UI ROTC this winter, she looks to Arizona, where she will take the next steps in her career as a nurse for the U.S. Air Force.