During Veterans Day week, 18 retired military service members convened at Syracuse University for the Veterans Program for Politics and Civic Engagement (VPPCE), created exclusively for veterans and military family members pursuing public office or political careers. A collaboration between…
Syracuse Student Veterans Travel to New York City for Alumni and Employment Immersion
Syracuse University student veterans recently participated in a two-day career exploration trip to New York City, arranged by the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA) Veteran Career Services team. Designed to introduce student veterans to potential employers, the trip included a networking reception to connect with employers and alumni, a visit to the National September 11 Memorial and office tours of top employers, including CBS, Ernst & Young and First Data is now Fiserv.
“This was definitely one of my best experiences yet as a member of the Syracuse family, and I am excited for the exciting career opportunities that were presented,” says Dathan Salgado, a graduate student at the Whitman School of Management. “I truly believe this trip will have real impact on my life and those of my fellow student veterans that attended. I learned a lot about how much Syracuse does to focus and care for its’ veteran students and alumni. As I finish my degree over the next 10 weeks, I’m even more proud to join the Syracuse pantheon as a result.”
“Our enduring commitment to being ‘the best place for veterans’ includes setting conditions for our military-connected and veteran students to succeed after they graduate, “says Ron Novack, executive director of the OVMA. “These networking opportunities, coupled with our strong on-campus programming, enhance the student experience by introducing them to the well-connected Syracuse alumni network before they even join the workforce.”
Students selected to attend were required to complete a professional development and informational workshop prior to the trip. All trip expenses were fully covered by alumni donations to the Veteran Legacy Fund.