VetForward Logo is used to brand the program, it has a shield with a crown and a spartan head in the middle. The motto of the program is semper incedendo, "always moving forward". What is VetForward?

VetForward is a resource program for military connected students at California State University at Fullerton and recent graduates in exploring, pursuing and achieving future career aspirations. We offer a wide variety of training services through our campus partnership and peer to peer mentorship program to include resume and cover letter advisement, professional networking advisement, LinkedIn training and page development, job search techniques and interview preparation.


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Vetforward brings in professionals to teach students about various topics regarding professional development.


The VetForward program is designed to prepare its cohort members in the transition from the academic environment into the professional workforce. Through the step-by-step process of training and coaching, Vet Forward, as well as other on and off campus resources, will provide knowledge from subject matter experts for its members to be more competitive in acquiring employment once they have graduated from CSUF.  

The coordinator for the team goes out to outreach and shares what VetForward does to potential students.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clearer understanding of the career exploration process and how skills and interests match up to a chosen major/career path.

  • Investigate work tasks, settings, salary, job outlook, and resources corresponding to careers they are considering.

  • Discover how to write professional documents (resume, cover letter, thank you letter) to use for jobs, internships and post-graduate program applications.

  • Increase participation rate in informational interviews and networking.

  • Improve understanding of how academic learning and career development are intertwined inseparable elements of the student experience.

  • Translate military occupation, experience, skills, and intangibles into the job search documentation and conversations.

  • Become part of a community within the Mentoring Network that provides insights and connections to help them make their career dreams a reality. (Fall 2021)

Every academic year the VetForward team hosts a Veteran Career Fair! Monitor your emails for information on when it will be hosted and how to prepare.

Every academic year the program hosts a career fair for the military connected community.


Teaching and coaching cohort members in their abilities to create and develop the following skills in the job hiring process: 

  1. Resume/ Cover Letter Development 

  2. Professional Networking Strategies

  3. LinkedIn Page Development 

  4. Job Searching Strategies 

  5. Informational Interview Strategies 

  6. Professional Interview Techniques 

Program Resources

  • Canvas : Primary online platform for VetForward and information guide for cohort members 

  • CSUF Career Center : Main on campus partnership with VetForward to conduct training and provide resources to team/ cohort.

  • LinkedIn Learning : Main online training platform for cohort and team members to establish baseline knowledge of focused subject areas. 

  • CSUF VRC : Main office VetForward is run out of. 





Titan Connect/ Code of Conduct


Interviews / Resumes


Military Connected Job & Resource


Professional Networking


Job Searching


Vet Job & Resource Fair


USA Jobs


Salary Negotiations


Program Wrap-Up


Mock Interview Completion


Swag Pick-Up