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How do I get higher education institutions to notice me?


Kendrick Ross Orlando, FL

I'm seeking a position in higher education, but can't seem to get my resume pass the ATS or into the hands of the correct person. I have years experience in education and training in the Air Force and in corporate America.

9 October 2019 5 replies Networking



Lori York Lakeville, MN

Do you have a specific college/university near you where you hope to find employment? See if you can connect with their staff in Veterans/Military Services for an informal, informational interview. This might be with an advisor or counselor or school certifying official; maybe they can connect you with a Dean or VP if appropriate.

My time in higher education has been rewarding and challenging. I find that none of my colleagues have had cut-and-dried paths to get into higher education; we have varied backgrounds and career histories, and different entry points into this field.

10 October 2019 Helpful answer


Betty Diaz New York, NY

Hi, Have you tried They have tons of resources on the website.

10 October 2019 Helpful answer


Anthony Izzo New York, NY

Hi Kendrick,

Great to see your interest in higher education. I agree with the previous comments. I believe networking and informational interviews are key. I was a former higher education professional. You may also want to check out some networking events to build your relationships.

The Lead365 National Conference prepares collegiate leaders, graduate students, new professionals and educators. Their conference is held in November in Orlando. Check out their website and I would advise seeing if there are ways for you to participate at the conference or volunteer.

10 October 2019 Helpful answer


Anne Adriance New York, NY

Hi Kendrick,

I work in higher education at a medium sized university. I'd be glad to talk and give you my input if you want to reach out with a private email.



Robert Rahni New York, NY

Hi Kendrick,

Wow, there's some great responses/information from folks so far! I'm happy to hop on an informational call with you to offer some tips/pointers. I've spent a 6+ years working with student vets and military affiliated students at a private non-profit 4-year institution here in NYC. As others have mentioned most higher ed professionals have varied backgrounds and end up in the field through many different ways.

I think the innate and acquired (through the military) skills military veterans possess is especially transferable to the higher education culture/environment.

Looking forward to connecting!


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