Frequently Asked Questions – click on any question to see the answer
What types of student veterans will be participating?
Student Veteran Career Conferences (physical or virtual) are open to currently enrolled or recently graduated (within last 12 months) student veterans and military students (Active Duty, ROTC, Guard or Reserve).
What information is being collected from students at registration?
Students are asked to provide the following information when registering for physical or virtual events:
- Basics: name, school mailing address, permanent mailing address, email, phone number, college/university name, degree program, anticipated graduation date
- A current resume
- Service, branch and grade/rank
- Indicate whether they are seeking an internship or job
- LinkedIn profile URL
- Open to relocate (yes/no) and, if yes, to which region(s) (check from list)
- Self-identify if they meet one of the “protected veteran” categories for federal contract compliance tracking (optional, but we are strongly recommending they answer the question)
When and where are the physical events being held?
2017 is our first year, so we are conducting physical events in 2 of the 7 regions we have selected. In 2018 we will conduct 7 regional physical events.
The 2 regions for 2017 are:
Region 5 (Aug 29-30, 2017) for students attending schools in Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. The event will be held in Dallas, TX.
Region 2 (Sep 11-12, 2017) for students in Delaware, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, DC, and West Virginia. The event will be held in Arlington, VA / metro Washington, DC.
Do students receive any kind of travel stipend to attend the physical career fairs?
Student veterans who are part of an established Student Veterans of America chapter can have the chapter apply for a Chapter Grant. The chapter can then, at its discretion, use an awarded grant to issue travel stipends to student veterans who need assistance covering plane/train/mileage costs, lodging, meals and other miscellaneous travel expenses.
What are the options if we are unable to participate in a physical event?
We provide a virtual option where student veterans / military students and Army ROTC cadets from across the United States can register and submit a resume for consideration. Student registration is open through 8 pm Eastern Oct 13, 2017.
Once you purchase the virtual option, within 24 hours you will be provided access to the resumes and student data (through a Dropbox link). This information will be continuously updated through October 13th. You will have access to the information through October 30th.
How do I register for an event? Is the process different for physical and virtual events?
The links for employers to register for either physical or virtual events are found on the “registration” page. The registration process is the same for physical and virtual events. You also have the option to sponsor information sessions at the physical events and/or add additional staff on the registration page.
What is the cost to participate in a physical or a virtual event?
Pricing is available on the “registration” page.
For physical events, basic registration is for an exhibit booth that includes two staff members. You also have the option to add on (additional fee):
- Sponsorship of an information session
- Additional staff for your booth
For the virtual event, registration includes continuous access (through a Dropbox link) to all student resumes and registration data collected through October 13, 2017. You will have access to the Dropbox link through October 30th.