Student Veterans Visit the Big Apple to Connect With Industry Leaders

SU student veterans in NYC on career immersion trip

Student veterans recently traveled to New York City on a four-day trip sponsored by the Office of Veteran and Military Affairs (OVMA). The 13 students weren’t going to make the standard tourist rounds the city is known for though. They were stepping through the doors of some of the most renowned corporations to gain a better understanding of the corporate world and network with representatives they may find themselves working alongside in the future.

The career immersion trip aims to offer this opportunity to military-connected students at least once a semester, except for during the pandemic. Transportation and lodging are provided at no cost to the students, including airfare for those who are taking classes remotely with the College of Professional Studies online programs.

“The goal of the trip is to expose student veterans to the geographic area, make valuable connections with industry leaders and learn about available internship or job opportunities,” says Jennifer Pluta, director of Veteran Career Services for the OVMA. “The students gain insight into how their majors and interests connect to different fields and industries, and for some, it’s their first time visiting the city.”