University of Maryland University College offers MIL-VET Checkpoint, a digital communication and networking tool exclusively for UMUC's military and veterans community. It provides a central place for you to get the support you need to make a successful transition to civilian life. You can access timely, relevant information about academic success and career opportunities, connect with fellow UMUC students who've served in the military, work with our military and veterans advisors, and more.

This tool is available to veterans as well as all transitioning members of the military who are planning to separate within the next two years. Join more than 2,500 MIL-VET Checkpoint users to access content that can help you in your transition. Check out examples of content available to MIL-VET Checkpoint users below.

Helpful Information for Veterans and Transitioning Military

Five Unforeseen Costs of Relocating

UMUC offers advice for transitioning veterans on how to manage costs associated with relocating.

Federal Aid for Military Students

There are many resources and benefits available to help servicemembers meet and manage the costs of their college education.

Student Spotlight: Jonathan Garrett

Active-duty servicemember and UMUC student Jonathan Garrett shares his experience as a MIL-VET Checkpoint user.

Why Join a Professional Association?

Panelists at a UMUC-hosted webinar discuss the advantages of joining professional associations.

Security Clearances: What Veterans Need to Know

To help our student veterans expand their career opportunities, UMUC offers valuable information about security clearances.

Why You? Selling Yourself in an Interview

Kristin Schrader, UMUC assistant director of InternPLUS and military career programs, offers advice on how to improve your interviewing skills.

Student Spotlight: David Galazyn

UMUC student David Galazyn shares his experience transitioning from the military to civilian life.

Employer Profile: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Nanese Loza shares her insights about transitioning out of the military and what it's like to serve as an equal employment opportunity specialist at the VA.

Spotlight: Hiring Our Heroes

UMUC highlights Hiring Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

Spotlight: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Transitioning servicemembers can get no-cost financial coaching through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Scholarships for Active-Duty Servicemembers and Veterans

UMUC provides a number of scholarships for active-duty servicemembers, veterans, and their family members.

The UMUC Student Veteran of the Year Award

UMUC is pleased to announce that on Veterans Day 2017, we will recognize the first-ever Student Veteran of the Year.

The Realities of Military Pay

The financial challenges of transitioning out of military life are numerous, but so are the opportunities and resources available to address them.

Support Services for UMUC's Military Community

Learn about Career Services at UMUC, offering help with job searches, interviewing, networking, and more.

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