May 04, 2021 | By Kevin Gray
TAGS: best practices, operations, diversity and inclusion, veterans, spotlight, career development
Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
Career services can play a vital role in helping student veterans realize their goal of meaningful employment after graduation, says Jennifer Renee Pluta, assistant director of veteran career services (VCS) at Syracuse University’s Office of Veteran and Military Affairs.
In a recent NACE Blog, Pluta, who is also a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, offered a good number of suggestions for delivering effective career services to student veterans.
“To engage effectively with student veterans, career services should engage early and often by supplying and communicating about opportunities and initiatives that are student veteran-centric,” she writes.
Some of Pluta’s recommendations include:
For more information, see “Delivering Effective Career Services to Student Veterans.”
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2020-21 Career Services Benchmark Survey Report