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AlphaSights Actively Recruiting CU Veterans

AlphaSights, provides knowledge brokerage support to hedge funds, private equity, and management consultancies. As a fast growing company with a dynamic work environment, they are looking for people with former military experience to lead teams and previous business experience is not required. You can find out more at They have had strong success with recent veteran hires- a few from Columbia University SIPA- and is actively recruiting more veterans. If you are interested and would like more information on the positions available, please contact the head of the reruiting team, Stephen Motosko at:




May 13, 2014

The School of General Studies' screening of Korengal: This is What War Feels Like

Korengal: Film Screening, Q&A and Reception

The School of General Studies is hosting a great event for our veteran community; please come join us in the screening and reception for Korengal! This is the follow up documentary to Sebastian Junger's oscar nominated  Restrepo.

May 22; Roone Arledge Cinema, Lerner Hall, followed by a reception in the Broadway Room.

6:30 p.m.- Screening

8:00 p.m.- Q&A with filmmaker, Sebastian Junger

9:00 p.m. ( or End of Q&A)- Reception with light refreshments=

RSVP link:

For those of you interested in watching the trailer please find the link below:

Link to the trailer:

Check-out Korengal on FB!





May 15, 2014

Graduating Veterans: Private tour of the 9/11 Memorial offered to you and your families!


Hey Milvets! For the second consecutive year, the great people at the 9/11 Memorial have offered to give graduating Milvets and their families a private tour of the memorial. This was a big hit with vets and families last year, so we hope you can attend. Space is limited so please RSVP via email to JJ Rivera ( by this Friday, May 16 by noon
Where: 9/11 Memorial
When: Thursday, May 22
Time: 10:00-11:00am


May 13, 2014

5/1 MilVet Meeting Minutes: Sustain and Improves for 2014-2015

Thanks to those who came out to discuss their ideas for our organization and provided the e-board with recommendations to enhance our social, service, and career driven initiatives. Some of the topics discussed included:

  • Expand access to MilVet hosted Veteran Orientation Day and provide more orientation material for incoming students; e-board is planning on creating orientation booklets this year that will remain updated electronically throughout the year. 
  • Expand volunteer opportunities and partnerships, specifically with Wounded Warriors and Team Rubicon
  • Focus VCI on different career tracks so vets can focus their coursework and concentrations, example more tech companies for engineering students
  • Increase MilVet members’ involvement in bringing in new companies for VCI; provide us with ideas of companies and organizations you would like to come to campus and help the e-board make connections with representatives of these organizations. 
  • Increase social events with CU campus wide veteran organizations- MIBA, SIPA Veterans, CLSMA and School of Social Work Military Caucus- as well as the Columbia Veterans Alumni Network
  • New social event ideas: paintball, shooting range, softball, ski trip, and more. 
  • Update the MilVet website as much as CUIT will allow; this is already a priority for the e-board this year
  • As a collective organization share more information on VA, GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment benefits  

Please feel free to reach out to MilVets executive board via email at or message us on facebook  with questions, recommendations, and concerns. 

May 05, 2014

2014 Google & Student Veterans of America's Resume Workshop

Google Resume Workshops

SVA is proud to announce that we are partnering with Google and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) to host another year of resume workshops for more than 400 veterans in 14 cities nationwide!

Whether you have a resume or need to start from scratch, every veteran that attends a workshop is paired with a Google employee for a one-on-one resume critique and coaching session, attends a panel discussion with Google veterans and hiring professionals, enjoys a free lunch, and goes on a tour of the Google office!1

“The resume workshop at Google was the best I’ve been to since separating from the Army in 2009. The Googlers who graciously volunteered their time were phenomenal.”

- Joe Quiggle, University of San Francisco, prior workshop participant

Due to limited space, veterans interested in attending must register

Each workshop begins promptly at 9:00 AM and concludes around 3:00 PM. The dress code is business casual. You will work on a laptop provided by Google with your mentors before and after lunch. If you already have a resume, please bring a printed copy with you and attendees will need to have an ID in order to check in at security.

Click here for the full list of the dates and locations for each workshop.

1The event in Charleston, SC will take place at The Citadel rather than a Google office. 

May 05, 2014
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