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.
“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
- Personal Branding
- Project Management
Michael Barbera – B2B, EBV-Purdue, & Veteran EDGE
“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 – Drew Aquino – Corporal, US Marine Corps
“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
“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
“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.”
O2O Graduate – Rick Infusino – Chief Warrant Officer, US Army
“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 & AARP
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!Register Here
RSVP for IVMF’s next VetNet webinar on 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.
When: July 26th – 12:00 p.m ESTRegister Here
What should you know about buying a franchise business in service industries. This VetNet seminar will focus on 10 examples of service based industires that franchisors operate in. It will provide a high level overview of industry size and key characteristics within the franchisor busines model.
When: August 1st – 12:00 p.m. ESTRegister Here
RSVP for IVMF’s VetNet webinar on the with LinkedIn! Sarah Roberts, Head of Military and Veteran Programs at LinkedIn will be presenting specific benefits military spouses and caregivers can take advantage of as well as how they can make the most out of LinkedIn for their professional endeavours!
When: August 29th – 12:00 p.m. ESTRegister Here
Webinars you missed
Franchising: Example of Retail Brick and Mortar Industries
What should you know about buying a franchise business in retail brick and mortar industries?
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.
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!
National Small Business Week: Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion
A few of our IVMF Entrepreneurship graduates talk about what worked and what didn’t work for them as they were starting their businesses
Learn how AmericaServes helps veterans and the military-connected all across the United States.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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 email@example.com
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
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.Submission Form
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!”Make A Gift