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Alumni Services

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!

Graduate Testimonial

“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.”

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

Graduate Testimonial

“Available resources gave me the tools to successfully rethink and retool my Southern California business, now I am celebrating the opening of a second office.”

– Parish Morris: EBV SJU

Graduate Testimonial

“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.”

– Kim Stirling: Military Spouse, O2O site – Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (Bremerton, WA)

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.

Upcoming Webinars

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ACP: New Military Spouse Mentoring Program

May 23rd — 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)

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! Through ACP, Spouse Protégés receive FREE personalized guidance related to topics like career exploration, résumé review, interview preparation, networking, and overall professional development.

Register Here

Webinars you missed

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Veteran Strategic Analysis and Research Tool

V-START can help transitioning service members, veterans, and military families make more informed choices post-service.

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Presentation on how Six Sigma Green Belt can propel you to the next level in your career and other information.


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How to Write a Business Plan

A business plan is a very important strategic tool for entrepreneurs. It helps entrepreneurs focus on the specific steps necessary for them to make ideas succeed.

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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

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Learn how AmericaServes helps veterans and the military-connected all across the United States.


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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.


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

 DescriptionEvent NameDateTimeLocationCity/StateRegister
Attendees at the Veterans EDGE conference. Networking Atlanta Alumni Event5/30/196:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (EST)City Tap House AtlantaAtlanta, GARegister here
Prudential logo Webinar Steps to Buying and Selling a Home5/16/191:00 p.m. (EST)OnlineOnlineRegister here
Women speaking at conference. ConferenceVirginia Women Veterans Summit5/16/199:00 a.m.Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Convention Center & SpacHamption, VirginiaRegister here

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Stay Connected

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

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Contact Info

Want to stay up to date on new programs, events, exclusive resources, and more? Update your contact information below to stay informed!



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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


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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