Student Veterans

We at the Career and Professional Development Center know that the transition from military to civilian life is unique, and can be full of uncertainty and reflection. We stand with you, ready to support you in the translating of skills, leveraging of your combined service and education expertise, and assisting you in your ‘next step’ after St. Mary’s.

From Veteran to Director

How Light & Wonder’s Tonia Adams harnessed transferable skills to build her career

Tonia Adams comes from a family of military veterans; her dad served in the Army and her mom in the Army Reserves. Despite this early exposure, Tonia …

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Hiring Veterans Is Very Smart: 5 Significant Skill Sets They Bring

by Tracy Brower, PhD for Forbes

Senior Contributor

I write about happiness, work-life fulfillment and the future of work.

Nov 12, 2023,05:45pm EST

In the midst of today’s talent shortage and the need to find people who will engage, commit …

By Christopher Mullenax
Christopher Mullenax Associate Director for Employer Relations
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Q&A with ScottMadden Consultants and Veterans Rob Smith and Holly Thompson

Vault: Can you tell us a bit about the kind of work you do at ScottMadden?

Rob Smith: I work primarily within ScottMadden’s Corporate & Shared Services practice, specifically focused on advising our clients in the areas of finance and …

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We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Career Resources

Career Advice Guide For Underrepresented Populations

This guide includes tips, time-saver exercises, and expert advice on how to be a top-notch candidate as a Black, Latinx, …

Contact & Location


University Center, First Floor
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228

Center Hours

Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.