Veteran Groups on Campus
McDonough Military Association (MMA) is a club run by student-veterans with the aim of accelerating the transition of its members from military service to new careers through internal membership, integration into the MSB Admissions & Career Center activities, and promotion of veterans to the MSB & Georgetown University student population at large. The MMA also seeks to build a strong alumni network, invite distinguished speakers to campus, and host exclusive networking events with industry recruiters. Contact MMA: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Georgetown University Law Center's Military Law Society (MLS) is an organization for students who are interested in military or national security issues, law, and policy. We welcome veterans, active and reserve service members, and anyone who wants to learn more about the U.S. military and national security sectors. Contact MLS: email@example.com
Off Campus Resources
GUSVA partners with numerous off-campus organizations to support student veterans transitioning to new roles and careers. Here is a short list of some of those organizations. Washington DC is truly the hub of veteran support activities, so there are many more than we can list here.
Dog Tag Bakery is a phenomenal project led by Fr. Rick Curry, a Jesuit at Georgetown, to help wounded veterans transition while also getting an education. The bakery is a 6-month work-study program that yields an entrepreneurship certificate from the School of Continuing Studies. It's not a handout, either. The students work hard and the bakery makes enough money to support the program that teaches them about running a small business (and their food is great, too).
Four Block supports post 9/11 service members with making successful career transitions by providing career education and direct employer engagement (networking). To apply, http://fourblock.org/application-form/ or contact Patrick Murray
Service 2 School is dedicated to helping every veteran attain admission to the best possible academic programs. They offer an array of resources and services for student veterans and has been a great resource for past veterans applying to Georgetown.
The Bunker Labs DC provides a peer-learning environment for veteran entrepreneurs. Inside of Bunker Labs, veteran entrepreneurs and their key staff members learn from one another in an environment of peer-to-peer collaboration and accountability.
Heroes Linked provides connects transitioning veterans with senior professional mentors from the highest ranks of industry to provide veterans with the insights needed to identify their ideal career path and translate their unique skills and experiences.
Patriot Boot Camp PBC is a fully-funded start-up boot camp for military and veteran entrepreneurs. This is a great resource for veterans looking to get into entrepreneurship.
Capitol Post offers veterans in the Washington, DC region personalized guidance through mentoring, business counseling, and access to key resources, programs, and leaders. Our mission is to establish and cultivate the top community for veterans to start a business, grow a business, or explore a new career.
Although the Veterans Office (above) and your specific program's office of financial aid should be your primary resource for information about financial aid and scholarships, GUSVA would like to highlight the following exceptional programs:
If you are veteran resource and would like to become an official partner or sponsor of GUSVA please contact us at GUSVAhelp@gmail.com.