UTMB is committed to veteran hiring, retention and professional development and partners with the Texas Workforce Commission and other organizations to help make your transition into the civilian workforce as smooth as possible.
Our community of active duty service members, veterans, reservists and military spouses bring diversity of skills and experience to a wide variety of careers across our continuum.
The UTMB Advantage
UTMB strives to help those who have served, or are currently serving, in the military to succeed with our programs and resources.
Paid and Unpaid Military Leave
At UTMB, you may receive up to 15 days of a paid military leave each year if you are called to active duty or authorized training as a member of the state military forces or any of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces.
You also may be eligible for Military Family Leave under FMLA if you have a spouse, child or parent who is on active duty or has been called to active duty status, and you may be entitled to up to 26 weeks of unpaid leave in a single 12-month period if you are the primary care giver of a covered service member who has been injured while on active duty.
Veterans’ Educational Benefits
UTMB supports active duty service members, veterans and reservists in maximizing the use of available educational benefits. Your academic and professional goals are important to us as we strive to be a military and veteran friendly university.
The VA Certifying Official for UTMB serves as a liaison between students and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, State Approving Agency and other stakeholders. The official facilitates the certification of state and federal veterans’ educational benefits and provides assistance with understanding the requirements for utilizing these benefits.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – Education and Training
UTMB Tuition Reimbursement Program
Veterans Resource Group
UTMB’s Veterans Resource Group provides support to those who have served, or are currently serving, in the the military and to their family and friends. It serves as an advocate for the veteran community with university leadership; assists veterans with their transition to the workplace; educates non-veterans on the importance of inclusion; and reinforces the hiring and development of service members.
The group welcomes new members from all branches of the military. Click here to learn more and to complete a membership application. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself and find out how you can get involved!
Free Online Courses for Veterans (Sponsored by LinkedIn)
LinkedIn seeks to help veterans take the next step in their careers and transition from the military to the civilian workplace.
LinkedIn for Veterans
Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace
Transition from Military to Civilian Employment
Get Ahead as a Military Spouse (Sponsored by LinkedIn)
Managing a career as a military spouse can be challenging due to frequent moves, varying credential requirements and the added family stress of your spouse's deployments. Learn how to find and manage work opportunities best suited to your skills and needs and excel in the workforce with LinkedIn’s military resources. To start your free trial, click here.
O*NET OnLine is an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. You can enter your military job, and the database will translate your expertise with related civilian jobs. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for those looking to find or change careers. Click here to access O*NET OnLine.
City of Houston Office of Veteran Affairs
Military and Family Life Counseling Program
Military-to-Civilian Transition Support
Student Veterans Resources
Texas Veterans Commission
Texas Veterans Land Board
Texas Veterans Portal
Texas Workforce Commissions’ Veterans Services
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs – Vet Centers Program