Each year, Syracuse University student veterans immerse themselves in professional experiences, networking events, alumni meet-and-greets and job shadow opportunities during various career exploration trips. Past trips have included cities such as New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles where student veterans have engaged with top employees including Paramount Pictures, CBS, Ernst & Young and Fiserv. All trip expenses were fully funded by alumni donations to the Veteran Legacy Fund.
“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.”