Schultz Family Foundation Strengthens Support of Veteran Employment through Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Today, the Schultz Family Foundation announced a $7.5 million investment to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University to advance the Onward to Opportunity (O2O) program in support of veteran career preparation and... Read More ▶
Fort Drum Graduate – Stephan Murray
We believe the best way to demonstrate the impact of the Onward to Opportunity is by letting our graduates explain it in their own words. Stephan Murray, a graduate from O2O-VCTP, explains why the program is so beneficial to all veterans. How it hel... Read More ▶
Career Considerations for Constantly Moving Military Spouses
It isn't a shock for a military-connected family to uproot their life and move every so often in support of a family member being in the active military. This type of occurrence is never easy to handle. Using some data points from IVMF's director of ... Read More ▶
Employer – Reese Wheeler
Reese Wheeler, a recruiter for Converges, explains why she enjoys working with veterans so much. She believes the skills veterans learn from the military translate very well to civilian work saying, "they can multitask, they are great at administrati... Read More ▶
Employer – Wayne Schutt
Wayne Schutt, an employer discusses the Onward to Opportunity program and how it helps veterans transitioning into the workforce. "They're driven people," Schutt says more than once during the interview, "they have an idea of where they want to go." ... Read More ▶
Fort Drum Graduate – Mourzena Coombs
Onward to Opportunity graduate Mourzena Coombs explains how as a military spouse she was unsure about the program at first. It was only after some encouragement from her husband she began the program and now she says, "I want other spouses to do it ... Read More ▶
Fort Drum Graduate – LTC Edward Hollis
"The thought of transition and entering the transition process was stressful on me," says Lt. Col. Edward Hollis. A Ford Drum Graduate of the Onward to Opportunity and The Veteran Career Transition Program (O2O-VCTP). You can hear the rest he has to... Read More ▶
Career Preparation and Professional Development
why do i have to have a current linkedin profile to participate in the program?
Onward to Opportunity is a grant funded program. We are happy you are here today to take advantage of it for your professional development. LinkedIn profile allows ... Read More ▶
Courses and Certifications
How long will i have to complete the course?
Your first course must be completed within a maximum of 90 days of your cohort start date (program advisor will provide the time lines related to your specific course). Stay engaged with your adviso... Read More ▶
Application and Admission
how can i apply to o2o?
Complete the interest form to begin the application process. Please be sure to select the specific program location closest to you. For those not located near one of our program installations, we do acknowledge your inte... Read More ▶