Southern California - D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families

Southern California

The Onward to Opportunity Program in Southern California


Offers two career tracks: Information Technology & Business Management

Your journey will begin with three days of face-to-face classroom training and facilitation that includes the Onward to Your Career course and a foundations course in a learning pathway of your choosing. The classroom portion is followed by 12 weeks of online coursework to earn an industry certification. While you complete your certification coursework, you will also participate in mixer/networking events with our National Employer Partners to hone your personal marketing techniques and skills. This is a great way to gain inside perspective on careers in the private sector while introducing yourself to companies who are looking to hire O2O graduates. Additionally, our National Partner Hire Heroes USA will also help to build your resume and prepare you for interviews.

Interested? Please contact us below or get started here.
*All classroom instruction will be delivered in a hybrid workshop format until further notice.

Disclaimer: Some installations do not offer all possible coursework. Please contact the installation team to learn of any restrictions. All O2O course offerings can be viewed here.

As a participant in this program, you will leave with the following:

  • Professional resume
  • Industry-Specific Certification
  • Enhanced Professional Network
  • Career Coaching
  • Interview Matching
  • Increased Confidence as you Transition to the Private Sector or make a Career Change

2024 Cohorts


  • March 5th
  • May 7th
  • July 9th
  • September 10th
  • October 22nd

Team


Joanna Sansoterra

Joanna Sansoterra

Southern California
Program Manager
jlsansot@syr.edu

Cynthia Marinaccio

Cynthia Marinaccio

Southern California
Program Coordinator
camarina@syr.edu