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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 Arsenal entrepreneurship programs the Alumni Services team supports all IVMF graduates in realizing and accomplishing their professional and personal goals.

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Graduate Testimonial

“Anyone I know that has transitioned or is getting ready to transition, I’m a big advocate for Onward to Opportunity, it’s been great for me, and I’ve seen it work not just for me – I’ve seen the people to the left of me and to the right of me in my cohort getting jobs.”

– Zekenyia Simmons

VetNet – IVMF’s Free Webinar Program

Popular topics include

  • Job Search Techniques
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Personal Branding
  • Project Management
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Meet the Alumni 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 via ivmfalumni@syr.edu

 

 

 

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Hear from IVMF Alumni

You don’t have to take our word for it that IVMF Alumni Services will help you throughout your career.
Look at what program graduates have to say!

O2O Graduate – Drew Aquino – Corporal, US Marine Corps

O2O Graduate Drew Aquino.

 

“The one thing constant in life is change. Therefore, take this O2O opportunity and continuously learn to grow professionally and personally and you’ll become a better person."
IVMF Alumni
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  “The one thing constant in life is change. Therefore, take this O2O opportunity and continuously learn to grow professionally and personally and you’ll become a better person."

O2O Graduate – Dan Walker – Major, US Army

O2O 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.”
IVMF Alumni
2019-04-05T15:16:17+00:00
  “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.”

O2O Graduate – Kim Stirling – Military Spouse

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“We even had a very nice graduation ceremony, which made me feel very special and accomplished. Even after graduation, those of us in the cohort were well taken care of. On a near daily basis, we received e-mails of job openings that were relevant to our area of expertise, as well as information regarding upcoming job fairs.”
IVMF Alumni
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“We even had a very nice graduation ceremony, which made me feel very special and accomplished. Even after graduation, those of us in the cohort were well taken care of. On a near daily basis, we received e-mails of job openings that were relevant to our area of expertise, as well as information regarding upcoming job fairs.”

Michael Barbera – B2B, EBV-Purdue, & Veteran EDGE

Michael Barbera

 

“During my 6-year engagement with the IVMF family, I’ve hired four IVMF program participants, built three partnerships with program attendees, and learned countless business skills.”
IVMF Alumni
2019-04-05T15:19:07+00:00
  “During my 6-year engagement with the IVMF family, I’ve hired four IVMF program participants, built three partnerships with program attendees, and learned countless business skills.”

O2O Graduate – Rick Infusino – Chief Warrant Officer, US Army

O2O graduate Rick Infusino.

 

“I had a very successful military career, but I didn’t fully understand all the work I’d need to do to brand myself, and to translate my military skills into something more meaningful for private sector hiring managers.”
IVMF Alumni
2019-04-05T14:15:37+00:00
  “I had a very successful military career, but I didn’t fully understand all the work I’d need to do to brand myself, and to translate my military skills into something more meaningful for private sector hiring managers.”

Are you a graduate of a program and want to tell your story?

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VetNet — The Veterans Network

VetNet is a free, convenient online-based webinar program geared to educate and advocate for veterans and military families through business training, networking, career connections, workshops and resource tools that veterans need to know.

IVMF & AARP

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Your Journey Towards Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University and AARP have teamed up to help veterans and military-connected business owners understand where they are on their entrepreneurial journey in a 4-part webinar series. Together they will host a webinar series where experts will discuss how to manage your time and identify the right type of funding for your business in order to position yourself for success!

To watch previous webinars in the series please click the button below and then login with your email.

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Upcoming Webinars

Gary LindnerVetNet: Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program in Partnership with CDFI’s

The Veteran Entrepreneur Lending Program initiative offers a network of national entrepreneurial learning providers and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) partners in seven States that offer startup & growth loan capital.

When: October 8th 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Stephen Maeker.Potential Funding Alternatives for Military Veterans Buying a Franchise

We invite you to RSVP for our IVMF’s VetNet webinar series on Franchising to find out potential funding alternatives for military Veterans interested in buying a Franchise.

When: October 22nd – 12:00 p.m. EST

Register Here

Webinars you missed

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Franchising: Example of Retail Brick and Mortar Industries

What should you know about buying a franchise business in retail brick and mortar industries?

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Business to Business Sales – 9 Lessons Learned

Want to generate more income for your Veteran owned business?   Learn best practice Sales techniques – specifically tailored to business to business selling.

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ACP: New Military Spouse Mentoring Program

ACP is a national nonprofit organization offering career counseling, mentoring and networking opportunities to post 9/11 transitioning service members and now active duty military spouses!

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This VetNet seminar will focus on 10 examples of service-based industries that franchisors operate in. It will provide a high-level overview of industry size and key characteristics within the franchisor business model.

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The Seven C’s of Leadership! Leadership Coach, Executive Consultant, and Industry Advisor for LeaderSages, Glenn Richardson, will be presenting this topic to help veterans and military families with their professional growth.

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To view more VetNet videos go to our VetNet HQ  YouTube Channel

Have a topic you want the IVMF Alumni Services team to cover on a future VetNet? Let us know by emailing us at IVMFalumni@syr.edu.

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Alumni Resources

Find your Post Program Support right here!

Post Program Support

Post Program Support brings together resources to help IVMF alumni reach their professional goals. Click on the program you graduated from below to learn more about resources available to you via resources partners in industry, professional development, mentorship, and more!

Questions? Email us at ivmfalumni@syr.edu

Featured Resource

No matter if you are working for a company or you have your own business, LinkedIn Learning offers professional development opportunities for almost everything! IVMF Alumni receive free access for a limited time.

Click on the program you graduated from in the center column to learn more and sign up.

Events

All the upcoming events you don’t want to miss!

EventsDescriptionEvent NameDateTimeLocationCity/StateRegister
dr Wizdom Powell ChallengeHealthcare Entrepreneurship Community Challenge9/24/198:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.Hofstra UniversityLong Island, NY, Register here
 NetworkingNYC Alumni Networking Night!10/3/196:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Syracuse University Lubin HouseNew York, NYRegister here
NetworkingDC Alumni Networking Night!10/15/196:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.City Tap House - DunpontWashington, DCRegister here

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Stay Connected

Stay Connected to your fellow alumni and IVMF through social media!

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Other IVMF Programs

Interested in learning about what other programs IVMF has to help you succeed? Click on an icon below to learn more and contact our enrollment services team at ivmfeducation@syr.edu

Give Back

There are plenty of ways to give a hand up to other veterans and their families who will also participate in IVMF programs and services. Explore the opportunities below!

Tell us your story

Have you been impacted by an IVMF program or initiative? We would love to hear your story – because at the end of the day – our mission is to serve you. And we know that your story may help one of your comrades take the next step to positively impact their future.

Tell us your story

Volunteer

Interested in giving back your time to speak to a current Onward to Opportunity cohort about your experiences, help out at one of our entrepreneurship residencies, or share your story on a VetNet webinar? These are just a few opportunities to support fellow transitioning service members, veterans, and their families.

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Give to the IVMF

The simplest way to give is to donate to our mission. It provides IVMF with available funds immediately to further offer elite programs and services to the military-connected community.

If you are interested in a gift of any size, please follow the link below. You will be directed to a secure giving page labeled “Syracuse University”. We thank you for your support!”

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