Veteran Student Services Resources
Additional Campus Resources
The Career Services office helps students find internship and co-op opportunities with prominent companies in the aerospace industry as well as jobs for students who have recently graduated. Additionally, they provide a number of services to help prepare students to enter the job market, including but not limited to mock interviews and help with resumés. Career Services also provides a number of resources specifically for veterans on their website, which can be accessed here. Individual appointments with Career Services can be made either in person at their office on the third floor on the Union or through Handshake, a job site similar to LinkedIn but specifically tailored to students. Handshake can be accessed through your ERNIE account.
The Counseling Center at Embry-Riddle serves all students at the Daytona Beach campus. All appointments with the licensed counselors are strictly confidential in accordance with Florida law. The mission of the Counseling Center is to maintain good mental health of every student on campus by providing:
- Educational programs, activities, and presentations
- Weekly articles in the campus newspaper, the Avion
- Free, anonymous online assessments and resources via our ERNIE site
- Referral for long-term counseling and/or specialized services as needed
- Referral for psychiatric evaluation and/or medication when necessary
To see all of the services they provide, visit their page on ERNIE here.
The Disability Support Services (DSS) Office helps provide accommodations for students with learning disabilities to continue their forward academic progress. By registering with DSS, students can ensure that they receive ample time for their tests and other benefits to help counteract their learning disability. DSS also provides authorization for students to have service animals on campus, including inside university housing. To learn more, visit their ERNIE page by clicking here.
The Veteran Student Services Office is staffed with veteran and dependent student tutors to assist any veteran, active duty, or dependent students in many different subject areas. A tutoring schedule is typically sent out at the beginning of each semester detailing the tutoring hours, available tutors, and courses that each tutor is qualified to teach. This service is only available to VA-assisted students, but other tutoring options are available in the event that VSS tutors are not available.
The Academic Advancement (A2) Center, located on the ground floor of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) building, provides tutoring services to all students free of charge in a variety of subjects. Tutors at the center can provide supplemental instruction in most 100 and 200 level STEM courses offered by the school. The Writing Center is also available in the same area. Both centers accept walk-ins depending on availability, but appointments through the Writing Center can be scheduled as well.
The Daytona Beach Vet Center provides readjustment counseling services for war time veterans as well as a number of other services to assist the transition into civilian life. They also hold a number of workshops to help veterans manage any service-related issues, such as PTSD. They are located at 1620 Mason Ave., Suite C, in Daytona Beach and the phone number is 386-366-6600.
Team RWB (Red, White, and Blue) is an organization comprised of veterans that do a number of physical and social activities to connect with the local community. Many chapters exist nationwide, including one right here in Daytona Beach. Visit https://www.teamrwb.org/chapter/team-rwb-daytona-fl/ for more details on how to join.
DiveTherapy is a local organization founded by ERAU Student “Cory” James Maxwell. As a Marine Corps Veteran and PADI scuba instructor, James is dedicated to supporting his fellow veterans the best way he knows how: through scuba diving. Scuba diving has many benefits for veterans who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other issues and is a great way to enjoy the local marine environment as well. DiveTherapy also provides instruction to obtain a free scuba diving certification, which normally costs about $500, to veterans so they can safely continue enjoying the benefits of scuba diving throughout their lives. Visit www.vetdivetherapy.com for further information on how you can get involved.
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs — Education and Training
- VA Vets.gov
- Voc Rehab and Employment
- Faculty 4 Veterans
- Student Veterans Organization
- Veteran Student Services Staff