Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer
What types of student veterans will be participating? Do graduates also participate?
Student Veteran Career Conferences are open to currently enrolled and degreed veterans and military members (Active Duty, ROTC, Guard or Reserve) as well as military spouses. This makes the program ideal to find great, diverse candidates with leadership experience for your internships, early talent roles AND experienced positions.
What are the database demographics? Can we see a breakdown of degree fields? Can we filter on graduation date?
Click here to see a summary of database demographics, including stats on degree type and field, interest in relocation and internships, etc.
These details will be updated monthly as the database continues to grow.
You can filter a search on degree type, relocation interest and graduation year and semester.
We are interested in attending events that have a strong population of a certain type of degree. How do we know which event(s) to select?
As the virtual career fairs are open to all military students and degreed candidates, there is no one event that will have a concentration of one type of degree. If connecting to a targeted population with a certain type of degree would be of value to your recruiting efforts, we offer the opportunity to procure a private virtual event just for your company. Then that private event would be marketed specifically to attract job/internship seekers that meet your requirements. Details and pricing are found here.
What information is being collected from job seekers at registration?
Students are asked to provide the following information when registering in the main database:
- Basics: name, school mailing address, permanent mailing address, email, phone number, college/university name, degree program, 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 open to internships
- 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)
How "fresh" are the resumes? How do we know whether the student has already accepted a job somewhere else?
There is a date stamp for when each job seeker created their profile, but it does not change if they update their profile after creating it. That is one way to determine the “age” of the profile, but it may not tell the whole story. As with any resume database, it is not possible to tell if the candidate is still on the market whether they created the profile last week or last year.
Veterans do experience longer periods of unemployment, especially after initially leaving the service, so a person who created a profile more than 6 months ago may in fact still be looking for work. Veterans also have historically experienced under-employment, meaning that even if they have a job, there is a strong chance it is one that is too junior for their skills, and likely does not pay as well as would a job that is better in line with their experience. even if you discover that a job seeker has in fact already accepted an internship/position with another company, they may come away from that experience deciding the career field or company culture was not a good fit for their goals, in which case they would be open to hearing about your opportunities and company.
When are the virtual events being held?
Student Veteran Career Conference virtual career fairs occur monthly. The schedule is listed on the virtual career fair page. Employers can also secure a dedicated virtual event just for their company, and have it targeted for certain degrees and/or regions. Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info for more details and pricing.
What option do I have to access resumes if I cannot participate in a virtual event?
Is there a limit to the number of recruiters having access to the resume database?
When you purchase database access, you are purchasing a single user license. You can purchase additional licences for additional recruiters.
What is the cost and how do I register for a virtual career fair and/or access to the database?
Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info to see pricing, send a more detailed inquiry, and/or to begin the registration process.
What payment methods do you accept? Can I be invoiced?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express, ACH/EFT or business check. You can also request to have an invoice sent to you. Our terms are Net-30, so if you want to attend an event that is less than 30 days from now, you will need to use a credit card or select a different event.
Visit Contact For Exhibition or Database Info for pricing, registration links and to request an invoice.