How I Grew My Military Network
Student Veterans of America | November 08, 2017
Written by: Jennifer Worhle CT: ESGR - EOD, Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (PBS/NPR) affiliates)
Why did you volunteer for ESGR?
I chose to volunteer with Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) because I knew it would deepen my connection with every military branch along with helping me develop a greater understanding of MOS's. Being a volunteer of ESGR would also allow me to give back to the ones that serve and protect our country. As of date, I have a better understanding of USERRA and (stay) staying (abreast) knowledgeable with activities that are happening live and in the future.
SVA Calls for 2018 Policy Priorities, We Want Your Input!
Student Veterans of America | October 10, 2017
Written By: Will Hubbard, Vice President of Government Affairs
Feedback from chapter members is the foundation of our annual policy priorities. Once again, we’re reaching out and asking for your input. Have a complaint or improvement you want to recommend? Let us know what you think should change.
Five policy priorities are listed below. We would like your feedback on these issues and any other recommendations you suggest. Additionally, if you’re especially interested in policy, consider applying for our Policy Liaison Program (PLP) or the VFW-SVA Legislative Fellowship for an opportunity to get more involved.
Creating Success on Purpose, Rather than by Happenstance
Student Veterans of America | October 6, 2017
Written By: Travis Bartholomew, Deputy Executive Director and Chief of National Engagement Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve
If there’s one thing my time in the military has highlighted for me, it’s my ability to tolerate just about anything as long as I can mark an end-date on the calendar. I think that’s true for many people who serve, and one of the reasons student veterans are so successful. We recognize our classes and courses for what they are – a means to an end.
Of course, “the end” is as unique as each of us. Many seek a degree or certificate to improve their career opportunities. Some crave knowledge for knowledge’s sake. Others have a drive to show themselves and the world they can reach their goals.
How Molly, My Service Animal, Changed My Experience As A Student Veteran
Student Veterans of America | September 22, 2017
Written By: Adam LeGrand, SVO Disability Services Liaison, Syracuse University
Service Animals save lives and make activities of daily life easier for their human. I have a Medical Service Animal because of my military related injuries – both visible and invisible. Molly, my Service Animal, became a part of my life two years ago. Since then, I have been able to do so many things that I never thought possible. For instance, I was afraid of crowds and public speaking. Two major things I needed to work through to be where I am today. I am an active father, friend, student, public speaker, lobbyist, and more – all because of Molly and the support I have received from K9s for Warriors.
How to Pay for #NatCon2018 Before You Register
Student Veterans of America | September 5, 2017
Written By: Barrett Bogue, Vice President of Public Relations and Chapter Engagement
Student Veterans of America’s (SVA) annual national conference is the nation’s largest gathering of post-9/11 veterans who just happen to be awesome students. #NatCon2018 is the premier event and best opportunity to hear from current leaders, develop a professional network, learn ways to improve your SVA Chapter, and to find meaningful employment.