SVA Announces SVA Beyond: The Employment Website for All Student Veterans
New website provides career and internship opportunities for student veterans in partnership between DirectEmployers Association and SVA.
Washington, D.C. — SVA officially launched a new career and internship portal for student veterans today. SVA Beyond is the official landing page for student veterans to search, find, and apply from over two million employment opportunities.
SVA signed a memorandum of understanding in December with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies and the DirectEmployers Association to host a career portal and announced the new resource at their 9th Annual National Conference in early January.
“This is not your average portal. First off, any company that wants to recruit student veterans through SVA must list their jobs on this portal. Second, our portal includes over two million jobs with over 800 partners. Our students can search by location or even job title. I encourage all student veterans to find a part-time or full-time opportunity while in school, an internship to gain valuable career experience in their major of study, or that meaningful career after they graduate,” said Mr. Jared Lyon, SVA’s President and CEO.
SVA Beyond will continue to grow as partners seek to feature valuable employment opportunities through SVA.
“We are excited for the opportunity to provide SVA access to the National Labor Exchange (NLx),” said Scott B. Sanders, Executive Director for the National Association of State Workforce Agencies. “The NLx is fueled by our states’ job banks and corporate sites and has over two million available openings.”
“We know about 50 percent of all student veterans work full-time while in college, about 25 percent work part-time, and another 15 percent are seeking roles. These jobs might leverage experience and skills from military service or might align with future career goals. They could be part-time or full-time. This is a big win for our community and SVA nationally,” said Mr. James Schmeling, SVA’s Executive Vice President for Strategic Engagement.
SVA Beyond is hosted online at studentveteransofamerica.jobs. It contains original and unduplicated jobs from three sources: The Federal government, state workforce agency job banks, and corporate career websites. All jobs are vetted to ensure there are no scams, training schemes, or phishing.
“We are very excited about the SVA partnership as this portal not only provides student veterans the opportunity to find jobs in a one-stop shop, but also gives DirectEmployers’ members access to qualified student veterans who are looking for work across the United States. For example, they can search using their Military Occupational Specialty for occupations that use some of the same valuable skills they acquired while serving our country,” noted Mr. Michael GoldBerg, Executive Director at DirectEmployers.
SVA will continue to seek and leverage partnerships like SVA Beyond to empower the daily lives’ of student veterans so today’s scholars become tomorrow’s successful leaders. For more information on the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, visit naswa.org. For more information on DirectEmployers, visit directemployers.org.
About Student Veterans of America
SVA is the country’s premier organization for student veterans. SVA supports all veterans through their transition from the military, educational advancement, and career growth. SVA represents a network of 1,400 chapters on campuses in all 50 states and four countries representing more than 550,000 student veterans at those colleges and universities. For more information, visit us at www.studentveterans.org and follow us on Twitter @studentvets.