Welcome to the Family!

As a graduate or participant of one of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families’ programs, you are a part of an ever-growing network of IVMF alumni across the globe! As IVMF was founded at Syracuse University and is headquartered on their campus, completing an IVMF program also makes you a Syracuse University alum! This extensive network is here for you to stay connected and leverage for your professional/entrepreneurial journey.

Take advantage of resources, webinars, and a community of veterans and military spouses that share the IVMF bond through their post-service lives. Long after you complete your course or residency, you are connected to the IVMF team for follow-up resources and opportunities as your professional goals evolve. No matter if you graduated from Onward to Opportunity or one of the eight ARESENAL entrepreneurship programs, the Alumni Services team supports all IVMF graduates in realizing and accomplishing their professional and personal goals.

Latest Webinars

VetNet: The Current Employment Landscape

Tuesday, September 15th at 12:00 pm EDT

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the employment landscape for many and continues to be the focal point on our economy. Hear from the IVMF research team and Career Services professionals at Syracuse University on what employment looks like currently for the veteran and military-connected community and how this may affect your future career search.

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VetNet: Tips & Advice to Keep Your Business Afloat During COVID-19!

Tuesday, September 29th at 12:00 pm EDT

We understand that start-up and small businesses have been hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic, and some experts are saying that this is only the beginning. Join us as we bring in experts to share suggested tips, advice, and experience in keeping your business afloat with strategies, funding suggestions, and adapting to current market trends.

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Entrepreneurship: Securing Government and Corporate Contracts

Thursday, October 22nd at 12:00 pm EDT

COVID-19 has shifted the way the government issues and manages their contracts. Hear from Government experts about the process for securing contracts, the primary focus for the grants and timelines.

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Meet the Team

The IVMF Alumni Services team is here to support you throughout your post-service journey. Have a question on what benefits you receive as an alum or simply want to connect? Reach out to the team today.

Ashley Squairs

Ashley Cavender

Manager | Alumni Services

Elvis Avdic

Advisor, IVMF Post-Program Support

Laura Cooper

Director | Advising & Enrollment Services
Onward to opportunity graduate Dan Walker.

“Leave your rank at the door, be prepared to start at the bottom. Your experience in the Military is invaluable, but with a new profession you are going to have learn new things, and there is no better place to do that in the trenches. Right now, that’s what I’m doing in the classroom. I’m using my vast leadership experience to help make me successful yet learning everyday about a new profession. O2O helped me get in the right mindset do that.”

Military Installation: Fort Carson
CISSP Graduate
Corpus Christi Catholic School Spanish Teacher, Since August 5, 2018

Walker Jr., Dan

Major, US Army

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